California Condor Viewing Tour
This tour will lead you down the coast to view magnificent and endangered California Condors. Our knowledgeable staff will use radio telemetry to track the condors. Whales and other wildlife may be seen during certain seasons and the wildflowers burst with color in the spring. Tour runs from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:30AM - 12:30PM and consists of driving on Hwy 1. There is no hiking and little walking; more getting in and out of the van.
For all children under the age of 8 years old - the parent is responsible for bringing and installing their car seat before the tour starts. The van will be stopping at roadside pullouts, so please make sure you are with your child(ren) at all times and that they are not running around while viewing condors.
Andrew Molera State Park is located along Highway 1 just south of the Point Sur Light House, and approximately 22 miles south of the Carmel Crossroads (Highway 1 and Rio Road). As you enter the park, pass the State Park kiosk on your right and continue onto the dirt road beneath the white wooden “Horseback Tours” arch. Take this dirt road for about 100 yards and look for the Discovery Center (a brown barn with several picnic tables in front) on your left. Just beyond the Discovery Center, there is a small parking area, also on the left, which you may use. Portable restroom facilities are available outside the Discovery Center. The two-hour tour will lead you down the coast to view magnificent and endangered California Condors. Our knowledgeable staff will use radio telemetry to track wild condors while taking in the beautiful Big Sur coast. We will not be hiking during the tour, but be prepared for variable weather, including fog, hot sun, and wind. It’s usually a good idea to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a sweater or jacket. We can provide binoculars, but feel free to bring your own optics and camera equipment.
Tours can be cancelled due to rain or conditions we consider might pose a safety risk. Because many of our guests are coming from out of town, we try to provide as much notice as possible. Our policy is to provide notice of cancellation by e-mail or phone on the Friday before the tour if the weather forecast indicates a 50% or more chance of rain on the tour date. At the discretion of the guide, cancellations can also occur on the tour date if current weather conditions warrant. For tours that we cancel, we will attempt to reschedule or arrange a refund. Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or concerns.