Your 5 hour tour is private for only your group of and is lead by a Certified California Naturalist or Certified Interpretive Guide. The start and end times are flexible to fit your needs. You chose your desired 5 hour window at the time of booking.
Our standard tour is focused on wildlife viewing and the scenic beauty of the National Seashore. We can also visit the world famous lighthouse and several of the other historical sights within the area. All guides are very experienced with the wildlife, plantlife, geology and history of the National Seashore and provide interpretive talks throughout the tour based on your customized itinerary. The day is yours. Tell us how you'd like to spend it with us.
Bottled water, sparkling water, sodas and snack bars are provided. Coolers are provided for any additional snacks or lunch items you would like to bring.
Binoculars are provided to each guests. A spotting scope is also provided for additional wildlife viewing opportunities.
A note to more serious wildlife photographers:
Tours that are focused on wildlife photography where guests are using DSLR cameras are limited to 3 persons. This ensures the best chance to photograph more skittish wildlife such as bobcats.
Major stops may include but are not limited to:
Marvel at this iconic landmark of the park, climb its over 300 steps (optional), learn its history, look for migrating grey and humpback whales and though seldom even orcas swim by.
The Lighthouse steps are open Friday-Monday and closed Tuesday-Thursday. Tuesday-Thursday we view the lighthouse from the viewing platform at the top of the stairs.
Grey Whale migration is typically November through April.
Elephant Seal Overlook:
Take a short walk to view one of the only places on the planet where elephant seals give birth. Learn about their incredible history and migration. Other wildlife sometimes spotted from the overlook include porpoise, dolphins, river otters, whales, and a wide variety of bird life.
The main breeding season is December-March. Molting season is approximately May-August. It is possible to see elephant seals all year long.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the National Seashore, offering incredible views, bird life, elephant seals and sometimes river otters. Grey whales at times can be seen migrating right along the coast.
Watch the endemic elk of California in one of the most incredible landscapes on the west coast. Tule elk are wild animals. The probability of viewing them is very high, though not guaranteed.
One of the most photographed landmarks in the park, these cypress trees provide an incredible backdrop for landscape photographers.
Throughout the tour, we stop and scan the landscape for opportunities to find bobcats, coyotes, badgers, deer, elk and other wild animals. We also spend time in search of owls, hawks, falcons and other birdlife.
Tours start in downtown Point Reyes Station at the corner of Mesa Rd and Toby St at the public restrooms. The restrooms are located directly behind the Ace Hardware store/lumber yard. Click here to view our starting point location: http://bit.ly/2mw9K7J
Please inquire about pickup at your accommodations if you are staying in Point Reyes Station or Inverness.