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“Amazingly fun”

Monterey Bay Hydrobikes
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Owner description: Enjoy our safe, smooth riding waterbikes and the beautiful Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Ca. Explore nature like you’ve never seen it before!
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I have to confess I was a little skeptical. I like to kayak, and this looked like it might be silly. I couldn't have been more wrong - it was really fantastic. The picture shows you the set up, but you can't see how easy it is, and how stable. You get a lot more oomph for your effort than kayaking, and no blisters either. With being up a little high, you can see much more clearly around you, and into the water. The steering is easy and intuitive, and you can reverse. Mark is very good about letting you know where to go, what the tides and wind are doing, and what to watch (and watch out) for. Great for kids, adults, and anyone who can pedal. Amazingly, we just wore the street clothes we walked up in and had no problems at all. Worth trying - best to reserve in advance.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 522markd
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We will be back. We are 73 and 65 and had no problems and no worries of tipping. It can't! You will not get wet. And very relaxing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We've kayaked the Elkhorn Slough a couple of times and love seeing all the sea otters and seals.

The hydrobikes were a great new experience. They are really fun and a lot easier to maneuver than kayaks. You can also go faster than kayaks. Very sturdy and no worries about tipping, even if you jump up and down on one side.

Although it doesn't seem necessary since tipping over is pretty much impossible, a lightweight and low profile personal floatation device is provided (not those big bulky orange ones) as well a high power binoculars.

Marc, the owner, was extremely nice and accommodating. We rescheduled 3x with no issues.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JenandAlSF
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Did not know what to expect or what to wear (thought we would get wet). It was so cool and not much work to pedal them and zero chance of them flipping over. We were able to see so much wild life like, otters, sea lions, fish and a ton of birds. We had a blast and Mark was really great. The pictures I posted had some friends and family wanting to try it because it looked so easy. For sure going to do this again.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jenny V
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The hydro bikes are very stable and fun. It would be good for most people and in all kinds of physical health.

We started out in a protected marina — you will not have to worry about waves. The bikes are very easy to get on and operate. From that point, it will be a short ride to an interesting and attractive estuary. There were a fair amount different birds, seals, jellyfish, and lots of sea otters.

The sea otters were my personal favorite. It is amazing to be only 20 feet away or so and observe them. They were collecting all kinds of selfish and eating them on their backs. They were cool with our respectful presence and just went about their lives. Excellent!!

It was fun and beautiful!!!

My girlfriend loved it

I would highly recommended this activity for a first date!!!

I would also highly recommended 2 hours. We would have been rushed and it would have changed the experience, with only one hour. We had a bit of extra time at the end, and explored the yacht harbor for a few minutes at the end as well - - interesting.

A very cool perspective, that allowed you to spot and fallow jellyfish.

It was about the same energy then riding a bike.

I bought our tickets off of Travelzoo at 50% off

Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MichaelMc777
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