Join us as we kayak the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary off Santa Cruz! We will learn some paddling skills, observe wildlife and have a great day out. Our tour will take us through thick kelp beds and we will stop and look at these amazing marine plants. As we anchor in the kelp, we will look for some of the many sea otters that live off Lighthouse Point. Because of the large number of surfers in this area, the otters here are relaxed and easy to see. Other animals we will see include California sea lions, harbor seals, and a variety of marine birds. Weather permitting, we will pull ashore through the low surf and eat lunch on the beach!
We will be using stable, double sea kayaks equipped with rudders and comfortable seat backs. Single kayaks may be available for participants that have taken prior classes. Students 12+ may sign up with a guardian. If you have any questions, please email Greg Meyer: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 831-345-1973. Light rain will not cancel trips. A trip Information sheet including directions and what to bring will be printed on your receipt. A Kayak Equipment materials fee of $50 per person for boat rental, safety equipment and paddling gear is payable to Greg Meyer, cash or check, on the day of the trip.
Instructor: Greg Meyer has been a professional naturalist since 1985 and has visited all seven continents. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Studies and teaches Outdoor Education courses at California State University Monterey Bay. His expertise and humor will ensure that you have an interesting and informative day out in the wilds of California! Visit Greg at www.ge-trips.com