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Sign up for a Mono Lake canoe tour today

June 1st, 2019 by Alison, Canoe Coordinator

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a visit to the Eastern Sierra! Reserve your seat today on a Mono Lake canoe tour to experience Mono Lake from an entirely new perspective.

Calm mornings lead to stunning reflections on Mono Lake. Photos by Alison Kaplan.

On your hour-long tour, you will learn all about the ecology and geology of this high desert lake while paddling among tufa towers, seeing eye-to-eye with the brine shrimp, and maybe even sampling a local delicacy, the alkali fly pupae. Each tour provides a unique experience as Mono Lake changes with the seasons, the weather, and time of day, not to mention that each of our seasonal interpretive guides offer different insights into the lake’s complex story.

Paddle among tufa tours and see eye-to-eye with the brine shrimp.

Mono Lake is projected to rise 1.5 feet this year as a result of above-average snowpack, shifting the shoreline closer to the management level than we’ve seen it since 2012. The impressive snowpack will also lead to stunning views of the snowy Sierra crest, which rises 6,000 feet above the lake and offers a perfect backdrop for a peaceful morning of paddling on Mono Lake.

Our interactive canoe tours are fun for kids and adults alike.

Canoe tours will run at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am every Saturday and Sunday from June 22 through Labor Day. Our interactive tours are fun for kids and adults alike, and tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 4–12.  You can book your tickets online today, or contact us by email or by phone at (760) 647-6595 if you have any questions.

Do you live in the area? Each summer the Mono Lake Committee invites Inyo and Mono county residents to join us on our opening weekend canoe tours free of charge! Seats must be reserved ahead of time. For more info about locals’ weekend or to sign up, email the canoe coordinator or give us a call at (760) 647-6595.