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Address: W. R. Hearst State Memorial Beach, San Simeon, CA 93452
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+1 800-717-5225
09:00 - 17:00
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Cubby was great guide. Many animals, cave, Commando!! All equipment provided. One of highlights of our trip. Thanks for photos :)

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pilsen, Czech Republic
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cubby was great guide. Many animals, cave, Commando!! All equipment provided. One of highlights of our trip. Thanks for photos :)

Thank roteo74
Sanger, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a highlight of our weekend getaway. Cubby, our guide and owner is exceptional! So friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife, area history and kayaking in general. Highly recommended!

Thank Jennie W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this business! The owner is not in it for the money.he is there because he cares about the marine life and he loves playing on the water. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He will loan you a camera or a hat or a pair of sunglasses for free! He just wants you to enjoy the... More 

2 Thank Michele A
Hermosa Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Our department offsite kicked off with a Kayak tour in San Simeon and our group of 15 could not have had a better time. Cubbie, Billy and Garrett were absolutely incredible. They shared a ton of knowledge and made everyone feel comfortable. We were able to see otters, seals, and tour a cave that was full of wildlife. Parking was... More 

1 Thank sarahmusgrove
Huntersville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

10am tour, a bit fogged in, which according to Cubby, our guide, is perfect weather. Fog lifted later. Two out of our group of four had never kayaked and were fine. So nice out on the water, wildlife sittings, otter, egrets, harbor seals. I would not miss doing this.

1 Thank Vin0Vin0
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a great kayaking tour with Cubby the other day. The cove is beautiful and we lucked out with lovely weather and some cool sea life sightings (sea otter, lots of seals, dolphins, birds). Cubby decked us out in some cool gear and we really enjoyed learning about the cove, the sea life, the area's history ... and where... More 

Thank Melissa M
Chevy Chase, MD
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our family of 6 - two parents plus 4 kids ages 10-14 - had a great day kayaking with Cubby and his team in San Simeon. Cubby is cheerful and extremely knowledgable and clearly thoroughly enjoys introducing travelers to the sport and ocean he loves. Highly reccomend!!!!

1 Thank Mom4XChevyChase
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94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We took the 10am kayak tour and Cubby, the tour guide, was an amazing. He is so knowledgeable!! We saw lots of wildlife: sea lions, an otter, snowy egret, blue heron, snails, cormorants... Cubby will loan you a waterproof camera and then he sends you the pictures via email in a couple days. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this activity. We will... More 

4 Thank zoofamily
Antioch, Illinois
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visiting family on Central Coast, we have done just about everything over the years and decided kayaking would be fun and different. What a great choice. We met the outfitters and equipment was provided. (If you use a 3/4 wet suit, put sunblock on your shins) Cubby will set you up, take you out to the kelp beds and give... More 

1 Thank denniss529
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Cubby runs this amazing little operation. He is very knowledgeable about the ecosystem of the area. We saw otters, harbor seals, sea lions and many types of birds. The tours are super safe and fun. Great value and highly recommended. (And Cubby knows tones about cycling and running trails in the area) THANK YOU!

Thank Stagger L

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