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Address: W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number: 800-717-5225
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We were thinking of backing out that morning as it was cold and miserable. However, we thought we better go as we have asked Cubby to save us a spot. We are so glad that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were thinking of backing out that morning as it was cold and miserable. However, we thought we better go as we have asked Cubby to save us a spot. We are so glad that we did. We went for the San Simeon Cove trip. They provided everything. He even lent us their spare waterproof camera. We saw otters and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience and tour. Cubby (the owner and our guide) was swift to reply to my enquiry and our tour was arranged on less than 24 hours notice. The equipment was of a good standard and we felt safe at all times. The real highlight was the tour itself. It is clear that Cubby loves the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Being a novice I was concerned about my first kayak trip but Cubby made it a great experience. He patiently explained the pros and cons of equipment available and made sure we were comfortable with each phase of the trip. Though grouped with intermediate kayakers I never felt we were holding anyone back. Cubby is very knowledgable about the area... More 

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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First of all, kudos to Cubby. He is incredible. We rented 3 kayaks (and a wet suit - for 'riding the waves' later in the day). The 2-person kayaks were incredibly comfortable; and, we were very well-fitted with life jackets. We had a glass-like ocean and saw an extraordinary variety of marine life: kelp beds, starfish, harbor seals, sea otters,... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Mostly the same 5 star review as others. Cubby is awesome and the cove is lovely. There is no guarantee of wild life, but we did see a male sea otter and seals on the beach. We were lucky that the tide was low and sea calm so we could go into some of the caves with the kayaks --... More 

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Cambria, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What FUN. Cubby will help anyway he can to make your Kayak Trip fun. Beautiful area to explore and a great way to do it. Never know what you will see.

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Redlands, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We loved our kayak trip to the sea caves! The staff was friendly, energetic and helpful and got us launched into the ocean without capsizing! I highly recommend this experience for all families! It is affordable fun and the sea caves are close, so it is not overly strenuous. Perfect, beautiful day and balanced out our Hearst Castle tour with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This was the first time my husband and I had ever thought about kayaking on the ocean. When we arrived they were so kind! Before going out on the ocean, he made sure we knew what we were doing and what to do. Once in the cove, it was breath taking. The seals following us around, the pelicans diving into... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was the first time my wife and I have ever been ocean kayaking. Cubby, owner and guide, was so helpful, knowledgeable, and all around great guy. He made our three hour trip fun and full of adventure. He was able to point out sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, many aquatic creatures of the kelp forests, and creatures of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were a large group (8) and did the San Simeon Cove Tour. For $50 each it's a deal! Fun time on the water: whale sting, up close with otters, history lesson, chance to kayak into a cave and a great work out. It is a must do! Cubby, Billy and Bobby our guides were wonderful. Cubby provided a ton... More 

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