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Book a private tour with 3 or more of your friends, email Kim for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3-4 people~ $120 per person 5-7 people~$90 per person
for a private day with our naturalist, 8 or more the above rates apply.
Hope you can join us for a day of exploring the rocky intertidal coast. We’ll gather at Greyhound Rock joining naturalist Kim Powell of Blue Water Ventures as we explore the tidepools. Greyhound Rock positioned close to Ano Nuevo increases our chance of seeing elephant seals, migrating gray whales or other marine mammals. Wetsuits are recommended but optional as we explore nooks and crannies along the coast. While your feet and and hips may be briefly submerged, most of the hike is over wet sand and rocks.
As we explore shallow tidepools, you may dip your head underwater using a mask/snorkel or goggles and take a look around!
Welcome to our Coastal Exploration and Tidepooling Hike
I look forward to sharing this special part of our central coast in a fun and informative manner.
Our day will involve exploring the dynamic rocky shore and sandy beach habitat at Greyhound Rock with a naturalist. The Central California Coast contains some of the most diverse intertidal areas in the world! We will help you understand the intricate adaptations of tidepool inhabitants such as sea anemones, sea stars, kelp crabs and cling fish. A minus tide allows us to explore some areas that are only accessible during low tides. We refer to this experience as Extreme Tidepooling as we offer opportunities to see nooks and crannies and sea creatures that require getting wet.
TIMING AND DIRECTIONS VARIES WITH TIDES
On July 6th, we will meet at Greyhound Rock Coastal Access at 8:00am, 1551 Cabrillo Hwy, Davenport, CA 95017. As they say: “the tide waits for no one”, so please do not be late.
Wetsuits are not mandatory but we encourage you to use one to fully participate in our program as you ” follow the leader ” . We will finish up at Greyhound Rock around 11:30am then caravan to Santa Cruz Wharf for those who wish to try fishing and crabbing (you may rent poles on the wharf, we will have several to share as well as our baited crab trap).
That covers the logistics for Tidepooling and Coastal Exploration Hike~. A full refund will be given if the trip is cancelled due to inclement weather (unsafe sea conditions; not light rain or fog).
We are looking forward to our adventure together!