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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Such an amazing experience!

We had a group of 4 on our staff retreat and had an amazing time. It was the perfect day and our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charyl R
Monterey Bay

Excellent tour and kayaking. Perfect weather. Guides and staff were the best!! Will definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beckye2
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Sebastopol, 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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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“elkhorn slough” (42 reviews)
“wet suits” (18 reviews)
“guided tour” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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+1 831-373-5357
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 4 on our staff retreat and had an amazing time. It was the perfect day and our guide Clay was fun and knowledgeable. We were about to see what seemed to be hundreds and hundreds of jellyfish beneath us. Apparently,...More

Thank Charyl R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour and kayaking. Perfect weather. Guides and staff were the best!! Will definitely return.

Thank beckye2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 18 yr old son and I had a wonderful time with our very knowledgeable guide Katie. We recently moved to the area and wanted to know the where to go what to do and what to look out for when on the watter....More

1  Thank larayecade
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visiting 13 year old grandson attending both morning kayak and afternoon water sport session. His Instructor, Kate, was professional, personable, and appeared to have unlimited patience. The kids loved her. The facilities and location are great. Classes stressed safety, fun, and skills development. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we did the guided elkhorn slough tour. we had Clay as our guide. He was fun and personable but also just let us hang and wasnt like PUSHY to converse the whole time... He showed us all the amazing wildlife, and was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank carsonsig
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us went on the 2.5 hour guided kayak tour through Elkhorn Slough. Started with safety and how to kayak for those not as adept. If any chance of wind, wear the free, optional wetsuit and jacket! It was extremely windy in the Bay...More

Thank A P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional and friendly.. Was able to call in the morning and book the 2.5 hr guided kayak tour for the afternoon. They give you wet suits and jackets too in addition to a life jacket. Jeff was our guide and he was knowledgeable about...More

2  Thank Davisite_49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to kayak in Massachusetts and were recommended kayaking in Elkhorn Slough while visiting Oakland, CA. I chose Monterey Bay Kayaks because the tour time fit our schedule and it was a great choice. They outfitted us in a great double kayak and gave...More

Thank ShezFromStoughton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it! Our guide was great. We saw all kinds of wildlife on the tour and learned a lot about the area. The employees were very friendly and helpful. If you want to see seals,otters and sea lion in their natural habitat I highly...More

Thank fluffypup9876
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank dankalt
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skepticaltraveler
10 July 2018|
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Response from Liz V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, single kayaks are definitely available.
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sue d
19 June 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
24 May 2018|
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Response from jervinosh | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be appropriate for those age ranges depending on the ocean conditions that day. They are very knowledgeable and helpful so I have full confidence they will give you sound advice if you call them.
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