Your full day tour of the highlights of beautiful Orange County begins at the most romantic spot in California – Dana Point. We’ll kick things off with a coffee and a pastry to stave off any hunger pangs and then, after admiring the views, we’ll pick up your kayaking gear ready for our first activity.
Your professional and experienced guide will assist you in getting familiar with your kayak and there will be an opportunity to change clothes before we get out on the water.
We’ll take a jaunt around the harbor and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point before briefly hitting open waters to land on pretty Doheny Beach.
After a spot of beach lounging, we’ll then head back to hand over our kayaks and grab a bite to eat by the harbor 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.
Then it’s time to soak up some serious surf culture and the next leg of your tour. you’ll need to make your own way over to Pedego Electric Bike Huntington Beach which is approximately 40 minutes away (your guide can advise you how to do this)
Your Surf City experience begins on an electric bicycle for a heady and picturesque ride down the Huntington Beach Bike Trail north to Sunset Beach, with a stop for a few snaps/selfies at Bolsa Chica State Beach. At Sunset Beach we’ll sit and watch skilful locals surf the afternoon waves.
After a picturesque 25 min ride back to town, we’ll return our bikes and walk to the International Surfing Museum. Here we’ll spend some time learning about how surf culture has shaped the state of California and discover some of surfing’s most beloved heroes.
We’ll take a five-minute stroll along Main Street to the oldest brewery in Huntington Beach and one of our favorite watering holes. Here we’ll enjoy a locally brewed beer and a bite to eat as we sit on the outdoor patio overlooking Main Street and the Pacific Ocean.
For our dessert, we’ll gather around a fire pit on the beach and eat S’ores, hot dogs and potato chips while watching the sunset! Can it get more USA than that?! We don’t think so!
Before you go, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go once the sun has gone down and give you some tips on other things to see and during your stay in Orange County.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee and a pastry, lunch worth $15 including a drink, kayak rental, entrance to the Ocean Institute, entrance to the Surf Museum, 1 hour electric bike rental, brewery food sampler and a drink, bonfire with s’mores, hotdogs and potato chips.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, transportation to Huntington Beach Pier for second half of tour, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Comfy and sporty for the hiking and cycling. You’ll also want swimwear for the kayaking. Please bring something warm for when the temperature dips in the evening.
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: Walking distance is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) with approximately 50 yards/ meters elevation gain. The walking is spread out over in 6 hours with several breaks.
If the weather is particularly bad, we will be unable to go ahead with the tour.
Closure of sites: In the unlikely event of the fire pits on the beach not being available, we’ll find an alternative.
Child Policy: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.