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Address: #2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831-427-2267
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By far the best tour in California; highly recommended. We did the Elkhorn Slough / whale tour. What an experience. Whales ... hundreds .. And one that jumped over my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

By far the best tour in California; highly recommended. We did the Elkhorn Slough / whale tour. What an experience. Whales ... hundreds .. And one that jumped over my kayak.. Dave was kidding ... then it happened ... We are experienced kayakers so may have gone a little further than normal ? I do think experience is needed on... More 

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My kids and I (17, 23 and 25) had never kayaked, so I looked online and contacted Dave with Venture Quest. We left out of Moss Landing. He met us there (right on time), and did a great job explaining how to kayak and what we would be doing. He got us all set up and we went about 2... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on a whale watching tour on 8/29 and had a blast! We saw about 20 different whales among other wildlife at sea (including otters & seals). Dave was a great guide--very knowledgeable & experienced. Touring the Elkhorn Slough after sea kayaking was fantastic too, I'd highly recommend doing your kayaking tour with Venture Quest!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My teenage daughters both went on a guided kayak trip with Kevin and had a great time. Plenty of time was spent explaining how the kayaks work and how paddle, etc. Once all the kayaks in the group were in the water, they got more than the two hours of time that they expected. It was a great day and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just got back from a fun short trip to Santa Cruz, CA. A highlight was renting a kayak from Oliver and Kevin at Venture Quest Kayaking right on the famous Santa Cruz wharf. I had never kayaked in the ocean - only in lakes and rivers. Thanks to the Venture Quest Kayaking experts tips and top rate equipment - it... More 

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Manlius, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time with this company yesterday, Spent about 2 hrs in kayaks around the Santa Cruz warf . Kevin, our Irish guide, was amazing. We got to see sea lions basking on the platform beneath the warf itself while we were in the water. Then while in the kelp beds we saw sea otters, harbor seals, and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We did this on a Groupon, but it is certainly worth the full price. Excellent equipment, instruction and location for kayaking. Our guide, Kristen was well versed in all the marine life, seals, sea lions, otters, birds. And there were hundreds all around us. Will definitely come back again.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

You can come as you are on a whim. They have waterproof clothes you put over your clothes and booties. You launch from out on the pier so no waves or surf landing. Nice tour with knowledgable guides. Saw so much wildlife and can watch the surfers from their level. Ask for Bill. He made us feel safe.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

What an experience. Arrived at the location met by friendly professional staff. Kitted out with good quality equipment and briefed on safety and wildlife rules and regulations by our tour guide Nicole .Launch from pier requires some agility as when low tide you have to climb down several feet on ladder into kayak. This was not a problem as Nicole... More 

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Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We booked the Caves tour via email then switched to Elkhorn Slough and are happy we did, There were two groups of 5 and they had two guides. We saw seals, otters, sea lions, dolphins and many birds. We even tried following a whale boat to see whales but it was too far out. The tour was great for the... More 

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Address: #2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831-427-2267
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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