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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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Elkhorn Slough 3 hour tour by Monterey Bay Karaks

We took our two teenage girls on the three hour tour of Elkhorn Slough by Monterey Bay Kayaks. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dankalt
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Grass Valley, California
Best Father’s Day!!

This was the first time our family of four kayaked as a family. We had the best day kayaking in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liz V
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Hollister, California
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Sea kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, guided tours, classes and sales at two amazing wildlife locations, Monterey and Elkhorn Slough @ Moss Landing! Open daily 9:00 (except Christmas). See website for holiday hours. Closing hours changes seasonally.
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“elkhorn slough” (37 reviews)
“sea otters” (93 reviews)
“guided tour” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our two teenage girls on the three hour tour of Elkhorn Slough by Monterey Bay Kayaks. I was hoping we would see some seals and otters, but talk about exceeding expectations! We saw so many I lost count in the first 30 minutes....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first time our family of four kayaked as a family. We had the best day kayaking in Elkhorn Slough! Our guide Katy was so informative and taught us so much about the animal life in that marine area. We got to see...More

Thank Liz V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got lucky and the conditions on Monterey Bay were perfect for our Sunday morning Sunrise paddle. Our guide, Will, was easy going, knowledgeable, and balanced everyone's paddling abilities well. Though my wife and I have quite a bit of kayaking experience, there were several...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I bought tickets for the 2.5 hour kayaking tour of Elkhorn Slough as a birthday present for my husband in April. We finally got around to using them recently, and were not disappointed! Our guides (Sierra and Gentry) were fantastic: knowledgeable about both kayaking and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our second time at the Monterey Bay Kayaks and both times were fabulous. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. We saw lots of wildlife including sea lions, seals and otters. It was the highlight of our trip to Monterey!

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clay was fantastic, thanks a lot for the great tour! He knew an impressive amount about the wildlife and was very knowledgeable. Thanks for a terrific time!

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

entire staff was great including our guides! they even had wet suits & splash jackets available to use for FREE. the 2.5 hour trip was perfectly paced. sea otters were adorable and we saw dozens of them. and tons of sea birds and seals all...More

Thank Brandon A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 4 (2 ten year olds) had a fantastic time at Elkhorn Slough. We took the guided tour with Mason who was fantastic. MBK lets you take kayaks back out after the tour as rentals and I highly recommend that you do that....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only in Monterey for a night and a morning so wanted to find a way to experience Monterey’s marine life and history all-in-one. The Sunrise Kayak Tour achieved this! Really well organised from the point of booking to the finish. Will, our guide,...More

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sue d
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Karyn5657 | Reviewed this property |
We booked it on a weekday and were the only ones. But I would book it advance. We loved it and it was the highlight of the trip. Bring water proof camera if you can. We saw a huge sea lion on dock and lots of seals and... More
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rginsite
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Molly S |
Would this be ok to do with a 9, 14 and 17 years old? can only one person fit in the kyak?
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nkaurc
September 6, 2017|
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Response from MontereyBayKayaks | Property representative |
Hello! The guided tours are best if you don't swim. The guides are with you at all times and the chance of capsize is much smaller! You cannot do a rental and go out on your own if you can't swim.
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