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Address: W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number: 800-717-5225
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Kayak tour on the beautiful Central Coast~!

My husband and I took our college age boys on this kayak tour while they were home this summer. None of us had kayaked before and were a little nervous about what to expect, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our college age boys on this kayak tour while they were home this summer. None of us had kayaked before and were a little nervous about what to expect, but the owner/guide, Cubbie made us feel very comfortable. As part of the guided tour we were fitted with wet suits, given the "how to" instructions,... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide !highly recommended ! Cubby was the tour leader and was fantastic as a guide and advocate for the bay.

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Somers, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a great time! My husband, and our two teenagers went out on this tour. It was our first time kayaking. Cubby was an excellent guide. We saw several humpback whales, an otter and several seals. He was very knowledgeable about the area. We keyaked into a couple of caves. Would highly recommend!

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The tour started with basic kayak instructions and the nice instructors helped us through the surf - great! Saw a lot of wildlife. At one moment there were humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and terns - at the same time! This tour was just a great way of spending 3 hours in San Simeon.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took an early morning kayaking tour, starting at 7 am, since the 10 am tour was already full. The water was smooth as glass, since there was no wind at this time of the morning. Lots of wildlife activity on the water. Cubby, our guide and the owner, is incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area. We learned... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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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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