Come paddle one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in Southern California with REI and a naturalist from Heal the Bay. On this scenic ocean tour of Palos Verdes you will experience warm sunny coves, craggy headlands, views of Catalina Island and forests of giant kelp teeming with sea life. You will have the chance to see dolphins, seals, pelicans, bright orange garibaldi and several other marine animals. Palos Verdes has been designated as a Marine Protected Area, ensuring the continued health of this important part of our marine ecosystem. Join us as we launch sit-on-top kayaks from the beach through small surf and then paddle at a relaxed pace and learn more about this ecosystem and what we can do to protect it. This trip is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Previous Kayak experience preferred - Try a Learn to Kayak class first.
Skills you'll learn:
Have a fun kayak experience in a beautiful place
Learn about the local ecosystem and marine life
Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and stroke techniques
Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour