Recent modifications have made the kayak much easier to maneuver—specifically, the removal of its Saturn V engines and the addition of a floor. Glide around on a new, paddle-powered kayak with today's Groupon: for $20, you get either two hours in a single kayak or one hour in a double kayak at Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. (up to a $40 value), located in Half Moon Bay, about 45 miles northwest of San Jose.
Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. supplies seafarers with the equipment needed to explore the pristine views and fascinating wildlife in Pillar Point Harbor, considered an ideal spot for inexperienced paddling pupils. During your two hours on a single kayak ($35) or your one hour on a double kayak ($40), you'll traverse the glassy waters in a sit-on-top or closed traditional kayak. Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. will also supply the wetsuit, a water-defying paddle jacket, and life jacket, plus give easy-to-understand instructions on how to paddle, how to stay safe, and how to avoid being conned by pyramid-scheme-pushing sea lions. Commingle with the local wildlife, including sea otters, harbor seals, and a gaggle of special species of birds, all naturally inclined to re-enact scenes from Waterworld.
Half Moon Bay Kayak co-owner Doug Connor has professionally paddled with the U.S.Wildwater team, while co-owner Chris Manchester has 14 years of coastal kayaking experience. With their expertise, Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. carries only the top-of-the-art, state-of-the-line kayaking equipment. Gather a group of family and friends to witness the supreme coastline or try out your brand-new surgically attached sea legs with a kayak trip from Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.
Must call in advance.
- The friendly staff taught us the basic skills before we headed out to the water. They provide wet suits and life jackets so you don't really need to bring anything except for a towel. Since being on the water's so fun, it's very easy to lose track of time so bring a water proof watch if needed. This is a great place for beginners (like we were) and again, extremely friendly staff. We'll be back for another fun day. – Shaggy S., Yelp
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company’s fleet of colorful plastic shells slices through the glimmering waters of Pillar Point Harbor, carrying crews of paddlers past playful harbor seals and chattering pelicans. Co-owners Doug Connor—who has conquered rushing rapids as a member of the United States Wildwater team—and Chris Manchester—who has kayaked along thousands of miles of coastline, including the world’s second-largest barrier reef—channel their passion for paddling into a range of kayak and standup-paddleboard rentals, lessons, and tours. With expeditions to locales as far-flung as Honduras and Mexico, Half Moon provides sea explorers with exotic open-water explorations as well as local excursions to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach, and next-door neighbors’ unattended kiddie pools.
2 Johnson Pier
Half Moon Bay, California 94019Get Directions