Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon to Adventures by the Sea in Monterey. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a kayak, paddleboard, or bike rental with a lesson or tour for one person (a $90 value).
- For $30, you get two kayak, paddleboard, or bike rentals for up to two people (a $60 value).<p>
Tours are held daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and either option can only be redeemed on a single day.
The friendly staff at Adventures by the Sea send water and land voyagers cruising the many sights of Monterey with rentals, tours, and lessons on kayak, paddleboard, or bike. Landlubbers can hop on a bike for a four hour or more excursion through the Monterey Peninsula and Del Monte Forest on a beach cruiser, mountain, or hybrid bike. The two-hour standup paddleboarding lesson boasts easy-to-learn mechanics and easy-to-operate equipment, which makes it a compelling sport for all ages. Or select to double-up on sea time escapades with a two-hour kayak tour narrated by a knowledgeable sea sensei. Novices can slice through the waters of Cannary Row towards the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, swimming with harbor seals, diving pelicans, and indigenous hot dogs. Wanderers can travel at their own pace with the double rental-only package.
Adventures by the Sea
Adventures by the Sea is owner Frank Knight’s love letter to Monterey Bay. As an avid cyclist, kayaker, and surfer in his youth, Frank decided to share the gift of the bay by providing land- and sea-activity rentals for tourists. But, what started out as a small bike-rental shop frequented by local hotel guests eventually transformed into a four-location recreational company that now offers kayaking, bicycling, SUP paddling, and surrey-carriage rentals and tours.
Bicycle renters can cruise along 17-Mile Drive and the rocky shorelines of Pacific Grove, while surrey-carriage rentals provide a low-key communal pedaling adventure for up to four riders. Patrons can also enjoy the serene environment of Monterey Peninsula as they glide through the waters of Cannery Row and Stillwater Cove—both part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—on the company’s kayaks and standup paddleboards (SUP). During tours, knowledgeable guides rattle off facts about the area while pointing out its wildlife, such as harbor seals lounging on the rocks and otters snapping pictures of kayakers.
Along with providing land and water activities, Adventures by the Sea helps guests build stronger relationships with one another through their local group adventures, which include scavenger hunts. When customers are ready to invest in their own trustworthy gear, the company’s pro shop helps them stock up on boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and paddleboards from brands such as Surftech, Naish Hawaii, and Paddle Surf Hawaii.