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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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Wonderful experience on Elkhorn slough kayaks with perfect guides

I and my husband went on the harbor tour at Elkhorn slough with great guides. First, I was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
C S
Highly recommend Monterey Bay kayaks

I recently went on the 1.5 hours Harbor Tour and it was fantastic! Our guides - Vince and Gentry... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Remy W
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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Reviewed yesterday

I and my husband went on the harbor tour at Elkhorn slough with great guides. First, I was apprehensive of kayaks and had a fear for overturn or got tired because I was super biginner. But It was tottaly safe and my experience was excellent...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently went on the 1.5 hours Harbor Tour and it was fantastic! Our guides - Vince and Gentry - were quite knowledgeable about the ecology of the area and were extremely friendly and amenable to the needs of the group. It’s a great way...More

Thank Remy W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I are experienced kayakers that belong to a hiking club. Once a year we lead a group of novice kayakers out for an excursion at Elkhorn Slough. Yesterday we had 19 others join us. I had given MBK a 'heads up' that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 1st kayaking experience was wonderful. Joel was very knowledgeable about the local marine life. He was laid back and low keyed about having novice kayakers. He explained the necessary basic skills very well. He made us feel comfortable on the water.It was great. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip to Monterey, my wife and I thought it would be fun to do a Kayak tour. The staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks made us feel welcome and at ease, which was great since we aren't that experienced in the water. Our guide,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 4th time out with Monterey Bay Kayaks and I’ll be back again. Our Tour Guide, Rob, was knowledgeable, fun, and even scored us free sandwiches on our pit stop at Lovers Point. Our tour needed a minimum of 4 people to go,...More

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nkaurc
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.
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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
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