Welcome to Dana Point – Orange County, the most romantic spot in California! After a private 1.5 hour ride from your LA location of choice, we’ll arrive at Dana Point where 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.
At the conclusion of our tour, your private driver will take you back to your accommodation in Los Angeles.
Please note that this is an active tour and the distance covered on foot is approximately about 5 miles (8 kilometers) with approximately 50 yards/ meters elevation gain. The walking is spread out over 6 hours with several breaks. Please also note that it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive between Los Angeles and Orange County.
Inclusions: Private transportation from Los Angeles to Orange County and back, an English-speaking guide, coffee and a pastry, lunch worth $15 including a drink, kayak rental, Entrance to the 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.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your preferred LA location for pick up. Please check your pick up address details are correct on the 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.
Please note that it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive between Los Angeles and Orange County. While the tour itself will last 6 hours, 2 hours have been added to the beginning and end of this full-day itinerary to include travel time between the 2 counties. The tour starts at 8:30am but we will leave LA at 6:15am; Tour ends at 2:30pm but we will arrive in LA at approximately 4:30pm. Please also note that Southern California traffic can be unpredictable at times!
Child Policy: No children allowed: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour due to the sea-kayaking activity