This was a great way to explore the coast and and be up close to nature. My wife and I both felt this was one of the best vacation things to do we have ever done. Our guide Steve was very friendly, funny, knowledgeable and patient. Kayak Mendocino provides everything you need and Steve gave us a quick five minute or so lesson on balance and paddling forward and backwards which was really all we needed to know. The caves were filled with starfish and sea urchins which I didn't see the first time through because I was worried about conquering the swell that seamed to be battling my kayak's progress. My wife however was very quick to inform me that I missed out on some really cool stuff so I'd better look down next time through, which I did btw. Paddling along the shoreline gave you a great view of the rock formations as well as the wildlife. The birds and harbor seals were great to sea up close and in their natural habitat. On the way back we were able to watch a seal that had submerged and come up with an octopus for a meal. As it shook it above the surface and proceeded to eat, we all slowed our kayaks and just watched, knowing that it's not everyday you could actually see such an event. Really cool. We are looking for opportunities to do this at home and will definitely put this on our things to do again list when back in the area. The charge was only $50 per and very worth the hour and a half experience. Definitely a must and a great operation to do it with.
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