paddle around battery point lighthouse and castle rock
Paddle past curious sea lions and kelp forests as you explore the historic Battery Point Lighthouse and rocky sea stacks of the breathtaking Crescent City coast.
Battery Point Historic Lighthouse Tour
Get up close to picturesque Battery Point Lighthouse, perched on a rocky outcrop just outside Crescent City Harbor.
The historic lighthouse has been guiding sailors since it was first lit with oil lamps in 1856, and it is even still run by a resident lighthouse keeper today.
This rocky coastline is a favorite hangout for gray whales, sea lions, and sea birds. Views of the 5,000- to 7,400-foot peaks of the High Siskiyou mountains can be enjoyed on a clear day from the water.
$69 for adults, $59 kids 12 and under
1-2 hour tour - price includes wetsuit and booty rental
Castle Rock Ocean Wildlife Tour
After getting a close look at Battery Point lighthouse, kayak around the huge Pebble Beach sea stacks and Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge. Castle Rock, a 14-acre island less than a half-mile from the Crescent City shoreline, is one of the most important seabird nesting colonies on the Pacific Coast.
The varied habitat of the island makes it unique on the West Coast, allowing it to host more than 100,000 breeding seabirds of 11 species. The island is also an important habitat for harbor seals, northern elephant seals, California sea lions, and Stellar's sea lions.
To respect this important wildlife habitat, kayaks stay 500 feet from the island shore.
$99 for adults, $89 kids 12 and under
2-3 hour tour - price includes wetsuit and booty rental