From two outposts on the shores of Mission Bay, Adventure Water Sports launches vessels and seafaring classes to introduce customers to the joy of cutting through veils of spray and sunshine. Both launching points are near the bay's full-speed zone, so captains hoping to tote skiers behindpowerboats or do donuts on a scuba diver?s lawn in waverunners don't waste valuable time idling through the no-wake zone. Kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards cut across the steel-blue mirror of the no-wake zone, an ideal stretch for learning and exploring.
Instructors from Adventure Water Sports impart nautical wisdom to youngsters in summer youth classes that focus on anything from waterskiing and wakeboarding to riding aqua cycles. The waterfront retailers also rent out single and tandem terrestrial bicycles for those looking to cruise the Mission Beach boardwalk or simply explain the motorcycle noises they are making with their mouths.
Throughout the year, Hike Bike Kayak Inc's expert guides bring out the best in both La Jolla and Mission Bay's scenery as well as those admiring it. The CPR- and first-aid-certified guides equip visitors with gear for safe land and sea adventures. Kayakers and snorkelers in La Jolla's sea caves might catch a glimpse of harmless leopard sharks darting in and out of kelp, and hikers in Torrey Pines State Reserve might spy coyotes playing freeze tag with deers.
The rental agency's civic-minded outdoorsmen consistently model good behavior, whether epitomizing best practices during visits to fragile ecosystems or donating muscle and dollar power to the area's annual Coastal Cleanup Day. An expanding set of programs helps groups to develop teamwork, dog owners bond with their pets, and young scouts earn badges.
San Diego Motorsport Rentals gives outdoor adventurers the ability to tame any obstacle with its fleet of all-terrain and aquatic vehicles. Four-wheeled ATVs from Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki cut through more than 150,000 acres of off-road paradise. The on-staff mechanics also keep engines on four-stroke dirt bikes in tune so riders can tear through rugged paths or their ex's wedding ceremony with confidence. From the Grand Avenue and Mission Bay outposts, customers can check out jet skis or boats ready to break through incoming breakers.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center, which was voted 2010 Best Water Activities in San Diego by CityVoter, expertly guides more than 15,000 waternauts yearly in the ways of wave roving. Harboring one of the world's largest instructional seaside facilities, MBAC immerses beginners in basic sailing lessons held in four three-hour installments. Let the marine mavens fill your brain with essential sailing theories and boat handling tips while you man a Sabot, a single-handed boat that leaves your other hand free for high-fiving dolphins.
Enthusiastic instructors at OEX Mission Bay invite beginning and experienced adventurers into the cerulean waters of the Pacific. The outpost began as a kayak and freediving center, but has since branched out to include standup paddleboard, outrigger canoes, and poker tournaments with local sea bass. Staff members happily help sea student get fitted with the perfect-sized gear and train them in basic safety before their expedition over and under the blue bay waters.