7-Day Adventure: Tuesday, July 9 - Monday, July 15, 2013
4-Day Adventure: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14, 2013
Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters surrounding Catalina Island aboard the schooner Californian. This voyage offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
The Catalina adventure sail will use the tall ship, Californian, as our base camp for a kayaking adventure. Sailing aboard the Californian offers an opportunity to step into the past and experience the romance of tall ship sailing. Our friendly and experienced crew will be happy to share their knowledge with you, and as an active member of the guest crew you will take your turn standing watch, hauling lines, manning the helm perhaps even going aloft.
Along with the challenge of sailing a tall ship and becoming accustomed to a more rustic lifestyle, you'll share with your shipmates camaraderie of a sort rarely found on shore. If you have an adventuresome spirit, a robust nature and a passion for the sea, then this is the trip for you!
The 4-day adventures explore the coast of Catalina Island. The 7-day adventure will include a visit to Santa Cruz Island and Painted Cave, the largest sea cave in the world.
Cost for the 4-day adventure is $775. The 7-day adventure is $1095. Includes sailing adventure (departure and return San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego Bay), guided kayaking tours, meals and accommodations on the Californian.
To sign up and to get a complete itinerary and equipment list go to the San Diego Maritime Museum webpage at:
Wednesday - Sunday, November 27 - December 1, 2013
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving adventure on the water. We spend four glorious days paddling flat water on the lower Colorado River.
This is a great opportunity to learn to be self-sufficient in a kayak. For those novice kayakers, we teach you how to pack all the gear you need for our multi-day adventure. Each kayak holds approximately 2.5 backpacks worth of gear.
For experienced kayakers, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the desert and mountainous area of the Colorado River where it flows between Arizona and California.
We start our 40-mile journey in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and continue through the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. Along the way we camp in four different remote camps, hike slot canyons, and visit historic mines and homesites.
We have a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday evening. Family Kayak Adventure Center will provide the holiday turkey and we each bring part of the holiday meal to share.
Costs are $359 per person. Package includes kayaks and paddling gear, camping/parking/shuttle fees and instructor/guide. Both single and double kayaks are available. Round trip ground transportation from San Diego is provided for the first 7 persons to sign up. $100 discount with your own kayak.
Participants are responsible for their own camping gear, food, and drinking water. A detailed itinerary and equipment list is provided.
To request an itinerary/equipment list or reserve space for this event, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us.
Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up PDF form. Just fill it out and mail or fax it to the address on the form along with your payment. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.
Or purchase tickets online:
Adult with Own Kayak