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Kayak Mendocino

Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
+1 707-964-7480
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Darn good trip mostly

Impressed that this outfitter is able to take mostly inexperienced paddling through this tricky... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dayjeffreya
Unique experience!

This is a one-of-a-kind experience for every family member! The guides give you instructions and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bonngirl67
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Sacramento, California
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
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“sea caves” (18 reviews)
“harbor seals” (10 reviews)
“water shoes” (5 reviews)
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Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA
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+1 707-964-7480
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"great guide"
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"hour tour"
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"life vests"
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"a lot of fun"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"craig"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Impressed that this outfitter is able to take mostly inexperienced paddling through this tricky area of the coast without being overbearing or unsafe. I thought a 90 minute trip would be too short but it was a good intro. Fair price for the trip. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one-of-a-kind experience for every family member! The guides give you instructions and make sure you are safe during the ride. Kayaking through the caves was almost surreal, and we even got to commune with the harbor seals. The natural beauty is unparalleled....More

Thank bonngirl67
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my first time kayaking on a ocean. I had great time paddling and occasional small ocean waves hitting kayak from beneath. The guide is very friendly and took nice pictures of us as we left our phones in the car. Totally worth the...More

Thank Ramya V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A worthwhile adventure for families and those who've never ocean kayaked. Everything is well organized and the journey is led by a very experienced guide. You can choose between a double or single kayak so it's easy and safe for parents to share a Kayak...More

Thank worldhiker2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a terrific experience. It is a 2 hour guided kayak tour through a couple small caves and then out to a spot where 15 harbor seals were sunning themselves. The guests appeared to range in age from 7-75 ,were individuals and families, and...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great time! Our guide Stewart made it a great experience with info re to the caves and general geology of the area. Interesting perspective of viewing the coast from the ocean. Good excursion for the novice or experienced paddler. Stewart gave a quick class for...More

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We just showed up a few minutes before a session and had a great time. I would have been nice to spend a little more time inside the caves, but I didn't ask how long we could take either, so maybe just ask if you...More

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting California from Scotland and staying in Mendocino for a week. My husband wanted to do this, given that I have never been in a kayak and I’m terrified of water, this was a huge concession to him! And in the Pacific Ocean too! Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A fun couple of hours kayaking through caves gave an alternate view of the northern Californian coast. If you are experienced, this may seem a little lame but it does give you a chance to see the coast from a different vantage point.

4  Thank DandMRidgefield_CT
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our group consisted of 6 people lead by Craig. He showed us some amazing caves and oceanfront all while teaching us about the local ocean life we were able to see on the trip. There were many seals, sea birds, hawks, and sea urchins. It...More

1  Thank Tejal and Sean R
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