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Address: Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
Phone Number: (707) 964-7480
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Brilliant sea cave tour

The sea cave tour was fantastic. Our guide Wyatt was great - knowledgeable, relaxed but safety conscious, capable and enthusiastic. He also reacted brilliantly when one person... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The sea cave tour was fantastic. Our guide Wyatt was great - knowledgeable, relaxed but safety conscious, capable and enthusiastic. He also reacted brilliantly when one person in our group became unwell. This was so much fun and I felt very safe - I had been quite nervous starting off. We got to see seals, sea caves, a blow hole,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Kayak mendocino is an amazing two hour trip by sea kayak into the beautiful caves off the coast of Mendocino. I have travelled far to places like Vietnam and Thailand to photograph sea caves and here, at an easy access and a short kayak trip, led by experienced, knowledgeable guides who are also great company - I was led into... More 

Thank romes666
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I took a tour back in April 2015. Fantastic experience. We had a mixture of kids and older folks in our group. The tour guide was excellent - great explanations of the local wildlife and cliffs. We went through two caves. While going through one of the caves, the guide paddled ahead and took a picture of each group. Exhausting,... More 

Thank danz270
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was traveling with my 10 year old son. We had a blast! He was totally capable of handling his own kayak in this situation. (He's a very big and very coordinated kid for his age). Great guide, very cool going through the caves with fish and starfish everywhere. On the way back in, the seas got a little rough... More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

These guys will lead you safely into a top of the sea adventure. Ride the waves through sea caves for a thrill or just enjoy the beauty and wildlife.

1 Thank CaliforniaWolfgirl
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My family of four took a tour with Kayak Mendocino and had a great time. Only one of us had experience with a kayak, but our guide shepherded over us and made sure we were safe. We navigated through a few tunnels, saw some amazing jelly fish in the water and several starfishes. The best part was a little seal... More 

Thank jengd1971
Homer, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I wanted to arrange a sea kayak tour as part of the bachelor party festivities for my brother's wedding. I initially called in July to make a reservation for an October trip. Each time I called, I was given a vague response about the weather and sea state being unknown variables and the owner (Greg) was non-committal. He always seemed... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We called the night before and set up an afternoon kayak trip. We have kayaked many times and I always prefer a double kayak. There were 14 people on this tour and we ended up in singles. Although initially disappointed, I was happy to have a single kayak and found maneuvering it rather easy. Our guide told us in advance... More 

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St Paul, Mn
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked this trip based on the website and discussions with staff prior to arrival and were told the tour is fine for kids of all ages. We had our four year old with us and I was not very comfortable with him along for the ride. We had a fairly calm day, but still were some decent waves. I... More 

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Earth, Texas
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278 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Overall it was a good and interesting experience. I have to admit that the owner might be somewhat rustic and not overwhelmingly friendly, but our female tour-guide was great and did a good job explaining everything. There were at least 2 younger children on our trip and I have to say that I felt perfectly safe and secure the whole... More 

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