Monterey For the Watersports Fanatics!

For the Watersports Fanatics! 

Your bags are packed and you’re ready to head out on your next adventure. In this particular case, time in the water awaits! Here in Monterey, California, the watersports fanatic has a wide array of activities to choose from. So here it goes – which one is your favorite?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Take a lesson with an experienced guide or just rent a board for they day at Monterey’s very own Adventures by the Sea. Most rentals include a wetsuit and the staff at Adventures by the Sea can give tips on the best nearby coves to explore before heading out to the bay.

Sea Kayaking

With tours and lessons available through local companies including Monterey Bay Kayaks near Fisherman’s Wharf and Adventures by the Sea on Cannery Row, get up close (but of course no touching or feeding) to majestic sea life like sea otters, seals and sea lions. Prior to launch, instructors and staff will review kayak safety and how to interact with local wildlife appropriately and responsibly. Ask about tour locations throughout the Monterey Bay area including local beaches/coves in Monterey, Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Pebble Beach, Point Lobos, and more.

Adventures by the Sea Kayaks

Photo Courtesy of Monterey Bay Kayaks


Sail the gorgeous Monterey Bay with the experts at Sail Monterey. Novice and seasoned sailors can book hands on sailing courses with seasoned professionals. From intro classes, private charters, and even sailboat rentals, the experts at Sail Monterey can help you navigate the best course and options before heading out to sea!


Home to amazing surf breaks and killer waves, the Monterey Bay area is a surfing mecca. For those unfamiliar with the area and different conditions at local beaches, it’s recommended to book private or group surfing lessons with local businesses like Carmel Surf Lessons and Monterey Surf Lessons. Another great resource the more seasoned surfer, is On The Beach Surf Shop in New Monterey. Wetsuit and surfboard rentals are also available at On The Beach.

Scuba Diving

Home to the majestic Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey Bay Area is known around the globe for its spectacular scuba diving. For rental gear, instruction, tours and more, local dive shops are here to help in ensuring you have the best instruction prior to heading out to open water. Local experts include: Breakwater Scuba on Cannery Row and Bamboo Reef Dive Center in Monterey.

Please remember, prior to embarking on any ocean adventure, it’s recommended to contact local experts and resources to ensure the best conditions and be made aware of any dangerous conditions.

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