Diane Blum

Freelance Writer

"Family Adventures"
posted in Silion Valley Label Magazine
Wild Things

Adrenaline Freefall’g ---- Bay Area Skydiving


Ever feel like freefalling from 13,000 feet at close to 120 miles per hour? The 60 second freefall is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Then, relax and enjoy the scenery while floating back to mother earth. Tandem flights, where you are tethered to an instructor, are available. Safety has been their number one priority for over 20 years. Experience the rush of gravitational pull. Must be 18 to fly!

Zip’g Over Coastal Redwoods ---- Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours


Gently zip from tree to tree on this eco-adventure among the redwood treetops in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Take a 2 hour guided tour, which includes 6 different zip lines and 2 skybridges at heights up to 150 feet. Become part of the forest canopy and experience a completely unique perspective. Rent a helmet-cam to record the beauty and wonder. Must be 10 to zip!

Scuba Div’g Fun ---- Blue Water Aquatics


Enjoy the exhilaration of an open water dive, or if you’re a novice, learn to snorkel or scuba in a pool. Whatever your diving level, enjoy the expertise of this great local scuba shop. For kids age 8+ try the “Bubblemaker” class, a fun way to get comfortable with underwater breathing and weightlessness in preparation for a future scuba adventure.

White Water Raft’g Thrills ---- All-Outdoors California White Water Rafting


What’s not to like about traveling down a gushing, wild river while enjoying the beauty of surrounding Sierra foothills, forest and rocky gorges? With knowledgeable guides, experience the thrill of the rapids without taking a spill, and connect with both nature and your friends on this wilderness adventure! There are 10 rivers and multiple options (1, 2 and 3 day) to choose from, some with overnight stays; and at all skill levels. A gentle float option for younger kids, too. Wild watery fun.

Deep Sea Fish’g ---- Monterey Coastline


Along the Monterey coastline there are many deep sea fishing charters to choose from, check out Stagnaro Fishing Trips in Santa Cruz or Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey. Join an all-day fishing trip and catch Chinook King Salmon, Cod or Albacore. Capitola Boat and Bait rents motorized ocean skiffs to take out fishing on Monterey Bay. Freshest catch!

Paddle Board’g ---- Stand Up Paddle, Capitola


Grab a board and enjoy gliding across Capitola’s glistening waters, visit a kelp bed and hunt for ocean critters. Tour the harbor, or paddle over to that perfect fishing spot. Surf a few rolling waves. Take your 4 year old or maybe even Grandma! Stand Up Paddle can provide you with rental equipment and instruction. What’s SUP? You are, on your paddle board!
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