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Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
Phone Number:
+1 831-373-5357
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08:30 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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2 Amazing paddling locations - Monterey & Elkhorn Slough in Moss...

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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Fascinating!

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area ecosystem and all it's inhabitants and shared that knowledge easily and interestingly. Also, Katie started with a great kayak... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Tina, Missouri, United States

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Tina, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area ecosystem and all it's inhabitants and shared that knowledge easily and interestingly. Also, Katie started with a great kayak tutorial that made paddling enjoyable for everyone. And when your guide gets excited about seeing what the mom sea otter is eating or sea otters hanging out around sea lions, you know you're... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a great time with our guide Robert. Saw and learned about many Otters, sea lions and a "California Sea Hair!" First time ever - fantastic creature.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went out with Rob on the 2.5 hour kayak around Monterey Bay - what a great experience and lived up to the expectations from 20 years ago when I last did it. Saw many marine animals and the guide was extremely knowledgeable, even with the harder questions! First time kayaking for my wife but soon after taking off, relaxed and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked a 1.5 hour tour today with MBK, and loved every minute! My two granddaughters and I had minimal experience kayaking, but our guide, Samantha, was patient and thorough with our orientation. Wetsuits, jackets and life vests were provided, along with suggestions of which combinations would make us most comfortable. We launched into Monterey Bay and within a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had an excellent time! My husband and I did a guided tour through Monterey Bay Kayaks about five years ago. We remembered what a great time we had then and how well the team took care of us. So last weekend went back with another couple. Everything was provided - wet suit, jacket, life jacket, etc. Our guide, Liz,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a sunrise guided kayak tour (only available on Sundays) around the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary area. It was a very early start for us- which I was worried about, but it was completely amazing! Being out on the bay so early in the morning meant that it wasn't as filled with tourists and other boats, and made for... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a basic sea kayak lesson at Monterey Bay Kayaks and had great time! The instructor (Lucas) was really fun and informative. We were a group of four and felt we had his undecided attention. The location has good amenities, good gear (kayaks, wetsuits, jackets and flotation devices) and is very handy to fishermans wharf for a meal afterwards!... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Elkhorn Slough guided trip lived up to the positive reviews I has seen. Pleasant guide helped small group see dozens of sea otters, harbor seals, and shorebirds. Arrangements all were smooth enabling great nature viewing and exercise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As the one who plans all the events, it's always great to work with Monterey Bay Kayaks! They are so accommodating and a friendly group of people to work with. Our program provides events for first-generation, college students and every year we have a kayaking trip and we always go to Monterey Bay Kayaks. Students had an amazing time! They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went on the 2.5 hour guided trip in the morning. We saw lots of sea life and the tour was nice. We'd never kayaked in the slough so it was nice to have the guide, however as experienced kayakers next time we'll probably just rent kayaks and do our own thing.

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