People often describe strange sea creatures by comparing them to familiar land animals, giving the name "cows of the sea" to manatees and "yaks of the sea" to kayaks. Encounter marine mammals with this Groupon.
- $25 for one ticket to a 90-minute sea-cave tour ($65 value)
For the sea-cave kayak tour, up to 20 tour-goers paddle in formation behind an experienced guide and cruise through the local ecological preserve. Tours launch regularly between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily to explore the seven sea caves from stable, sit-on-top kayaks that are ideal for beginners. The guides share tidbits about the local wildlife and history of the area. The groups regularly encounter barking harbor seals and sea lions, curious dolphins, and harmless leopard sharks—proof that a leopard can't change its spots but can exchange its legs for fins. Paddlers should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled tour time.
Action water-sports shop Everyday California wrangles an experienced team of experts to escort patrons on kayak, surfing, and snorkeling tours. The shop as been lauded by publications including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and San Diego Tribune for its exploration of the earth's watery expanses that offer glimpses of marine creatures such as sea turtles, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and cormorants. Kayak tours take paddlers out on a variety of adventures, including destinations such as seven sea caves, the paths of migrating gray whales, and underwater kelp forests. Everyday California also rents out kayaks, snorkel gear, surfboards, paddleboards, and saddles for baby belugas. With warmer waters this winter customer can experience snorkeling and other water excursions.