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We are passionate outdoor educators who love teaching and sharing about our marine ecosystems. Our local tours prove it. Please explore our local trips and book one today!

School Tidepooling - Blue Water Ventures

Blue Water Ventures

Blue Water Ventures offers naturalist-led field trips for students and educational adventures for adults. For schools, each field trip is customized to meet the instructional objectives of the teachers we work with. For adult programs, we design vacations that are adventurous and relaxing with an educational component.

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"I love working with Blue Water Ventures on my AP Environmental Science Elkhorn Slough Field Trip! The students love working with Kim and her assistants--even if they never have kayaked, they are comfortable and I am comfortable with the safety instruction and expertise on the trip!  Kim always accommodates my special requests as a teacher and adds in her great stories and observations for the students. Its a great trip!" 

Jane Orbuch
Science Instructor
San Lorenzo Valley High School
"I didn't think it was possible to top Blue Water Ventures  5-star Belize trip -- but Tonga was truly the adventure of a lifetime! From snorkeling in the water with the awe-inspiring whales, to learning basket-weaving from the women of Tonga, to staying in huts right on the water in 3 different amazing islands, to truly magical snorkeling -- and of course led by Kim's infectious enthusiasm, thoughtful planning, and wonderful sense of adventure, it's unbeatable!” 

Penny Rosenwasser
"Kim Powell and her team are simply the best in enabling you to have an outdoor adventure on or near water.  Having taken trips with Blue Water Ventures  to Baja California, whale watching, Loon Lake and Mendocino, kayaking I can testify that each trip provides a wonderful, safe, informative and playful environment in which to get "closer to nature".  Kim's knowledge as a naturalist combined with her "deep blue" passion experience make for an exceptional combo.  Highly recommended!

Ruth Landy

Call Kim Powell At (831) 459-8548


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