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Monterey Bay/ Big Sur

Exploring the Enigmatic Pacific: Join Appleseed Expedition on a Cold-Water Marine Science Adventure to Discover Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and Orcas in their Natural Habitat. The Pacific Ocean is a vast, dynamic realm teeming with unique marine biodiversity. As you join the Appleseed Expedition team, you'll become a part of an exclusive group of adventurers who are passionate about marine science and eager to explore the depths of this mysterious environment.


Sample schedule 

Day 1: San Francisco Arrival

  • Begin your journey in San Francisco, gateway to the stunning Monterey Bay.

  • Explore the charming town of Santa Cruz and savor the delights of its historic boardwalk.

Day 2: Kayak Exploration in Kelp Forests

  • Embark on an exhilarating kayaking adventure along the coast of Monterey Bay. Discover the secrets of sea otters, kelp forests, and the playful sea lions.

  • Dive into intertidal studies, unraveling the mysteries of urchins, sea stars, and the intricate kelp beds.

Day 3: Monterey Bay Aquarium & Coastal Horseback Ride

  • Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where marine life comes to life before your eyes.

  • Then, ride along the picturesque coastline on horseback, basking in the beauty of the Pacific while the sun sets.

Day 4: Exploring Big Sur National Park & Volunteer

  • Journey to the awe-inspiring Big Sur National Park, where coastal redwood forests and dramatic landscapes await.

  • Volunteer at Point Lobos State Park, witness the fascinating sea lions and majestic elephant seals in their natural habitat. Help with conservation efforts at this park.

Day 5: Homeward Bound

  • Bid farewell to the breathtaking beauty of Big Sur as you begin your journey back home, carrying with you indelible memories of this remarkable coastal expedition.

This meticulously crafted itinerary promises a week filled with remarkable experiences, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of Monterey Bay. Each day presents a unique adventure, strengthening your connection to this enchanting coastal wonderland.

What's Included

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