We called and booked onto the kayak tour with Bill, after reading all the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor - and I am so glad we did! As the kayak tour is definitely a highlight of our trip up the Pacific Coast Highway so far.
Bill was very friendly and helpful on the phone when I spoke to him, and even more so when we met him in person. The Surf Shop is very accessible and easy to get to straight off the highway. You can pay by cash or credit card - $70 each. We had a chat with Bill and he kitted us up with our wet suits and booties - a tight fit! lol Then Corey drove us 5mins to the beach and carried our kayaks down the steps to the water for us. We put on life jackets and helmets, were given brief instructions and away we went!
Our time out on the water was breath taking - we were up close and personal to all kinds of sea life including many many sea otters - we even saw a baby riding on it's mother's back :-) We paddled in and out of many smalls caves and tight cracks - great fun! It was low tide and not at all windy so we were very lucky.
The kayaks were in excellent condition and we felt entirely safe with our excellent guide Corey - who we cannot thank enough! He took awesome photos of us and our route through the caves and sealife we saw enroute, which Bill gave to us on our return on a free CD - bonus! We did take our own cameras but we were so busy concentrating on paddling we forgot to take any! lol
The quirky surf shop is definitely worth a look around and maybe pick up a souvenir or two, but the kayak tours are a MUST! Allow approx 2 hours from start to finish. Bill recommended the 7am tour as it is less windy, which was certainly perfect for us :-) And we were back in car by about 9.15am.
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