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Central Coast Outdoors

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Address: 10 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805.528.1080
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From the trails and crashing surf of Big Sur to the quiet country roads...

From the trails and crashing surf of Big Sur to the quiet country roads winding between exclusive wineries to the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay, the area abounds in outdoors adventure possibilities. We offer a wide range of trips – biking, hiking, kayaking and multi-sport in order to take advantage of these diverse opportunities. Trip lengths vary from half day to full day trips to custom trips of any length. Come Join us!

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Perfect pedaling through central coast wine country

We booked an early February afternoon bicycle ride with Central Coast Outdoors that was a fabulous experience, led by the owners, John and Virginia, also a husband and wife team... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked an early February afternoon bicycle ride with Central Coast Outdoors that was a fabulous experience, led by the owners, John and Virginia, also a husband and wife team. I very highly recommend them to anyone looking for an outdoor experience from a local company who know the best of what the Central Coast offers. We began our tour... More 

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a reason this is rated number 1 for sightseeing activities. My friends and I had a great time with Virginia who was very knowledgeable about morro bay and the wildlife and birds that inhabit the area or winter there. Definitely try and go during low tide when the birds and wildlife are more concentrated. We saw an osprey eating... More 

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Thank Sue E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We loved our trip with Central Coast Outdoors. My husband was not to thrilled I booked us a kayaking trip. He's not much of an outdoors person. I am more than he is. But it sounded amazing, so crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. And we all loved it! My husband loved it and was so glad we... More 

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Thank denisecP138OU
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was lucky enough to get a great day of weather in Morro Bay coupled by an awesome kayak tour from John Flaherty of Central Coast Outdoors. John spent ample time with our group preparing us to get into the water on the kayaks with a few safety procedures. Following this, we spent a few hours on the beautiful bay... More 

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Thank Brennan_Ronald
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My husband and I spent a beautiful day with John touring the coastline of Big Sur. His knowledge of the natural history of the area was extensive, and the information he provided made the drive so much more interesting than it would have been if we had just done it on our own. Our tour included prompt pickup at our... More 

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Thank FIreweed849
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Kat was more than accommodating for my family first when I called Saturday afternoon to get information and then when we met her Sunday morning. I especially liked that we could take our little Chihuahua Pomeranian with us. The guided tour was awesome. It was kind of cool seeing that Kat also works at Camp KEEP ( I didn't even... More 

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Thank OCMichael
San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The kayak tours are so neat! My group and I have a wonderful tour guide who was incredibly knowledgeable. His enthusiasm for the outdoors made the trip so memorable! I would highly recommend everyone who is in Morro Bay to go check this place out! It is such a gem!

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Thank Emily D
San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

What an amazing way to learn about wildlife while getting respectfully close to them too! These tours are very informational while being extremely fun. Each type of tour is also an amazing work out! Highly recommended.

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Thank Madeleine R
Woodstock, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have rented bikes from Central Coast Outdoors on two occasions for multi-day, self guided trips along the California coast. One from Monterey along Big Sur and another in the San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara area. On both occasions, John was full of information, and quickly responded to our many questions. The bicycles we used were excellent and John provided racks... More 

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Central California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We have been around the world, and still marvel at the wonder & beauty of the Central Coast of California. Coupled with the absolutely most perfect weather over 90% of the time, and it's a dream spot. Every season has a different attraction, but my personal favorite time to see the sights is "off season" when there are no crowds.... More 

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