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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
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Fantastic nature viewing experience with our guide, Josh, including many otters, harbor seals in the water and hauled out on the shore, plus an exploration of the sloughs through tidal marsh at high tide, full of...
We had an incredible day out with Jesse at Elkhorn Slough - windy but sunny conditions, amazing wildlife - otters and pups, harbor seals, shorebirds, and a sea lion wrestling a fish!
Katarina was a very skilled and knowledgeable guide as well as a warm and generous host providing a lovely picnic on the dunes at sunset complete with a table spread with fruit, cheeses, crackers and as well as wi...
The itinerary is great –a visit to a wildlife sanctuary where we saw a variety of birds and some harbor seals, a visit to an oyster farm, a paddle across the bay and a hike across the sand dunes to the ocean.
... and the guides did a phenomenal job at accommodating to our varied interests and goals (including more skilled/adventurous cave exploration), and educating us about the Islands' history and flora and fauna.
We came prepared and had an amazing day in the most beautiful surroundings with guides who are knowledgeable about kayaking and the precious ecology of the islands, and also cared about making it fun for us.
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As a native of this area, Josh was an exemplary ambassador, educating us about the trees and forest, conservation efforts, and enthusiastically (re)discovering some of his favorite tree “best friends” (the prodigi...
The "Redwoods by River" included a few fun, small rapids, an informative walk around Stout Grove, a stop at a jumping rock - and miles of pristine, sparkling river through the redwoods.
Margarita Adventures Santa Margarita
The zip lines and scenery are amazing but it's also an informative and entertaining tour that encompasses the Santa Margarita Ranches unique natural habitat, wildlife and history.
Our women's hiking group thoroughly enjoyed the stunning beauty of thousands of acres of a historic ranch of oak trees, vineyards, red-tailed hawks, and deer.
As we ventured out into the bay, Gina shared her knowledge of marine wildlife showing us nudibranch, large starfish, otters, sea lions, seals, dolphins, pelicans and cormorants.
Up close sightings of playful sea otters and curmudgeonly sea lions, lots of pelicans, cormorants, etc., short snack/comfort break with a quick detour up to the old lighthouse with the rope swing over the bay.
He took us through the San Diego Bay, passing all the landmarks including the Midway, the maritime museum, Coronado bridge, and some of the navy’s ships that were in the harbor while listening to soft jazz.
Captain Russ (Ruslan) was very friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and had very great energy!
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The paddle out to the lighthouse took just over an hour, and en route, we saw sea lions, seals, and sea otters in close proximity (and a few more distant dolphins), and it was a peaceful, relaxing paddle, perfect...
The 3-hour kayaking excursion through the Dinosaur Caves was incredible - great guides and we spotted all kinds of wildlife including dolphins, seals, otters and pelicans.
We printed off the maps and trail directions from Santa Barbara County do it yourself rides and rode the Goleta ride (our favorite, beautiful views, also detour to the beach when possible) and Santa Barbara street...
I did the challenging Gibraltar climb which takes you to the ridge on the range to the East of the City and gives incredible views of the valley on the other side and of the Pacific Coast.
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AMAZING! Everything was perfect, we watched the sunset on the lake and paddled up the river to a sandy beach at dusk and watched the stars come out.
At the Boat House, Abba, Briley, Bill, Dan and many more kayak enthusiasts serve as the staff who can set you up with a rental (and some coaching, if needed) for a fabulous morning or afternoon on the lake and Mok...
Spent a great couple of hours kayaking and paddle boarding with this great crew Spent a good time explaining the safety aspects technical tips and routes Equipment hire was brilliant Saw dolphins and seals on the...
Our guide, Luke, was very knowledgeable about the area and local marine life, but was also very laid back and let us set the pace of our adventure as amateur SUP individuals.
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The water was perfect, was safe, the guides were awesome and so informative, the total time we spent out there was perfect, the caves were so cool, sea lions and we could even see the garibaldi fish under water it...
We were able to see the La Jolla coastline and our tour guides Josh and Chuck did a fantastic job pointing out many landmarks and giving us details about the cliffs all the while making sure we were all safe and h...
... friends birthday and will be back again this month you guys are great and so friendly and helpful If you want to spend a great day on the river i highly recommend Rivers Edge You get to see beautiful wildlife too
The river itself is super fun - whether in drought season or more recently with higher waters, we really enjoy the scenic and gentle pace of the Russian River, canoeing with our young kids and stopping for swims a...
Sunshine rafting was a great experience, as it has been in the past, from the convenient parking to the shuttle ride back to the parking lot to the friendly staff that just makes you feel wecome.
It was a long ride it did take us four hours with three people but we stopped and had lunch and stopped and took breaks there are plenty of places to stop along the way my husband loved it
La Vida Laguna Laguna Beach
We've been to Laguna Beach many times and love the place - but a few hours in a kayak floating out on the ocean was the best time ever!! Justin our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable and an all round great guy.
Everything was superb: our guide took charge and got us out in the ocean safely and quickly … his knowledge of both the local Laguna Beach area and of the local wildlife was impressive, and we had a GREAT time.
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This year we planned a day at the Stanislaus River and had a outstanding time for our very first river ride.
We had a great time rafting with River Journey! Their staff was extremely friendly!
... your 10 year to them at one of the summer water camps, or just fancy a bit SUP yoga or sailing instruction, they will teach you correctly and ensure you are comfortable in the water discovering new skills.
MBAC offers wide variety of awesome classes with perfect equipment and very knowledgable, helpful and kind instructors.
Don was our excellent guide for the ride where we visited the Bella, Martorana and Amista vineyards which were all small producers, but really friendly, welcoming and with great wines.
Stellar wineries, a wonderful picnic lunch, and our knowledgeable tour guide, Randy, all made this day truly special.
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An incredibly easy way to rent a kayak, jet ski, sailboat and enjoy the water in the heart San Diego.Efficient friendly staff, that gets you started and it's so fun for any age group !
Equipment is in good conditions and the location is perfect since you can both access the beach part or you can go further out to the bay with sailboats, jet skis, kayaks, etc.
A fantastic trip through the waters, a great tour guide hosting, plenty of great pictures, and souvenirs from the beach along with a few more goodies at the gift shop on return.
Owners were absolutely terrific...fun and easy-going, very knowledgeable, high quality equipment that they keep in good shape, and our kayak trip was a great mix of paddling, sea life (esp otters and dolphins), an...
Rock-n-Water provided a wonderful mix of character-building, physically challenging activities such as canyoneering and river rafting as well as fun, relaxing, down-time activities on campus such as beach volleyba...
... candles from scratch old fashioned campfire with sining, country dancing, heard sermons next to the river, meditation prayer moments during hiking sessions to appreciate Gods blessings, tug off war (parents ar...
Tanya drove us to a perfect selection of wineries, views and a fabulous lunch with Meredith.
We booked a group wine tour but as we were the only couple that day it was a leisurely private tour with an excellent guide Terry.
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The La Jolla sea caves are quickly visited but the paddle to get there is beautiful with great views of the surrounding coast and guides that make the ride fun, cracking jokes and also offering informative comment...
... sea caves with frequent observation and interpretation from our guides of the natural features of the bay and its wildlife, as well as the man-made features, like the fabulously expensive homes that line the bay.
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The weather was gorgeous and ocean was amazing we took our family kayaking n snorkeling and got to see small sharks, sea lions and other marine life up close thanks to Jacob which knew the best spots.
Our guides, Aden and Brandon, were exceptional: very friendly, funny, helpful, and knowledgeable about the animal live in the water, and about the history and geology/geography of the caves.
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We were able to photograph sea otters, sea lions and seals and she identified lots of birds and various sea creatures for us She also gave us a great tip on where to view the elephant seals on our way south.
Can’t recommend this enough - we stayed in the harbour of Monterey Bay and got to see so much wildlife - sea lions, seals, sea otters... a truly incredible afternoon!
Lastly, paddling along the Mendocino coast is an amazing experience and classes with Cate and Jeff are Great Fun!
We were completely new to ocean kayaking but our guide Jeff was a great guide and teacher and helped the whole group through basic maneuvers and principles and within an hour we were all feeling comfortable on the...