Paddleboard Nature Tour

Quick Details

Users Capacity: 2 – 8 people

Water Skill Level:  All levels

Hour Glass Duration: 2 hours

Morro Bay Nature Tours

When visiting California’s Central Coast, a guided Morro Bay nature tour should be at the top of your list! Besides being unbelievably scenic, Morro Bay is home to one of the nation’s most important coastal waterways. Its estuary is one of national significance and is part of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, research, education, and preservation programs carried out by MBNEP help to keep the estuary healthy. You’ll learn more about this, and learn the fascinating history of Morro Bay as we paddle the length of the sand spit.

The sand spit, which connects the harbor with Montana de Oro State Park to the south, is about four miles long. You’ll have a chance to explore the various plant communities of the sand dunes. On your Morro Bay SUP tour, we’ll make sure you see many birds, mammals and other creatures that live here. Morro Bay has a record number of resident sea otters, a great diversity of shorebirds, and lots of interesting fish. You’re pretty much guaranteed to see something of interest any time of day. Click here to see one example of the critters we frequently encounter.

Morro Bay’s inner harbor is the perfect place to enjoy stand up paddleboarding. The water is normally very calm, free from breaking waves and strong tidal currents. There is also relatively light boat traffic. On our guided tours, we paddle with the incoming or outgoing tidal current from launch point to endpoint. We’ll get picked up in the passenger van and returned to the beach where we started. This way, we make good time and the trip is pretty much effortless. You’ll still get a great workout while paddling, though!

If you want to enjoy the activity of paddling all while viewing the wildlife, you’ll want to book a guided Morro Bay SUP tour! Never tried stand up paddleboarding? No problem- we’ll start your tour by giving you a quick SUP lesson and help you along the way. Pricing for guided tours varies depending on group size, duration of tour, and staff needed. Please call for more information and for pricing for your group.

  • This two-hour natural history tour by paddleboard is the perfect way to experience the natural history of Morro Bay. You’ll experience the marine life up close all while getting a great form of exercise! All ages are welcome, but know that this is not a SUP lesson! You will, however, receive basic instruction on the beach and we’ll help out along the way on the water. We focus on introducing you to marine life that you may never have had an opportunity to get close to. You’ll learn how to identify shorebirds, where to find the bat rays, and more. We know where the critters hang out, so we’ll take you around and do our best to locate them for you. You may even get a chance to pet a sea slug!

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Sunscreen