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Travelling to half moon bay - heard that you could rent kayaks and that sea lions and seals would swim up to you. Is that true?

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I don't know anything about kayaking in Half Moon Bay, but if it is wildlife you want to see, and up close, go to Elkhorn Slough, 22 miles south of Santa Cruz for your kayaking. This is amazing.


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I'd imagine there's a good chance you'll see some sea lions, but I doubt they'd swim up to you unless you had food or they had rabies.

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I wouldn't expect a "swim with the dolphins" type kumbaya/we're all one with nature kind of experience, but considering what your basic sea lion smells like you might not want to be all that up close and personal.

There's two kayak rental companies that I know of in Half Moon Bay -- they're both actually at the Pillar Point Harbor at Princeton-by-the-Sea, technically part of Half Moon Bay but geographically separate from the town of HMB. You've got:

- Half Moon Bay Kayak http://www.hmbkayak.com/home.html

- California Canoe and Kayak http://www.calkayak.com/hmb.cfm

CCK appears to be the more hardcore of the two.

While visiting HMB and specifically Princeton-by-the-Sea if you've burned up sufficient calories during your kayak adventure (or want to pork out to better serve as the love interest for a sea lion), the cooks at Barbara's Fish Trap really know how to work a deep fat fryer. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, directly across the street from Barbara's brews decent but not communion with the big guy level beer, has good if somewhat pricy food, and has great local bands playing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. The Old Princeton Landing does a decent job of serving as the local dive bar although they're really eclipsed in this sense by the American Legion Post right next door. And a short drive to the southern end of time takes you to the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at Miramar Beach which has some world-class jazz musicians playing in a rather eclectic setting http://www.bachddsoc.org/ .

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Princeton has Kayak rentals, so take a look at the harbor. Not sure if they are just weekends, or everyday.

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vicki b -- err you are answering questions that are vey old and not current. I am sure you can look at more recent questions and answer them. Good Luck and welcome to TA

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