We arrived at the Salton Sea and went to the Visitor Center/Gift Shop, very nice. We were surprised that they had boat tours of the sea, available near the visitor center . We took the tour and we were truly astounded by all the false information and misconceptions about the sea that are out there. Taking the tour we found out JUST how important the Salton Sea really is. With over 400 bird species making the sea their home as they migrate across North America, the sea is not only beautiful but a necessity.
The sea was originally Lake Cahuilla and was far more immense then it is today. There are active volcanoes at the east end of the sea...how many of you knew that? Did you know Frank Sinatra had a house there, the boat tour will take you right to it...crazy. We were very pleasantly surprised by the sea and all it has to offer. There is so much to do at the sea and surrounding areas you will need more then a day if you really want to enjoy it.
We suggest you take the boat tour which is soon to be a land and sea tour, as these gentlemen know so very much about the history of the area from the time of Lake Cahuilla to the Bradshaw Trail to the Railroad station that now sits at the bottom of the sea, just to mention a few things they will tell you all about. We had a fabulous time and hope you too will see the sea for what it is, the jewel of Coachella Valley.
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