Outdoor Activities

Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic - Santa Cruz

Come learn the ancient skills of survival – shelter, water, fire, food. No matter what your background, from the novice camper to the seasoned backpacker, there is something for you in this class. This class is 100% hands-on - you WILL build a shelter, you WILL make fire, you WILL learn about edible plants, see and learn about native style traps, and experience several other indigenous skills. This class is about getting back to the earth and experiencing nature to its fullest.
5 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Monterey and Santa Lucia Helicopter and Wrath Winery Tour from Watsonville

Soar above the Central Coast wine region and land at Wrath Winery during this 2-hour helicopter and wine tour from Watsonville. In between two 15-minute flights, you’ll explore the vineyards and barrel room at Wrath, where you’re greeted on arrival by vintners who produce many varietals, some with sustainable methods. Sample some of the fine wines, if you wish, and see Monterey Bay, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Salinas Valley from above!
3 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Monterey and Big Sur Helicopter Tour from Watsonville

On this 1-hour Big Sur Tour, you be taken out over the Monterey bay along the shoreline down to Big Sur. This tour is our longest and most popular tour. You will see Moss Landing, Elk Horn Slough, Monterey, Carmel and the Point Sur light house.
1 hour
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Airplane Tour over Monterey Bay from Watsonville

This 40-minute airplane tour takes you out and around the Monterey Bay on an adventure you will never forget! Climb aboard one of our comfortable 4 seat (3 passenger) airplanes while we cruise over wonderful marine environments, whales, sharks, seals and more.
40 minutes
Water Sports

Beginner Surfing 1-Day - Santa Cruz

Learn to Surf! All rental equipment is included free-of-charge. This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on there own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! Participants will learn about ocean awareness, wave breaks, ocean conditions, safety in and out of the water, wave etiquette, paddling, push up and pop up techniques, as well as riding waves and balancing. All students will start out in shallow areas riding the whitewater until they are comfortable with venturing further out.
3 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

West Cliff and Wharf Segway Tour

This 2-hour Segway tour offers spectacular ocean views, California surfers, and marine life along beautiful, seascape frontage on West Cliff Drive’s ocean pathway, and a leisure Segway stroll down the wharf. Delight in gliding on an eco-friendly Segway while enjoying some of the most spectacular coastal views and attractions Santa Cruz has to offer. Whether you are a native to Santa Cruz or just visiting, Segway Santa Cruz Tours offers a one-of-a-kind experience you'll want to share with family and friends this summer. Come enjoy Mother Nature at her best!
2 hours