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  • Michael K
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting stories, nice voice, good frequency of the chapters. I could have needed some more guidance on how to access certain spots.
    Written March 14, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • John E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I absolutely loved the trip. James worked with me extensively to make sure I was able to go out and see the wildlife. I came to the area for work, and my timeframe was hard to work with. James still made sure to text me with any updates and worked with my schedule completely. I showed up to what was supposed to be a full boat, but ended up being the only person that day. He still took me out and I had an amazing time learning about his life and the ocean. I saw tons of whales, sea lions, dolphins, and he even took me to try to catch a peak at the sharks at the end of the trip. James was an amazing guide, and I saw over a dozen different whales just in an hour timeframe.
    He even gave my ideas for future trips that would be of interest to me that I did not even know about. Add on his funny stories and educational anecdotes, and you’ll have an amazing time no matter what the weather. Rest assured, I’ll be coming back and booking with him again.
    Written August 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • PBH
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a well curated tour with many spectacular views and charming stops at Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and The Big Sur. Our guide, Pep , enhanced the experience with her knowledge and insights and above all a very friendly, flexible and warm disposition.
    Written May 18, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Simona M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    San Franciso trip was so unexpected, yet so needed. I knew i will surf in pacific and booked lesson with Adventure out. In full honesty it his was my best surf lesson ever( had some experience in Bali, Normandie and Madeira) but nothing compared to the lesson with instructor Gerry! I learned how to allow myself to surrender to imperfection and feel the ocean, water and the surfboard. Gerry’s patience, life wisdom, advice gave the tools to immerse in your he ocean and be! Thank you for this wonderful experience!
    Written February 17, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Doug M
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide was awful. His English was so bad we couldn’t understand most of what was said.
    And his microphone didn’t work .
    There were two other couples on the tour. Both of them were of Asian descent as where are tour guides I don’t know if it’s a cultural thing but when our tour guide gave us a time to be back, my daughter and I were proximately 10 minutes early both couples were already on the bus, and our guy was fussing at us and telling us to “hurry up get on the van” like we were late, finally at the third stop when he was driving, partway down the road WITHOUT US I was frustrated enough I fussed back at him and say “you told us 2 o’clock” and he looked at me and he looked at his watch and he said “yes it is 1:52. We have to go now” absolutely ridiculous.
    The description of the tour is NOT accurate on TripAdvisor.
    You don’t go to redwood national park apparently that’s in the northern part of California several hours away from San Francisco. I did not notice because I’ve never been in California before I just picked what I thought was a really cool trip apparently NOT.

    The final icing on the cake was our tour guide told us because we booked through Tripadvisor. He was owed a 12% tip.
    Yes he actually told us that I gave a tip because he was training someone, and I’m not a jerk, good Lord I hope that person listens better Oh and as it turns out, he never gave the guy any of it.
    I was furious , the train ride was cool but I put in hours of blood, sweat and tears to get to the train ride. I would give this a zero if I could.
    Debbe North Carolina
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • Kristin K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tony and Joseph made my first eBike experience fantastically fun! I was a little nervous at fist because I've never ridden an eBike before, but Ride California made me feel at ease and provided clear instructions. Once I hit the throttle on the eBike, I felt like a kid again and enjoyed zooming around Santa Cruz with beautiful views throughout. I highly recommend this experience!
    Written May 9, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jylian C
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found some cute spots, bothered some locals, and had a blast. Highly recommend:) it made my birthday one to remember. 💥 🍰 🎈
    Written November 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Venus W
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly loved the audio auto tour.
    Make sure to go through the tour before you start driving it, a few of the geo tags are slightly out of place and you want to make sure to be in the right hand lane mostly for all the times you will pop off the freeway.
    Enjoy, We Did!
    Written August 8, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • MK D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mermaid Memories Santa Cruz exceeded all our expectations. Jules, the photographer, was professional, fun, and engaging. What set this experience apart was the attention to detail—Jules brought mermaid tails, jewelry, jewels, and headbands, the complete package!

    My daughter was squealing with joy & and singing to the ocean throughout her photo shoot. The resulting pictures aren’t just snapshots; they are beloved keepsakes that capture her inner joy.

    This experience is a fantastic event, especially for those visiting Santa Cruz. Cannot recommend enough!
    Written August 30, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Kaitlin F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our bike ride was super beautiful and fun! I highly recommend to someone visiting Santa Cruz. It was a great way to experience this beautiful town.
    Written May 24, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Alilu007
    Menlo Park, CA309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our company team had a great time in the Santa Cruz mountains at the one-day Survival Skills workshop. We had a group of ten, which was a great size for a private class. We participated in a wide variety of activities with different sized teams so that everyone on our team could interact with everyone else.

    Cliff was an awesome instructor. Coordinating logistics and booking was very easy. They even handled the boxed sandwich lunches (vegetarian options available) and got them delivered from a local restaurant for a reasonable add-on price.

    Would highly recommend for a fun team bonding / family reunion activity idea.
    Written June 12, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • thecharlottebandb
    Troy, OH1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great experience! If you have the opportunity, don't miss it. Sandy was a great instructor-pleasant, knowledgeable-flexibile-and provide both basic watercolor instruction (which was long buried in my memory from high school!) as well as offering 'hacks" to make it more enjoyable now!! I confess , we've gone out for additional supplies to keep sketching and painting. 5 stars all the way!
    Written October 6, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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