Sea Kayak Excursion

Explore the beautiful Elkhorn Slough by kayak. Discover what lives in our sanctuary such as otters, sea lions, harbor seals, jellyfish and so much more. Adventure led by expert, friendly local guides at Kayak Connection.

Classes take place in Moss Landing where the wildlife is active and abundant!


8 am Meet at Kayak Connection in Elkhorn Slough. Directions provided when you book. Tour is ~2.5 hours.


What to bring & expect

This is by far Kayak Connection's most popular kayak tour! Experience the diverse wildlife of the Elkhorn Slough, named one of the top ten wildlife viewing destinations in the country. You are guaranteed to see harbor seals, sea lions and the real crowd pleasers: The Southern Sea Otter! This is an excellent paddle for beginners in stable double kayaks. The expert guides will teach you how to drive the kayaks including safety talk and orientation. Tour lasts 3 hours. The trip includes kayaks, wetsuit or waterproof pants and jacket (if you want). Some prefer to wear their own fleece and raingear, or just shorts and a long sleeve shirt if it is hot out. You may bring old tennis or wet shoes, a hat with visor, a towel, extra clothes, waterproof camera, water bottle and snack. Bathrooms and water available at put-in.

Is previous experience required?

No! Conditions in the Slough are almost always calm and flat. We recommend kayaking as training, but it's not required!


Need lodging before/after trip? We can help. Want a multi-day of just MORE adventure? Contact us and we'll create the perfect adventure for you. MSA is fully licensed and insured.