Hi. We're planning a 2014 trip to Monterey Bay. We are middle aged and enjoy light to moderate outdoor activities and observing wildlife. From reading the posts, it sounds like October-November are optimal times for wildlife watching. Is that accurate? Are whales present at that time of year?
Is there another time that would be better, especially for seeing sea lions, while avoiding the peak seasons?
Seeing wild sea lions is one of our primary purposes of the trip. Are there sea lions at Elkhorn Slough at that time of year? What is the best way to observe wild sea lions in the bay?
One of the reviews shows that Monterey Bay Kayaks include spray jackets and weather gear in their rentals. Is what they provide sufficient for the conditions? We have gear, but I'd rather rent than have to transport it.
Thanks you in advance for your help.