Kayak Tours Launch From Morro Bay State Park Marina, 10 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CA
Kayak Morro Bay if you want to see the wonders of the Bay from the
best seat in the house, in a kayak. Kayaking Morro Bay with an expert
nature guide from Central Coast Outdoors ensures you will see the
wonders of this extraordinary National Estuary. You can kayak Morro
Bay in all its moods, sharing it with harbor seals, sea lions and sea
otters, as well as literally hundreds of species of birds, including
several rare and endangered species.
The waters of Morro Bay are protected from the open ocean by a
scenic four mile long sandspit and the weather is moderate year round,
creating an ideal place for beginners, families and experts to
kayak. Our experienced and knowledgeable
guides enhance any excursion you'll have on the water with us. Come
with us kayaking Morro Bay and experience one of the best kayak trips
Our experience with your company was amazing. From our first
phone call to leaving the dock after the trip, everything was
wonderful. You and our guides were personable, knowledgeable and
accommodating. Our family had a wonderful time, learned a ton, and my
partner and I are hooked on kayaking... Thanks for an incredible
|KAYAKING: Morro Bay Half Day Classic (Family Friendly)||
Our classic half day kayaking tour of Morro Bay is our most popular
Morro Bay guided kayak
tour, and with good reason!
A fun filled morning of paddling through waters rich in bird life visits an oyster farm, harbor seals, a heron rookery, and we have chances to see otters.
After taking all this
wildlife in, we beach our kayaks on a secluded part of Morro Bay's outer
sandspit for a fun dunes walk to a hidden Chumash shell midden. A
short walk past the midden, we come to the Pacific Ocean and
unparalleled views up and down miles of isolated beach.
Our Morro Bay Kayaking Tour Voted #1 Watersport Adventure on the Central Coast.
by Outdoor Writers Association of California.
See the article.
Back on the bay side of the dunes of this Morro Bay kayak tour, you'll
either return to your kayak for the short paddle back to the kayak
docks or linger a while longer for a
gourmet picnic lunch
complimentary locally produced wines and beers and a selection of
sodas, juices and bottled waters.
The picnic lunch is highly recommended and
the perfect way to round out one of the best kayak trips in
This Morro Bay kayak trip is designed with beginners and
family groups in mind and includes basic paddle and safety instruction
at the start of the tour.
The sandspit protects Morro Bay from the ocean and large waves.
hrs||$70 per person (Youth Discounts)
hrs||$90 per person (Youth Discounts)
||Snacks, water, gourmet lunch (includes beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages)
|KAYAKING: Morro Bay Short Paddle (Family Friendly)
Our Morro Bay short kayak tour is an action packed guided kayak tour designed to optimize your time on the wildlife rich waters of Morro Bay National Estuary. We don't visit the sand dunes on the west side of Morro Bay (as we do on our Kayaking: Morro Bay Half Day Classic Tour) but there are plenty of birds as well as other wildlife to see and fun to be had for beginners and experts alike on this California guided kayak tour. Concentrating on the east side of Morro Bay, we'll visit an oyster farm, harbor seals, a heron rookery and we have chances to see otters. This guided kayak tour is designed with beginners and family groups in mind and includes basic paddle and safety instruction at the start of the tour. The sandspit protects Morro Bay from the ocean and large waves.
per person (Youth Discounts)
|KAYAKING: Morro Bay Sunset Paddle
Kayaking Morro Bay at dusk is a different world.
Slowly the human activity
of the daylight hours fades away and the rhythms of the natural world
reassert themselves. It's truly a magical time to be on Morro Bay. Our
sunset guided kayak tour of Morro Bay begins about two and a half hours
and finishes back at the kayak docks a bit after dusk, as the last of
the natural light fades and the lights of the harbor and town start
Our very casual kayak tour route meanders through Morro Bay and
includes a stop on the dunes of the sandspit to watch the sun drop
into the Pacific Ocean with a complimentary drink (wine, beer bottled
water or soda) in hand along with cheese and crackers.
Kayaking Morro Bay on foggy days,
the sunset won't be as spectacular, but the
sense of peace on the water as daylight fades is possibly even more
This kayak tour of Morro Bay is light dependent, so call or click here for sunset
kayak tour times on specific dates.
||Varies - click here
||Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres|
|KAYAKING: Dinner on the Dunes
Our Dinner on the Dunes Morro Bay kayak trip is possibly one of the
most unique kayak
trips in California. Kayaking Morro Bay in the late afternoon, we'll
visit some of the favorite hangout areas for local wildlife before
heading to the outer sandspit.
Beaching on the far side of Morro Bay, you'll have a chance to frolic
in the pristine sand dunes while your guide prepares a delicious
beach style grilled dinner,
including complimentary locally
produced wines and beers and a selection of sodas, juices and bottled
As the sun slowly slips behind the dunes of Morro Bay, you'll climb
back in your kayak for a magical paddle in the deepening dusk back to
the docks - an experience you will not soon forget!
Call us or click here for departure times
at different times of year.
|3-3.5 hrs||$110 per person
||Varies - see table below
||Snacks, water, grilled dinner (includes beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages)
Meeting times at the docks are approximately 2.5 hours before sunset.
2013 - Dinner and Sunset Paddle Meeting Times
|January 1-15||2:30 pm||July 1-15||5:45 pm|
|January 16-31||2:45 pm||July 16-31||5:45 pm|
|February 1-15||3:00 pm||August 1-15||5:30 pm|
|February 16-29||3:15 pm||August 16-31||5:15 pm|
|March 1-9||3:30 pm||September 1-15||4:45 pm|
|March 10-15||4:30 pm||September 16-30||4:30 pm|
|March 16-31||4:45 pm||October 1-15||4:00 pm|
|April 1-15||5:00 pm||October 16-31||3:45 pm|
|April 16-30||5:15 pm||November 1-2||3:30 pm|
|May 1-15||5:30 pm||November 3-15||2:30 pm|
|May 16-31||5:30 pm||November 16-30||2:15 pm|
|June 1-15||5:45 pm||December 1-15||2:15 pm|
|June 16-30||5:45 pm||December 16-31||2:30 pm|
|KAYAKING: Morro Bay Full Moon Paddle||
Come join us on this Morro Bay kayak tour
for a magical blend of moonlight, peaceful water and
sea kayaking on Morro Bay.
Leaving a short while before dusk in sea kayaks, we'll ride the
tide to explore different hidden corners of Morro Bay. After the sun
sets, the full moon illuminates our way and we'll tune into the sights
and sounds of the bay at night.
You won't believe how much bird and
wildlife activity there is out there in the evening until you
experience it for yourself. A mug of hot chocolate (fortified with
schnapps, if desired) and cookies rounds out this truly unique
Morro Bay kayak adventure. If the evening is foggy, the full moon
won't be as spectacular, but the sense of peace on the water at
night is still well worth it
This tour can also be done on dates not listed below as a
starlight or partial moonlight tour.
|January 26||4:45 PM|
|February 24 & 25||5:15 PM|
|March 26||6:45 PM|
|April 24 & 25||7:15 PM|
|May 24||7:30 PM|
|June 22 & 23||7:45 PM|
|July 21 & 22||7:30 PM|
|August 20 & 21||7:15 PM|
|September 18 & 19||6:30 PM|
|October 18 & 19||6:00 PM|
|November 16 & 17||4:30 PM|
|December 16||4:15 PM|
|2 - 2.5 hrs||$70
per person||1.5 - 2 hours
||Cookies, hot chocolate
|MULTI-SPORT: Kayak and Hike Full Day Adventure (Family Friendly)
If you'd like to extend your Morro Bay kayak adventure with us, adding a hiking eco
tour in the afternoon is a great way to do so. Our Morro Bay Kayak and Hike Tour does exactly this - it
combines the classic half day Morro Bay kayak tour above with a great
two to three hour eco tour hike after lunch. After the Morro Bay kayak
tour portion of the day we usually hike a relatively easy and little
known trail north of Cayucos that takes in beaches and bluffs. When
the wildflowers are in bloom, we may hike a different trail just off
the bay that is a little hillier, but which showcases an extravagant
display of native wildflowers and affords a view of the Morro Bay that
is hard to beat.
KAYAKING: Private Kayak Tours on Morro Bay
All of our Morro Bay kayak tours listed above are typically open to anyone and you may end up sharing the tour with other people. However, if you prefer to do one of our regular kayak trips as a private tour or if the timing of one of our regular Morro Bay kayak trips does not work for you, we are happy to accommodate you. With our Morro Bay private guided kayak tour program, you can select from a tour length (two or three hours) and tell us what time of day works best for you, or you can select from one of our regular trips with set meeting times and be guaranteed no one else will share the tour with you.
Note that the three hour private kayak tour typically visits all the same places on the bay that our
Kayaking: Morro Bay Half Day Classic Tour
(no lunch version) does. The two hour version typically visits just two out of the following three locations (heron preserve, oyster farm/harbor seals, sand dunes). Of course, if you have an idea for a private kayak tour on Morro Bay that doesn't quite fit into any of these categories, give us a call! We'll be happy to try and put something together that fits what you are looking for. The chart below gives per person costs for various group sizes and private kayak tour options. If you'd like to set a up a private Morro Bay kayak tour with us, please call us direct at 805-528-1080.
What is provided on your Morro Bay kayak tours?
On all our guided kayak tours of Morro Bay
we provide kayaks, PFDs (life jackets),
paddles, waterproof fleece lined lap blankets, dry bags (on request),
snacks and water. The guide(s) also provide basic paddle instruction
and provide commentary on the ecology, history and wildlife of Morro
Bay while you are on the water. On our lunch and dinner Morro Bay
kayak tours, a scrumptious meal is also provided.
Are there big waves? Will I get wet?
There are no large waves, but you should expect to get at least a
little bit wet. Morro Bay is a great place for kayak trips in
California because it is protected from the large waves of the open
ocean by a four mile long sandspit. It is like kayaking on a small to
medium sized lake, except there are some tidal currents. Occasionally,
if it is breezy, small waves may kick up on the bay and you might get
some spray in the boat. However, it is highly unlikely large waves
will break over the boat to soak you. Water often drips off the
paddles into the boat as well. To protect you against spray and paddle
drip (and to keep you warm), we have waterproof fleece lined lap
blankets available for your use. See gear section below for our
recommendations on clothing.