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Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
Phone Number: +1 831-373-5357
8:30 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

2 Amazing paddling locations - Monterey & Elkhorn Slough in Moss...

2 Amazing paddling locations - Monterey & Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing!

Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, guided tours, classes and sales both locations.

Open Daily 8:30 (except Christmas Day). Closing hours change seasonally.

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Hundreds of Sea Animals

Four of our family took a tour of Elkhorn Slough which is about 25 minutes north of Monterey in kayaks. Our guide Katie was fabulous! She described the differences in all of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of our family took a tour of Elkhorn Slough which is about 25 minutes north of Monterey in kayaks. Our guide Katie was fabulous! She described the differences in all of the sea mammals regarding their life cycle, feeding habits and more. We saw literally hundreds of sea otters, seals and sea lions. We also saw hundreds of pelicans... More 

Thank Gael42356
Great Falls, mt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had SUCH an amazing lesson with John and Monica on the stand up paddle boards. It was full of lots of instruction, lots of encouragement and TONS of smiles and fun. The equipment was all high quality and I feel like the two hour lesson was perfect for getting comfortable on the water and learning some moves, but just... More 

Thank anas31
Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While our family was visiting for Thanksgiving this year, we thought the adults and children would like to get a closer look at otters, seals, sea lions and local birds in their natural habitat. Our group of eight booked double kayaks so that the children would be paired with adults. We saw large groups of otters, seals and sea lions... More 

Thank Bill F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time kayaking. Had a great time, got to see pelicans, harbor seals, sea lions, otters and starfish! Monterey Bay Kayaks were extremely professional and provided us with all the gear needed - wet suits, jackets, and life vest. Our guide was wonderful and she told us about the different characteristics of the different animals we saw.... More 

Thank shashankhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 6 of us went on the 2 1/2 guided tour and it was nothing short of amazing. There was marine life everywhere and the tour guide was very knowledgable and overall great host- we will definitely be returning! #HappyCampers

Thank Brittany S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mostly want to put in here how much we enjoyed out guide, Alexander. He did a great job and had a lot of good information regarding the wildlife that we came upon. We saw sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, assorted birds, a small pod of dolphins and a sea hare which is really unique. Can't wait to go... More 

Thank Michael H
Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the 90-minute Elkhorn Slough tour on a Friday morning with 3 kids (ages 5, 8 and 11) and had an absolute blast. Lots to see and experience in close proximity, so didn't have to paddle far with small kids. Sea otters by the dozen, sand dollars, sea stars, seals and birds. Excellent guide Kate kept... More 

Thank peninsula_dad
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to explore the waters around the Monterey Peninsula and according to the reviews on this site the best way to do it is Monterey Bay Kayak. They were right! Our guide, Jordan was one of the best recreational guides we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Our group had several levels of experience and she made sure... More 

Thank Tim G
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have used Monterey Bay kayaks several times over the last 15 years and they are consistently high quality and a great experience. Quite knowledgeable about the bay and excellent teachers to help with the kayaking experience. Highly recommend both the bay and Elkhorn slough trips. ONLY complaint is the website and email don't really prepare you for what to... More 

Thank Aliea58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Monterey Bay Kayaks" provided everything we needed for the kayaking, just bring your bathing suit! They made the process simple! Since my wife and I had little kayaking experience, we went in a two seater kayak. The other two had some experience and they went in single seat kayaks. Our guide was Luke, he was great fun to be with... More 

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