Kayak Tour of Crystal Cove
Description: Come paddle this gorgeous stretch of pristine coastline with REI and Crystal Cove Alliance, the nonprofit partner of Crystal Cove State Park. On this scenic ocean trip you will experience sunny coves, craggy headlands, views of Catalina Island and forests of giant kelp teeming with sea life. You will have the chance to see dolphins, seals, pelicans and several other marine animals. While at sea, you'll take part in studies to monitor kelp and water quality as you discover how Marine Protected Areas are helping to ensure the continued health of our offshore ecosystems. We will launch tandem sit-on-top kayaks from El Moro beach through small surf and then paddle at a relaxed pace and learn more about this ecosystem and what we can do to protect it. This trip is appropriate for ages 12 and up (Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating responsible adult). Previous Kayak experience preferred - Try a Learn to Kayak class first.
Skills you'll learn:
- Have a fun kayak experience in a beautiful place
- Learn about the local ecosystem and marine life
- Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
- Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and stroke techniques
- Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Kayak Tour of Crystal Cove Information
KAYAK TOUR OF CRYSTAL COVE
- Class Details
- Gear List
Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
|3/16/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT||
Non Member: $90.00
Spots left: 7
|4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT||
Non Member: $90.00
Spots left: 9
Kayak Tour of Crystal Cove Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Lip Balm/Protection
- Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
- 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
- Appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions - Moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you warm and/or dry.
- Hat/ Sun protection - An item to help protect your face and neck from sunburn.
- Energy Snacks
- Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
- Change of clothes - A change of clothes to leave in your car and put on after the event.
Gear provided by REI:
- Sit-On-Top Kayak
- Dry Bag
- Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
- Group First Aid Kit