Canoe Mono Lake before the season endsAugust 11th, 2016 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
This post was written by Matt Rice, 2015 & 2016 Mono Lake Intern.
Have you ever wanted to learn more about Mono Lake from the water? Why not join one of our famous canoe tours? Canoe tours have been an exciting part of the Mono Lake Committee since the beginning. One of our founders, David Gaines, used to take visitors out in his canoe in order to show off the wonders of Mono Lake up close and it is a tradition that is still very popular to this day.
Join our seasoned guides as we wind our way through majestic tufa towers that are so high that it is hard to believe that they were all once under water. Be amazed as we observe trillions of brine shrimp and thousands of alkali flies that have taken years to adapt to such a harsh environment. Contemplate the extraordinary powers of volcanism and glaciation as we view the stunning vistas of the mountains, valleys, and islands that make up the Mono Basin. Learn the thrilling cultural history about the basin and even how the lake got its name. All this and more awaits on the waters of Mono Lake.
With three different tours at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00am every Saturday and Sunday, there are a variety of options to accommodate your schedule. Tours take place every weekend through Labor Day and last about an hour. Our fleet of canoes consists of four canoes that can each hold three passengers with one guide and two large “cruise ship” canoes that can hold up to four people and one guide. Each spot is just $25 per person ($30 on holiday weekends). So, what are you waiting for?