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Central Coast Outdoors

Address: 10 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805.528.1080
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Owner description: From the trails and crashing surf of Big Sur to the quiet country roads winding between exclusive...
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Owner description: 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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

John Flaherty has been a kayaking and biking guide since the 1980s. It shows. His tour out of Morro Bay was first rate, not only did we learn a lot about the local nature, we got to see harbor seals, a few sea otters and many sea birds. The whole time we felt safe and well taken care of. If... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a fantastic ride with Central Coast Outdoors. Our bike trip started at the Ragged Point in and took us along a 20mi coastal journey past elephant seals, the hearst castle, and beautiful scenery to our destination at moon stone beach where a delicious picnic lunch was waiting for us. Our guide not only was there to provide bike... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked a Valentine's Day 1/2 Pacific Coast Highway bike tour and it was fantastic. Virginia picked us up at our hotel and transported us to our starting point at Ragged Point. She was very pleasant and informative about the trip and area. It was great that it was a private tour so we could go at our own pace.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My partner and I did the sunset kayak trip on Morro Bay this past weekend. and it was a great experience. John, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the local wildlife and the history of Morro Bay. Enjoying a beer with some gourmet cheese and fruit on the dunes with the sun setting behind us, and watching birds on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stumbled upon these guys on the Internet whilst looking for some kind of solo cycling adventure, and ended up booking a 6 day self guided solo trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. The ride itself and coastline is amazing, although would be a challenging ride if you're not a fit cyclist. From the moment I contacted John by... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family had a great morning kayak/dune hike on Morro Bay with our guide Morgan! Our kids (10 and 7) loved the time on the water and in the sand dunes, despite some chillier than normal temperatures. If you enjoy a paddle on open water in the California sunshine in the company of harbor seals and a wide variety of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We're repeat offenders for Central Outdoors' Big Sur Ecotour. John is arguably the most genuinely enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide we've ever had. Nobody gets quite as excited about a whale or a condor as this guy and it's doubly impressive considering he probably sees the same stuff every day of his life. My girlfriend and I had done this tour... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Every once in a while I want to give a company a 10 star rating. Central Coast Outdoors deserves it. Phenomenal, breathtaking, thoughtful, organized, easy, fun, sublime are just a few adjectives to describe the day. Virginia was a remarkable guide and Central Coast Outdoors was a pleasure to deal with. Great service from start to finish. If you even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I rode bikes provided by Central Coast Outdoors from Ragged Point to Moonstone Beach in late October. Virginia was our guide and she took care of everything from getting us to Ragged Point, providing the proper equipment and preparing a wonderful picnic lunch (with a great bottle of wine) at the state park in Moonstone Beach. The... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our group of 6 ranged in age from 11-65, yet guide Dave's knowledge and explanation of the Morro Bay Estuary, pelican barge, sea otters, harbor seals haul-out, heron and cormorant rookery, tides, channels, Chumash middens, etc..... appealed to each of us! The clincher was yakking across to the Sand Spit, jumping off sand dunes (younger ones), and watching a pair... More 

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