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Venture Quest Day Kayaking

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#2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-427-2267
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We went on a really awesome kayak trip with our fantastic guide Heidi! She was a lot of fun, knew... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Ma R
via mobile

What an experience!! We had the chance to meet Dave for kayaking with whales in Moss Landing. We... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Tampa, Florida
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“sea otters” (12 reviews)
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#2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-427-2267

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We went on a really awesome kayak trip with our fantastic guide Heidi! She was a lot of fun, knew so much about the ocean and its residents and the whole environment and guided us to places where we could see several sea otters, seals,...More

Thank Ma R
Reviewed August 19, 2017

What an experience!! We had the chance to meet Dave for kayaking with whales in Moss Landing. We firstly were a little bit afraid about kayaking in the ocean but really this is a moment to experience!! I think we cannot get a better guide...More

Thank StBarts10
Reviewed June 26, 2017

My wife and I did the Whale Tour with Dave from Moss Landing. We began about 20 minutes earlier because he was concerned with the wind. Dave was great at giving directions for the kayak and what we may experience once we were out in...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is so easy to do! We have tried kayaking out of the Santa Cruz Harbor, but it is a stretch getting out and then your time is limited. Access from the Wharf allows you to head right toward the kelp areas with otters, seals...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had an experience we will never forget! We signed up for the whales at moss landing and otters at Elkhorn Slough tour, but spent so much time with the whales we didn't get to the Slough. Barb headed out first to scout the area...More

Thank pmeyer4
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We went on a 2.5 hour guiding nature kayak from Santa Cruz wharf. Our guide, Arthur, was really knowledgeable, with a degree in oceanology, and clearly loved all the nature in the bay. He took time to show us everything in the bay, from the...More

Thank MaxandJane50
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

My daughters and I went kayak whale watching this morning with Venture Quest and our guides Dave and Stewart. It was a cold, rainy morning but that didn't stop us from having a great paddle out around the coast near Davenport. The views of that...More

Thank JDChab
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Dave, the owner is Professional, safe and just daring enough to keep trips interesting. Try going on a trip with him out of Moss Landing. Awesome wildlife and wonderful staff. I Love kayaking with Venture Quest.

Thank Martimariette44
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We saw many kinds of sea life and Dave told us about each animal. You can tell that he's been doing these tours for a couple decades because he is very knowledgeable and professional. We had so much fun out there and he made sure...More

1  Thank welchja
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Saw sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, dolphins and harbor porpoises. Had a great trip!! Georgia our guide was very informative and fun to tour with! Great experience with our kids (10 and 7).

2  Thank swemnk
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January 13, 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I went on the Kayak trip in the fall and I imagine it would be similar to a March/April trip. It's generally pretty cool in the bay and cloudy. We were comfortable in shorts/swimsuits that can get wet and a t-shirt... More