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All of La Vida Laguna activities and teambuilding programs offer a container for group challenge, interplay, communication, leadership and just plain fun. We work in the most dynamic and inspiring classroom of all – the Southern California coastline, from the Pacific to the coastal wilderness.

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Kayak Tours


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Kayak Tours


Experience the mind-blowing beauty of the Southern California coastline from ocean to harbor to bay. Our guided tours are the perfect group activity to keep everyone together in an inclusive, exhilarating activity that promotes teamwork, fitness, and the wonder of nature. 

These tours are for everyone who can swim and have a love of the ocean. No experience necessary. 

Ocean Kayak Tour + Sea Lion Viewing

Take a guided kayak tour along one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, filled with hidden beaches, contoured cliffs, clear ocean, abundant sea life (home to sea lions, dolphins and whales), and Technicolor excitement.

Daily 90min Tours at 10am
$85/pp

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA (Fisherman's Cove)

INCLUDES:

  • Kayak, Life Vest, Paddle
  • On Water Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

PRIVATE GROUP DETAILS:

We have well maintained paddles, seat backs and life vests! Our Ocean kayaks provide the most user friendly experience on the open ocean.

We have well maintained paddles, seat backs and life vests! Our Ocean kayaks provide the most user friendly experience on the open ocean.

With La Vida Laguna’s eco-kayak tours, you can count on one thing: the best natural mood elevator in town from a work-out you can taste, touch, hear, smell and see that leaves you pleasantly pooped but ready to ride the tide anytime soon.
— The Laguna Beach Independent

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We launch out of Fisherman’s Cove, one of the calmest, wave-protected coves in Laguna Beach, then paddle the North Laguna coastline, teeming with marine life in its crystal clear waters. You’ll see hidden reefs where bright orange garibaldi fish swim just beneath you, and giant starfish attach to the rocks. We’ll explore the expanding and magnificent kelp forest, growing up to a foot a day. You’ll enjoy views of Main Beach and the hidden coves and beaches of North Laguna. And we’ll get up close and personal with a colony of sea lions at Seal Rock, a nature sanctuary. Our instructors are all experienced watermen and women who will share their love of the ocean with your group.

Newport Back Bay Eco Tour

Paddle the flat and natural estuary of Newport Back Bay, the largest of a few remaining natural estuaries in Southern California. An estuary is a coastal wetland where salt water from the ocean mixes with nutrient-rich fresh water from inland sources, to provide a fertile feeding area for birds, fish and other animals.

Upper Newport Bay is an important rest stop and/or winter home for birds migrating from Canada and Alaska, and up to 30,000 birds can be seen here on any one day during the winter months. The Bay is also a spawning ground and nursery for many commercial and sports fish, including halibut and bass.

LOCATION:
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

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Newport Harbor Glam Tour

Newport Harbor is the largest recreation marina on the West Coast. And the most fabulous. See some of the worlds most exclusive real estate up close and personal, home to movie stars and billionaires. Paddle the famous man-made islands, though channels and inlets, see amazing luxury yachts, the world famous Fun Zone and the world’s shortest car ferry. Extend the tour with an optional landing on Balboa Island and walk the quaint village to enjoy a world famous Balboa (ice cream) bar. 

LOCATION: 
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

PRIVATE GROUP DETAILS:

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OUTRIGGER TEAM CaNOEING

Outrigger canoeing is one of the few recreational activities that everyone does together as a team. Paddlers feel more secure than they do in kayaks or SUP's because they sit inside a stable craft. It's really fun as there are 8 seats to a hull, and as many as three hulls. So a single canoe is powered by 24 teammates. And that means you cut through the water and move fast, so you'll see a lot: Newport Back Bay estuary,as well as the islands of Newport Harbor. There's always a steersman on board, and it is a great team activity that's not too strenuous because everyone pitches in.

LOCATION: 
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

DETAILS:

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Standup Paddle


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Standup Paddle


Experience the fastest growing water sport in the most epic of settings: stand-up paddleboarding in Laguna Beach or Newport Beach Harbor and Backbay, brimming with sea life and amazing panoramic views of Southern California.

Stand-up paddle tours are for everyone who can swim and have a love of the ocean. No experience necessary. 

Laguna Beach Standup Paddleboard Tours

Paddle Laguna's amazing and pristine marine reserve - bustling with sea life along the most beautiful coastline in Southern California. La Vida's expert instructors will have you up and paddling in no time, with safe launch and landing techniques off Laguna's calmest, most wave-protected cove. Then explore the North Laguna coastline, with hidden coves and beaches, and a very special visit to Seal Rock, a sea lion sanctuary.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA (Fisherman's Cove)

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

PRIVATE GROUP DETAILS:

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Come experience the sport that is sweeping the nation. Stand up Paddleboarding. Our instructors will have you standing on water in no time. Start with a brief lesson on the beach where you’ll learn how to safely launch and land, hop to your feet, paddle, balance, and drop to seated and kneeling positions for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Paddleboard the Laguna Beach coastline, from Seal Rock to Main Beach and take in the pristine coastline and ocean air, with a special visit to a sea lion colony. You’ll achieve a zen-like calm as you paddle rhythmically across the water. Book a La Vida Laguna stand-up paddleboard tour today for a magical experience.

First time paddle boarding & we felt so comfortable with our guides on the open ocean waters. It was a beautiful & memorable paddle from Fisherman’s Cove to Seal Rock and back in Laguna Beach.
— Bridget V. - Yelp
 

NEWPORT BACK BAY ECO SUP TOUR

Standup Paddle the flat and natural estuary of Newport Back Bay, the largest of a few remaining natural estuaries in Southern California. An estuary is a coastal wetland where salt water from the ocean mixes with nutrient-rich fresh water from inland sources, to provide a fertile feeding area for birds, fish and other animals.

Our naturalists will guide you through mudflats and marshlands to experience this amazing ecosystem up close.
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LOCATION: 
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

DETAILS:

Upper Newport Bay is an important rest stop and/or winter home for birds migrating from Canada and Alaska, and up to 30,000 birds can be seen here on any one day during the winter months. The Bay is also a spawning ground and nursery for many commercial and sports fish, including halibut and bass.

NEWPORT BACK BAY GLAM TOUR

Newport Harbor is the largest recreation marina on the West Coast. And the most fabulous. See some of the worlds most exclusive real estate up close and personal, home to movie stars and billionaires. Paddle the famous man-made islands, though channels and inlets, see amazing luxury yachts, the world famous Fun Zone and the world’s shortest car ferry. Extend the tour with an optional landing on Balboa Island and walk the quaint village to enjoy a world famous Balboa (ice cream) bar.

LOCATION: 
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • Guided Tour

DETAILS:


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Surf Lessons Laguna Beach


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Surf Lessons Laguna Beach


Laguna Beach Surf LESSONS

Our semi-private lessons are limited to 3 students to every instructor. We teach at Thalia St, Laguna's best location for beginner waves. Our 2 hour lessons allow you ample time to learn paddle out, wave judgment, etiquette, and pop-up techniques. Our instructors are experienced professionals who pride themselves on getting you up, and keeping you safe. We have a very high ratio of students standing up the first time, and launching into a lifetime of passion for surfing and surf culture. 

We love beginners. No prior experience necessary though you must be able to swim and have a healthy love of the ocean. 

Daily 2 hour lessons (times vary)
$125 pp

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA (Thalia Street)

INCLUDES:

  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • 2hr Lesson
  • Small Class Size

PRIVATE GROUP DETAILS:

The lesson was 2 hours long, and the beach is a gorgeous spot where the non surfers can hang out. The instructor was awesome!-in all a very nice time!
— Arwen L., Yelp.com

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This is a high-energy group activity and we maintain a small guide to student ratio.
Additional County locations available for surf camps include: Newport Beach (8 min / 40 max), Huntington Beach, Los Angeles and San Onofre. 


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Hiking Tours


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Hiking Tours


Laguna Summit Hike

This scenic loop begins at the downtown Festival of Arts - home to Pageant of the Masters - where we'll tour the grounds before ascending behind it to the Water Tank Trail. We'll hike straight up the ridge line, with commanding Pacific views south to Laguna, North to Newport Beach, and west to Catalina Island. You'll experience the native coastal sage scrub habitat of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, part of a 25,000 acre network of protected coastal wilderness. 

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Walking Sticks
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Hike

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We'll ascend to the 1,000' crest of Bommer Ridge, where you will also enjoy a commanding view of the Cleveland National Forest to the east, home to Saddleback Mountain, Orange County's highest peak at 5,000'. The 360' mountain and ocean views from this wilderness park are stunning. Then it's back down via the Laguna Bowl trail, which deposits us back at the Festival grounds. 

This tour is strenuous involves steep climbs and descents on some slippery terrain, but is wide and non technical and suitable to all participants who are fit. There is little to no shade, so hikers must stay well hydrated and able to tolerate heat. Water provided. 

Dartmoor Loop

This is a strenuous, intermediate hike with a substantial climb from sea level to a ridge in Laguna Coast Wilderness park. Along the way you will enjoy spectacular coastal views, and experience one of the last remaining coastal wildernesses. While not technical, this climb is shadeless and can be arduous and is not for those looking for a leisurely stroll. 

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Walking Sticks
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Hike

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Laurel Canyon

This is an easier, intermediate hike in the heart of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. It is a loop with a slighter elevation gain than Dartmoor, more shade canopies of Oak and Sycamore groves, and fantastic views of the area coastal ranges, including Saddleback Mountain to the east, and Catalina Island to the west. 

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Walking Sticks
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Hike

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Biking Tours


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Biking Tours


Laguna Back Roads BIKE TOUR

Experience the sublime beauty of Laguna Beach on this safe and historic loop that bypasses Pacific Coast Highway. Pedal the quaint Craftsman neighborhoods and gardens, access amazing view corridors, stop at Heisler Park to see the magnificent public art, experience the charming downtown commercial district, and many artists residences.

We start our ride in North Laguna and head north past historic Pyne Castle, with elevated ocean views in the bucolic neighborhood. Then we head down to beautiful Crescent Bay beach park, with the best panoramic view of the Laguna coastline down to Dana Point. Then its south through Heisler Park to view some of Laguna's amazing public art. We'll cycle through the downtown village and onto the Oak St neighborhood, home to early California Craftsman bungalows. Then deep into Bluebird Canyon to experience the deep hills buffeting Laguna. Then we turn and head through more quaint neighborhoods, past Laguna High School before pedaling through the village once more and returning to our starting point. 

The ride is approximately 7.5 miles, parts of which are hilly. Riders should be in good shape and at least 5' tall. Water, helmets, and 21 speed mountain bikes provided. 

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Tour

DETAILS:

You may not think bicycling is the best way to see Laguna, given the hills and traffic on PCH but I am here to tell you it is a great way to experience Laguna.
— Lauren G., Yelp.com

With our trailer, chase vehicle and fleet of more than 40 speed mountain bikes, we have developed a special aptitude for leading group bike rides throughout Southern California. No matter what your groups desires, we have a ride. Choose from our tasty menu:

Newport Summit Plunge 

This one-way downhill ride offers the best panoramic views in Orange County, from Catalina to Saddleback Mountain, OC's highest. The ride begins at Coastal Peak Park off Newport Coast and goes along the fire road ridge line, a nice trail that is easy to navigate. Riders will have the option to split up and take more challenging single tracks along the way. As we descend through the coastal sage scrub, we will encounter several micro climate eco-systems, including a green riparian section with ancient sycamore and oak groves. We exit the trail at Laguna Canyon Rd.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Tour

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Mountain Bike Aliso & Wood Creeks Park

Directly behind Laguna Beach is a 25,000 acre protected wilderness with some of the best mountain biking on the planet. Ride the moderate fire trail along the length of the canyon floor, through ancient sycamore and old growth oak trees, providing canopies of green. At the end of the park riders can ascend a challenging, expert trail, or elect to cruise back the way they came on scenic and easy route.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Tour

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Crystal Cove State Park

Departs from The Resort at Pelican Hill, descends to the coastal park, and then completes a loop, with stops at Paradise Cove, the historic Cottages, tidepools and El Morro. Optional hike combo: Continue on foot into El Morro Park and hike the canyon, with extraordinary coastal views.

LOCATION: 
Newport Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Tour

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Laguna Niguel Monarch Loop

Departs from both the St Regis and Ritz Carlton Resorts, this tour has it all: a descent to Salt Beach, a gentle climb through the golf course and neighborhood, and a stop at Chaperosa Park.  Then it’s downhill to Doheny Beach and Dana Point Harbor before climbing home.

LOCATION: 
Dana Point CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Team Photos
  • Water
  • 2hr Guided Tour

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NORTH ORANGE COUNTY

Huntington and Newport Beach: Beach cruising is easy and entertaining. In Newport Beach begin at the pier, ride the jetty out to the world famous surf spot The Wedge, then head down the strand past the party homes along the beach. Optional ride across the harbor by ferry to quaint Balboa Island.

From Huntington resorts like the Hyatt and Hilton, hop on a bike and ride south along the strand, past the cyclists, skateboarders, surfers and kite surfers to Newport Beach Pier, and then loop back on this flat ride.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Long Beach: Long Beach has become among the most bike friendly cities in America, with miles of protected bike lanes to tour the waterfront, aquarium, Queen Mary, and commercial districts.

Palos Verdes: A great ride from Terranea Resort along the gorgeous peninsula with its amazing ocean and Catalina views, past luxury homes and across to a view of the South Bay and nearby Redondo Beach.

South Bay: Pedal the legendary South Bay beach strand, a flat and scenic ride the length of Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches. You’ll pass historic harbors, famous surf breaks, and stunning neighborhoods that are home to most LA professional athletes. 

Venice/Santa Monica: There’s no better way to experience the freaks and flakes of LA than biking Venice and Santa Monica. You’ll get a commanding view of Santa Monica Bay, from Malibu to LAX. From there you’ll experience legendary Muscle Beach, street buskers and performers, roller bladers and skaters, the Santa Monica Pier, and a cavalcade of colorful humanity.

Malibu: This scenic ride provides ample back roads to experience both the beaches and the cowboy vibe of the legendary town. Ride to the lighthouse at Point Dume with an awesome view of the coastline, then cruise down to world famous Zuma Beach, and then cross to the mountainside to experience the bucolic, expansive neighborhoods.

SAN DIEGO

Downtown: Begin in the Convention area, ride the scenic shoreline, cross to Little Italy and navigate the back streets through downtown, the stadium, and the Gas Lamp region.

Coronado: This is great, flat biking that can begin across the Bay in downtown, requiring just a short ferry ride. Then bike the legendary peninsula, home to Hotel Del Coronado, an expansive naval base, protected harbors, and miles of beaches. You can even stop for a paddleboard or kayak experience.

Point Loma: An invigorating bike ride that includes a hike around the point, offering the most magnificent views of San Diego harbor. Then hop on bikes and plunge Point Loma, with the harbor on one side and the ocean on the other. You’ll marvel at the ocean breezes as you glide to the bottom.

North County: This ride is designed for guests of either La Costa or Aviara resorts. The tour departs from either resort and cruises the quaint coastal neighborhoods of Carlsbad, and continues to Leo Carillo park, a beautiful rancho with a colorful history.

Lake Hodges: This ride is tailored to guests of Rancho Bernardo Inn. Begin at the resort, ride the coastal roads, and enter the reservoir Lake Hodges, with a scenic bike trail rimming the entire length of the lake.