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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Wonderful Experience!

This was so much fun. Our guide was amazing and gave a lot a great information about the marine and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Davis, California
Awesome Experience

We had an amazing time! All of the staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks were so friendly. Our guide, Jeff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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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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  • Poor1%
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“hour tour” (63 reviews)
“sea lions” (160 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so much fun. Our guide was amazing and gave a lot a great information about the marine and wildlife. We want to do this again, only take the longer 2.5hr trip next time. Highly Recommend!

Thank Swimdog63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing time! All of the staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks were so friendly. Our guide, Jeff, was awesome! He was knoweldgable about the wildlife in the area and kept checking in with each person on our tour to make sure that they...More

Thank jeffgwenr
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Megan and the staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks did a great job making a great family memory. My teens & wife are already talking about doing it again next year. We did the 2.5 hour tour, and saw many otters, seals, sea lions, and other...More

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Sweet ocean harbor kayaking. Super easy kayaking (no strengths or special skills required), and great way to get up close with the animals. Very kind, calm and knowledgable guide (Karla) made it interesting. We say seal lions, pelicans, seals, harbor seals and sea otters.

Thank HelenLuttemo
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a wonderful kayak experience at Monterey Bay Kayaks. We booked the bay kayak (1½ hours) at 9am because we thought the water would be smoother. It was a perfect time to go. The other participants did not turn up so it was just...More

Thank Rufus2020
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a wonderful guided tour of the bay lead by Jordan. It was very peaceful to sit in the kelp forest just waiting for seals to pop up and watching otters swim around. My kids liked it so much we took advantage of the...More

Thank Mary Ann A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

From start to finish - our experience with Monterey Bay Kayaks could not have been any better! Our guide was PERFECT - incredibly calm , personable and knowledgeable! He had a passion for the ocean and all the creatures in the ocean. He offered incredible...More

Thank 54bettyt
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had awesome experience, the guide was superb, full of information. The staff as a whole was wonderful. We had the luck of the draw and saw some things (jelly fish) that are not normally seen in the bay I highly recommend!!!!

Thank madorman2
Reviewed 14 August 2017

John was a great guide. He showed us a ton of wildlife - otters, seals, jelly's and crustations. He was good at keeping the conversation going and made a point to interact with everyone in our group. Highly recommend. Next time in Monterey I would...More

Thank ddd771
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Staff were amazing at check-in. They were then patient as our group including another family got ready and suited up. Carla was our guide- enthusiastic and friendly as she gave us intro to kayaking lessons beforehand. During our kayaking experience there was much sea life...More

Thank Diana L
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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