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Tour 1 | San Simeon Cove


By Reservation Only – No Drop Ins
$50/person (including kayaks, wet suits, back rests, paddles and personal flotation devices)
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Group: No minimum
Approx. time: 2-3 Hours

San Simeon Cove ToursEnjoy sea Kayaking at the southern end of the 60 mile stretch of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the nation’s largest protected marine area. The tour takes place in the breath-taking natural harbor of San Simeon Cove, which is located south of Treebones. After a brief instructional lesson on the beach you and your guide will paddle the pristine waters as the abundant wildlife enchant you. As you float through their playground you will have opportunities to view wildlife such as sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, whales, dolphins and much more! The Kayak Outfitters team grew up on the Central Coast and take great pride in sharing their love of the ocean.

The Cove is located in San Simeon directly below Hearst Castle and only 6 miles north of the quaint tourist town of Cambria, and just 4 miles from the Elephant Seal viewing area at Piedras Blancas. This is an instructional tour for novice and intermediate paddlers. Knowledgeable, fun and friendly guides take pride in introducing basic kayak skills to newcomers or sharing expert techniques with those who have paddled before. Once in the water you will discover natural treasures in a safe and exciting fashion.

San Simeon Cove ToursAll tours are subject to cancellation if weather is not conducive to a safe trip. Please give ‘Kayak Outfitters’ a call for current swell and weather conditions.

Recommended Gear List
Wear a bathing suit and please bring the following: sunscreen, hat, footwear (thongs/sandals, booties, rock socks, or old tennis shoes), towel, a warm change of clothes, disposable camera & bottle water. If you have your own wetsuit and booties feel free to bring them.

Meeting Place & Time
Tours run daily at 10:00 AM. Guests will meet kayak guides at 10:00 at the touring and rental center at W.R. Hearst Memorial State Beach on the lower parking lot, Duration of the tour is approximately 2-3 hours.

$50.00 per person


  • Kayaks
  • Wetsuits
  • Backrests
  • Paddles
  • Personal flotation devices

Reservations: 800-717-5225

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