There have been some amazing wildlife sightings. “In broad daylight a Bobcat walked right in front of us and took an American Wigeon to feed herself, says Ikerd. There’s been seagulls eating sea stars and sea urchins and it is funny to see a seagull with a sea star sticking out of its neck”. A six legged Sea Star has been also been spotted several times at the tidepools in Laguna Beach; Sea Stars only have 5 legs. “Northern Harriers, Ospreys and Great Blue Herons have flown over us in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. And, Black Oyster Catchers have eaten a few yards in front of us. There’s been sea lions and dolphins playing at this cove in Laguna Beach we go to and we’ve seen Gray Whales passing in the winter time many times. And, of course, the latest and wildest, was when an Octopus took a camera from one of our guides. The Octopus, named Gollum after the Character in Lord of the Rings, even took a photo of himself! She was able to retrieve her camera, but it wasn’t an easy task, and something we have laughed about for days and days”.
Guests know they will see plenty of wildlife on the tours, but Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get or see…so guests should be ready to be surprised at anytime. A lot of locals come on the tours (people from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, etc.) and have no idea the amount of wildlife and marine life Orange County has and it’s so close to come and enjoy a fun half day while learning at the same time. People also come from all over the world to see the tidepools and a seal or sea lion because other parts of the world don’t have this. Orange County is just a hidden gem with the most amazing wildlife and a beautiful coastline of 42 miles.
You can join a ½ day tour several days a week through OC Wildlife & Beach Tour. TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES ON SMALL BUSINESS DAY NOVEMBER 26TH, YOU CAN BOOK A TOUR OR A FUTURE TOUR FOR $10 OFF PER PERSON DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK. GIFT CERTIFICATES CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK AS WELL. For tour information, log onto: www.ocwildlifebeachtour.com or reservations and gift certificates:
About OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc.
OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc., incepted in 2007, offers a variety of tours exploring the hidden treasures and natural beauty of Orange County’s “Gold Coast.” From tide pool explorations to wildlife viewing at scenic beach coves, shopping excursions to art and wine tours, or educational field trips and observing seals and sea lions, OC Wildlife & Beach Tour has a tour for everyone! OC Wildlife also gives back to the non-profit organization Pacific Marine Mammal Center upon each tour booking and is a member of many other non-profit wildlife organizations to help with preserving local wildlife. For more information about the tours or making a difference, log on to: www.ocwildlifebeachtour.com or call 949-500-6981.
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Offering 1/2 day tours experiencing the hidden treasures of Orange County and the beautiful California Riviera. Ecotours/nature tours, art tours, an Orange County Tour, etc.