Pacific Coast Whale Watching Kayak Tour

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$99 for REI Members

$119 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people

Each November, the Pacific gray whales begin their southern migration from the arctic waters of the Bering Sea on their way to the warm lagoons of Baja, returning north through the month of March. We have the unique chance to witness the grandeur of these endangered creatures as they pass through the waters of Santa Monica Bay. The best way to witness these amazing animals? From the seat of a kayak above these deep and intricate waters. This 4-5 mile paddle is perfect for anyone. We'll bring all the necessary gear and go over kayaking basics before getting started. While there's no guarantee of seeing whales, we'll be accompanied on the water by many more types of sea life, such as sea lions, harbor seals, pelicans & if we're lucky, dolphins! Please note that this environment has rolling water which can lead to motion sickness.

  • Learn basic kayak skills & boat safety along with best practices for wildlife observation
  • Perfect for anyone - no prior kayaking experience required
  • Tandem kayak & all paddling equipment is provided

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Parking Info: - After entering the kiosk, turn right and proceed to the gate. The valet will direct you where to park. - $10 parking for the day.