Kayak Connection- Tours, Rentals, and Classes 

Kayak Connection is Monterey Bay's favorite outfitter for sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding rentals, sales, lessons and tours.


We offer sea kayaking and stand-up paddling rentals, instruction, and tours in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at Elkhorn Slough.



Santa Cruz Harbor: 413 Lake Ave. Santa Cruz 95062

Elkhorn Slough: 2370 Hwy 1, Moss Landing 95039


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 paddling needs!

Pricing & Booking

Contact us to learn more about booking a tour.


We can accommodate large groups, all led by our professional naturalist guides that can cater your experience to what your group wants. Let us know if you would like to book a large group program today, space is filling up for the summer - contact Kayak Connection to learn more. 



Santa Cruz Harbor

  • Monterey Bay Wildlife Tour
  • Sunset Tour
  • Kayak Fishing Derby
  • Moonlight Paddle
  • Kayak Fishing Clinic
  • Sunrise Tour of Santa Cruz Harbor
  • Private Tours

Elkhorn Slough (Monday - Friday)

  • Wildlife Tour
  • Group Adventure Tour
  • Starlight bioluminescent Tour
  • Sunset Tour
  • Moss Landing Whale Watching Tour
  • Bird Watching Tour
  • Ride the Tide Tour
  • Moonlight Paddle
  • SUP Tour of Elkhorn Slough
  • Private Tours



"I always come here if I'm renting a kayak. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The kayaks are clean and well kept.  Go to Moss Landing because the wildlife is amazing." Kat C.

"We did the night time bioluminescent tour and it was wonderful  The staff was easy to deal with and were very flexible with last minutes changes to the number of people in our group who were attending.  Great tour guides, great scenery, tons of wildlife (Seals! Pelicans! Otters!) I can't recommend Kayak Connection enough." - Laurie R.

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Stay at Outsite

Have a catered beach picnic

Make group Tie Dye T-shirts

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