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 Local Calendar of Events

Join us kayaking this spring~summer during pupping season~baby sea otters, harbor seal pups and baby whales offshore.

Get a group of friends or co-workers together and book a Private Trip

 

A Fund Raiser for Kim's Mom "Bear" as she faces major surgery and recovery More Info

~~Featuring baby sea otters, harbor seal pups, cormorant chicks and nursing gray or humpback whales

* Fund Raising Events

                                           

July 4th: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Family Paddle~Elkhorn Slough More Info

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*July 19th: Whales and Wildlife by Kayak (mixed group) More Info

Fund Raiser for Kim's Mom "Bear" as she recovers from major surgery

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July 25th: Women's Tidepooling and Coastal Exploration Hike More Info

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July 29th: Seal and Sea Otter Pups, Sunset by Kayak~Elkhorn Slough Family Trip  More Info

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August 8th Women's Ano Nuevo Seal Hike and Tidepools with Betty List More Info 

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August 15: Sparkling Night on the Water~Bioluminescence Night Kayak ~Elkhorn Slough (mixed group) More Info

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August 22nd: Whales and Wildlife Private Cruise for Women aboard Sanctuary Cruises More info

Summer cruises are known for typically lots of whale activity including Humpbacks, possibly orcas and Blues! Join us

We are taking 30% fewer women than past trips so check in with us soon!

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* September 5th: Sparkling Night on the Water~Bioluminescence Night Kayak ~Elkhorn Slough For Women More Info

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October 10th: Historic Cannery Row by Kayak~ Snorkel or Stroll Option More Info

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Book a private local trip with friends, family members or co-workers and your trip is complimentary!

Email Kim Powell at:

bluewaterventuressc@gmail.com

  for details on any trip or summer camp.

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We are offering a series of outdoor adventures for women

 

Baja Whale Camp~Sea of Cortez Kayak/Snorkel

(including our incredible whale camp and nursery area for baby gray whales)

February 21st-March 2nd, 2020

(Blue Whale~Loreto Extension)

March 1st-4th,2021

February 2020 sold out early so join our 2021 roster

Warm Water Hotel Based Baja Adventure for Women

Hotel Based~In Search of Whale Sharks and Baby Sea Turtles

November 9th-14th, 2020.

 

Springs and Manatees of Florida Snorkeling Adventure for Women
An Extraordinary Wildlife Encounter for Women

January 24th-30th, 2021

Get a group of friends or co-workers together and book a Private Trip

Teachers, bring your students on a naturalist-led School Field Trip

 

 Summer Camps 2020

Marine Extreme Exploration Camp
Kayaking, Tidepooling, Kelp Beds and Rivers

Designed for Youth Ages 10-13

June 9th-10th

Mini Marine Extreme

(private camp)

 

June 15th-18th, 2020 

4-6  campers: $400

7-11 campers: $350

(sold out)

 

July 7th-10th, 2020

4-6 campers:   $400

7-11 campers: $350

(sold out)

 

July 20th-23th, 2020

4-6 campers:   $400

7-11 campers: $350

 

Imagine 4 days of extreme fun exploring our coastal marine world from rivers to sea!

Our camp is action packed, 100 % outdoors and well supervised. Kim Powell, owner of Blue Water Ventures has designed this unique combination of activities. 

Kim has been the Director of Summer Camp programs for over 30 years from the Caribbean Sea to the Sierras. 

She's excited to share the wonders of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with adventurous youth eager to learn and explore.
      (Space is limited to 11 campers; reserve early!)

 

Sierra Wilderness Kayak Camp

TBA 2021 $750

Designed for Youth Ages 11-14

Our Sierra Wilderness Kayak Camp is based at Loon Lake near  the western edge of  Desolation Wilderness
(between Placerville and Tahoe).  At 6500'  elevation
Loon Lake has a beautiful granite shoreline, clear water and  
many islands to explore.  It offers great day hiking and fabulous  
swimming. As always, Blue Water Ventures emphasizes team work, a sense  
of adventure and an appreciation of the natural world.  Packing up your  
own kayak and heading out to a wilderness site is exciting!

       (Space is limited to 16 campers; reserve early!)

Scroll down to learn more about our Local Naturalist-Led Trips and

join us on a private tour

     

Trip Descriptions

 

Winged Migration and Moon Rise By Kayak, Elkhorn Slough  
Come ride the tide from Kirby Park to the Coast!   A steady ebb flow will carry us past slumbering seals and sea otters as we make our way
to  North Moss Landing Harbor. This is another great trip for beginners and/or those who enjoy wildlife sightings. We'll stop for an early
dinner  at the Sea Harvest Restaurant as a full moon rises over the
Slough (Full day;  timing varies with tides and  option to join us at  
                                   restaurant; $20 van shuttle included; dinner on  own).                                

      6-7 hours; $80 time varies with tides

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Extreme Tidepooling, Forage and Beachcomb
Hope you can join us for a day of exploring the rocky intertidal coast. We'll gather for coffee at the Whale City Bakery in Davenport Landing (10 minutes north of Santa Cruz). From there, we'll caravan to Davenport Landing to join

your Blue Water naturalist as we explore the tidepools. Wetsuits are recommended to really "experience" the coast. We'll harvest some mussels to cook right on the beach . Group size is limited to 14.

$52 with wetsuit; $48 if you bring your own wetsuit 5 hours; time varies with tides Watch Our Go Extreme! Video

  
Seals and Sea Otter Watch By Kayak: Elkhorn Slough
Sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and an array of migratory birds makes the protected
water of Elkhorn Slough our most popular sea kayaking destination.
We'll explore the Slough's tidal creeks learning about it's unique ecology
and stop for a picnic on shore. During whale migration, we'll include a hike out to the beach in search of whales.This is an ideal trip for wildlife enthusiast and those new to the sport of kayaking.

9:30am-1:30pm $70;  9:30-3:30pm $80

Full moon   and Bioluminescence excursions in the Slough are also available: $75

                      


                              

Photo by Chris Loose
Whales and Wildlife Kayak to Brunch
Join us for a morning paddle in search of mama Gray Whales with their plump babies in tow. During their spring migration to Alaska, mother and calf pairs travel close to shore through our coastal waters. Leaving from Santa Cruz harbor we'll search for whales and other marine mammals. After our morning paddle let's gather at Aldos for brunch on their outdoor patio above the harbor (brunch on own)

9:00am-2:30pm $75

Watch our Video: Santa Cruz Whale Watching By Margo Dean Productions

Adventure Paddle and Exploration of the Kelp Forest

Join our naturalist for an an eye level experience with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! Using sit on top kayaks slide into our amazing bay and take a look at the kelp forest using goggles or a mask and snorkel. If you prefer to stay dry simply glide above the forest canopy on the maneuverable sit on top kayaks searching for sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and sea birds. Destinations include Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary via Santa Cruz Harbor and Cannery Row. We'll gather for brunch afterwards to reflect on our adventure (brunch is on your own)

9:00am-2:30pm $75



Full Moon Paddle, Picnic and Tide Pools: Pillar Point Harbor

Spend a leisurely evening with a naturalist, kayaking in the protected harbor of
Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay. Cormorants, pelicans, terns and harbor
seals join us for our evening paddle. Across the harbor we can beach comb, explore
tidepools at a minus tide and have a shore picnic before paddling back as a full moon rises over the harbor.
Great trip for beginners and those interested in coastal ecology
4-5 hours; time varies with tides $85

Watch:  Boats Away! Kayaking Pillar Point By Margo Dean Productions

Tomales Bay by Kayak
Nestled in Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay is an amazing wetland to explore by kayak. Bat rays, leopard sharks, white pelicans and harbor seals live in this protected waterway. We'll have a leisurely paddle and stop along one of the pristine coves that were once used by the Coast Miwok, The Native Americans of this region.
10:30am-4:00pm $95



Kayak Skills and Safety Clinic, Pillar Point Harbor: Half Moon Bay or Elkhorn Slough
Sea Kayaking skills, safety, assisted and self rescues are taught during this fun and
wet day! Class size limited to six women. Certificate cards issued upon completion of course

10:00am-4:00pm $100     


  

Coast Redwood Kayak and Barbecue for Women
Tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Loch Lomond Reservoir offers a refreshing summer retreat to explore by sea kayak. Join us as we paddle below towering redwoods and search for Osprey, Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Deer and other mountain residents. After kayaking, we'll set up the barbecue near the lake's shore so bring something to grill and drink. We'll supply snacks and salads.

10:00am-4:00pm $75


Family Social Paddle In Sausalito
Join us for a relaxing day on the water!  We'll kayak along Sausalito's scenic
waterfront and through historic Richardson Bay with sweeping views of San Francisco,
The Golden Gate Bridge,  Alcatraz and Angel Island.  Our destination is the Paradise Bay
Restaurant in Sausalito where we'll have a meal before paddling back
                      (guided kayaking trip included; dinner on own).

            10:30am-3:30pm $85

  

Reminder: Book a private local kayaking event with friends,
family or coworkers and your trip is complimentary!
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