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Kayak Mendocino

Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
(707) 964-7480
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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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Silicon Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Steve provided the kayak, wetsuit, jacket, water shoes, life vest, guidance to fascinating places, and answers for all the questions we threw at him. The feelings can't be described of paddling through the kelp beds, through sea caves with pulsing swell, and close to the lounging harbor seals. We literally picked up a starfish, a sunfish star, and a large... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our family has kayaked before, but are definitely not experienced. This was a great opportunity to kayak the ocean without very many waves. Our 9 yr old was a little overwhelmed in the caves, but loved the blow hole and the harbor seals. There were great views of star fish, muscles, and kelp. Would highly recommend as a family excursion.

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Sacramento California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great experience. Craig is a laid back guide, patient with novice kayakers and very knowledgeable. Scenery and wildlife beautiful.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great fun, Van Damme beach is sheltered so no huge waves. They supply you with all the gear. Just turn up with swim wear : you will get splashed a little and wet if you choose to go close to the blow hole...which is a laugh. Loads of sea life to be seen including up close to the seals. All... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was a great way to explore the coast and and be up close to nature. My wife and I both felt this was one of the best vacation things to do we have ever done. Our guide Steve was very friendly, funny, knowledgeable and patient. Kayak Mendocino provides everything you need and Steve gave us a quick five minute... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Really enjoyed our sea cave experience. Unable to get into more than 1 cave because of windy conditions. Guides Sharky and Steve were super fun, instructive, and looking out for us as the waves swelled. Great company that provides all you need for the trip out on the seas (wetsuit; windbreaker; water shoes; obviously kayaks. Guides do a good job... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Sea kayaking off the coast in Mendocino was easily one of the coolest things that we've ever done! The scenery was breathtaking and seals swam around our kayaks.

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Waterloo, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have read the reviews and wanted to add my two cents. We stayed an extra day in Mendocino in order to Kayak the Pacific Ocean and paddle through the caves. The day was beautiful,the water calm, and our guides, Dylan and Craig were very accommodating and engaged. We were thrilled to see Starfish, Harbour Seals, Pelicans, Oyster Catchers and... More

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