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Review of Kayak Mendocino

Kayak Mendocino
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. First, no experience is necessary. Second, they supply everything you need- from the kayak to the wet suit. Third, the guides are very laid back and knowledgable! Lastly, it is so fun!!! The caves are a unique experience even for those who kayak. You see so much sea life, including seals! I have never seen a seal so close even at aquariums, but especially not in their natural habitat. The trip is a good length and you can't miss this!

Thank EliseA84
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"water shoes"
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"harbor seals"
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"van damme"
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"great guide"
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"great adventure"
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"life vests"
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"a lot of fun"
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"couple of hours"
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"craig"
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"jellyfish"
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Steve provided the kayak, wetsuit, jacket, water shoes, life vest, guidance to fascinating places, and answers for all the questions we threw at him. The feelings can't be described of paddling through the kelp beds, through sea caves with pulsing swell, and close to the lounging harbor seals. We literally picked up a starfish, a sunfish star, and a large (dead) jelly. Steve picked a little of his favorite kelp and passed it around for tasting. Strangely, no one was as fond of it as he was. Even those of us in the grandparent generation didn't get worn out from paddling. Kayak Mendocino earned their fee, and Steve earned his tip.

Thank Frank N
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Our family has kayaked before, but are definitely not experienced. This was a great opportunity to kayak the ocean without very many waves. Our 9 yr old was a little overwhelmed in the caves, but loved the blow hole and the harbor seals. There were great views of star fish, muscles, and kelp. Would highly recommend as a family excursion.

Thank Victoria D
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Great experience. Craig is a laid back guide, patient with novice kayakers and very knowledgeable. Scenery and wildlife beautiful.

Thank CHAMBEAU
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Great fun,
Van Damme beach is sheltered so no huge waves. They supply you with all the gear. Just turn up with swim wear : you will get splashed a little and wet if you choose to go close to the blow hole...which is a laugh.
Loads of sea life to be seen including up close to the seals.
All in all a great couple of hours fun for everyone, even if you are not a kayak type person.

Thank Brian M
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