Welcome to Kayak Connection

Kayak Connection offers both sea kayaking and stand-up paddling rentals, instruction, and tours in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at the Elkhorn Slough.  We are your one-stop-shop for all things paddle related - selling premier sit-on top and closed-deck kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.  Visit us for all of your kayaking needs!



 
     



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Special Seasonal Holiday Lights Tour!
November 10th, 2014
Come see the holiday lights of the Santa Cruz Harbor! December brings a special time in Santa Cruz when the harbor lights up for the holidays. Start the evening by seeing the wildlife of the Monterey Bay at sunset when the animals are most active and end the night by paddling through the best display of lighted boats around. 
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Winter- the best time to paddle in the Monterey Bay!
October 30th, 2014
While some begin planning for hibernation or driving hours away to the snow, many intellegent people have figured out that winter is one of the best time to paddle in the Monterey Bay and the Elkhorn Slough.  Clear days, little wind, no crowds, and lots of wildlife all make for amazing adventures on the water. Keep reading to see winter hours and tours.
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Paddle to the Fireworks at the Wharf's 100 Year Anniversary!
September 23rd, 2014
The Santa Cruz Wharf is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a special fireworks show.  Come paddle under the stars with Kayak Connection on this special night time guided tour! 
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September 17th, 2014
BIRDING SEASON IS COMING!!!!  Join us for one of our Bird Watching Tours.
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September!
September 16th, 2014
Welcome these fall months in the best of style, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling on the water! Check out both of our locations as we have many wonders to offer. Highlights being Birding in Moss Landing, Whale Watching in Santa Cruz, SUP Yoga classes! Please join us for some fun.
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Fishing Derby Results
September 16th, 2014
Our annual Roots Fishing Derby took place on Sunday September 7th. We got up early, hit the water, and retuned several hours later to BBQ and announce the winner. While it was a slow day for most with the big swell in town, we were visited by Ocean Kayak Reps and gave away some awesome fishing kayaks, Werner paddles, and Extrasport fishing gear that was heavily covetted. We weighed in our First Prize, Second, and Third place fish. Click to...
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Open Coast Paddling!
August 29th, 2014

TEST YOUR LIMITS AND STAMINA.  SPEND TIME ON THE MONTERY BAY, THE SERENGETI OF THE SEA.  


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Summer Time Whale Watching Tours
August 14th, 2014
Moss Landing sits right off of the vertigo inspiring Monterey Bay Canyon. At nearly two miles deep the Canyon brings a wealth of wildlife close to shore. Summer time sees an abundance of small bait fish and the creatures that enjoy eating them by the ton; WHALES! 
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