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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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First time kayakers!

Used MBK for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the Bay with my family which included a 7 and 10 year old. The... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
via mobile
Great Way to See the Bay!

We did the $45 1.5 hour bay tour with a guide on our Spring Break trip and had an amazing time! Our... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Beth C
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 06:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Used MBK for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the Bay with my family which included a 7 and 10 year old. The kids and I were novices to kayaking but these kayaks were comfortable and not intimidating at all. Our guide was relaxed and...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We did the $45 1.5 hour bay tour with a guide on our Spring Break trip and had an amazing time! Our guide, Michelle, was knowledgeable and funny as we toured the bay. She helped us get back in our kayak after a wave toppled...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

First, our tour guide, Michele, was very knowledgeable about Monterey Bay, the sea life (otters, seals, etc.) and the overall history of the marine santuary. We had a greater appreciation of the natural beauty due to the all the background information. The kayak was a...More

Thank lawndart b
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Monterey Bay Kayaks guides led kids from a Sea Otter Savvy workshop on their afternoon on-the-water adventure in Elkhorn Slough to witness first hand what they'd learned in the classroom earlier that day. The guides were pros at managing two groups of 15 plus kids...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of five went Kayaking with our Amazing guides Austin and Robert. We saw sea otters, Sea lions, Harbor seals, and many bird up close and personal. It was a very professional and fun experience I highly recommend it.

Thank L G
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I paid for a 1.5 hour guided tour and the tour guide was very up beat, informative and patient. It was a great experience and there was free rental after the tour which made the money and time worth it.

Thank Jehan V
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We did the 1.5 hour tour with our 8year old in the Elkhorn Slough. Our guide John was really great and very knowledagable. He rode with our daughter and was wonderful with her. We saw many otters and harbor seals and even got to see...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Awesome....great seeing all sorts of wildlife....definitely would do it again. Saw lots of otters birds seals. Really close

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A perfect morning tour! Our guide, John, was awesome - very knowledgeable and genuinely nice. We learned a lot and saw sea otters (including a few moms with their babies) sea lions, harbor seals, starfish, and many varieties of birds. I booked with Monterey Bay...More

Thank mfm451
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time watching the sea otters and sea lions! I was worried about being cold on the water but they included all the gear we needed to comfortably enjoy this wonderful experience. Rob, our tour guide, was excellent. Highly recommend it!

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Savannah M
Can I kayak anywhere in Monterey without a guide? Do I need to get a permit to use public waters? I have my own kayak, but am not a native to Monterey. I would like to be able to go into some of the sloughs, or anywhere I can see animals and plant life.
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
I would like to know what are the biggest differences between kayaking in Monterey Bay and the Elkhorn Slough. Is one more challenging than the other? And are we more likely to see sea otters if we kayak on the Bay? I have done both before but it was probably about15 year ago, when my kids were little. I'll be in Monterey soon with another adult and 1 fit 18 year old, and 1 fit 14y year old. I'm in decent shape, feel fine about kayaking wherever as long as its not too windy. The other adult is my cousin who hasn't kayaked before. So just thought I'd ask you about the difference in these two places. I think I'd prefer the bay, but not sure. Do you have to walk through the faves to get into the Bay or can you get in from a doc. In other words, do we get quite wet? I cannot remember how wet one gets when kayaking with your kayaks in Monterey....thanks so much in advance. Lastly, what time of the day is the calmest? Thanks, Lori Rogala :)
8 July 2016|
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Response from CameronTracks | Reviewed this property |
Based on the customer service I received when I called them, I'd imagine the employees could give you an excellent idea of what to expect at each location. In regards to wetness: They wisely recommend you wear a swimsuit... More