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Point Reyes Outdoors

Address: 11401 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Phone Number: 415 663-8192
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Owner description: Point Reyes Outdoors is a sea kayaking, hiking and biking outfitter that provides naturalist led...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Point Reyes Outdoors is a sea kayaking, hiking and biking outfitter that provides naturalist led tours and rentals in Point Reyes National Seashore. Enjoy fun filled wilderness adventures, kayaking on Tomales Bay and Drakes Estero, wildflower & marine mammal hikes, beach picnics, kayaking instruction, kayak camping with family or friends, bike tours and rentals. Dedicated to environmental stewardship it is our goal to provide the finest wilderness experiences with the least impact possible.
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bioluminescence in the water; beautiful night sky; bugling Tule elk in the distance. (Apparently September and October are the best time of year for this.) The guides were first rate. Could use better advance information about what to bring/wear. The skirt (sealed around the kayak opening) and shirt kept us quite dry and warm, although that may have been because... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

White Gulch Tule Elk group kayak trip was great fun. Knowledgeable and personable guide, good local cheeses for the snack. Only double kayaks on our trip, however. Sneaky expensive, though. $85 pp plus $5 parking. When booking the agent quite pointedly indicates that you are expected to tip the guide "as you would in a restaurant." Guess that means they... More 

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Waco, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

On one level, my experience with Point Reyes Outdoors was disappointing but on another it was great. A friend and I booked the bioluminescence kayak trip on Tomales Bay, but we were unable to stay long enough to see the bioluminescence. The Bay was choppy and the wind strong. Our guide chose to take us back early and refund a... More 

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Concord, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Expert guides led us on an easy trip along the shores of the estuary. We saw great views, lots of wildlife, and young harbor seals cavorted around our kayaks. It was relaxing, invigorating and educational as our guides were very knowledgeable about wildlife, conservation and habitat. Great way to spend the day!

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Redwood City, California
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62 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We really like this entire area. Good places to cycle or kayak. Islands covered in trees, nice beaches to stroll on. Camping and hiking trails are everywhere. Places abound to grab a bite to eat or purchase picnic items and wineries and cheese shops on the way to grab what you want to snack on. The drive through the farmlands... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My mother and I did the half day Tomales Bay kayak tour. Since it was early in the season, there was only one other couple with us. Our guide Grant was very patient with my mom who has never kayked before. The sea kayaks used were in used but good condition and felt very stable. The bay itself is beautiful,... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went on the Bioluminescence Tour and it was spectacular. After it got dark, every time I moved my paddle in the water something wonderful happened, the water glowed or the kelp sparkled. Fish swam under the boat and left streaks of light like an underwater meteor. Our guides were great: friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The only downside was,... More 

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SF bay area
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13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A multi-generational group of us (11 total) did the bioluminescent tour in July with guides Sarah and Bessie. Sarah has a marine biology degree, so she was very well informed. The first half of the trip is dusk, when you learn how to best manage the kayak and get to see some wildlife. Then you can enjoy the scenery on... More 

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Just went on the Tomales bay tour this morning with the husband and kids. We have a great time all around. It was so peaceful and quite out on the bay. The two guides were personable, fun, engaging and very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and the history of the area. The pace was slow and comfortable, we stopped at points... More 

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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was my first tour with Point Reyes Outdoors, but I wanted to see Tomales Bay light up at night with microscopic dinoflagellates. It was a perfect evening with the bay calm, millions of stars and, when the water was disturbed by your paddle/hand/kayak, it glowed like hundreds of fireflies lighting up or diamonds sparkling in the sunlight - indescribably... More 

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