- Elkhorn Slough Instruction
- Santa Cruz Harbor Instruction
- Kids Kayak Camps
When you join us for any of our activities, you will be asked to sign a release form. Please be advised that there are inherent risks associated with this activity.
Download the Santa Cruz Release
Download the Elkhorn Slough Release
Elkhorn Slough Instruction
Elkhorn Slough is one of the last coastal wetlands in California and is one of only 17 estuarine reserves in the US. Located on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 3.5 miles from Moss Landing, it has been described in the San Francisco Chronicle as the best place for wildlife viewing along the length of California Highway 1.
The Elkhorn Slough is a dramatic backdrop for wildlife year-round-- home to otters, seals, sea lions, and an infinite variety of birds. It is home to saltwater, freshwater and marshland wildlife. In the fall and spring, many migrating shore birds and waterfowl are found here. We offer sea kayaking tours and paddles for all skill levels. Let our professional guides show you this amazing ecosystem. You'll want to come back again and again.
All of our classes can be booked as a private class for you and your friends at a time that is convenient for you. Contact us!
Reservations are required for all classes and payment is due in full at the time of reservation. We require 48 hours notice for all cancellations. If Kayak Connection determines unsafe conditions due to weather (i.e. strong winds, high surf, etc) reservations will result in a full refund.