Learn all about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point Harbour and pay a visit to the Ocean Institute, then traverse the Headland trails.
- Discover Dana Point, Southern California’s original surf town and the perfect spot for sea kayaking.
- Enjoy sea kayaking in the harbor while hearing all about tall ships and the history of Dana Point.
- Hike at Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area for spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
- Learn about Southern California marine life from your local guide.
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 6-11
- Young Children Ages 5 and under
Hike & Kayak in Dana Point, CA
Jump into a sea kayak and join a local guide to explore Dana Point. Cruise through the calm waters of the harbor, learning about the area’s history along the way.
Then shift gears and get ready for a scenic hike to Dana Point Headlands where you’ll learn more about local marine life, stopping at an ocean lookout point for epic views of the Pacific Ocean. A relaxing beach stroll back the starting point caps off your outdoor adventure.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, kayak rental
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: Pure Watersports 34671 Puerto Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629. View on Google Maps.
- Starting time: 10.00 AM
- Ending point: Pure Watersports 34671 Puerto Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629
Ready to get active on the water? Southern California’s Dana Point is a popular spot for launching kayaks thanks to calm waters that make paddling easy, as well as the abundance of rental shops in the area.
After meeting your guide, get a brief overview of how to safely enjoy your sea kayaking tour. Once we pick up our kayaking gear, we cruise around the harbor and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point.
Upon returning our kayaks, it’s time to switch gears. We embark on a scenic hike over to Dana Point Headlands. Along the way, learn all about the Lantern District, and pass the Ocean Institute to get some insight into local marine life. We pause at an ocean overlook point and end with a stroll on the beach to get back to our starting point.
Dana Point is a beach resort city in Orange County, and the harbor here is the largest pleasure boat harbor in Southern California. The stunning beaches, laid-back local vibe, and the beautiful mountain backdrop make it easy to see why so many people are smitten with the area.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: The kayaking is on a beginner level and mostly in the harbor. Please bring some comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, a water bottle and spare clothes that are fine to get a bit wet. When we are kayaking there might get some water on your clothes from the paddle. There is an opportunity to change at the kayak rental and they allow you to store your personal belongings. You can safely park your car at the Pure Watersports Kayak Rental. After the kayaking, we will hike in the harbor area. If you would like to enjoy lunch in the area, please let us know and your local guide can give you some suggestions.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.