Archive for August, 2011


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During our naturalist-led kayaking tours in Elkhorn Slough we see the most amazing behaviors. White Pelicans, with a wing span of 9 feet are featured here foraging in the wetlands. Unlike the Western Brown Pelicans that plunged from the sky when feeding, White Pelicans scoop food without diving. They are known to work together to heard fish by forming a net with their collective bodies. Join us for an unforgettable day kayaking in Elkhorn Slough!

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Join Blue Water Ventures every September as we explore the sea caves, rock gardens and rivers of the Mendocino Coast. Our next 2011 program is designed especially as a trip for women.

Using Sit-On-Top kayaks, we’ll paddle into caves, rock archways and over kelp beds as we look for local residents such as harbor seals and river otters. First time kayakers with a sense of adventure welcomed! Join us! You will not regret it!

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Join the naturalist of Blue Water Ventures as we explore the tidal creeks of Elkhorn Slough. Sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, sea jellies and an amazing array of migratory birds makes the Slough an incredible area to explore by kayak. Your professionally trained naturalist will explain the intricate details of this amazing marine ecosystem in an informative and entertaining format. Join us for a great day on the water!

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The key to successful kayak rescues for 8-10 year olds is making it FUN and having them feel comfortable with their gear…..jump on!
Blue Water Venture’s Marine Science and Kayaking Camp offered through Gateway School’s Summer Program, Santa Cruz CA

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Join the naturalist of Blue Water Ventures as we explore and discuss the tidepools of California’s Central Coast. Discover how tides work, how beaches form and about the survival strategies of intertidal inhabitants. Activities may include collecting data from designated study sites, line transects and a beach discovery walk. As professional educators, we know how to design educational and fun activities to the appropriate age level.

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Join Blue Water Venture’s Marine Science and Kayaking Camp based in Santa Cruz, California. During our daily educational adventures, we’ll explore the tidepools of Natural Bridges, hike among the elephant seals of Ano Nuevo, learn kayak rescue skills and enjoy a kayaking expedition to Elkhorn Slough. Our naturalist-led program includes a scavenger hunt through the touch tanks and aquarium of the Seymour Center, home to the stealthy Red Octupus!