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2370 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9642
+1 831-724-5692
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

My wife and I rented a double kayak here, based on the details of the website. We were able to see sea lions, seals, sea otters, pelicans, and other wildlife. It was well worth the money. The equipment was in good shape, and the staff...More

1  Thank Eric18_13
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I've lived in the South bay for years and just heard about Moss Landing. Took my 8 and 10 year old kids, and brought a friend and her child, too. Most anyone should be able to kayak, so not much skill is needed, and you...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We’d booked this trip as part of our holiday in the hope of seeing some sea otters and we weren’t disappointed. Our guide, Matt, was very knowledgable, and passionate about the wildlife and the marine habitat in general. We got to see and learn about...More

Thank andy10krun
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I was up in the Monterey area visiting a friend and it was recommended to us to Kayak here. After the safety video and instructions we put our gear on and headed down to the closed-kayaks. We were both pretty inexperienced. I’m a bit of...More

1  Thank PhotoJane
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We came for a family tour. Naomi and Jake were our guides. So knowledgeable. So friendly. So good with everyone from our 8 year old who was a bit nervous to our teenagers. They taught us how to kayak, showed us amazing wildlife and were...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for introductory kayaking. You kayak into a slough with very calm waters, close by shores, not deep water. You can do single, double or triple kayaks. The slough is loaded with otters, seals, and pelicans. You will see lots of...More

1  Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This was the overwhelming favorite of our entire group (7 of us). We took the 3 hour tour since none of us had ever used a kayak before. Our tour guide, Kaitlyn, was fantastic. After a short training session, we were off. 3 double &...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Apr.12, 2018 - I'd heard great things about Elkhorn Slough kayaking, but everything exceeded expectations! With Larry's (Kayak Connection) caring & knowledgeable assistance we picked an optimal departure time (tide/wind) & decided on kayaks (one-person sit-ins). After a short safety video, we met Amber in...More

Thank TennEagle
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great organization and highly recommend them. Very safety conscious and knowledgeable with large kayak fleet. Buuut, if you like to take your time and spend longer time on certain sites (like a specific animal), skip the tour. We did a tour and it was a...More

Thank joe1212
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Went out for a 3 hour tour, spent about 1+ hour in the harbor, then moved to the start of the slough. Guide said that the wind was too much to paddle in, and assured us that we would all get a full refund since...More

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Dave G, Owner at Kayak Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello sabra133d, We are sad to hear that you were dissatisfied with your experience at Kayak Connection. As a small, family owned business we take pride in delivering a fun experience and we are unhappy that we did not meet your expectations. A challenging part...More

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Graham J
28 February 2016|
Response from kbadventurer | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe they did have some single kayaks available that you would be able to go in. Or if there are other people in the group they would probably pair you with another odd numbered group. They are very... More