Santa Cruz Bike Tours
Guided sightseeing tours and mountain bike adventures for most skill and fitness levels on scenic trails on California's Central Coast. Bikes, helmets, water, and snacks provided. FIND OUT MORE.

O'Neill Yacht Charters
Sail Monterey Bay on the Team O'Neill Catamaran. Family friendly public tours May-October. Smooth ride, fun crew - great way to see the Santa Cruz coast. Private charters too. FIND OUT MORE

Specialized Aviation
Flightseeing Tours by helicopter and airplane with breathtaking views of California's beautiful Central Coast. See Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur like never before. FIND OUT MORE.

Santa Cruz Mountain Hiking Tours 
Guided hiking, backpacking, and downhill mountain bike tours in California's scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. See the most beautiful places our unique area has to offer. FIND OUT MORE

Santa Cruz Experience Wine Tours
Enjoy outstanding wine and food in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. Discover vineyards as a personal guest of winemakers. Fun, relaxing - a truly memorable experience! FIND OUT MORE

Santa Cruz Food Tour
3.5-hour cultural and culinary walking tours. Taste delicious food in out-of-the-way places and explore history and architecture in hidden neighborhoods. Come hungry and leave full. FIND OUT MORE

Kayak Connection
Kayak peacefully alongside seals, otters, and sometimes migrating whales! Also surf clinics and Stand Up Paddling! 2 locations - tours, rentals, & classes. No experience necessary. FIND OUT MORE

Club Ed Surf School
Our team of Master Surfing Instructors would love to help you live your dream to surf! We're dedicated to teaching surfing in the most fun, successful and safest environment available. FIND OUT MORE

Santa Cruz Whale Watching
The Stagnaro family, serving the Santa Cruz area for over a century, has something for everyone: Fishing Trips, Scenic Bay Cruises, Whale/Dolphin Watching & Private Parties. FIND OUT MORE

Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton
See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track to Bear Mountain or by beach train to Santa Cruz. FIND OUT MORE

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Exhibits, aquarium, touch tanks, tours to marine mammal research overlook, world's largest whale skeleton and more. Great view of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. FIND OUT MORE


Best Santa Cruz Tours is your guide to land, sea and air tours of this uniquely scenic area, as well as other attractions of interest. Santa Cruz County is located between San Francisco and Monterey on California's Central Coast. Beautiful beaches, redwood forests and great weather attract thousands of visitors and eco tourists to Santa Cruz every year. The tour operators at Best Santa Cruz Tours will show you all the best sightseeing spots - many of which you may have never found. So make your next California vacation or eco tour even more special with a Best Santa Cruz Tour.