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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
Description:

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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We had a guided tour of Elkhorn Slough. I can't recommend this highly enough- it was quite simply one of the best things I've ever done. Our guide was great fun, could answer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
p0pster
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour of Elkhorn Slough. I can't recommend this highly enough- it was quite simply one of the best things I've ever done. Our guide was great fun, could answer all my children's questions and made sure we saw everything the Slough has to offer - but all at a really relaxed pace. It's a beautiful place... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a family trip to Elkhorn Slough on kayaks with the Monterey Bay Kayak company and it was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! Despite the rain, we saw tons of wildlife and the paddling was just challenging enough to keep our teenagers engaged and our little ones busy. The guides were talented, thoughtful and super upbeat. Never felt unsafe for a moment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 2.5 hour guided kayaking trip of the slough and it was beautiful. We saw sea otters, seals, tunicates, fish, birds and an amazing sunset. Our guide, John, was incredibly knowledgeable and very nice and conversational as well. The equipment, from wet suits to kayaks, was first rate. No experience required. Highly recommended.

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Thank Andre M
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time exploring the water in and around Elkhorn Slough. We saw otters, sea lions, lots of birds, and got to try holding a sea star on our heads. I think the only downside was that the adults would have loved to spend more time on the water, but the shorter trip we did was perfect for... More 

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Whiteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us took the 2 1/2 hour tour of Elkhorn Slough. It was absolutely fantastic. We saw dozens of sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and every imaginable type of sea bird. Our guide, Alexander, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this trip.

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Tualatin, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous Family adventure on Monterey Bay. We grew up here, and never thought about taking a kayaking tour of the pristine waters for over 2 hours. Monterey Bay Kayaks *MBK" provides a safe and secure tour and make sure everyone in the family is happy and enjoying themselves. Alex, out tour guide was amazing and provided a lot of information... More 

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Thank Jackie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four booked a three-hour Elkhorn Slough kayaking tour with Monterey Bay Kayaks. John, MBK's naturalist, was our guide,and he introduced us to shore birds and water fowl, sea otters and harbor seals. We saw more wildlife, and learned more about what we saw, than we ever imagined. John's easygoing personality and obvious love of the slough made... More 

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Lemoore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is the 4th time we've used Monterey Bay Kayaks. We've had different family groups each time with ages from 3 - 76 years and the guided family tour has been perfect every time. We love seeing the wildlife. I love exposing my grandchildren to the experience of kayaking, the beauty of outdoors recreation, and the front-seat view of sea... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Four of our family took a tour of Elkhorn Slough which is about 25 minutes north of Monterey in kayaks. Our guide Katie was fabulous! She described the differences in all of the sea mammals regarding their life cycle, feeding habits and more. We saw literally hundreds of sea otters, seals and sea lions. We also saw hundreds of pelicans... More 

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Great Falls, mt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I had SUCH an amazing lesson with John and Monica on the stand up paddle boards. It was full of lots of instruction, lots of encouragement and TONS of smiles and fun. The equipment was all high quality and I feel like the two hour lesson was perfect for getting comfortable on the water and learning some moves, but just... More 

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