Water Activities in Santa Cruz
Our lives may slow a bit with this new seat of economic conditions! Take advantage of this break by exploring water! Santa Cruz is blessed with the Pacific Ocean at our front door, and copious waterways in our backyard! Springs, creeks and gullies abound. Take a break from the screens in your life and actually live a full minute in the sun and listening to water! You will be amazed at the effect.
The Elkhorn Slough is one of the many treasures we are fortunate to have in our community. It is a habitat haven for hundreds of species of plants, animals and more than 340 species of birds. One of the best ways to soak up this magic is to rent a Kayak from Monterey Bay Kayaks, and if you are timid, they can also provide guided tours to get you started!
Have you dreamed about a wind driven glide over the Pacific waters? Learn to sail with Pacific Sail in the Santa Cruz harbor. Are you a skilled sailor but need a boat?
Pacific Sail will rent you one! But if you are a landlubber and just want to sip wine, but long to be on the water now and then, take a sunset sail with Chardonnay Sailing Charters. Refreshes every pore of your being to be on our bay.
If you have not had the opportunity to be in close contact with the diversity of our ocean oasis, rent a Stand Up Paddle Board from the SUP Shack. They will set you up with everything you need to paddle around our backyard sanctuary. If you haven’t tried it the vantage point is amazing and not possible to guess about. It’s a YODA event, MUST DO!
We look forward to seeing you out enjoying the beauty of our beloved Santa Cruz!