1. We recommend reserving at least 24-48 hours in advance, especially in the summer months. 2. Reservations require full payment 3. Refunds for cancellations OR changes will not be refunded with less than 48 hours notice of your event. 4. We do not refund for lateness if you miss your trip or no-shows. 4. Private tours & group reservations require 2 weeks notice for a full refund. 5. If we cancel for any safety reason, you will get a full refund up to the start time of your trip.
Your reservation has held your space and we have turned away others so please do not ask for exceptions. We also cannot refund for no shows or lateness but will try to accommodate you with the next available tour that day or rental option.
6. Since re-opening from the SIP, we have limited capacity of people that we can accommodate on tours and rentals. Group sizes are small for all activities. have a higher guide to customer ratio than other companies.
You are going out into a natural environment. We do not cancel for light rain, overcast skies or cool temperatures. Dense fog is rare and temporary but may postpone launching. Strong wind is the most frequent reason we cancel, even on warm, sunny days. Coastal winds are very localized and can increase/change directions quickly.
• Spring, Summer & Fall : Typically, early morning and late afternoon are the calmest time of day to be on the water. The middle of the day is the windiest.
• During the winter (Nov - March): Rain/storm forecasts and actual conditions can vary widely, even between our two locations! If you are concerned about your reservation, call us a few hours before for a better idea of how local conditions might affect your trip.
Open 9-5 Daily at 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 350,000 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.