Richard Bothwell has hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, scaled Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, and surfed the waves of four continents. But perhaps his greatest feat was establishing the Outdoor Adventure Club in 1996, where he leads others in conquering nature's challenges. He and a staff of seasoned outdoors enthusiasts escort visitors of all fitness and experience levels in local excursions and international vacations, all centered on exploring the great outdoors. On the local level, the guides lead rock-climbing classes at Castle Rock State Park in addition to hiking, backpacking, whitewater-rafting, kayaking, and skydiving excursions. International adventure vacations expose folks to surfing in Costa Rica, rafting in Patagonia, and mountaineering in Peru. The expeditions marry the camaraderie of a social club with the expertise of professional guides, who are each trained in emergency wilderness care in case of squirrel attacks.
By the Numbers: All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting
1962—the year George Armstrong began taking guests on rafting trips down California rivers
3—the number of generations All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting has been owned and operated by Armstrong family
25: different single and multi-day trips available
10: different rivers, including the American, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus rivers
5: difficulty levels available for guests of all experience levels
8: passengers maximum in each raft
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From its perch on the bank of San Rafael Creek, 101 Surf Sports sends clients skimming across the waters of San Rafael Bay atop surfboards and kayaks. The shop specializes in a several different variations on these watersports, including stand up paddleboarding, which lets folks more or less walk on water; windsurfing, which employs a sail; and kitesurfing, which gives clients a grappling hook to attach themselves to nearby skydivers. Thrill seekers can get in on the action by renting or buying equipment from the shop, and preserve the safety of themselves and others with lessons on proper technique.
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.
Take a relaxing outing on the waters when you rent a vessel from California Canoe and Kayak in Half Moon Bay.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this center's restaurant for high-class food.
Bring the whole clan to this center — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.