Kayaking around California Central Coast

How to get connected – Where to go

Kayaking EcoAdventurer, Meade Fischer writes about doing it on the Central Coast: Getting Started -On Monterey Bay

Still Life With Birds Paddling Elkhorn Slough- • • •

Looking For Whales

The ultimate Eco Sport – Kayaking – has a real home on the California Central Coast. Slough paddling and ocean rides into incredible environmental and wildlife wonders

Kayaks are available to rent for paddling in sloughs, bays and in the ocean at Big Sur. Much of the greatness of the National Marine Sanctuary is uniquely accessed by this exciting recreation.

Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Avenue Monterey

and Elkhorn Slough


Pelican Network Sites for Monterey Bay Area

Big Sur EcoGuide

Back Country


Carmel Valley


Central Coast Guide

Central Coast Map

Elkhorn Slough

Events Calendar

Marine Sanctuary

Monarch Butterfly

Monterey Peninsula Gateway


Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pacific Grove

Pebble Beach

Point Lobos

San Juan Bautista

San Simeon

Santa Cruz

Steinbeck Center

Ventana Wilderness

Volunteer Opportunities

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Elkhorn Sough Kayak Connection

2370 Hwy 1 Moss Landing


A B Seas Kayaks

32 Cannery Row, at Coast Guard Pier, Monterey


Elkhorn Slough Safari

Adventures by the Sea

299 Cannery Row Monterey


Kayak Connection

Located at the water in Moss Landing and Santa Cruz Individual rentals, tours for all skill levels, paddling with mother gray whales and their calves, sunset paddles among otters, seals, herons and pelicans, and some strenuous open sea paddles for the kayaking adventurer.


• Where to get a good deal on a great Kayak

• Tide Charts

• Bird and Wildlife Spotting

See Meade Fischer’s column “Getting Started in Monterey Bay


Big Sur Art

Big Sur Lodge

Organic Flowers

Best of California’s Central Coast –


Approved to benefit Pelican Affinity Partners, the community-based non profits who help the arts and environment.


 First People of the Pajaro

Beautifully told history of the Monterey Bay natives by Lois Robin – a CD

The Butterfly Center at Santa Cruz Park Friends. Books from the online Park Store. See the Monarch Miracle in the Natural Bridges Sanctuary.

Or, at the Monarch Sanctuary in Pacific Grove

Point Lobos

Pelican Getaways

Santa Cruz Redwoods

Big Sur Story

Pacific Grove

Steinbeck Center

Big Basin Creation

Big Sur Eco Guide


Central Coast Guide

C. Coast Activities

Big Sur Lodge

Elkhorn Slough

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

Central Coast Events

Big Sur Campgrounds


Calif. Back Country

Central Coast Map

Ventana Wilderness

Carmel Hiking

Bygone Towns

Molera State Park

Pebble Beach


Monarchs in Pacific Grove

Big Sur People & Places

Santa Cruz


Natural Bridges – Butterfly

Big Sur Watercolors

Monterey Bay Volunteer

San Simeon-Piedras Blancas


Big Sur Hiking

Marine Sanctuary

Elephant Seal Notes

Artichoke Store

Big Sur Lodging

Moss Landing


Garden Art

Hwy One – Big Sur Road

Carmel Valley

Mission San Antonio


Big Sur Cabins

Carmel Birding

Hearst Hacienda

Birding Places

Big Sur Coast

Carmel Lodging

Elephant Seals


Point Sur Historical Park

Morro Bay

Montaña de Oro

Nature Guide

Partington Cove & Canyon

Hecker Pass


Member Comments

Nacimiento Road

Pinnacles Monument


PelicanNetwork Links

Old Coast Road – Big Sur

Kayak Central Coast

Salinan Nation

PelicanNetwork Home

Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Rock Art Site Steward

About Pelican Network

Big Sur Diving


Member’s Comments

Pelican Member

Big Sur Birding