Orange County’s Hidden Gem ~ Come Visit the Upper Newport Back Bay

As the largest remaining estuary in Southern California the bay offers a relaxing, family friendly, and unique alternative to the typical OC tourist destination. The Back Bay is a salt marsh estuary that is home to many birds and several endangered species. The guide will discuss the history of the bay, and the native plants, birds, animals, and marine life.

The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a 2-hour guided kayak tour through the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve with a Naturalist every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Kayak tours are conducted in partnership with the Newport Aquatic Center. They are great for both novices and experienced paddlers alike.

Newport Bay Conservancy web site

Online Reservations for Weekend Kayak Tour

Dates: Saturdays
Time: 10am -12pm
Cost: $25.00 per person, eight and older.