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Address: Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
Phone Number: (707) 964-7480
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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 

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Homer, Alaska
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4 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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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Cary, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A laid back business, the overall experience was excellent. While we are experienced kayakers on lakes and streams, this was our first time on the ocean. Making a reservation was as simple as giving a name and how many kayaks, wet suits were offered upon arrival, and a short lesson in kayaking was given before starting. Anna, our guide, was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Address: Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
Phone Number: (707) 964-7480
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Little River

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