“Where do I go?” The name of your tour includes the location.
Private Charters begin at the seasonal location except by special arrangement.
Check your confirmation email, or call 408-659-3900 to ask a booking agent.
Arrive 30 minutes EARLY! We board 15 minutes before tour start time for orientation and life jackets. Before that you’ll need 15 minutes to pay for parking, use the restroom, and put on your warm clothing.
Near Sea Harvest Restaurant, the Pot Stop, and Monterey Bay Kayaks (not Jetty Road or Main Harbor)
GPS address: 2486 Highway One, Moss Landing, CA
Moss Landing is a 30-minute drive north of Monterey at the heart of Monterey Bay, halfway to Santa Cruz.
LANDMARKS for Moss Landing: The two tall smokestacks of the electrical power plant are visible from Monterey and Santa Cruz, except in fog. Turn at the Pot Stop or signs for Monterey Bay Kayaks and the green roof of Sea Harvest Restaurant.
PARKING: Please pay for parking. Bring $8 cash to deposit in the red box next to the public restrooms. You may park in any space.
MEET US at the sign, “Moss Landing Boat Launch Facility,” next to three floating docks and two paved ramps into the water.
WALKING & TRANSIT: Unfortunately Moss Landing is only accessible by car and it is not safe to walk along Hwy 1.
EASY MISTAKES in Moss Landing:
To MOSS LANDING from the SOUTH (Monterey, Carmel)
To MOSS LANDING from the NORTH via Highway 1 (Santa Cruz, San Francisco):
To MOSS LANDING from the NORTH via US 101 (San Francisco, SFO, San Jose, SJC):
ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY
Near Coast Guard Pier, Monterey Bay Boatworks, and Massaro & Santos Restaurant (not Fisherman’s Wharf)
GPS address: 32 Cannery Row, Monterey, Calif.
Breakwater Cove is the private marina opposite Monterey’s industrial wharf and Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
LANDMARKS for Breakwater Cove: Massaro & Santos Restaurant, Aquarius II Dive Shop, the Coast Guard Pier, the stone jetty with sea lions, and the Boatworks yard with boats propped up on land for repair. Look for Fast Raft signs.
PARKING: Be sure to pay for parking — all lots are patrolled. The yellow hourly pay boxes take credit cards and cash. Add an extra hour just in case.
MEET US on the wooden deck overlooking the water below Massaro & Santos Restaurant. Our office is between the Deli and the kayak rental.
WALKING & TRANSIT: all of Monterey Harbor is scenic and walkable from Old Monterey and Cannery Row, including several hotels.
EASY MISTAKES in Monterey:
To MONTEREY LOCATION from the NORTH and Old Monterey
To MONTEREY LOCATION from the SOUTH (Carmel Valley, Big Sur)
To MONTEREY LOCATION from Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Drive, and Monterey Bay Aquarium
ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY
North Harbor Public Boat Launch Ramp — near Sea Harvest Restaurant
and Monterey Bay Kayaks
(2486 Highway One, Moss Landing, CA)
Breakwater Cove Marina — near Coast Guard Pier
and Monterey Bay Boatworks
(32 Cannery Row, Monterey CA)