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Moonlight Kayaking & Picnic

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Moonlight Kayaking & Picnic

Has anyone done this? It sounds enchanted:


Kayak under a shimmering full moon with expert guide, Danny Hough. The evening begins with a gourmet picnic, then sets out into the pink layers of a setting sun over the glassy waters of the Balboa Back Bay in Newport Beach. It's an easy paddle, even for first-timers, and passes through a magnificent bird estuary, over Amsterdam-like canals lined with the quaint and stunning homes on Balboa's Islands. The area's wild life and sites can include birds, sea lions, dolphins and more. If you're lucky Danny may extend the evening by stopping for hot chocolate or frozen banana on the island. You'll then paddle back under tranquil golden moonlit waters. Weak/concerned/younger groups of paddlers go out on the larger, even more steady, Hawaiian outrigger canoes.

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• $45 with gourmet picnic / arrive at 6:30PM

• $35 without picnic / 7PM arrival

Kayaks launch promptly at 7:30 ARRIVE Early to get your life jacket, glow stick & review of how to paddle most efficiently.

Ages 8+ (there's even been an 80-year old previously), and all levels are welcome. However, if you have a medical condition or walking up a flight of stairs makes you short of breath, this is not for you.

FYI: Even on COLD winter evenings, it is WARM once you're on the water.

What to wear:

• Hat

• Cropped leggings or longer surf shorts (***your knees may get dripped on)

• T-shirt, or an athletic wicking/poly-T

• Windbreaker or LIGHT jacket

• Flip-flops or any shoe that can get dripped on is appropriate

• Small dry bag (if you have one)

• Cash for gratuity, hot chocolate etc.

• Headlamp (if you have one)

• An ENTIRE set of dry clothes & shoes to change into after (underwear, shoes -- everything)

**Even on EXTREMELY cold evenings, most paddlers end up too warm if they wear too much. Dress in layers. There are showers and lockers for changing after.

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1. Re: Moonlight Kayaking & Picnic

Yes, I have done that trip. It was very nice. We ended up in the outrigger canoe because the kayaks were all booked up. Turned out to be fine in the outrigger canoe, it was easier and I didn't get wet. There was a guide with the kayaks and another with the outrigger canoe. We did not do the picnic. I would recommend the trip.

Edited: 8:32 pm, June 22, 2011
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