What you'll do
We will meet at the Chimney Rock parking lot, a jump off point for several exciting guided activities. Depending on your interest and your desired physical activity level we have a choice of hiking along a beautiful trail in search of California Gray Whales (seasonal) and feeding humpback whales, all while enjoying the stunning vistas . Learning about the natural history of these amazing cetaceans is always exciting and awe inspiring. For a shorter walk we can visit the elephant seal overlook where depending on the time of year we will be able to observe several generations of Elephant Seals in their colony. While watching females feed their pups and males defending their territory, you will also learn fascinating facts about the physical adaptations that allow these animals to survive life in the deep ocean. Another fabulous spot close by will give you the opportunity to see Elephant Seals close up. This experience can be varied depending on your interests. Another option is to meet at a place nearby to get a good view of the magnificent Tule Elk, which are endemic to California and were introduced to Point Reyes in 1978. Depending the season we might see males fighting for territory to establish their harem, as well as females with their young.
I am a California naturalist and a naturalist with the American Cetacean Society and a lover of all things in and of the ocean. For more than a decade I have been a winter wildlife volunteer docent with the Point Reyes National Seashore, and I love sharing my excitement and wonder of the natural seashore with park visitors of all ages. I have been a teacher all my life, and I especially love sharing my passion with families and youth of all ages. You can check out my website at: http://www.exploreinnature.com
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Where you'll be
The Chimney Rock area and the elephant seal overlook provide an opportunity to observe the elephant seal colony, as well as offering stunning views of Drakes Bay. Migrating and feeding whales can often be seen from the bluffs and wildflowers are in full bloom throughout the spring.
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
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Please bring: LAYERS and a hat for wind/rain and sun protection water bottle/snacks camera & binoculars if you have them You will need your own transportation; we will be caravanning from Drakes Beach
Wildlife and scenic tour of Point Reyes
$50 per person
$50 per person