Jump into a sea kayak and join a local guide to explore Dana Point, then shift gears and get ready for a scenic hike to Dana Point Headlands.
- Discover Dana Point, the most romantic spot in California.
- Sea kayak through the historical harbor into the Pacific Ocean while hearing all about tall ships and pirate tales!
- Visit the Ocean Institute and learn about California’s diverse marine life.
- Hike the Dana Point Headlands for spectacular views overlooking the Pacific.
- Enjoy a locally brewed coffee and pastry and then lunch in the harbor at our favorite local haunt.
- Adults Ages 12+
Dana Point Harbor Kayak Tour
Uncover the secrets of beautiful Dana Point as you sea kayak your way through the harbour before floating back to town to enjoy a delicious lunch.
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 for some truly spectacular views.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee and a pastry, lunch worth $15 including a drink, kayak rental, entrance fee to Ocean Institute.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 6 hours
- Meeting point: Dana Point Lantern District Sign, 24292 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629. View on Google Maps.
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- Starting time: 8.30 AM
- Ending point: Dana Point Lantern District Sign, 24292 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629. View on Google Maps.
Welcome to Dana Point – Orange County, the most romantic spot in California! Our tour begins with a coffee and a pastry in the arts district.
First up, we take a quick meander up to the historical Bluff Top Trail for a bird’s-eye view of the harbor and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
Then we’re off to pick up our kayaking gear! Your professional and experienced guide will assist you in getting familiar with your kayak and there will also be an opportunity to change clothes before we get out on the water.
We take a jaunt around the harbour and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point.
After a spot of beach lounging, we then head back to hand over our kayaks and grab a bite to eat by the harbour at one of our favourite spots, which offers a wide variety of bagels, sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
After lunch, we take a walk over to the Ocean Institute to learn more about local maritime life. The Institute is an education center and maintains two tall ships, the Pilgrim and the Spirit of Dana Point, for your viewing pleasure.
We then make our way up the Headlands and hike the trails that overlook the Pacific, reaching the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, where you’ll discover more fascinating facts about our local wildlife.
After a brief visit to the beach, we shall make our way back to the starting point. There will be restrooms along the way on the tour and we strongly recommend that you bring a water bottle to refill and some comfortable walking shoes.
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else there is to see and do during your stay in Orange County.
Please note that this is an active tour and the distance covered on foot is approximately walking distance is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) with approximately 50 yards elevation gain. The walking is spread out over 6 hours with several breaks.
Dress standard: Comfortable walking shoes and outdoor clothing, swimming clothes for the sea-kayaking activity.
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: There is an opportunity to change clothes before the sea kayaking tour. There will be restrooms along the way, but please bring a water bottle to refill and comfortable walking shoes. You can safely leave your personal belongings at the kayak rental location while we are out on the water. The guide will give clear instructions on how to enter, use and exit your kayak if you are inexperienced. Please be aware that you might get a bit wet from the water dripping off your paddles while kayaking.
Child Policy: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].