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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.