Kayak Rentals on Elkhorn Slough
You can launch from our store in Moss Landing's North Harbor and paddle into the Elkhorn Slough. Reservations are not needed, our flat rate allows you to come in anytime, and paddle as long as you want, at your own pace. We recommend paddling early or later in the afternoon to avoid the chance of mid-day winds which may limit your rental area.
Renters must be good swimmers. Children should be at least 5 years, and be in a double with an adult unless over 13 years, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
All rentals include life vests, paddles, an orientation about paddling the Elkhorn Slough Reserve with updated weather and tide information and optional wetsuits, paddling jackets, paddling pants. Bring bathing suit, quick drying clothes, shoes that can wet wet/muddy, and towels. See FAQ page and the Elkhorn Slough Experience page for more info!
Types of kayaks available are:
Open deck kayaks (sit-on-top) are very stable singles and doubles: No previous experience needed, these kayaks are stable, easy to get in and out of, and are self bailing (can't fill with water). Includes backrest, paddle, leash, basic kayaking instruction.
Touring kayaks are longer, narrower sit-inside (closed deck) kayaks that can be tippier than open deck kayaks. Previous paddling experience required. You should know how to paddle, do a "wet exit", adjust skirts, footpedals, rudders. Re-entry techniques not required if you can swim the boat to shore. Includes paddle, paddlefloat, water pump and sprayskirt.
Closed Deck Kayaks per Person: $30.00
We have a large fleet of kayaks which allow us to offer our rentals on a first come first serve basis without reservations. If you would like to get more information about what our rentals are like, what to wear and bring, and directions, please enter your email below.