Sea Kayaking in Santa Cruz, CA

My daughter and I had the privileged of going sea kayaking with Venture Quest Santa Cruz over summer vacation.

Our guide was VERY great with kids and made sure Jolee had an amazing and safe experience.  The owner of the company, Dave is also amazing at getting back to your requests and questions in a reasonable time frame which I GREATLY appreciate.  I have contacted a lot of places that take FOREVER to get back to you . . . if they ever get back to you at all.


We started just off the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and as we walked down onto the deck Jolee spotted a sea-star right away stuck to a wooden plank near where we “board” the kayaks.

From our launching spot we had incredible views of the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park and beach.  It was actually really neat being able to be completely immersed in nature and also have the ability to peek over and see the rides going to simultaneously view a completely “different kind of fun” going on so close, yet so far away.

On our adventure we saw and tasted sea weed, saw MANY seals and sea lions, a sea star as previously mentioned, a quick glimpse of a jelly(fish) and a very cute and playful sea otter.

If you are up for a one of a kind adventure I HIGHLY recommended this tour company and tour.  After your kayak adventure, you can even head over to the amusement park to have some fun on the rides for a while or for a more mellow end to an adventurous day, find a place nearby on the water to grab a quick bite to eat.  The guides are happy to lead you to the best places to eat around!

Check them out!!! —–>  Venture Quest Santa Cruz

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VIDEO COMING SOON!!!!!  Check back in a few weeks for a fun video of our experience! 😀

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