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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak TourNature and Wildlife

La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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Enjoy the sublime coastal scenery as you spot abundant marine life during this kayaking trip in La Jolla’s sea caves and ecological reserve. Paddle along with your expert naturalist guide as you observe the numerous species of birds, dolphins, sea lions and even orcas that inhabit the area. Also, kayak among the lush kelp beds that grow in the reserve and, if conditions permit, explore inside the sea caves that dot the area’s rocky coastline. This La Jolla caves trip includes all necessary equipment, a life jacket, guide, and optional wetsuit rental.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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Historic Kayak Tour of Napa ValleyKayaking

Historic Kayak Tour of Napa Valley

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Experience the Napa Valley’s natural beauty and fascinating history on a fun and memorable kayak tour. With an informative local guide leading the way, hop in a comfortable and beginner-friendly kayak, and paddle down the valley’s waterways. Identify birds, see rare animal species, learn about the first people to settle the area, and see historic buildings damaged in the 2014 earthquake.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00

Kayak or Paddleboard with Sea Lions and Get Free PhotosStand Up Paddleboarding

Kayak or Paddleboard with Sea Lions and Get Free Photos

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Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of beautiful Marina del Rey marina while kayaking or standup paddle boarding. Discover unique sail and power boats and spot local wildlife (sea lions, dolphins and a big variety of birds).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.52
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US$60.52
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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for TwoKayaking

Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

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Explore La Jolla Ecological Reserve's sea caves during a 90-minute kayaking tour. Follow your experienced guide through several diverse ecological habitats, home to one of the highest concentrations of sea life in California. Paddle toward the Seven Sea Caves, where you can get stunning views from inside Emerald Cave, the only north-facing cave in the state (conditions permitting). Explore a giant kelp forest inhabited by wildlife like otters, harbor seals and sea lions. Use of all kayaking equipment is included; no kayaking experience is necessary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.11
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Kayak RentalKayaking

Kayak Rental

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Renting a kayak in Santa Barbara is a fun and active way to explore the harbor without the hassle of bringing your own gear. This rental package includes a high-quality kayak, paddle, and life jacket, plus the option to rent a wetsuit. Though you’re free to explore anywhere you’d like around the harbor, your guide suggests a route for optimized wildlife sightings.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.00
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US$15.00

Santa Barbara Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

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Get another perspective on the southern California coast during this leisurely kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.47
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US$63.47
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La Jolla Kayak and Snorkel TourSnorkeling

La Jolla Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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Enjoy some of San Diego's best waters for kayaking and snorkeling during a 2.5-hour tour at La Jolla Cove. Your experienced guide teaches the basics of kayaking and snorkeling in the calm waters of a protected cove. Then paddle in a single or double kayak through La Jolla Caves and look for colorful fish and other marine life as you snorkel in La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Numbers are limited to ten participants on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Kayak Tour of Santa BarbaraKayaking

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

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This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size
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US$50.00
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Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion ViewingKayaking

Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing

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Paddle a kayak along Laguna Beach’s scenic coastline on a guided, 2-hour tour that takes in hidden reefs, swaying kelp forests, sheltered coves and beaches. Watch for bright garibaldi fish and playful dolphins as you explore alongside your experienced guide, learn about the area’s unique ecosystems, then get an up close look at Laguna’s sea lion colonies. Enjoy fresh Pacific breezes while steering your kayak through the gentle swell, and experience California’s vibrant nature and wildlife from the water.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.44
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US$97.44
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Guided Kayak Tour of Sand HarborKayaking

Guided Kayak Tour of Sand Harbor

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Explore the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe on a 4.5-hour guided kayak tour from Sand Harbor. Paddle past granite boulders to hidden beaches and swimming holes along one of the most pristine alpine lakes in North America. Includes a picnic lunch and the use of all kayaking equipment.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.44
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US$97.44

South Lake Tahoe Kayak RentalKayaking

South Lake Tahoe Kayak Rental

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Get an up-close look at Lake Tahoe with a kayak rental, which allows you to paddle across the water at your own pace, admiring the stunning mountain scenery or searching for hidden coves and beaches. With an easy-to-maneuver single kayak, you can paddle as fast or as slow as you wish to enjoy an outdoorsy workout or to simply relax. When booking, select a rental duration that suits your budget and schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.98
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US$37.98

Guided Kayak Tour on Russian RiverKayaking

Guided Kayak Tour on Russian River

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Paddle your way through California’s gorgeous wine country on a guided kayak tour. Paddle your way down the Russian River that winds through Sonoma County. Enjoy the leisurely pace that kayaking affords while soaking up the spectacular scenery. No experience is necessary, and you can choose to paddle in a single kayak or ride tandem with a friend or family member. The guided tour includes a gourmet picnic lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173.34
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US$173.34

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

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Paddle into the sunset along the Southern California coast during this beginner-friendly kayaking trip from Santa Barbara. Watch the last rays of the day melt into the Pacific as you travel through the glassy waters of Santa Barbara Harbor. As you move, you’ll pass by the historic wharf and past other boats, keeping your eyes out for marine life. An included lesson in astronomy and ecology from your guide is an added bonus. A guide and all necessary kayaking gear is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.70
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US$102.70
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Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma CoastKayaking

Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

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Head out from Santa Rosa to the Sonoma Coast on this kayaking tour of the Russian River. Admire views of redwood forests and rugged coastline as your guide drives you out of the city along Highway 1, and then set sail at the confluence of the Russian River and Pacific Ocean—calm waters and plenty of marine life makes this a fun, all-levels trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
Price varies by group size
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US$99.00
Price varies by group size
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Dana Point: Kayaking and Hiking AdventureHalf-day Tours

Dana Point: Kayaking and Hiking Adventure

Jump into a sea kayak and join a local guide to explore Dana Point. Cruise through the calm waters of the harbor, learning about the area’s history along the way. Then shift gears and get ready for a scenic hike to Dana Point Headlands where you’ll learn more about local marine life, stopping at an ocean lookout point for epic views of the Pacific Ocean. A relaxing beach stroll back the starting point caps off your outdoor adventure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.34
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US$70.34
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Guided Kayak Tour on Jenner CoastKayaking

Guided Kayak Tour on Jenner Coast

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Take a break to enjoy nature between wine tasting excursions and shopping in Napa and Sonoma. Get out on a guided kayak trip at the mouth of the Russian River. Clear your head in the Pacific Coast air, watch for seagulls and pelicans, and get a chance to spot some harbor seals. Novices and more experienced paddlers enjoy a relaxed paddle that promises excellent views of the coast, the mouth of the river and the perched village of Jenner. Tuck into a gourmet picnic at the end of your tour for a truly satisfying experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173.34
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US$173.34

Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West ShoreKayaking

Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West Shore

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Grab a paddle and voyage along the scenic west shore of Lake Tahoe on a guided, 2.5-hour morning kayak tour. Experience the full beauty of Tahoe in the summer while gliding through the pristine water, and learn about local history and legends like early settlers, the ill-fated Donner Party, and life on the lake before the advent of ski resorts and casinos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
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US$76.93

Discover Dana Point: Kayak, Hike and Visit the Ocean Institute Dining Experiences

Discover Dana Point: Kayak, Hike and Visit the Ocean Institute

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See more of Dana Point Harbour by kayak and on foot during an active full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of southern California. Go hiking along the Bluff Top and Headland trails, paddle your kayak around the harbor, and stop into wildlife institutes and local cafes. Your all-inclusive tour makes it easy by including snacks and lunch, admission ticket to the Ocean Institute, and kayak rental.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$139.90
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US$139.90
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Scenic Sausalito Kayak Tour: Beginners Welcome Kayaking

Scenic Sausalito Kayak Tour: Beginners Welcome

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The picturesque seafront promenades and colorful houseboats of Sausalito lie just across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco. This tour lets you explore the town from the water, affording stunning views of Alcatraz and San Francisco in the distance. Paddle around Richardson Bay on a guided kayak tour, cruise past the famous houseboat community, and look out for harbor seals, sea lions, and pelicans along the coast.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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2 Hour Whale Watching Kayak Tour for TwoKayaking

2 Hour Whale Watching Kayak Tour for Two

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Take a break from crowded beaches and paddle out to the gray whale migration grounds off the coast of La Jolla. Your guide ensures you visit the best sighting locations, where your kayak affords you a more intimate experience with the ocean and marine life than you could have on any boat. A kayaking tutorial is included to ensure your comfort and safety.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
per group
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US$76.93
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3-hour Single Kayak RentalKayaking

3-hour Single Kayak Rental

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Explore the western shore of Lake Tahoe independently by kayak with a 3-hour kayak rental from Tahoe City. Soak in the views of forest and granite as you paddle across the crystal clear waters of this enormous lake, which is surrounded by 12,000-foot-tall (3,660-meter) mountains.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.49
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US$54.49

Refugio State Beach Kayak TourKayaking

Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

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Paddle off for some adventure and wildlife spotting during this kayaking trip along the shores of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Float along the Gaviota Coast, one of the last undeveloped, open sections of the California shore, stopping to look at underwater kelp beds and search for dolphins. You’ll cap it all off with lunch on a secluded beach plus swimming and kayaking games. A guide, lunch and all gear is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.31
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US$137.31
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Orange Country Day Tour of Dana Point and Huntington BeachMountain Bike Tours

Orange Country Day Tour of Dana Point and Huntington Beach

Explore the best of Dana Point and Huntington Beach on this day tour. Get an active start with a kayaking session and a scenic hike before getting immersed in surf culture at the International Surfing Museum. Take a scenic bicycle ride, try a local beer and enjoy a spectacular sunset and very traditional slice of Americana on the beach — toasting s’mores by the fire.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$285.00
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US$285.00
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Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak Tour

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Escape the crowds on land and get the best views of Santa Barbara Harbor from the water during a kayak tour that’s designed with active travelers in mind. Exploring in an eco-friendly vessel increases your chance of spotting dolphins and sea lions, while a choice of morning and afternoon start time means you can select a time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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US$59.94
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