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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

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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

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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

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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

DETAILS:

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

DETAILS: