Become a better paddler! Increase your confidence and safety with basic skills such as rescues, bracing and more efficient paddling techniques. Or challenge yourself to handle surf zones, rough waters, and rolling your kayak.
All our instructors have specialized training in advanced-level coastal kayaking. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced paddler, you will find our private instruction provides a comprehensive and effective way to learn ocean paddling skills.
* Kids should be 13 years minimum * 250 lb. per person weight limit
Private Classes - 2 hours $165 per person * Cost includes all gear and your choice of single or double sit on top or sit inside kayak or standup paddleboard. (Note that sit inside kayaks require more preparation and time).
How to make a Private Class Reservation: 1. Email us the inquiry form below with all your info. Please book at least 2 weeks in advance for the best availability. (Classes are not available during the morning of holiday periods).
2. We will respond within 24 hours. Please check your spam mail if you haven’t heard from us.
3. Once we have replied confirming availability, we can finalize your reservation online.
4. We have a limited number of advanced level instructors so we cannot hold reservations without full payment in advance. Cancellations/changes require 2 weeks’ notice for any refunds.
Monterey - 693 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey Check-in at our store on Monterey Beach. We have a full retail store with restrooms, changing rooms and parking.
HOLIDAY HOURS Open 9-5 Daily @ both locations EXCEPT Thur Nov 23 (Thanksgiving Day) 9:00 - 3:00 PM Sun Dec 24 (Xmas Eve 9:00 - 3:00 PM Monday Dec 25 (Xmas Day) Closed Sun Dec 31 (New Years Eve) 9:00 - 3:00 PM New Years Day - OPEN
Call us (831) 373-5357 Why paddle with Monterey Bay Kayaks?
We are Certified Wildlife Stewards from Sea Otter Savvy Business Tourism award from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation 2020 Travelers Choice by TripAdvisor Two locations offer unparalleled wildlife & paddling experiences, the Monterey city shoreline and Elkhorn Slough estuary
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.