Discover the Mendocino Coast in a whole new way – from the water. See the sweeping coastline, stunning unobstructed sunsets, and the magical caves that dot this amazing stretch of Northern California. Join in with the playful harbor seals as they swim among sea stars and urchin, all with the safety of a trained guide.
Kayak Mendocino is a fantastic way to spend a beautiful day on the Mendocino coast. Your professional guide will show you the basics of sea kayaking, and equip you with everything you need to safely enjoy the ocean. Thousands of people of all ages and levels of experience have safely made their way around the Mendocino Coast with the help of these guides.
The sea cave tours are the highlight of any trip to the Mendocino Coast. Departing daily from Van Damme State Park, just down the hill from the Little River Inn, and only minutes from the Village of Mendocino, these are a once-in-a-lifetime treat. You’ll make your way out with your group over calm waters, entering a string of sea caves to discover what wonders they have to offer. The first two caves on the tour are filled with sea stars and bright vibrant algae, and the departure offers an incredible view of basking harbor seals. You’ll continue on your exploration, discovering amazing views as you exit the caves, and see the Mendocino Coast from one of the most unique vantages available.
When the ocean is rough, and the caves are a bit more dangerous, Kayak Mendocino offers calmer tours of the Albion River estuary. Here you’ll enjoy incredible birdwatching, spot seals basking in the sun, and pass by houseboats that seem truly from a different time. Although this is a very different experience from the standard ocean tour, it’s a great way to see the inland of the Mendocino Coast.