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Kayak & hiking experience in Dana Point

Dana Point, United States

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Experience hosted by Michiel & Friends

3 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

Welcome to Dana Point, the most romantic spot in California! Once we pick up our kayaking gear, we'll cruise around the harbor and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point. Upon returning our kayaks, we’ll embark on a hike over the Bluff Trail, through the Lantern District, and back down to the Ocean Institute to learn more about local marine life. We'll pause at an ocean overlook point and end with a stroll on the beach to get back to our starting point.
Other things to note
Please be on time at the start point, the program offered is really great and we will do a lot! This will only work if everyone is on time.
Welcome to Dana Point, the most romantic spot in California! Once we pick up our kayaking gear, we'll cruise around the harbor and chat about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point. Upon returning our kayaks, we’ll embark on a hike over the Bluff Trail, through the Lantern District, and back down to the Ocean Institute to learn more about local marine life. We'll pause at an ocean overlook point and end with a stroll on the beach to g…

Michiel & Friends's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Lifejackets are required, storage for personal items and a change room avai...
From $55
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, Jan 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Jan 23
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sun, Jan 24
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Michiel & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 34 Reviews
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I am a long-time certified wilderness guide with a passion for unlocking the secrets of a city and sharing them with my fellow travelers. I worked as a travel guide all over the United States & Canada and specialized in guiding hiking trips in National Parks. It was there that I discovered my love for helping travelers discover new and unique experiences which led me to start my own tours in Southern California where it is always the Endless Summer!

Please click here to see other experiences that I host:
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Kayaking & Hiking at Dana Point Harbor - https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/224826
Art & History walk in Laguna Beach - https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/226938
Newport Beach: Beaches and Beers - https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/335873
I am a long-time certified wilderness guide with a passion for unlocking the secrets of a city and sharing them with my fellow travelers. I worked as a travel guide all over the United States & Canada and specialized in guiding hiking trips in National Parks. It was there that I discovered my love for helping travelers discover new and unique experiences which led me to start my own tours in Southern California where it is always the Endless Summer!

Please click here to see other exp…
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Where you'll be

Historically speaking, Dana Point is deeply connected with Hollywood, CA, but also with the old Spanish colonization, Piracy and domestic trade. This makes the city very culturally rich and inspiring. The Dana Point Harbor is a phenomenal place to kayak and explore California at its best.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Elena
November 2020
This was our first time kayaking and we had a great time. Gary did an awesome job showing us the scenic spots of Dana Point and sharing fun facts. Would def recommend this trip!
Natalie
February 2020
Would definitely recommend! We had to reschedule due to rain, but they were more than willing to oblige. Gene was very knowledgeable and friendly! Their hospitality had a recommending them to friends :)
Rod
January 2020
Loved my ride through the Dana Point Harbor with Gene. It was a perfect weather day and we moved at a leisurely pace during which Gene pointed out things of interest in the harbor area and we got to talk with other boaters in the harbor. After the kayak trip, we went to visit area sites and vista points. Gene was a wonderful host and made the experience very pleasurable.
Loved my ride through the Dana Point Harbor with Gene. It was a perfect weather day and we moved at a leisurely pace during which Gene pointed out things of interest in the harbor…
Carlotta
January 2020
Great customized experience. If you want to get to know the area through the eyes of a local, here it is. We were new to exploring outdoor activities and the guide has gotten to know us well and took us to places we would never have known how to access if not for our guide. Super knowledgeable. Loved the kayaking part and learned a lot that made us feel more confident to kayak again next time.
Great customized experience. If you want to get to know the area through the eyes of a local, here it is. We were new to exploring outdoor activities and the guide has gotten to kn…
Madi
November 2019
Gene was the best!! My husband and I loved spending the morning with him. He was very thoughtful and showed us the prettiest parts of Dana Point! kayaking was also super pretty.
Jillian
October 2019
Such a great experience! What a great way to experience Dana Point and the nature surrounding it. Michiel was an awesome guide, an expert in travel adventures! :)

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Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear or clothes that can get wet

Comfortable walking shoes