California is a big place with more amazing destinations than you can hope to see in a single visit. You don't want to waste your precious vacation time visiting the "tourist spots" or photographing the same locations you've seen in the guide books.  Let a seasoned local photographer personally guide you to locations less traveled. 


  • Are you looking for a secluded mountain vistas? 

  • Or a beach frequented by boisterous elephant seals?

  • Maybe the snow-capped Sierras in the middle of July?  


You only have a short time on your vacation and you should make the most of it. 


Our Approach

Your Get Outdoors Tours guide (Claire Northall) is a passionate travel photographer who has lived, explored and photographed California for over 20 years.  Claire's unique background offers you an option not provided by most tour providers.  If you are a photo-phile and want to spend your tour accessing the best shoot locations and capturing the best photographs you can, your tour will be tailored specifically for that purpose.  If you prefer to just spend the day sightseeing, hiking and enjoying the Big Sur and Californian scenery, we have you covered as well.


Customize - it's YOUR tour!

One of the things that makes Get Outdoors Tours different is the personal attention you will receive.  While we do provide a number of "theme" tours based on your interests (ex: Californian

wildflowers, alpine environment, San Francisco nights sightseeing, and many more...) we also provide you the opportunity to build your own tour al-la-cart style.  You can contact us anytime and speak directly with your guide to plan out the perfect California tour.  Working together we will identify the best locations to meet your time constraints, physical limitations, interests and other factors.  This service is fully included in the price of your tour.


All custom tours are private

If you have ever been on a "standard" group tour, you know what a horrible experience this is.  Dozens of people packed into a bus that just goes from visitor centers to roadside stops.  You never really see anything and you have no flexibility on where you go. All tours with Get Outdoors Tours are small and personal.  The only people on your tour will be your group (or self).  If weather conditions change such that a different destination works better, then we can make that change.  If you find you are loving a particular location we can stay longer, if you prefer to move on from a location we will do that.  This is how a tour should be done.


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Contact us so we may discuss your opinions!