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Address: 2360 Highway 1, North Harbor Launch Ramp, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9642
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Blue Water Ventures provides naturalist-led field trips and adventures for...

Blue Water Ventures provides naturalist-led field trips and adventures for schools, families and friends in California and Central America. Kayaking events designed for women in California, the Caribbean and Florida.

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Swimming with Florida's manatees (One more thing checked off my bucket list)

Returned recently from a one week trip to Florida to snorkel with manatees. Coordinated by Kim Powell of Blue Water Ventures, I could not have been more pleased. We visited 3... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2016
Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Returned recently from a one week trip to Florida to snorkel with manatees. Coordinated by Kim Powell of Blue Water Ventures, I could not have been more pleased. We visited 3 Sisters, plus other areas at Crystal River, and Homosassa River. The manatees were gentle giants who were curious and playful with us. We were not to touch nor inhibit... More 

1 Thank litlalee
Central Oregon, Oregon
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Reviewed February 3, 2016

An amazing interaction with the manatees at Crystal a River and Homosassa in Florida. These gentle giants were as interested in us as we were them. As a diver, interacting with marine animals is not allowed- we only watch. To be able to be inches away from these this docile marine mammals was an exhilarating and humbling experience. No touching... More 

1 Thank jolen6
San Mateo, California, United States
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have been on two kayaking trips with Blue Water Ventures, and they have both been fantastic. Kim, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable about the Bay and its wildlife. She is committed to making sure that everyone has a terrific time, while also respecting the animals. The equipment is in great shape, and the trips are always planned to take... More 

1 Thank Sharon V
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I went on the recent evening / night guided kayak tour on Elkhorn Slough. Despite living in nearby Santa Cruz, we had never kayaked on the Slough; this introduction was amazing. Kim did a great job leading the tour, and showed us wildlife large (sea otters, seals) and small (sand dollars and bioluminescent phytoplankton). The wildlife came... More 

3 Thank santacruzer_95060
Berkeley, CA
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14 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This trip was a rich and thoroughly enjoyable experience, involving camping on the beach (dude camping, with ample comfort and surprisingly tasty meals prepared by the Mexican cooks of our support team), snorkeling with sea lions and reef fish in the Sea of Cortez, kayaking, and chasing after gray whales in their Magdalena Bay hangout on the Pacific side. The... More 

Thank Richard L
Santa Cruz
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thanks Kim for the great trip on the Slough. The moon may have hidden behind the fog and clouds but the wildlife up close and personal made the trip. My daughter and I had a great time and will join you for another trip sometime soon. We live just miles from the Slough and had never seen it from the... More 

Thank bojestss
San Jose, California
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

My friend and I took advantage of a Groupon offer and decided to try our hand at kayaking. She had gone before with them and my first experience was this past summer at Lake Arenal in Costa RIca. I am a school teacher and lead international trips through EFTours and I had always wanted to learn how to kayak. The... More 

1 Thank vnoz
Sausalito, California
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

There is a reason I keep returning to Blue Water Ventures trips lead by owner/naturalist guide Kim Powell. Not only does she run the most amazing outdoor, eco-friendly and wildlife "interactive" adventures, but her passion for sharing her love and knowledge of nature is infectious and unrivaled. I purposely hold vacation time and eagerly await next year's new offerings. If... More 

Thank Jslovis
Scotts Valley, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have been on several kayaking trips with BWV in the Slough and Bay and enjoyed each one. Kim is a wonderful guide and you will see amazing wildlife and learn great information! This is an up-close and memorable way to experience the beautiful Monterey/Santa Cruz area. If you live in this area or are planning a trip, don't miss... More 

Thank Diane A
Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just had an amazing weekend of adventures with Blue Water Ventures - whale watching one day and kayaking the next. I highly recommend this company and its owner, Kim Powell. Well organized, highly knowledgable and clearly loving what she does, Kim makes you feel safe while having a whale of a time!! Everything was clearly laid out before the trip... More 

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