Elkhorn Slough Kayak Rentals

Elkhorn Slough is one of the top ten wildlife viewing destinations in North America. The Elkhorn Slough at Moss Landing boasts the largest remaining raft of southern sea otters on the planet. 

Come paddle with these amazing endangered creatures, as well as sea lions, harbor seals, beautiful floating jellies and migrating sea birds. 

We guarantee wildlife spottings on every outing!

Kayak Rental Information

Elkhorn Slough at Moss Landing, CA

We offer the finest closed-decked kayak rentals in Elkhorn Slough for a unique sea kayaking adventure. Our double kayaks are all equipped with rudders to help for easier maneuvering in windy conditions. These closed-decked kayaks are extremely stable, with plenty of room to store snacks, water and extra equipment that you may wish to bring with you on your paddle.

Spray skirts are included with your rental purchase to keep you warmer and dryer throughout your journey. Coast guard certified personal flotation devices are worn by every paddler for safety. We also provide wind breakers and paddle pants without additional charge. Our goal is to create happy paddlers on the water!

For those who prefer to go “sans spray skirt,” sit-on-top single and double kayaks are available.

Pricing: Kayaks: $40 for single, $70 for double, $80 for triple

Duration: Our half-day rental (up to 4 hours) provides you plenty of time to explore all the wildlife of the Elkhorn Slough.

Kayak Rental Options

Single Closed Deck/Touring Kayak - Half Day Rental

closed deck single kayak

Our Closed Deck Single Kayaks are a terrific way to explore the Elkhorn Slough. We use modern, stable touring kayaks in our fleet. Paddling a Closed Deck Single Kayak is more efficient, warmer and dryer than a Sit On Top Kayak, and tracks in a straight line better.

Our Single Closed Deck boats are beginner friendly, but they do require a moderate level of fitness and are the least stable rental option offered.  All necessary equipment included.

Double Closed Deck/Touring Kayak - Half Day Rental

Paddling in a Closed Deck Double Kayak can be a fantastic way to work as a team and cover distance the most effectively and efficiently. Our Closed Deck Doubles all have rudders to help with steering, and are remarkably warm and dry in comparison to sit on top kayaks. They are the best way to see the most of the Elkhorn Slough with the least effort exerted.

Our Double Closed Deck Kayaks are beginner friendly, but they do require a moderate level of fitness.  All necessary equipment included.

Single Sit On Top Kayak - Half Day Rental

Our Single Sit On Top Kayaks are all brand new, modern equipment that offer our guest a very stable, maneuverable platform to view all the wildlife and beauty of the Elkhorn Slough. These beginner friendly kayaks allow you to be “captain of your own ship” and are easy to paddle.  All necessary equipment included.

Double Sit On Top Kayak - Half Day Rental

sit on top double kayak

Our Double Sit On Top Kayaks offer paddlers the most stable kayak available for “otter spotting” and “seal sightings.” These kayaks are very maneuverable and extremely beginner friendly, optimal for the total novice.  All necessary equipment included.

Triple Sit On Top Kayak - Half Day Rental

triple kayak rental elkhorn slough

The Triple Sit On Top Kayak can be the perfect solution to an odd-numbered crew, and allows a stable kayak for three adults.  All necessary equipment included.

Not sure which kayak to rent?

Just give us a call or send us a message to reach one of our friendly staff and we’ll be happy to help.

Kayak Connection - Elkhorn Slough

2370 Highway 1
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: 831-724-5692

Summer Hours
9AM – 5PM Weekdays
9AM – 6PM Saturday & Sunday

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Please give us a call if you have questions or would like to make a reservation for rentals, tours or classes.  See you on the water!

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