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Wildlife Kayaking Eco Tour

Be an Ocean Connector and join us on a Wildlife Kayaking adventure!

Did you know that San Diego provides foraging habitat for the Eastern Pacific green sea turtle? This small feeding population consists of about 60 individuals, and we will be on the look out for these beautiful creatures while paddling through the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve. Our marine biologist guide will point out local wildlife and teach you about the turtles in our bay as well as local ecology and conservation efforts.

Best of all, a portion of your Eco Tour ticket goes to our nonprofit environmental education programs. Which directly support youth in underserved Pacific coastal communities.


Duration 2.5 Hours
Group Size Maximum 10
Ticket Cost $50/Adult $30/Child

Wildlife Kayaking Highlights

  • Eco Tours offer a unique experience showcasing the South San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the nearshore waters of the Pacific Ocean, and the many species that inhabit this biodiversity hotspot.
  • Wildlife Kayaking topics include an overview of the population of green sea turtles that live in San Diego Bay, threats and challenges facing native and migratory species, and what we can do to ensure our region’s environmental health. Be sure to be on the lookout for the endangered green sea turtles that live in the bay!
  • Tickets directly support our free educational programs for local students!

We just had the best vacation experience ever, Wildlife Kayaking Eco-Tour with Ocean Connectors! Of all of our San Diego activities, this was our favorite. We learned so much, saw incredible birds, and had a blast!

Featured Wildlife

Whats Included

  • Two-hour guided kayaking excursion inside South San Diego Bay through the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve with local experts leading the way.
  • All equipment needed: kayaks, paddles, life jackets, waterproof binoculars, and even sunscreen
  • Optional add-ons:
    Lunch provided by the Pier 32 Waterfront Grill

What You Need to Know – Wildlife Kayaking

  • This tour is recommended for ages 6 and up, and is a great option for beginner-kayakers.
  • Our kayaks can accommodate a maximum weight of 375-425 pounds (if you exceed this weight or have any physical limitations, please let us know if advance).
  • Children under the age of 12 must ride in a kayak with an accompanying adult.
  • All participants must submit a signed liability waiver and photo release form, and participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver and form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All participants must wear life a jacket (provided) and stay with the group (pace is based on the slowest paddlers in the group).
  • In response to COVID-19, all equipment is sanitized between tours and Ocean Connectors staff have been fully vaccinated. Guests are not permitted to attend an Eco Tour if they are exhibiting any symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19.

Customize Your Experience

Make your Eco Tour experience even more memorable by customizing your trip!

Planning a special occasion or team-building event? Contact [email protected]org for requests about additional dates, private tours, and group bookings. 

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