Monterey Bay Shared Expedition

Join ETC on a weekend exploration of Monterey Bay and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!

Join ETC on this Shared Expedition and experience "the other Bay Area."  We'll explore the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a true "Serengeti of the Sea" and one of the largest marine protected areas in the country, by exploring two distinct and rewarding paddling destinations.  Throughout the weekend we'll learn about the area and will also enjoy some delicious local food, including seafood from Monterey Bay and treats from local farms.

We'll spend our nights along the middle of Monterey Bay, at an accessible campsite adjacent to the dunes of Sunset State Beach.  On Saturday, we'll kayak along the shores of Monterey and Pacific Grove, learning about local history and seeing sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, old canneries, and more.  Later in the day, we'll have the opportunity to explore Monterey on land before returning to our campsite for a delicious dinner.  On Sunday, we'll spend the day exploring Elkhorn Slough, a critical and amazing estuary that is teeming with wildlife, sea birds, even more otters, and scenic delights before wrapping up our time together and heading home.

This trip will be led by Oren Frey, who is former staff of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and in addition to ETC Guides we'll be joined throughout the trip by local guides including Katie Pofahl, star of the film Otter 501 and Outreach Coordinator at the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.

This trip is an opportunity for people with and without disabilities to come together in the shared spirit of adventure.

Trip Details

Trip Start: September 2017 weekend - dates TBA soon!

Trip End: September 2017 weekend - dates TBA soon!

Trip Start Location: Sunset State Beach, Watsonville, CA

Trip End Location: Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, CA

Trip Cost: $270

Trip Includes:

  • 2 nights camping and most overnight equipment
  • 2 days of sea kayaking - one out of Monterey and one on Elkhorn Slough
  • All kayaking gear and instruction
  • Delicious meals including some local specialties, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • Wonderful ETC Guides and local guides with expertise in the unique wonders of the Monterey Bay area

Trip Does Not Include:

  • Transportation to or from trip start and end locations
  • Transportation from our campsite to kayaking locations

Accessibility: Although there may be some limitations, we should be able to accommodate a wide variety of special needs on this trip.

 

For More Information and to Sign Up:

Please contact Oren Frey at the email address or phone number below:

Phone: 415-474-7662 ext. 13

Email: kayak@etctrips.org 

 

 

 

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