This guided exploration is our most moderate tour and explores the near shore environment along our coast, highlighting the creatures and landscape of the area.
We will paddle between rock outcroppings and kelp forests in search of the abundant sea life that inhabits this area. Otters, seals, and dolphins often visit and live in the area. If conditions are favorable we will even stop along the way to explore and enjoy the incredible tide pools which are home to crabs, sea stars, sea anemone, and urchins.
Weekdays & Weekends @9:00am
All paddling equipment (including wetsuit and booties)
Pictures from your adventure
Minimum age is 10yrs old with an Adult in a tandem
Each person must be able to swim
Reservation & Cancellation Policy
Reservations are required for all Tours and Classes. Full payment is required at the time of booking. If you need to cancel we will issue a full refund up to 7 days before your scheduled reservation. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations LESS THAN 7 DAYS before your booking or for “no shows”. Central Coast Kayaks reserves the right to cancel a Tour or Class based on poor/unsafe weather conditions. In this event, Central Coast Kayaks will contact you as soon as possible and issue a FULL REFUND or offer to RESCHEDULE your booking.
Light rain or heavy fog will not always cancel your booking, as long as conditions remain calm and safe.
The Cave Excursion is enjoyed by novice and seasoned kayakers alike. There are a series of arches, caves, and rock gardens that are only accessible from the water and your kayak is the best vehicle for exploring.
The morning is the ideal time to get on the water, before the wind comes up. Paddling early will maximize your time and experience on the water providing the best conditions and offering better opportunities for viewing wildlife. When booking a tour or rental consider paddling before noon.