Since retiring from my full-time faculty position at Cabrillo College in the spring of 2000, I have been leading groups across Central California and occasionally across the world. My life has become a series of field trips, and through the good graces of Cabrillo College Extension and now our own fledgling company, Central Coast Secrets, I continue to delight in taking groups to places and hearing even the most informed laugh in surprise and say, “I didn’t know that!”
Best Santa Cruz tours is an informational resource started by the Santa Cruz Tours and Hospitality Association, of which we are founding members. On this site, you will find a variety of options for the best guided tours available in our area. Check it out and see what Santa Cruz has to offer beyond the Boardwalk!
Shuttle Smith Adventures offers bike shuttles daily to the top of Forest of Nisene Marks, where you can ride the challenging singletrack loops of Soquel Demonstration Forest, one of the leading freeride and cross-country destinations of Northern California. When you’re done at Soquel, you’ve got nothing but downhill awaiting you — a whole 15 miles of descent at the speed of your choice, back to Aptos Village just south of the city of Santa Cruz.