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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Great trip with Victoria

We went on the 1.5 hour tour with Victoria. It was me and my 9 year old son and 4 year old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason S
Did the Elkhorn Slough 2.5 hr tour.

The entire staff was great from sign in to getting gear to our tour guides. Plenty of wildlife to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“sea lions” (146 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the 1.5 hour tour with Victoria. It was me and my 9 year old son and 4 year old daughter. I was a little nervous taking the little one out on the water, but Victoria was great with kids, and my daughter...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed yesterday

The entire staff was great from sign in to getting gear to our tour guides. Plenty of wildlife to see from a respectful distance. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and polite. Highly recommend this tour to families, we have an eleven and fourteen year old...More

Thank BTraveler89
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was well organized and we were in a nice group of people. We circled up and introduced ourselves in advance. Our guide, John, was really nice and knowledgeable, having worked there several years. Our other guide was lovely, but really wasn't experienced enough,...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw seals, sea lions, sea otters, and a purple jelly fish. Guide Victoria answered all questions and taught basics to group. Two other family's on our trip. Was worth the money, I could have gone on the longer trip. Enjoyed being close to animals...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking was awful and I was afraid our group would leave without us since we were told to be there 10 minutes beforehand. MBK were so understanding and told us not to stress and that they'd wait. Lucas and Austin were wonderful guides - both...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really did not see much at all and did not kayak very far into the Slough. However, the staff was super nice, courteous and helpful. Our guide was very pleasant, the equipment was good, service great. We did see seals and otters - but...More

Thank indiawilkes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the 1.5hr harbour tour & really enjoyed it. Our guide was friendly & knowledgeable. We were a mixed experience party & she handled it well. We saw lots of wildlife & would recommend this trip.

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 1 week ago

MBK is a very organized outing that provides a great overview of Monterey Bay, the wildlife and natural habitat preservation. We enjoyed the guide's(Rob) knowledge of the birds, seals, otters and sea life in the Bay. It was quite educational and provided a good workout...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time coming here to kayak, and it did not disappoint. We went around opening time, and naturally, it was busier during the weekends but the staff was still super nice and accommodating. Super great place for people who have never kayaked...More

Thank anping w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family with two adults and one 10 year old who have kayaked a little before. We took a tour with Monterey Bay Kayaks and had a fantastic time! There were 2 guides who kept us informed and safe. We saw otters, sea...More

Thank Squacklips
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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