Venture into a land of golden hues, rugged cliffs, and ocean views. This private 5-day Monterey adventure features kayaking with marine wildlife, a VIP visit to the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a private wildlife cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodations throughout the trip.
Get a private VIP tour of the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium
Take in the beauty of of Point Lobos by bike or by surfboard
Get up close looks at dolphins, otters, seals, and more on a wildlife cruise
Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium on a private VIP tour this morning before it opens to the general public. See playful sea otters, hundreds of species of fish, mesmerizing jellies and other creatures who call the ocean home. An expert guide will show off the aquarium's most popular exhibits as well as some exclusive areas behind the scenes.
This afternoon, head to Moss Landing on Monterey Bay for a private kayaking excursion. Elkhorn Slough is well known for diverse marine wildlife. After a safety and instruction briefing, look for sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and marine birds. The calm waters of the Slough make it the perfect destination for kayaking. Drive back to the hotel for overnight.
Today begins with a hike in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, featuring the spectacular natural beauty of headlands, coves, meadows, and a rich marine habitat located just offshore. Your guide will choose a route to fit current conditions and your desired activity level. Keep an eye out for seals, sea lions, sea otters, and seabirds.
This afternoon offers the choice of a guided e-bike ride on famous 17-Mile Drive or a private surf lesson. Those who choose to e-bike will meet their guide for a route along the coast, through the Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Conservation Area. Those who choose to surf will meet their certified surf instructor on a nearby beach. The lesson is tailored to fit your experience level and current water conditions.
Known for a whale feeding season that span spring through fall, Monterey Bay also offers fabulous habitat for other marine wildlife and seabirds. This area is home to six species of resident dolphins, sea otters, harbor seals, California sea lions and porpoises. Get a closer look today on a private marine cruise. Board a low profile fast raft, ideal for wildlife viewing and photography. Keep that camera handy as the knowledgeable naturalist and captain provides education on native species while in search of local populations. After returning to shore, this afternoon is free to relax or explore independently.
After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and drive back to San Francisco for homebound flights.
Experience the Golden State's natural marine wonders by kayaking, surfing and cruising, all in the company of expert guides.
We have been a trusted leader in group adventures for 50 years and our home base is in Emeryville, California. This trip is in our back yard!
Gain exclusive access of the Monterey Bay with a private tour of the aquarium and private kayaking trips
VIP access to Monterey Bay Aquarium, kayaking, hiking, biking, surfing, and a cruise in Monterey Bay.
A modern and luxurious hotel that overlooks the Bay and features an array of modern amenities, including marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, as well as a restaurant serving fresh, local foods.
Expect cool and foggy mornings and evenings on the coast with warmer temperatures moving inland.
We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.
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