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Venture Quest Day Kayaking

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#2 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was one of my top sight seeing adventures of my life. We kayaked among giant humpback whales breaching, surfacing, and tail-slapping. Hundreds of dolphins jumped around us as seals and sea otters played. I have never been to a place so alive. We left...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2012

It's nice to try something new. Something out of my comfort zone. I shared the double kayak with my bf. We were the only ones for this tour so it's nice to have the one-on-one. Unfortunately, my boyfriend's seat was quite comfortable so he wasn't...More

1  Thank Juju811
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I went on a whale watching paddle with Dave. The kayaks were sturdy and Dave spent time adjusting the interior peddles so that steering was easy for my daughter. We left Moss Cove and headed out into the ocean. Dave pointed out...More

Thank Molson2015
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The boats were clean and well-maintained and the guide was very helpful. We had done this before and did not take a guided trip this time, but we have in the past and found the guides to be very helpful and informative. After less than...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had an amazing time - two adults and two teenagers. You must be reasonably fit as we started in Moss Landing and paddled out for about 2-1/2 or 3 hours. We felt very safe the entire time and the equipment was all in excellent...More

2  Thank Deb L
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Our guide's name was Dave and he is awesome! Part of our family vacation was this kayak tour through Venture Quest - KayakSantaCruz in the ocean out of Moss Landing. The harbor seals were nice to see. The sea otters were sooo adorable. But Holy...More

Thank inspirations
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a really awesome kayak trip with our fantastic guide Heidi! She was a lot of fun, knew so much about the ocean and its residents and the whole environment and guided us to places where we could see several sea otters, seals,...More

Thank Ma R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

What an experience!! We had the chance to meet Dave for kayaking with whales in Moss Landing. We firstly were a little bit afraid about kayaking in the ocean but really this is a moment to experience!! I think we cannot get a better guide...More

Thank StBarts10
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My wife and I did the Whale Tour with Dave from Moss Landing. We began about 20 minutes earlier because he was concerned with the wind. Dave was great at giving directions for the kayak and what we may experience once we were out in...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is so easy to do! We have tried kayaking out of the Santa Cruz Harbor, but it is a stretch getting out and then your time is limited. Access from the Wharf allows you to head right toward the kelp areas with otters, seals...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had an experience we will never forget! We signed up for the whales at moss landing and otters at Elkhorn Slough tour, but spent so much time with the whales we didn't get to the Slough. Barb headed out first to scout the area...More

Thank pmeyer4
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a 2.5 hour guiding nature kayak from Santa Cruz wharf. Our guide, Arthur, was really knowledgeable, with a degree in oceanology, and clearly loved all the nature in the bay. He took time to show us everything in the bay, from the...More

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14 January 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I went on the Kayak trip in the fall and I imagine it would be similar to a March/April trip. It's generally pretty cool in the bay and cloudy. We were comfortable in shorts/swimsuits that can get wet and a t-shirt... More