We went with an outfitter called kayak connection and with a guide as first timers to the area for kayaking- we did not go wrong! The slough is an amazing place to watch animals up close. Head out early for the first kayak session because its more peaceful! Lesser kayakers out in the water. We saw otters swimming by, otters in group - and that alone made my day! The wildlife is amazing considering the slough is right off highway one but its a protected area.
Rent your kayak and start your adventure! Their kayaks are the sit inside, and they give you a "skirt" that you tuck in so your lower torso won't get wet, they also lend you wind breakers! You don't launch your kayak from the beach, they will help you load from the dock and helps you in getting your shoes wet at all! No bathroom only port-a-potty..