Classes at Elkhorn Slough Our classes are only taught by instructors who have passed the American Canoe Association accredited coastal sea kayaking classes. Become a better paddler! Learn how to paddle efficiently, increase your safety and have a fun day whilethe sea otters and seals look on.
After completing your introductory class the best way to acquire advanced level skills is personalized instruction. Select from these popular topics then submit an inquiry for the day you are interest in. Each class is 2 hours 1. Rescues and Re-entries- Get yourself or others back into a kayak after a capsize 2. Surf Zone- Launch and land through breaking waves. Essential for coastal trips. 3. Kayak Rolling- the ultimate self rescue. 4. Advanced Stand up Paddleboard technique refinement 5. Basic skill review- (Boat control, bracing, wet exits, etc.)
Intro Sea Kayak Class @ Elkhorn Slough - 3 hours
Increase your confidence on the water with kayaking basic skills. Learn how to control your kayak, prevent a capsize with bracing strokes, do a wet exit and practice the assisted rescue. Your choice of open deck or closed deck kayaks. • Kids should be 13 years minimum (or take private class) * Classes require a little more preparation, so arrive 30 minutes before start time.
After completing your introductory class the best way to acquire intermediate and advanced skills is personalized, private instruction. Select from the following categories. Sessions last about two hours. 1. Rescues and Re-entries- Get yourself or others back into a kayak after a capsize 2. Surf Zone- Launch and land through breaking waves. Essential for coastal trips. 3. Kayak Rolling- Skip the wet exit! 4. Advanced Stand up Paddleboard technique refinement 5. Basic skill review- (Boat control, bracing, wet exits, etc.)
Rates for Classes in Elkhorn Slough - 2 hours, Price includes kayak and all gear (or bring your own) 1-2 people $200 total 3-6 people $450 total
Submit the form below. Your inquiry does not reserve your class. We will let know if the day/time you requested is available. You will then be able to book and pay online to confirm your class.
* The American Canoe Association is the oldest and largest organization in the US offering accredited coastal kayaking programs and instructor certification..
2390 Highway 1, Moss Landing
Check-in at our store in Moss Landing's North Harbor. We have a full retail store with restroom, changing rooms, and parking.
* Classes can be taken in open deck or closed deck singles • Kids should be 13 years and up. • A minimum of 2 people are required otherwise ask about our private instruction. * Classes require a little more preparation, so arrive 30 minutes before start time to get the most time on the water. * All gear & optional wetsuit is included (details will be in your email) * We recommend booking at least 24-48 hours in advance to ensure the class/space is available. Bookings require full payment in advance. See full cancellation policy & weather links.
STORE HOURS: Open 9-5 Daily @ both locations Why paddle with Monterey Bay Kayaks? • We received the Business Tourism award from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation * We are Certified Wildlife Stewards from Sea Otter Savvy • 2020 Travelers Choice by TripAdvisor • Two locations offer unparalled wildlife & paddling experiences with natural history tours, rentals and more
ABOUT MONTEREY BAY KAYAKS We are a locally owned and operated small business that pioneered eco-tourism in 1985 and has been a leader in kayak recreation and education ever since! We have introduced over 450,000 people to our unique and beautiful area with naturalist led tours, comprehensive rental packages and classes with ACA trained instructors. Our mission is to provide a wonderful and exceptional experience for everyone while fostering stewardship of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve.