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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I had a great experience with Nicole. She trained us and enough patience too. It was a windy day and well, Nicole had to carry hard. Outstanding views and interesting information. Thanks again for the awesome experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobLop1993
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience! Staff was wonderful and patient. Josh was my instructor and was very helpful and patient.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Monterey Bay Kayaks’ guided harbor tour is the perfect activity for a small group when you’re visiting Monterey. It’s a great way to get outside and on the water, see amazing wildlife, and learn about the marine animals in the area. Also, the whole thing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank savannahmw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our tour, it was a highlight of our trip. Joel made lots of stops, so the pace was relaxed and there was so much natural history that he shared. Thank you!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 minute into the trip, our kayak capsized. But the guides just helped us throughout, and kept us safe and interested and showed us amazing wildlife, sea lions, otters and even dolphins.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Satyam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of Elkhorn Slough with Joel on a drizzly Saturday morning. He was incredibly knowledgeable and very willing to stop and stare at otters and seals. We even took a detour to look at some sea lions. Don’t let the inclement...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank danijack2437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great and informative tour of the bay area. The guides ensured there was a good pace to the group (We ended up with a large number of youngsters from a scout group) The group size was managed well and as such was limited so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David-Dibs-Bishop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rob was an amazing guide! He made us comfortable and was so knowledge about paddling and all the wildlife! We had a blast! He helped my friend build his confidence on the board in some rough water and taught me a few new tricks! We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fej123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I booked my reservation about 6 days before and was able to easily find a time that worked. I had to last minute change the time of my tour and they immediately answered my email and accommodated me. Also, it turns out that the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arg831
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have very little kayaking experience but we still had an amazing time and saw tons of otters. On our way back we even saw an otter smashing a clam on a rock it was holding on its belly. So picturesque. Guides were incredible and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 17, 2019|
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Response from Mfmagee | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. If can sit in kayak and stay in seat, paired with an adult they would love it
August 26, 2018|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
No. This trip includes personal floatation device and trained safety personnel in a fairly calm Bay without waves. If you follow instructions it is difficult to fall out of the kayak, because they are very stable.
Sarah K
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Uncleputter | Reviewed this property |
Unlikely. You have to go much further out and the water is much rougher.