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’ll take a quick meander up to the historical Bluff Top Trail for a birds' 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’ll take a jaunt around the harbour and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point.
After a spot of beach lounging, we’ll 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’ll 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’ll 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/ meters elevation gain. The walking is spread out over 6 hours with several breaks.
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.
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 chance 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 pedals while kayaking
Child Policy: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.