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Travel like a local

Sometimes, stereotypes about a place can be a good thing, and San Diego is a perfect example of that. Locals here like to surf. They make great burritos. And the West Coast–style IPAs just taste better. When it comes to fun things to do in San Diego, the beach is a great place to start with harbor cruises, surf lessons, and hikes to sandstone slot canyons. For more laid-back activities, join locals on Airbnb Experiences for a bonfire party, beach yoga, and even for snorkeling tours with a marine biologist.

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2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water. You are not expected to get wet on this adventures, maybe just a light spray. This is also a great activity for groups, experience a fun team-building experience on a Speed boat!
Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay Small Group
Set sail with your Captain aboard our sailboat and see some of San Diego's finest highlights on our comfortable sailing yacht as we depart from Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island and sail along the San Diego Skyline and enjoy a beautiful day on San Diego Bay. We often see Sea Lions and occasionally Dolphins frolicking, and we always have a fantastic time! White wine, soda, water are available on board complimentary For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only, feel free to book all 6 seats If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note Smoking is not permitted on board.
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only, feel free to book all 6 seats. Our sailboat can accommodate private Charters for groups up to 12 sailors, contact me to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! I sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
San Diego Paddle Board Sunset Glow Tour
San Diego is an excellent place to watch the sunset while paddling around Mission Bay. Here at WanderSurf Board Company it is our goal to provide you with the best possible paddle boarding experience. Our paddle times change throughout the year based on sunset times. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive and get ready. You are encourage to take photos yourself if you would like. I do have some waterproof phone cases on a first come first serve basis. I will take photos for you as we paddle and air drop or email them to you after the paddle. To ensure safety we do puts lights on top of the board and underneath. This ensures safety and makes for a really fun time. The tour will last into the evening/night. When finished stay for a bonfire and make some new friends. Overview: - Arrive 10-15 mins early - Overview of route -10-15 min lesson on: What to do, How to do it, and What to Expect. - Group Photo - Paddle Tour - Photo Exchange - Bon Fire (24/hr notice Link to SunRise Paddle: https://abnb.me/zkAL9HqcaY Link to Midmorning Paddle: https://abnb.me/FlQ2uUDcaY Any questions please feel free to reach out to me : (858)877-8430 jason@wandersurfboardcompany.com Other things to note Please know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Paddle boarding is a sport lots of people can do and enjoy. Important to dress comfortable. Change of clothes, towel, and water bottle.

Dive into local beach life

Surfing 4 All
We will meet at 708 Oliver Pl, in Pacific Beach in the morning or afternoon to talk about the surf conditions. Then we will walk down to the beach together. Next I will give a land lesson on the basics of surfing, we will practice different pop-up techniques so you're more comfortable in the water. Then we will go out into the water and I will help you get some waves and start surfing! Afterwards we'll carry the boards back to where we started. Other things to note Bring your own towel, water, swimsuit, and sunscreen! I will provide surfboards and wetsuits. Its ok if you would like to request a different time and date
Incredible Slot Canyons to the Pacific
This incredible experience will start and end at the same location and has FREE parking. I am an expert guide and amatuer photographer. I will guide you into the most spectacular and hard to reach areas where others have never even heard about! We will descend into an incredible slot canyon with opportunities for one of a kind photos and breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. We will visit amazing sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on our trek. The hike up is strenuous at times but you will be rewarded with a 20 million dollar view as we summit magnificent cliffs. The experience will leave you with memories and pictures that will last a lifetime! Watch the 1 minute Virtual Tour Video https://youtu.be/V-dAx-2vA1g (cut and paste the link into your browser) If you can not make this morning hike the Incredible Slot Canyons at Sunset is an awesome alternative https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/341659 If you are wanting a more intimate experience with your group you can reserve the experience by choosing "private tour". I can also add custom times for your group if you like.....just ask! It is not uncommon for groups to request Sunrise tours or full moon tours. Just ask! Other things to note This is an awesome family, friends and team bonding experience. The hike is strenuous on occasion. You should be in good physical condition with no physical limitations.
Surfing with a Cali Bro for Beginners
The beautiful & vibrant coast of Ocean Beach will serve as your area to experience the sport of surfing. You will first begin by meeting me on the beach with a great attitude and the willingness to learn. I will provide a 8ft Soft Top Wavestorm and a Wetsuit that fits your body composition. We will begin in the interaction stage, where I will develop a better understanding of your previous experience, desired learning style, and go over any questions you may have before we start the learning process. We will begin by getting you fitted into a wetsuit of your choice. (10 mins) To change, you will use the public bathrooms provided at Ocean Beach. Once changed, We will then start the teaching process by going over safety hazards, proper etiquette, and formal technique on the sand. (10 mins) Once you are comfortable and understand the first stage of learning on the sand, we will then transition into the ocean. Once in the ocean, we will begin in shallow water by implementing what you learned on the sand, to live action. This will include demonstrating your ability to properly paddle, gain momentum with the wave, and properly stand up. We will remain in the shallow water practicing the basic fundamentals until you are comfortable and have demonstrated that you are ready to progress into deeper waters. After 90 minutes instruction you can surf as long as you want
Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area, including the caves (if conditions permit), for one hour. Since La Jolla Cove is part of a Marine Protected Area all natural things (animals, shells, etc.) must remain where they are found. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Falconry Experience over the beach
You will help us free fly our falcons on the cliffs of La Jolla at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a National Historical Place and beloved landmark. In our Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained birds using a falconry glove, and admire their aerial skills while they soar above the cliffs. You'll get an up-close and personal view of their mastery of flight as they perform simulated hunting behaviors, swooping, ground-skimming and diving at high speed after a moving target. At the same time we will discuss raptor flight styles and how they contribute to the diverse ecologies of different types of hawks and falcons. There will be plenty of time for questions and pictures with our birds. My hope is to send you home with a new, or perhaps renewed, love for these majestic predators and the environment. The experience is ideal for special occasions and corporate team building. For private experiences please feel free to contact us. The experience lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and there is some standing involved, we can always provide a chair, just let us know in advance. The Gliderport has a good cafe and free parking. Bring camera and sunscreen. COVID-19: we''ll follow the current recommendations from the State of California and we will provide hand sanitizer.

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Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)
If you do not want to check-in inside the shop for COVID concerns, message me for outside check-in. La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave, we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we WILL NOT enter the Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
Eco Pedal Boat Experience in San Diego Bay
From date activity to adventure time with the kids, our boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults and one kid (600lb maximum weight). Explore San Diego Bay on a self-guided pedal boat ride! Whether you are visiting San Diego for the first time or a local, you'll love our experience. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your reservation time to ensure you can find parking and locate our dock, "Eco Boat Rentals." Once you arrive at our dock, our crew will check you in, provide you life jackets, go through navigation, operation orientation, and safety instructions, and then you'll be ready to take off on your own. We have a map-sticker in each pedal boat for your comfort. Explore America's Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, and Liberty station from the water and get closer to see the sea lion and local birds (btw they are wild animals, so we can't guarantee when and how often they show up). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown San Diego. Bring your cooler and enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent San Diego views. No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Pets are welcome! Each group will get their personal pedal boat!
The Boat People Cruise- Private Harbor Cruises
1. We are a young couple who have received our US Coast Guard Six Pack Captains License and have a huge passion for sailing and the ocean. We started our small boat chartering business giving harbor cruises around Newport Beach Harbor on our Cal 25 sailboat for people to enjoy life on the water with a very unique view and two captains. 2. Join us for a COVID friendly hour and a half cruise with a coastal ambiance on the bow of our sailboat. We strive to create an unforgettable evening with contagious laughter and panoramic views of the Newport Bay. Perfect for a date night or intimate group gathering of four as it is close proximity. You don’t want to miss out on this sea-worthy experience. Please BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND FOOD as we will have an area to facilitate provisions). Also we DO NOT allow any marijuana on the boat as it is not legal under the maritime law. 3. We want our guests to leave with some great memories and good laughs onboard. We strive for passengers to leave with more knowledge of Newport Beach Harbor as well as grow a deeper connection to one another as they share a fun and unique experience onboard. *Each cruise is a PRIVATE cruise of just your party. *We offer a cruise before sunset to catch the sun rays, a sunset cruise, and a romantic twilight cruise. 2021-03
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Ultimate Whale and Dolphin Watching -faster, more wildlife
BOOK a UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH US TODAY! Welcome to East Meets West Whale Watching with Capt. Nick. We are OPEN! Daily safe and fun 2hr Ultimate Whale and Dolphin watching tours for groups up to 6 persons - public and private tours now available! Don't want to be on a big slow boat with 100+ other people? We understand! We have the newest, fastest, and most technologically advanced vessel in Newport Beach equipped with SUSPENSION SEATING and vessel STABILIZERS for your comfort, health and safety!!! Get ready for an intimate experience with some of nature’s most fantastic wildlife, aboard Newport Beach's most advanced whale and dolphin watching vessel. We limit our trips to 6 passengers per boat, allowing us to provide the Personal Attention and Comfort you deserve. Our new boats are extremely quiet, enabling us to stealthily approach and bring you a front-row seat to these spectacular mammals without disturbing them in their natural habitat. Departing from beautiful Balboa Island in Newport Beach, you will explore the wildlife-rich waters of Orange County, a superhighway for whales and dolphins year-round. See whales and dolphins in their natural migratory path. Creating lifetime memories, one trip at a time!

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Things to do near Liberty Station

149 locals recommend

Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)
If you do not want to check-in inside the shop for COVID concerns, message me for outside check-in. La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave, we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we WILL NOT enter the Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Eco Pedal Boat Experience in San Diego Bay
From date activity to adventure time with the kids, our boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults and one kid (600lb maximum weight). Explore San Diego Bay on a self-guided pedal boat ride! Whether you are visiting San Diego for the first time or a local, you'll love our experience. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your reservation time to ensure you can find parking and locate our dock, "Eco Boat Rentals." Once you arrive at our dock, our crew will check you in, provide you life jackets, go through navigation, operation orientation, and safety instructions, and then you'll be ready to take off on your own. We have a map-sticker in each pedal boat for your comfort. Explore America's Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, and Liberty station from the water and get closer to see the sea lion and local birds (btw they are wild animals, so we can't guarantee when and how often they show up). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown San Diego. Bring your cooler and enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent San Diego views. No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Pets are welcome! Each group will get their personal pedal boat!
2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water. You are not expected to get wet on this adventures, maybe just a light spray. This is also a great activity for groups, experience a fun team-building experience on a Speed boat!
Photos experience by the beach, Donation based
PLEASE, MESSAGE ME BEFORE BOOK IT I Kindly Ask if you: Like the experience and photos, donate - $125 (per person) Love the experience and photos, donate - $150 Had the best experience and photos ever - $180 I will send you 15 edited photos, let me know if you need more. There's no fee for kids Don't see a date you want? No worries! Message me with how many people you'd like to book and the dates you're available. Let's explore the most beautiful parts of La Jolla. We will start by enjoying the landscape of California. Amongst the palm trees there is one that stands taller than any other and creates the perfect backdrop for our first shot. Afterward, we'll go down to my favorite beach in San Diego (Scripps Beach), where we'll take photos at the famous Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. We can continue walking along the beach and finish at Caroline's Seaside Cafe a wonderful place for a few more photos. I will offer helpful tips for posing in order to get the best results. Let's capture unique moments that you can fondly remember forever.

Things to do near Hillcrest

200 locals recommend

Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay Small Group
Set sail with your Captain aboard our sailboat and see some of San Diego's finest highlights on our comfortable sailing yacht as we depart from Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island and sail along the San Diego Skyline and enjoy a beautiful day on San Diego Bay. We often see Sea Lions and occasionally Dolphins frolicking, and we always have a fantastic time! White wine, soda, water are available on board complimentary For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only, feel free to book all 6 seats If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note Smoking is not permitted on board.
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only, feel free to book all 6 seats. Our sailboat can accommodate private Charters for groups up to 12 sailors, contact me to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! I sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Surf Lessons with Photos in Pacific Beach - San Diego
SURF LESSON FOR BEGINNERS WITH PHOTOS & VIDEOS I’M FLAVIO CRISI, a “Brazilian Personal Surf Trainer” with 30 years experience and 2 postgraduate degrees in sports science. MY GOAL is to make you fall in love with surfing and the sea... which will change your lifestyle forever! MY SURFING LESSONS are a minimum of 2 hours long at the wonderful Pacific Beach in San Diego, California. A COMPLETE SURFING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: • I will teach you how to surf from zero, step by step, with a lot of patience. • How to paddle with efficient movement. • How to read the waves and sea currents. ALL INCLUDED: Surfboard, wetsuit and photos & videos (check the full description of it below) BREAKS & SURFING STORIES: When wiil be tired, we are going to take a few breaks to rest laying down on the sand… During the rest, I will tell some surf stories, about why I learned how to surf very fast, why the name of the leash on the surfboard in Spain is “Invento”, why “Goofy” is the name of the position for putting the right foot in front of the board and many other curious and friendly stories... SCHEDULE: Everyday from Monday to Sunday at 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm. MY SURFING EXPERIENCE is in English, but if you prefer I can give you the experience in Spanish or Portuguese from Brazil. There are BATHROOMS & SHOWERS on the beach. @FlavioCrisi
San Diego Paddle Board Sunset Glow Tour
San Diego is an excellent place to watch the sunset while paddling around Mission Bay. Here at WanderSurf Board Company it is our goal to provide you with the best possible paddle boarding experience. Our paddle times change throughout the year based on sunset times. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive and get ready. You are encourage to take photos yourself if you would like. I do have some waterproof phone cases on a first come first serve basis. I will take photos for you as we paddle and air drop or email them to you after the paddle. To ensure safety we do puts lights on top of the board and underneath. This ensures safety and makes for a really fun time. The tour will last into the evening/night. When finished stay for a bonfire and make some new friends. Overview: - Arrive 10-15 mins early - Overview of route -10-15 min lesson on: What to do, How to do it, and What to Expect. - Group Photo - Paddle Tour - Photo Exchange - Bon Fire (24/hr notice Link to SunRise Paddle: https://abnb.me/zkAL9HqcaY Link to Midmorning Paddle: https://abnb.me/FlQ2uUDcaY Any questions please feel free to reach out to me : (858)877-8430 jason@wandersurfboardcompany.com Other things to note Please know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Paddle boarding is a sport lots of people can do and enjoy. Important to dress comfortable. Change of clothes, towel, and water bottle.

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Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)
If you do not want to check-in inside the shop for COVID concerns, message me for outside check-in. La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve. No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers. As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life. If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave, we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we WILL NOT enter the Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside. La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last. La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long. Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Eco Pedal Boat Experience in San Diego Bay
From date activity to adventure time with the kids, our boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults and one kid (600lb maximum weight). Explore San Diego Bay on a self-guided pedal boat ride! Whether you are visiting San Diego for the first time or a local, you'll love our experience. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your reservation time to ensure you can find parking and locate our dock, "Eco Boat Rentals." Once you arrive at our dock, our crew will check you in, provide you life jackets, go through navigation, operation orientation, and safety instructions, and then you'll be ready to take off on your own. We have a map-sticker in each pedal boat for your comfort. Explore America's Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, and Liberty station from the water and get closer to see the sea lion and local birds (btw they are wild animals, so we can't guarantee when and how often they show up). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown San Diego. Bring your cooler and enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent San Diego views. No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Pets are welcome! Each group will get their personal pedal boat!
2 hour self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. You’ll navigate and captain your own speed boat for the entirety of the tour while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication systems mounted in each boat so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speed boat adventure is a great way see the beautiful San Diego harbor and learn about its history while speeding through water. You are not expected to get wet on this adventures, maybe just a light spray. This is also a great activity for groups, experience a fun team-building experience on a Speed boat!
Photos experience by the beach, Donation based
PLEASE, MESSAGE ME BEFORE BOOK IT I Kindly Ask if you: Like the experience and photos, donate - $125 (per person) Love the experience and photos, donate - $150 Had the best experience and photos ever - $180 I will send you 15 edited photos, let me know if you need more. There's no fee for kids Don't see a date you want? No worries! Message me with how many people you'd like to book and the dates you're available. Let's explore the most beautiful parts of La Jolla. We will start by enjoying the landscape of California. Amongst the palm trees there is one that stands taller than any other and creates the perfect backdrop for our first shot. Afterward, we'll go down to my favorite beach in San Diego (Scripps Beach), where we'll take photos at the famous Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. We can continue walking along the beach and finish at Caroline's Seaside Cafe a wonderful place for a few more photos. I will offer helpful tips for posing in order to get the best results. Let's capture unique moments that you can fondly remember forever.

Your guide to San Diego

Where do locals hang out in San Diego?

San Diego locals do love the beach and the outdoors, but there’s also an impressive art and theater scene here too. La Jolla Playhouse and Old Globe are some of the venues that have pumped out a string of shows that made it all the way to Broadway, and for theater lovers, it’s a great excuse to see plays before they hit it big. Balboa Park is not only home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, it is also where you can find the San Diego Art Museum where in-the-know art lovers get lost in an afternoon of exhibits and special collections. Bring it all together — art, outdoors, beach— in North Park, with a coffee in hand, as you stroll past murals before tacos and beach time.


What are the best ways to spend a day at the beach?

Kayak at La Jolla beach

You don’t have to be an experienced kayaker to enjoy the marine reserve at La Jolla Cove, an area where another set of locals (think seals, otters, and sea turtles) call home. Guided kayak excursions are a great way to safely explore places like Emerald Cave.

Spend time at Shelter Island

Shelter Island is a neighborhood within Point Loma, and offers some of San Diego’s best hidden gems (and best fishing). West of downtown San Diego, walking trails stretch along the peninsula where people walk their dogs, bike, and enjoy public artworks including the Yokohoma Friendship Bell, Tunaman's Memorial, and the Pacific Portal.

Go sailing

Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, there’s nothing better than enjoying San Diego on the water. The pleasant year-round weather makes it easy to plan a day out on a boat cruise or sailboat to spot wildlife and get up-close views of places like Coronado Island.


What are the best things to do at night in San Diego?

Go on a ghost tour of the Gaslamp District

Today, the Gaslamp District is a go-to spot for nightlife in San Diego, but if you’re not into bars and clubs, there’s a darker side to explore. On a guided ghost walk, you can learn all about the city’s more sinister past at places such as the William Heath David House, Pioneer Park, and the former city hall.

Head to the beach for a bonfire with locals

When it comes to a real San Diego experience, there’s nothing like sitting around a bonfire after a long day of surfing, swimming, and paddleboarding on the water. Friends and family circle around their manmade pits to swap stories, play music, and enjoy a beach picnic. Bonfires are not permitted from midnight to dawn (always check hours ahead of your visit), but it’s fair game the rest of the day.

Take a date night cooking class

For a unique take on a dinner date, join locals in their bistros or homes to learn how to make pasta, among other Italian dishes, to elevate your cooking game (and love language).

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