Explore, Paddle & Discover the Central Coast With Your Family

Discover California’s Central Coast with your family, exploring coastal ecosystems, kayaking with otters and joining naturalists to learn the region’s “wild” story.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20971RJ
5 days
Starts at
1,099 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

Examine tide pools, explore a coastal forest and kayak among otters as you enjoy the pleasures of childhood with your family on a fun-filled adventure on California's Central Coast. With a naturalist leading the way, share hands-on educational opportunities like touching sea stars, limpets, chitons and hermit crabs in their natural habitats, hunting for animal signs in the forest and playing games among the trees.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Hiking, walking up to two miles over mixed trails and paths, some rocky terrain. Kayak in stable ocean kayaks for up to two hours with frequent stops on calm, protected bay; no open ocean. Basic instruction provided. No experience necessary.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Watch from a kayak as harbor seals, otters and birds feed in the rich estuary waters of Morro Bay.
  • Search for the molted fur of an elephant seal along a secluded beach as you watch these incredible animals wrestle in the waves.
  • Meet rehabilitated birds of prey and learn how falconry is used today from a local naturalist.

General Notes

For a comparable intergenerational adventure for just grandparents and grandchildren, check out "Kayaking & Wildlife: Cali’s Central Coast With Your Grandchild" (#19582)!
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Chris Cameron
Chris is the Executive Director of Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California. A naturalist at heart, Chris is a regular workshop leader for the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE). As a consultant, Chris helped establish the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network. This state-wide communication network provides teachers with resources needed to increase the environmental literacy of California students. He has a passion for mentoring staff and is dedicated to developing in students a love for inquiry and nature.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Chris Cameron
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