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Kayaking Morro Bay

Kayaking Morro Bay Highlights
  • $65 per person

  • $85 per person with lunch

  • Kayak rental

  • Instruction

  • Guide

  • Snacks

  • Water

  • Youth Discounts

  • Meet at Morro Bay

 

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Description

This classic half day kayaking tour of Morro Bay is our most popular trip, and with good reason! After you drive along the coast to Morro Bay and the meeting point your tour begins. An easy morning of paddling takes in a heron rookery, the bird haven of Grassy Island, as well as chances to see otters and seals. After taking all this wildlife in, we beach our kayaks on a secluded part of the outer sandspit for a fun dunes hike to a hidden Chumash shell midden. A short walk past the midden, we come to the Pacific Ocean and unparalleled views up and down miles of secluded beach.

Back on the bay side of the dunes, you'll either return to your kayak for the short paddle back to the kayak docks or linger a while longer for a gourmet picnic lunch including complimentary wines from Vina Robles and locally brewed beers. The picnic lunch is highly recommended and the perfect way to round out one of the best outdoors experiences on the entire California coast. This trip is designed with beginners and family groups in mind and includes basic paddle and safety instruction at the start of the tour. Total paddling time is about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Questions

Do I need to have prior kayaking experience?

Absolutely not! Our kayak tours and kayak trips on Morro Bay are designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced kayakers. In fact, about half of our participants have never even kayaked before!

What kind of kayaks do you use?

We use traditional "sit inside" kayaks. These tend to be drier, more comfortable and perform better on the relatively flat water of Morro Bay than "sit on top" kayaks. We offer single or double kayaks, depending on your preference.
 

Do I need special gear?

No. Although you will get a little wet, wetsuits or other special gear are not required. Our recommendations:

1. Wear footwear that can get wet and muddy.
2. Avoid blue jean long pants or cotton sweat pants. These can soak and hold water, making you wet and cold. Wear shorts or lightweight long pants.
3. Bring a jacket - a windbreaker or waterproof jacket is best.

What time of year is best?

Morro Bay is a great year round kayaking destination. The weather is mild all year. April through October is virtually rain free. In winter, there is a possibility of rain, but the rain tends to be infrequent and storms are often separated by days or weeks of clear weather. Winter is also the best time to see the incredible diversity of migrating birds that call Morro Bay home for that part of the year.

The Tour Company

Central Coast Outdoors was started in 2003 by John and Virginia Flaherty, the current owners. Both John and Virginia have extensive backgrounds in guiding outdoors trips all over the world for other outdoor touring companies and decided it was high time to hang out their own shingle, stick closer to home and show people the wonders of California's Central Coast. For details of other hikes and information on Central Coast Outdoors click here.

 

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