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Wildin’ Mission Bay Eco Tours

Wildin’ Mission Bay Recreational Eco Tours are coming soon! 

  • Kayak Tours
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Tours
  • Boat Tours (groups only – up to 20, prices vary)

Join our Waiting List and we will send you a special offer when Wildin’ Mission Bay Tours launch!

Duration 2 Hours
Group Size Maximum 10
Ticket Cost $55
Season Year Round

Wildin’ Mission Bay Highlights

I recently took an Eco Tour with Ocean Connectors and had a great experience.  Not only was it fun and beautiful, but I also learned a lot.  The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.  I highly recommend this wonderful organization!

Featured Wildlife (more to come)

Whats Included – Wildin’ Mission Bay

  • Two-hour naturalist guided kayak or stand up paddle board tour
  • Beginners welcome
  • Groups can inquire about boat tours

What You Need to Know – Wildin’ Mission Bay

  • More info to come

FAQs Wildin’ Mission Bay Eco Tours

How is this kayaking tour different than Wildlife Kayaking?

Mission Bay Kayaking is shorter and less demanding than our other option. This tour is more centrally located and offers different plant and animal habitats as it is not located in wetlands or the wildlife refuge.

You do not need any prior birding experience to join this trip! Our naturalist guide will help you identify birds and share interesting facts as well as teach you about local ecology and conservations efforts. The San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a hotspot for birdlife and as a result there is something for everyone. In other words, you do not need to be an expert birder to enjoy this tour!

What fitness level is required?

Moderate physical activity is involved. Various age restrictions apply.

What makes this an “eco” tour?

Ocean Connectors is a nonprofit program with a mission to educate, inspire, and connect youth in underserved Pacific coastal communities through the study of migratory marine life. When you purchase your Eco Tour ticket all proceeds go directly back to our youth education programs. All of our tours also focus on environmental education and conservation and align with our mission to educate, inspire and connect. We hope to inspire guests to get involved in protecting our oceans!

What is citizen science?

Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in research to increase scientific knowledge. Citizen science helps with gathering scientific data as well as fostering community involvement. On these tours we will gather data of any birds we spot using eBird. Data collected using eBird plays an increasingly important role in science and conservation, with applications ranging from research and monitoring to species management, habitat protection, and informing law and policy.

How does my ticket purchase support youth education?

Ocean Connectors provides presentations and field trips for all public elementary and middle schools in National City, as well as 27 schools in Nayarit, Mexico. Our vison is to cultivate a future generation of passionate, globally-aware, and empowered coastal residents who take active steps to enjoy and protect ocean health. All proceeds of your ticket price goes directly toward these free youth education programs.

Planning a special occasion or team-building event?

Don’t see a date/time/combination that you are looking for?

Contact for requests about additional options, private tours, and group bookings. 

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