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Kayak Mendocino

Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
(707) 964-7480
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took my family and young children on a trip with this company. I love to kayak and wanted to see some of the coast from the sea. The area was absolutely beautiful. The guide and owner was short and snippy with the clients. There was a family of guessing Japanese on the trip. When the parents did not understand... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On my 50th birthday my son and I thought it would be great to try something new and take this kayak trip. The area is very interesting to see, fog or shine. However, this most definitely not the company to go with if you are new to kayaking (though they wont tell you that in advance as all are welcome).... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We tried Kayak Mendocino and kayaking for the first time. It was an unforgettable experience. Our guide was great and took us in and out of 3-4 sea caves. It started off as a foggy morning but quickly turned into a gorgeous sunny day. Spotted a lot of sea life including purple sea urchins, iridescent Jelly Fish, lots of Star... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had a great time with Kayak Mendocino and our guide Craig. For a 'first-timer, it was a totally immersive experience in that you are surrounded by an incredible visual and physically stimulating world. There's nothing like being in your own craft on the ocean, skirting the rocks with all kind of wild life and receiving an incredible history lesson... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Great experience and a good value, IMO. Took the 2p coastal tour. As often happens in the area, what started as a fog-ridden, drizzly day cleared up for the couple of hours we were out on the water. (I have the sunburned shins to prove it!) There's nothing like a calm ocean kayak ride, and, if you're a fan of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and teen boys went ocean kayaking last summer. This year I decided to join them. I have never kayaked before and I was a little nervous. It was a cold and slightly windy day. I never once felt unsafe and our guide was awesome. A baby seal joined us on part if our trip with mom watching closely.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Craig and team at Kayak Mendocino do an awesome job with their cave tours. We did this last year and again last weekend and had a blast. The ocean's always changing, so we had a completely different experience each time. Everything you need is provided and no prior experience is required. Totally worth the cost of admission!

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are anywhere near Mendocino and have even the slightest sense of adventure you must do this. It is an entirely different experience of the ocean led by an experienced, patient and professional guide. As a seventy year old man ,who had had brief exposure to kayaking many years ago, I and my wife presented a challenge to Craig.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went out on the cave tour with Kayak Mendocino and had an amazing experience. The tour was well organized with plenty of good gear for everyone. It was a large group with varied paddling experiences and ages. The guide was able to accommodate everyone, and always seemed aware of the comfort level of each paddler. From a safety point... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. First, no experience is necessary. Second, they supply everything you need- from the kayak to the wet suit. Third, the guides are very laid back and knowledgable! Lastly, it is so fun!!! The caves are a unique experience even for those who kayak. You see so much sea life, including seals! I have never seen... More

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