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Daily Tours & Lessons


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Kayak Surf SUP WALKS

DAILY TOURS AND LESSONS IN LAGUNA BEACH

Since 2002, La Vida Laguna has been delighting ocean and activity enthusiasts with its exclusive Sea Lion Kayak and SUP tours, along with surf lessons on our fabled breaks, and bike tours through our scenic, seaside village.

 
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Kayak Tours


OCEAN KAYAK TOURS

Kayak Tours


OCEAN KAYAK TOURS


ORANGE COUNTY IS A PADDLE WONDERLAND

Experience the mind-blowing beauty of the Southern California coastline from ocean to harbor to bay.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. 

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

Ocean Kayak Tours
Join one of our daily Laguna Beach Ocean Kayak tours.
Availabilities for groups up to 16. 

Details on location, parking and what to bring are contained in the reservation confirmation.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Group Photos
  • 1.5hr Guided Tour

DETAILS:

  • 7 yrs and younger free
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.

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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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Surf Lessons


SURF LESSONS

Surf Lessons


SURF LESSONS


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IS SURF MECCA

Surf Lessons Laguna Beach
 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. 

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

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

DETAILS:

  • 8 Yrs and older
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

This is a high-energy  activity and we maintain a small guide to student ratio 3 to 1.


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SUP Lessons & Tours


PADDLEBOARD LESSONS & TOURS

SUP Lessons & Tours


PADDLEBOARD LESSONS & TOURS


LAGUNA IS A STANDUP PADDLE PARADISE

Laguna Beach SUP Lesson & Tour
 Experience the fastest growing water sport in the most epic of settings: stand-up paddleboarding in Laguna Beach, brimming with sea life and amazing panoramic views. We offer the best package for those looking to learn and enjoy this thrilling sport. We are the only company to launch paddleboards from Fisherman's Cove, the safest, most wave protected beach in Laguna. 

 We tour North Laguna, the calmest, most contoured coastline that includes a visit to Seal Rock, a sea lion sanctuary. Our paddleboard lesson/tours are 2 hours, giving you ample time to stand, sit, kneel, lollygag and enjoy. And we are the only outfitter to use actual touring paddleboards, meaning you'll go faster and go further. 

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

Details on location, parking and what to bring are contained in the reservation confirmation.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Group Photos
  • 1.5hr Guided Tour

DETAILS:

  • 12 Yrs and older
Eco friendly touring boards provide maximum stability

Eco friendly touring boards provide maximum stability

La Vida Laguna uses the best, most stable touring paddleboards in the business that will take you further, with more ease. La Vida Laguna had these paddleboards custom made for strength, stability, durability, and torque. If you want the best ocean SUP experience, don't launch anywhere else or use any other boards.

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

 


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Counter Culture Crawl


Walking Tours & Hikes
Laguna Beach, CA

Counter Culture Crawl


Walking Tours & Hikes
Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna’s Counterculture Crawl

We touched more souls than Jesus, ‘cause Jesus didn’t have no acid
— Brotherhood of Eternal Love

While the Summer of Love was happening in San Francisco, a group of surfers, artists, hippies, and outlaws descended on the quiet beach hamlet of Laguna Beach and turned it into the Haight Ashbury of Southern California. The Brotherhood of Eternal Love became the biggest producers of LSD in the country, Timothy Leary moved to town, along with poets, mystics, sages and gurus opposing the Vietnam War and preaching peace and free love. Surf, psychedelic and visionary art was birthed, and for a brief moment in time Laguna was the epicenter of a new consciousness.

Tour: $65pp
Includes: waters, trolley ride, and special eyewear

This 2 hour, 2 mile walking tour is every Friday at 10am. Meet at Festival of Arts entry, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Plenty of metered parking on Laguna canyon Rd, or across from the Festival at Lot 11 ($3 all day).

Highlights include:

The “Hippie Mafia:” How the Brotherhood spread peace, love & 100 million hits of Orange Sunshine LSD.

Timothy Leary’s Influence & Bust: He brought a lot of heat to town, played the rock star, and went down.

Mystic Arts World: the metaphysical emporium started by the Brotherhood that was the epicenter of the consciousness shift.

The Visionary Art Scene: Where a new vocabulary was emerging from the confluence of surf, music, psychedelics, and the antiwar movement.

Action Sports Pioneers: Where surf, skimboarding, skateboarding and mountain bike pioneers lived and innovated. 

Anti-War Activism: The resistance that led to saving Laguna Canyon from development.

The Music Scene: Birthplace of West Coast reggae.

 

In this walking “trip” down memory lane (or what’s left of it), you will see where it all took place.

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Laguna Art and Architecture Tour


Laguna Art and Architecture Tour


Laguna Art and Architecture Tour

Laguna Beach is an artist colony and home to over 200 pieces of public art, and hundreds of historic, turn-of0the-century California Craftsman homes. In this walking tour we will begin at the Sawdust Festival, then walk into town and up to Main Beach. Then we head north into Heisler Park, a beautiful urban seaside park filled with succulents, art, and amazing views. We head through the North Laguna neighborhood of stunning oceanfront architecture to the most dramatic lookout in town, Crescent Bay Park. Then it’s back downtown via North Laguna’s charming Craftsman neighbrohoods. We’ll tour downtown landmarks and art installations before returning to the Sawdust Festival via the Arts District.

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This Large Craftsman home was built in the Summer of 1927 for E.H. Newland of Hollywood.

Tour: $65pp
Includes: water

This 2 hour, 2.5 mile walking tour is every Wednesday at 10am. Meet at Festival of Arts entry, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Plenty of metered parking on Laguna canyon Rd, or across from the Festival at Lot 11 ($3 all day).

Highlights Include:

  • Main Beach
  • Heisler park
  • Crescent Bay Park
  • North Laguna Neighborhoods
  • Pyne Castle
  • Downtown

This 2 hour tour departs on Wednesdays at 10am. There are some hills and good walking shoes are recommended. Water is provided. $65pp. Meet at Sawdust Festival front entry. 


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Hiking Tours - Laguna Beach


Hiking Tours - Laguna Beach


Experience Docent Led hikes of some of the last coastal wilderness in Southern CA.

Laguna Summit: 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. 

Laguna Summit Guided Wilderness Hikes
If you are interested in joining one of our daily Laguna Beach Laguna Summit hikes, please click here.
Availability for groups up to 20 people.

LOCATION: 
Laguna Beach CA

INCLUDES:

  • Equipment
  • Group Photos
  • 2hr Guided Tour

DETAILS:

  • 12 Yrs and older

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.