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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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My mom and I had an awesome tour with Austin last week! We had signed up for the group tour, but we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mina V
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Great Mother Daughter outing

Fun and exciting thing to do for an afternoon Mother/Daughter trip!! Andrew was an excellent tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stockton, California
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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 - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really enjoyable kayak led by Joel. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife. We wished we could have stayed all day.

Thank SmallieUk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mom and I had an awesome tour with Austin last week! We had signed up for the group tour, but we were the only ones! The facility is great and accommodating (you do have to pay for parking, but it’s not much). They can...More

Thank Mina V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun and exciting thing to do for an afternoon Mother/Daughter trip!! Andrew was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. Elkhorn Slough is a great place for fist time kayakers and experienced ones as well. Water is much more calm that the Monterey Bay, especially...More

Thank Sandy9091929498
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome program that Monterey Bay Kayaks offers in addition to lessons, tours, and rentals. I really enjoyed this program because I learned how to properly kayak and the things I should know about safety in the water and while kayaking.

Thank Mia J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour was one of the highlights of our PCH 1 vacation from San Francisco to LA. We saw sea otters, sea lions, crabs, giant starfish, giant jellyfish, harbor seals, birds galore and even dolphins (rare sighting). I was concerned about it being cold but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group had a fantastic time with the tour! The staffs were very friendly and knowledgeable. They took safety seriously and were very helpful in keeping everyone together (we had two people fell behind and eventually had to return to shore due to sea sickness.)...More

Thank jeanwu777
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I did the 1.5 hour harbor tour. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Clay was a great guide, fun, friendly and knowledgable about the harbor and the creatures that inhabit it. If we would have had more time we would have...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all were not sure what to expect but we ended up liking this better than the Monterey Aquarium! Very safe and easy and friendly for kids 6-12. Wore wetsuits but didn't even need them. Saw otters, pelicans, seals, sea lions and more! wow -...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I found the kayak tour instruction clear, the equipment clean and well-organized, and the entire staff friendly, accommodating, and well-versed on the environment, otters and other wildlife. Choose this tour! You won’t regret it!

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I participated in a 90 minute kayak tour out of Monterey - our guide Junior was very informative and had a great sense of humor. We saw otters, sea lions, harbor seals, starfish and jelly fish during the tour. My only regret...More

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10 July 2018|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will be paired up with someone or have a single
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19 June 2018|
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Response from Karyn5657 | Reviewed this property |
We booked it on a weekday and were the only ones. But I would book it advance. We loved it and it was the highlight of the trip. Bring water proof camera if you can. We saw a huge sea lion on dock and lots of seals and... More
25 May 2018|
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Response from jervinosh | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be appropriate for those age ranges depending on the ocean conditions that day. They are very knowledgeable and helpful so I have full confidence they will give you sound advice if you call them.