About Us

What we do

Adventures by the Sea is the premier recreational company on the Monterey Peninsula. For over 32 years, Adventures by the Sea has been providing visitors and locals the opportunity to discover Monterey by land and by sea! We have five locations throughout the Monterey Peninsula, and our shops offer the best locations to start your kayaking or biking adventures from because we are in the heart of the action! Whether you are seeking to spot otters or looking for the Recreational Trail, our shops are truly in the best locations. Don’t waste time getting there when you can start there!

We offer kayak and bike rentals and tours, family bike (or surrey) rentals, and standup paddle board rentals and lessons! Whatever your activity, we have the equipment for you! Come join us and let us get your adventure off to a great start!

Our Story

Adventures by the Sea began as just that – a love of Monterey Peninsula and the outdoors. Frank Knight, owner of Adventures by the Sea, spent many of his early years bicycling, kayaking, surfing, and generally immersing himself in the beauty and serenity of the Monterey area.

Wanting to share his experiences with others, Frank began a small rental business, delivering bicycles to the local hotels for the enjoyment of people visiting the area. Continued enthusiasm and success have allowed the company to grow by adding kayaks, surreys, and stand-up paddleboards to the fleet.

Frank was joined by his wife Michelle in 1991, and together they added numerous locations throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Together, they love “making fun” for their clients and are always on the lookout for new “toys” to add to their fleet!

Frank and Michelle are active in community affairs and in the ecological preservation of the Monterey Bay area. Both are avid paddle board surfers!