My love of the water started in 1976 when my family moved to Cayucos. I started surfing every day, eventually turning pro in 1985. It’s then that I started kayak fishing with my dad, who was an abalone diver and a native of Morro Bay. He taught me to appreciate the quiet and tranquil time on the water and I knew I had another outlet to experience my love of the ocean. I started guiding kayaking tours from Morro Bay to San Simeon and the local Central Coast lakes 1990 and later found Rock Kayak in 2004.
My goal is to offer a fun and safe adventure on the water, where you can paddle alone or with family and friends. With all of our rentals, we offer free lessons and provide all the equipment you will need including life preservers (PFD) and dry bags to keep your keys and phones dry. And you don’t need to be physically inclined to enjoy a great time on the water. With a degree in Recreational Science, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and other certifications along the way, I have personally trained my team to guarantee their knowledge of kayaking, the currents, and tides in Morro Bay, the flora and fauna of the Central Coast, and most importantly, safety on the water. And since we are locals, we can give you tips on places to go (and avoid) in Morro Bay.
I want everyone to enjoy their experiences on the water as much as I have. I know that one unforgettable adventure can be life-changing, so I strive to provide the best possible time for everyone I can. Come on by and check out our kayaks, paddleboards, and equipment from our dock in Morro Bay.
Check out our kayak lesson video!
Morro Rock This ancient volcanic plug rises 581 feet above Morro Bay harbor. Highlights: Breeding Peregrine Falcons; 3 species of cormorants, 4 species of grebes, 3 species of loons; mergansers, scoters, ducks, gulls, and Brown Pelicans. Best season: October through March, mornings.
Bird Sanctuary The Morro Bay estuary is a bird watcher's paradise. It is an important point on the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway, which stretches from Alaska to South America. This location attracts over 250 species of birds in its abundant waters surrounded by grass and brush covered hills. The vast mud flats are home to oysters and a variety of shellfish; while halibut, perch, and smelt fish seek the shallow, safe waters of this unspoiled coastal marsh.
Source: SLO County Visitors & Conference Bureau