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Address: W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number: 800-717-5225
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Cubby runs this amazing little operation. He is very knowledgeable about the ecosystem of the area. We saw otters, harbor seals, sea lions and many types of birds. The tours are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stagger L
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cubby runs this amazing little operation. He is very knowledgeable about the ecosystem of the area. We saw otters, harbor seals, sea lions and many types of birds. The tours are super safe and fun. Great value and highly recommended. (And Cubby knows tones about cycling and running trails in the area) THANK YOU!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Thank you thank you Cubby and Eric !! After 20 days touring the coast and Yosemite I can honestly say this was definitely a highlight. Your enthusiasm and clear dedication to the environment where we kayaked shone through. We had a fantastic experience and as first time 'older' paddlers we had a great morning. Thank you

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Cubby was the best guide you could ask for. Knowledgable, fun, and so jazzed to share everything about the nature of the cove. It was quite a deal to have *everything* included. "Everything" means even a waterproof camera that he lends you, downloads the photos from, and emails you after. Just show up!

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My boyfriend booked a tour for us over the phone a few weeks in advance after I found it through TripAdvisor. We have both kayaked once before but not on the ocean. I don't know how to swim and I am lightweight so it was scary for me as the waves could be strong but still a great experience and... More 

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

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 via mobile

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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4 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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