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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Historic Kayak Tour of Napa Valley

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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$59.00
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$59.00

Original La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

Original La Jolla 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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$99.00
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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

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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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$60.00
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$60.00

Laguna Beach Open Ocean Kayaking Tour with Sea Lion Sightings

Laguna Beach Open Ocean Kayaking Tour with Sea Lion Sightings

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We are the most affordable tour company in town (BY FAR) You will be using brand new equipment coupled with an experienced local guide. We take you to some of the most scenic areas of Laguna Beach! Our tours often fully book so we recommend that you book your reservation ahead of time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

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
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$59.00
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$59.00

Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

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Our Sonoma Coast Kayak Tour takes you to the edge of the beautiful Pacific Ocean where we explore the Russian River as it meets the sea. Birds, seals, the occasional passing whale, and relaxing on the river are the highlights of this great day on the water. Expect to spend approximately 3 hours on this tour which includes paddling the river and walking on the beach while gazing out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing

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
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$95.00
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$95.00

Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour
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Santa Barbara Wildlife and History Kayaking Tour

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Explore California’s gorgeous coast on a scenic kayak tour. With a knowledgeable, experienced guide leading the way, bring the whole family and navigate Santa Barbara’s picturesque waterfront. Learn about the region's history and wildlife, admire the rugged coastal mountains, and watch for pelicans and egrets, dolphins and sea lions. You may even see a family of gray whales on its annual migration.
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  • 2 hours
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$60.00
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$60.00

Guided Kayak Tour on Russian River

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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$250.00
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$250.00

Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara

Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.10
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Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

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
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$89.00
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Kayak Tour of Historic Lake Tahoe West Shore

Kayak 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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$75.00
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$75.00

2-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard with Sea Lions in Marina del Rey

2-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard with Sea Lions in Marina del Rey

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On this small-group kayaking or paddleboard tour, you’ll hit the scenic coastlines of Marina del Ray for a hands-on nature immersion. Learn kayaking or paddleboard techniques from your guide, and get a chance to spot local wildlife like sea lions, dolphins, and different varieties of seabird. Tours are capped at only seven participants for a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Tahoe City 3-Hour Single Kayak Rental

Tahoe City 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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$55.00
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La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

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Go whale-watching by kayak from La Jolla Shores on a 3-hour active tour with an experienced naturalist guide. From December to March, gray whales migrate past San Diego while making their way between Alaska and Mexico. Hope to see the magnificent wild mammals on this kayak tour led by an expert guide, who also points out other marine life such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, pelicans, leopard sharks and more. This fun and active tour does not require previous experience, and all kayak gear and instruction is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Guided Kayak Tour on Jenner Coast

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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$250.00
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Clear Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe

Clear Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe

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Clearly Tahoe specializes in providing unique guided tours in completely transparent kayaks.Join us for an unforgettable adventure as you paddle through the crystal clear waters and explore depths of up to 75 feet below the surface! Our tours suitable for all ages and skill levels (5+). This is an activity the whole family can enjoy together. This tour will take guests south along the shoreline from Sand Harbor State Park to the famous Bonsai Rock. There will be complimentary shuttle transportation for this activity. All shuttles are scheduled to depart from our Clearly Tahoe Shop in Incline Village, NV. Guests should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled activity for check in. Address below. Limitations: Company policies, age and weight restrictions apply: Guests must be 5 years or older to participate in activity. The total combined weight limit for boats must not exceed 375lbs. Pets are not permitted on this experience. *Visit us online for full Company Policies*
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$119.00
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North Lake Tahoe Boulders Private Exploration on a Paddle Board or Kayak

North Lake Tahoe Boulders Private Exploration on a Paddle Board or Kayak

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Experience the iconic Lake Tahoe picturesque landscape with views of boulder fields and crystal clear blue waters. Our unique, self-guided kayak and paddle board adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will paddle by natural hot springs, through giant boulder fields, and across the California/Nevada state line with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe's North Shore, including Kings Beach, Brockway Springs, Speedboat Beach, and Crystal Bay. It's family-friendly and a wonderful experience for all. Dry bags and waterproof cell phone cases are included in the experience so that you can bring your camera or smartphone along to take photos of the gorgeous Lake Tahoe scenery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Dana Point Harbor Kayaking & Hiking Adventure

Dana Point Harbor Kayaking & Hiking Adventure

Southern California’s Dana Point is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike for sea kayaking to enjoy the local marine life and incredible views of the Pacific coast. After all, the harbor is the largest pleasure boat harbor in Southern California! After your guide gives you a brief overview on how to safely enjoy your sea kayaking adventure, you'll cruise around the harbor and learn about the interesting history and folklore of Dana Point. Upon returning our kayaks, we'll embark on a scenic hike over the Dana Point Headlands. Along the way, you'll hear all about the Lantern District, Richard Henry Dana, and the area's Hollywood connections. The stunning beaches, laid-back local vibe, and the beautiful mountain backdrop make it easy to see why so many people enjoy Dana Point's endless summer vibes year-round!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Half day tour Clearly Explorer Excursion in Lake Tahoe

Half day tour Clearly Explorer Excursion in Lake Tahoe

Clearly Tahoe specializes in providing unique guided tours in completely transparent kayaks. Join us for an unforgettable adventure as you paddle through the crystal clear waters and explore depths of up to 75 feet below the surface! Our tours suitable for all ages and skill levels (5+). This is an activity the whole family can enjoy together.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$209.00
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