Become a better paddler! Increase your confidence and safety with basic skills such as rescues, bracing and efficient paddling techniques. Or challenge yourself to learn advanced skills like handling surf zones, rough waters, and rolling your kayak.
Our instructors are trained in the American Canoe Association coastal sea kayaking program. The American Canoe Association is the oldest and largest organization in the US offering accredited coastal kayaking programs and instructor certification.
* Cost includes all gear and your choice of single or double open-deck, closed-deck kayaks or standup paddleboards. (Sit-inside kayaks require more preparation and time) * Kids should be 13 years minimum * 250 lb. per person weight limit
Private Classes - 2 hours $165 per person
How to make a Private Class Reservation: 1. Email us the inquiry form below with all your info. Your inquiry does not reserve your class. Please book at least 2 weeks in advance for the best availability.
2. We try to respond within 24 hours. Please check your spam mail if you haven't heard from us.
3. Once we have replied confirming availability, call us 831 373-5357 as soon as possible and ask to make a Private Class Reservation.
4. Instructors are limited 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.
STORE HOURS: Open 9-5 Daily @ both locations except these HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas Eve 12/24 - closing at 3 pm Christmas Day 12/25 - closed all day New Years Eve 12/31 - closing at 3 pm New Years Day 1/1/2023 - closing at 3 pm
Call us (831) 373-5357 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.