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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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My wife and I did the Whale Tour with Dave from Moss Landing. We began about 20 minutes earlier... read more

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Tim H
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This is so easy to do! We have tried kayaking out of the Santa Cruz Harbor, but it is a stretch... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2016
Santa Cruz, California
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#2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was one of my top sight seeing adventures of my life. We kayaked among giant humpback whales breaching, surfacing, and tail-slapping. Hundreds of dolphins jumped around us as seals and sea otters played. I have never been to a place so alive. We left...More

4  Thank Robert F
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband, myself and our 3 kids booked a guided tour in double kayaks. Our 11-year old was able to ride in a double with our guide, Bill. Bill was extremely knowledgable in all aspects of marine life that we encountered. He knew every species...More

1  Thank Colleen R
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How should we dress for this tour in late March/early April, and is it appropriate for an 11 year old?
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