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

Fishing Derby Results
September 16th, 2014
Our annual Roots Fishing Derby took place on Sunday September 7th. We got up early, hit the water, and retuned several hours later to BBQ and announce the winner. While it was a slow day for most with the big swell in town, we were visited by Ocean Kayak Reps and gave away some awesome fishing kayaks, Werner paddles, and Extrasport fishing gear that was heavily covetted. We weighed in our First Prize, Second, and Third place fish. Click to...
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Open Coast Paddling!
August 29th, 2014

TEST YOUR LIMITS AND STAMINA.  SPEND TIME ON THE MONTERY BAY, THE SERENGETI OF THE SEA.  


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Summer Time Whale Watching Tours
August 14th, 2014
Moss Landing sits right off of the vertigo inspiring Monterey Bay Canyon. At nearly two miles deep the Canyon brings a wealth of wildlife close to shore. Summer time sees an abundance of small bait fish and the creatures that enjoy eating them by the ton; WHALES! 
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Kayak Fishing Derby
August 6th, 2014

Want to put your kayak fishing skills to the test? How about win a brand-spankin' new Old Town Predator or Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game?! Join Kayak Connection's "Roots" Fishing Derby on September 7th for fishing, prizes, BBQ and fun - all for charity and supporting the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project!  


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Anchovies in Santa Cruz
August 3rd, 2014
UPDATE: Anchovy die-off is over! Clean-up efforts have been successful and the Santa Cruz Harbor is open to all paddling. The weather is gorgeous so come on down to paddle in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!


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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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