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NEW – Custom Tailored Kayak Adventure Tours on Catalina Island

Avalon, November 3, 2015

Catalina Backcountry, specializing in custom tailored adventures in the backcountry of Catalina Island, is announcing new naturalist  led  kayak tours in Two Harbors and the surrounding west end. These family friendly custom kayak tours, not being offered by any other tour operator, take adventurers on an authentic kayaking exploration of coves, incredible sea caves and secluded beaches with the option to snorkel in crystal clear emerald waters with visibility of 40-100 feet ranging in temperature from 55-72 degrees along the way.

Catalina Island Custom Kayak Tours with Catalina Backcountry Naturalist
Natalie Foote

With an up close and personal adventure full of biodiversity, kayakers can observe dolphins, migrating humpback and grey whales, seals, sea lions, pelicans, bald eagles and other abundant sea life while gliding over giant kelp beds. Catalina Backcountry created these trips combining unprecedented accessibility with a genuine spirit of adventure led by Natalie Foote, an island native and seasoned sports athlete who once held the record for the Catalina Marathon and has paddled across the mainland channel seven times in the Rock to Rock paddle board race.

“Whether you are a first timer or competitive athlete, I am ready to adventure with you. I have worked with young children, people who have never seen the ocean, and people who fear the water. Kayaking is for everyone no matter what your ability level, and we will tailor a truly unforgettable adventure just for you,” said Natalie.

blue caves. west endUsing sit-on-top, easy to maneuver Ocean Kayaks led by our naturalist, guests will paddle the bay and surrounding coves teeming with diversity. Kayaks provide a truly unique vantage point of the wild landscapes up close while experiencing the thrill of seeing exotic wildlife, flora and fauna.

These trips can be booked alone, or as part of a larger custom tailored adventure anywhere in the backcountry including comfort camping, snorkeling, custom hikes, the Trans Catalina Trail, and/or gear haul packages with the opportunity to explore the backcountry in its entirety.

Snorkeling Catalina Island while on a Custom Kayak Tour
Snorkeling While on a Custom Kayak Adventure

About Catalina Backcountry

Catalina Backcountry specializes in planning and facilitation of backpacking, hiking, biking, camping, and adventure expeditions in the backcountry of Catalina Island including: Adventure Planning | Gear Rental | Hiking Permits | Kayaking | SUP | Snorkeling | Fishing | In-tent Massages | Customized Trail Maps | Trail Shuttles | Naturalist Guides | Campside Catered Gourmet Meals | Camping Permits | Food/Provision Drops | Hot Water On-demand Showers | Firewood | Yoga | Bike Rental | …and more! For more information, visit