View from behind a person paddling a canoe on Mono Lake with tufa towers and tall mountains shrouded in clouds in the distance.

Mono Lake Canoe Tours

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July 9 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Discover bubbling springs, alkali flies, brine shrimp, underwater tufa towers, migrating birds, and crystalline waters, all from the unique vantage point of a canoe.

Guided canoe tours provide a unique look into the ecology and geology of this high desert lake. No canoe experience is necessary and we provide all the equipment. Our experienced canoe guides will share with you some of Mono Lake’s unusual natural history as well as the story about efforts to protect this nearly million-year-old lake. Advance reservations are required.

Three people sitting in a canoe paddling on Mono Lake in the bright sun moving over glassy water towards a grove of tufa towers with the tall Sierra Nevada in the distance.

Details

Date: Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00am*, 9:30am*, and 11:00am*

*These are tour departure times. You must park at South Tufa 45 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Price: $35 each for ages 13 and older and $20 for kids under 13. Sorry, no kids under age 4 allowed. No pets allowed.

Additional information:

  • Plan to park at South Tufa 45 minutes before your tour launch time. We cannot accommodate late-comers. Scroll down to view a map.
  • The canoe tours launch from Navy Beach, approximately a 15-minute walk from South Tufa. The sandy footpath to Navy Beach is located immediately to your right as you enter the South Tufa parking lot. There will be a hand-painted white sign indicating the trail.
  • Please be prepared with sturdy water shoes. You may get wet up to the knee.
Map of how to get to Navy Beach from the South Tufa parking lot.
Canoe tours launch from Navy Beach, an approximately 15-minute walk from South Tufa. The sandy footpath to Navy Beach is located immediately to your right as you enter the South Tufa parking lot. There will be a hand-painted white sign indicating the unpaved trail. When you arrive at Navy Beach, check in at the silver Mono Lake Committee Toyota truck.

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