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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Elkhorn Slough

We had perfect weather for our afternoon Kayak and our guide Josh was excellent. We got see all the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017

The team at Monterey Bay Kayaks were phenomenal. Their knowledge of the marine life and history... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Denver, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“elkhorn slough” (65 reviews)
“hour tour” (66 reviews)
“sea lions” (177 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had perfect weather for our afternoon Kayak and our guide Josh was excellent. We got see all the various wildlife (Sea otters, Sealions, Harbour seals etc.) and Josh was font of knowledge not just on the wildlife but of the Elkhorn Slough environment and...More

Thank GJMinBali
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The team at Monterey Bay Kayaks were phenomenal. Their knowledge of the marine life and history of the area made it worth every penny. Have full intentions of returning to Monterey and kayaking with them again in the future.

Thank jasonlipps
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The location is beautiful, and we lucked in to good weather and water conditions. You are almost guaranteed to see sea lions, harbor seals, and an otter or two. You'll also see starfish and various birds. The staff and guides are very helpful, knowledgeable, and...More

Thank T9239SYelizabethm
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Saw a sea otter almost immediately upon entering the water. No issues with seeing the wildlife, there are plenty of animals. Guide (Austin) was very good about explaining things, lots of history and info about the creatures. Very enjoyable. You can also rent on your...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Everything was fine until we got back to the car and found a parking ticket on our windshield. There ARE signs posted, but in our excitement, we missed them. Apparently, the city of Monterey OWNS the parking lot. The ticket wasn't for $10, or $20,but...More

Thank RavenLover1
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Get there early and park by the fence as you don't need to pay for parking there. They provide you with wet suits or waterproofs as you need, also wind proof tops. You need to bring shoes that are ok to get wet as you...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We are here from Tampa, Florida with our children and grandchild. It was most refreshing to see the patience and attention given to our grandchild who, as a result, is now determined to be a marine biologist. The trip was relaxing, informative and well worth...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had never kayaked before and we really enjoyed this! We saw so much wildlife, sea nettles, birds, otters, sea lions, harbor seals. The staff was great and they provided wet suits (the other kayak rental place did not). We chose to go out on...More

Thank krisred2363
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We took a 2 1/2 hour guided tour. All the little details were anticipated, from the securing of the valuables, the quick purchase of a suntan stick. provision of a dry suit and windbreaker, a lock for clothes when returning. Our guide launched us two...More

Thank belldr
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fantastic 2 1/2 hour kayak tour around the Slough yesterday. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Josh, our guide was great, very knowledgeable on the area and kayaking! Saw lots of wildlife. Loved pelican alley. they supplied wet suits, jackets etc. Highly recommend...More

Thank ClaireDarling
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6 September 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.
Savannah M
7 March 2017|
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Response from FreitasRJ | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can tell you can kayak anywhere in the Monterey Bay you like; no guides and no permits needed and you can bring your own kayak. There is an abundance of wildlife in the bay and sloughs to see but you just need to... More