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.
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.
When Taylor and Zach Rhodes' father used to joke about putting a hot tub on the boat they sailed through cold Washington State lakes, he surely never expected his sons to try out his idea. But try it they did, and today Hot Tub Cruisin maintains the only Mission Bay pontoon boat equipped with an onboard hot tub. The uniqueness of this boat has gotten the Rhodes brothers attention from local media outlets and earned them a feature on CNN Money, which aptly proclaimed, "This is not your father's pontoon boat."
The boat fits up to 10 people and their gear, and the tub itself is roomy enough for eight adults or an infinite number of imaginary friends. Renters can prep lunch using the on-board grill and keep their drinks on ice in the boat's coolers, including a small one in the hot tub itself. They can also control the hot tub's temperature, turning it up to 104 degrees or keeping it cool on a hot sunny day. And Bluetooth-enabled stereo system allows passengers to play DJ for the duration of their trip.
From his comprehensive dive shop, NAUI-certified scuba instructor Michael Simpson leads basic and advanced scuba courses as well as excursions into the deep unknown around the San Diego area. With the help of Simpson and his staff, Poseidon's Divers also organizes scuba-diving and snorkeling excursions that explore local aquatic gems such as caves, La Jolla Cove, wrecks, and beaches where groups may encounter playful seals, wildlife, and meditating octopi. Michael also gives surf lessons and cleans up the beach with the 1302 Dive Frogs, the dive club at Poseidon's Divers.
To see the city aboard a Segway, all riders have to do is keep their eyes open. The electric scooters do the rest, balancing and moving in time with each rider's movements. At Segway of Pacific Beach - Mission Bay, guides acquaint participants with the inner workings of their Segway before heading out on a segway rental zipping down Bayside Walk, along the Pacific-flanked boardwalk, and into Mission Bay Park, making all the squirrels jealous. And they provide riders other Segway options, too?they rent the apparatuses for an hour or a day and even host corporate events or parties thanks to customized event-planning.