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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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If you love otters...

This is your tour. I don't know who wouldn't love otters, so just go. This company has two... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy I
Guided Kayak tour - first time kayaking - lots of animals

This was our first time kayaking, and our experience was amazing! My 6 year old daughter and I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sacramento, 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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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 yesterday

This is your tour. I don't know who wouldn't love otters, so just go. This company has two locations, we opted for the slough. If you're a beginner or not comfortable with choppier water, this option would be great for you. It was so much...More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first time kayaking, and our experience was amazing! My 6 year old daughter and I enjoyed the trip very much! We saw lots of sea lions, seals, pelicans, and 2 otters playing as well as crabs, jelly fish, and other fish. Our...More

Thank vv2006
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on a guided kayak trip with Robert on the Slough. It was a fantastic trip, 2.5 hours, calm water, with some work on the way back as we were paddling against current. A good workout. Robert was a great guide, and we saw lots...More

Thank DCTraveler058
Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself and 2 friends in their early 60s went on the guided kayak tour of Elkhorn Slough. One friend kayaks often, the other had never been kayaking ever, and I've done it a few times long ago. We all had a wonderful time, our guide...More

Thank DorcusBird
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour guide was very gentle, providing relevant information to understand slough area as well as answering very kindly all tour guest questions.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the self rescue class with John using my newly completed wooden Pygmy kayak. John was calm, self assured and emphasized the critical techniques to make each exit and reentry a success. I look forward to taking the Eskimo roll class next and will...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2.5 hour Moss Landing tour this time. 4 years ago we kayaked in the bay. The slough tour is through a wildlife area in a calm and serene setting. We saw plenty of wild life and had a great experience. The guide...More

Thank joeyrm7
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and our two daughters did the guided kayak tour of Monterey Bay in the morning. Our guide was Junior (aka Vince) who was great - very informative with clear instructions for us as we navigated through the harbor area. We saw tons of...More

Thank SteveProffitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and I loved this tour. Our guides, Jon and Vince, made the trip fun and I enjoyed their knowledge of our bay and the wildlife. We saw tons of sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, jelly fish and even an Orca...More

Thank dmporter6
Reviewed 1 week ago

We organized a department outing at Monterey Bay Kayaks for a tour of Elkhorn Slough on Friday. Checking in and gearing up was a smooth process as well as the tour led by Alex, Jonathan, and Elle. They were great and had a lot of...More

Thank bigheadlarrylee
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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

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