Explore the marshes and estuaries of the inland Monterey Bay or hit the open ocean with our professional kayak guide. This is a great group experience that also provides you the opportunity to see the incredible diversity of wildlife along the central coast. As Costanoa is situated in such a unique location we can offer Kayak tours year round.


    Every Season

    Summer and Fall are a great time to travel south 30 minutes into the lee of Northern Monterey Bay. Here we can easily launch off of the Santa Cruz Municipal Pier into the nearby kelp forests where Sea Otters, Sea Lions and Dolphins await.

    Winter brings more challenging conditions and we base our tours out of the mouth of Elkhorn Slough. Located in the middle of what Steinbeck referred to as the “Fertile Crescent”, tours of the Slough are highlighted by sightings of Harbor Seals, Skates , Rays and a wealth of Birdlife.

    Up for a Challenge?

    For those that are up to the challenge, in the spring we offer open ocean guided kayak whale watching tours out of Davenport Landing. Whales can be seen along the Northern California coast as early as December, but come March and April the kayaking conditions improve and Grey Whale calves hug the coast making for truly spectacular viewing.