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Address: 10 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805.528.1080
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Description: 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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Half day kayak

Awesome trip! We saw lots of wildlife, including many bird species and harbor seals. Virginia was very knowledgeable and personable. She went at a pace that was good for everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome trip! We saw lots of wildlife, including many bird species and harbor seals. Virginia was very knowledgeable and personable. She went at a pace that was good for everyone. The sand dunes were beautiful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Virginia made the reservation and was very helpful and informative. I'd been kayaking in Morrow Bay before, and always wanted to go over to the sandpit, so that was the right choice for me... Dave was my guide and he was the Best. I learned a lot, he loves teaching kids and really knows the area through and through. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We only had one day in Big Sur and didn't want to miss the essentials, so we signed up for the hiking tour with Central Coast. What a pleasure. Craig took us to hidden coves, spectacular overlooks, and gorgeous redwood groves. He knows the area well and was full of information and tips. This is an easy outing lasting from... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went on the mid-week half-day kayak trip that turned out to be a private excursion for our party of 3. Kyla the guide was responsive, informative, flexible, engaging, and good-humored, and the trip was just glorious, combining paddling, wildlife, and a hike over the dunes to the ocean. They provide little extras that make a big difference, like waterproof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our recent cycling tour along the California West coast with John was awesome..He had such an in depth knowledge of each and every aspect of not only the hotel..cycles and all arrangements but also of the cycling routes and roads. . He made sure each of us enjoyed each and every moment of cycling. One could make out he was... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife's nephew came and visited us recently. He is an outdoor type and so I decided to sign up with him the Morro Bay kayak short paddle. It was a fun trip though a bit on the windy side. Our guide/instructor, Katharina, is great. We were well taken care of and she did a great job giving us the... More 

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El Granada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had an incredible time with John the morning of April 8th. There were two families on the tour and he took great care of both of us. We saw a resting sea otter, harbor seals (with babies), and cormorants, herons, and terns. The sand dunes were a big hit and gave the kids a chance to get out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the first time we have taken a guided tour in kayaks. Our guide, Paul was very informative and geared the trip to our abilities. We lucked out in that we were the only people on the tour so it was very personalized. Paul pulled out all the stops by providing much more than the advertised "cheese and crackers"... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is our second year taking a kayak tour with Central Coast outdoors. Last year we did the shorter trip in Morro Bay, this year we did the half day tour. Our guide was Virginia and she was great--very friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about all the wildlife in the bay. Our kids are 9 and 7 this year so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Both John and Virginia were extremely helpful. I did a 3-day self guided bike tour down the Big Sur coastline. They provided accurate turn by turn directions, as well as suggestion for restaurants and sights to stop at along the way. It was also great that they picked up my luggage and dropped it back off to me at the... More 

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