Lots of Otters. Enough Said.
An easy paddle around the corner and into the slough to visit otters and sea lions. This is rated easy because you can rent a double kayak so your child can just go along for the ride. In fact Kids age 5-13 must get into a double kayak with an adult.
Location: Moss Landing near Monterey, Northern California
Although at one time otters were becoming scarce, you will almost be guaranteed to see on in Elkhorn Slough. It is a fun easy paddle, though you can continue paddling all the way to the back of the slough for a longer paddle.