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Reviewed 2 days ago

Craig does an amazing job with both never evers and experienced kayakers alike. His instructions are clear which makes for an enjoyable ride through the caves for all. A must do experience when in Mendocino.

Thank Tourist799246
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this trip through several caves and got a close-up view of some seals and sea lions. It's an interesting experience to be inside a cave when a swell rolls through it. Our group size was fairly large, and the caves aren't huge. The...More

Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressed that this outfitter is able to take mostly inexperienced paddling through this tricky area of the coast without being overbearing or unsafe. I thought a 90 minute trip would be too short but it was a good intro. Fair price for the trip. A...More

Thank dayjeffreya
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a one-of-a-kind experience for every family member! The guides give you instructions and make sure you are safe during the ride. Kayaking through the caves was almost surreal, and we even got to commune with the harbor seals. The natural beauty is unparalleled....More

Thank bonngirl67
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is my first time kayaking on a ocean. I had great time paddling and occasional small ocean waves hitting kayak from beneath. The guide is very friendly and took nice pictures of us as we left our phones in the car. Totally worth the...More

Thank Ramya V
Reviewed July 20, 2018

A worthwhile adventure for families and those who've never ocean kayaked. Everything is well organized and the journey is led by a very experienced guide. You can choose between a double or single kayak so it's easy and safe for parents to share a Kayak...More

Thank worldhiker2016
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a terrific experience. It is a 2 hour guided kayak tour through a couple small caves and then out to a spot where 15 harbor seals were sunning themselves. The guests appeared to range in age from 7-75 ,were individuals and families, and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Great time! Our guide Stewart made it a great experience with info re to the caves and general geology of the area. Interesting perspective of viewing the coast from the ocean. Good excursion for the novice or experienced paddler. Stewart gave a quick class for...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We just showed up a few minutes before a session and had a great time. I would have been nice to spend a little more time inside the caves, but I didn't ask how long we could take either, so maybe just ask if you...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Visiting California from Scotland and staying in Mendocino for a week. My husband wanted to do this, given that I have never been in a kayak and I’m terrified of water, this was a huge concession to him! And in the Pacific Ocean too! Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Linda L
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