Welcome to Kayak Connection

Kayak Connection offers both sea kayaking and stand-up paddling rentals, instruction, and tours in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at the Elkhorn Slough.  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 kayaking needs!



 
     



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Kayaking Outdoors News & Events

Whale Watching Tours!
July 21st, 2014
Experience the amazing humpback whale activity right outside of the Elkhorn Slough!!!
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SUMMER!
June 29th, 2014
Its here! The sun is shining in the Monterey Bay, the bait fish are swarming and bringing in lots of wildlife, the young harbor seals are incredibly curious, and its the best time to get in a kayak! Why aren't you here? Some fun things we have been doing recently- Starlight Bio-luminescence tours at night in the Slough, incredibly beautiful Point Lobos tours, great workouts with our Stand Up Paddling for Fitness classes, and learning the basics of surf kayaking with our Kayak Surf Clinics! Dont forget fishing season is in full swing and we are your headquarters for kayak fishing gear and kayak fishing clinics.  Come join in all the fun at the Kayak Connection!
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Mother's Day Special
May 2nd, 2014
MOMS Paddle Free!! (see offer details)
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Kayak Connection On Think Local First!
April 12th, 2014
Kayak Connection has a featured video on Think Local First and Santa Cruz Waves! 
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Santa Cruz Paddlefest!
March 26th, 2014
Venture over to Steamer Lane this weekend and come watch amazing paddle surf competitions! With bids from all over California, you are bound to see some of the world's best kayak surfers and SUP rippers. We've got two of our very own Kayak Connection members competing in the surf kayaking contest. Heats start Friday morning.
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Busy Season is coming!
March 14th, 2014
The weather is beautiful, the wildlife is active, and summer is right around the corner... that means we are starting to get busy for both rentals and tours! Call today to make your reservation at the Elkhorn Slough or Santa Cruz locations, especially on weekends.  See you on the water!
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New! Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Club
February 17th, 2014

Looking for some buddies for a stand-up paddle boarding adventure?! This five week SUP course is a great way to learn how to master the stand-up paddle board in an ocean environment.  Session One Begins on March 1st and runs every Saturday for five weeks.  



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♥ Love Paddle on Valentine's Day ♥
February 6th, 2014
Looking for something new and inventive to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Come paddle on one of our love tours and fulfill your iconic dream in the classic love boat.

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