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Melissa N wrote a review Aug 2019
Glendora, California4 contributions
We had an amazing evening on the Moonlight outrigger excursion. We paddled on the Balboa waters while watching the sun set! Danny our Naturalist and guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience great fun!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Britt M wrote a review Feb 2015
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Danny Huff is a very responsible and knowledgable tour guide! He was beyond friendly and accommodating with my group and even went out of his way to do a last-minute tour for us. The bay was so peaceful and beautiful at night and we saw some adorable sea lions lounging on a boat! My favorite part was getting to stop at Balboa Island for some delicious frozen bananas! This tour is truly a hidden gem and suck a great deal!
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Date of experience: February 2015
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sheila g wrote a review Jul 2014
Irvine, California20 contributions19 helpful votes
Active, engaging, friendly--my family of 5 adults and 4 children--had fun on the outrigger excursion under the tutelage of Danny Hough and Kevin. No moonlight (our choice when we scheduled the trip). We left the beach in the early evening, saw sunset as we pulled onto Balboa, enjoyed the stars & darkness on our return. Separately two youngsters said, "I don't know about everyone else, but I had a super time." No paddling knowledge nor physical strength were needed, just wanting to share a fun evening.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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ChrisBlank_FNS wrote a review Aug 2013
Costa Mesa, California, United States65 contributions34 helpful votes
This is a wonderful way to see Newport Bay from a different perspective. You gather at the Newport Aquatic Center in the Upper Newport Bay. Guide and trip leader Danny Hough gives some basic instruction and safety information, we gather our life jackets, glow lights and paddles and then down to the shore. We have a choice of single and tandem kayaks, all in very good condition. In a matter of minutes we're on the water and heading toward Balboa Island. Fish are jumping out of the water making playful splashes. Sun sets while we're on the water and we paddle on as we wait for the moon to rise. About an hour after we launch we land on a beach near Main Street on Balboa Island. A short walk along the boardwalk and we're munching Balboa Bars and Frozen Bananas. Quintessential summer treats. We meander back to our boats for a 2 mile paddle back to NAC, but taking a different route so we see other views. When we're near home base the entire flotilla stops paddling and just drifts, listening to the sounds of the night and watching the moonlight shimmer on the water. It doesn't get much better than this. Kudos to Danny and his team of volunteers who keep everyone safely moving along.
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Date of experience: August 2013
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marglo6 wrote a review Aug 2013
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My husband and I had a blast! The 3+ hours tour took us to Balboa Island. The stars and moon shown brightly. It was a magical scene on the water. So much fun. A perfect evening! We picnicked at the aquatic center before getting in the kayak. Our paddle tour stopped on the island for coffee and treats and we headed back to the Back Bay Aquatics Center, little flickering lights from each kayak guiding us under a bridge and through the bay lined by beautiful homes, lit like sets in a theatre. .Danny was and informative and responsible guide. This is a must for out of town guests and locals alike.
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Date of experience: August 2013
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