Tours in San Juan Capistrano

Up to 61% Off Whale Watching

Dana Point

$45 $19

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Captains narrate two-hour tours through the Pacific in search of gray whales, dolphins, and sea lions

59% Off Laguna Beach Scavenger Hunt

Laguna Beach

$49 $20

Groups take in the sights while solving clues that bring them from one city spot to another

Up to 49% Off Gondola Cruise for Up to Four People

Newport Beach

$115 $59

A Venetian rowing gondola meanders through the bay and lazy canals as candlelight illuminates the gentle ripples on the water

58% Off from Fun Zone Boat Company

Balboa Peninsula Point

$19 $8

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Tours offer glimpses of Newport Bay, wildlife, and the celebrity yachts and mansions of Newport Beach

Up to 47% Off Boat Trip to Catalina Island

Newport Beach

$70 $37

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Enjoy a comfortable 75-minute voyage from Newport Beach to Catalina Island on a vessel complete with sun decks and two cocktail lounges

49% Off Boat Rental from Newport Fun Tours

Newport Beach

$135 $69

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Up to eight passengers float across 880-acre Newport Harbor in a covered boat, taking in views of sandy beaches and waterfront mansions

Up to 51% Off Segway Tour from Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

$75 $37

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Segways glide along Newport Harbor, as tour-goers take in picturesque views of harbor islands and the local fish market

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Garden Grove

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

50% Off Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Temecula

$471 $235

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Sightseers float over wine country at sunrise as they enjoy a box of chocolate and crisp champagne

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

54% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Temecula

$179 $89

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Up to 56% Off from Panorama Balloon Tours

Multiple Locations

$460 $230

Sprawling estates and vineyards appear beneath balloons as the sun slowly settles into the Pacific or rises from its depths

Half Off a Wine Tour for Six

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

Up to 42% Off Winery Excursion

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting

Temecula

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

51% Off Winery Tour and Tasting in Temecula

Temecula

$75 $37

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On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

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Flavors of Laguna's tasting tours meander to well-known Laguna Beach restaurants as well as eateries kept quiet by locals, with tastings of a wide variety of cuisines along the way. Though stops can vary, past trips have seen tour-goers dig spoons into Dolce Gelato's creamy handcrafted treats, sample sizzling dishes at La Sirena Grill, or cozy up to the horseshoe island bar at Lumberyard. (Wine or beer tastings are available for an extra fee.) Between bites, guides point out major sights during casual strolls around Laguna's streets, ensuring that tours, like city maps made of chocolate, are informative as well as delicious.

PO Box 9486
South Laguna Beach,
California
US

Diana Lefort frolicked with horses as a child on her family's Arizona ranch, developing a passion that led to her owning and caring for several of her own quarter steeds as an adult. Now with 30 years of professional equine experience, she welcomes every opportunity to blend her two passions: horseback riding and the gorgeous scenery of the Temecula Valley's wine country. She and her team begin their stallion-studded tours at various wineries in the region, where experts demonstrate the incantations used to summon tears from grapes and participants tipple seasonal fermented juices from at the chosen winery. The team then saddles participants on well-seasoned steeds with gentle temperaments and good credit ratings for tours through lush vineyard trails as the morning dew evaporates under the rising sun or as daylight slowly unspools around them into a glorious sunset. Many tours include a gourmet meal from local farmers at the Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery.

39460 Hilt Rd.
Temecula,
California
US

Aided by their gentle steeds, the tour guides from Saddle Up Wine Tours lead guests on scenic moseys through Temecula's equine country. During each horseback tour, guides recount the history of the area going back to the arrival of the first settlers, who stole the idea for wineries from a particularly science-minded mastodon. Many of Saddle Up's tours also highlight local wineries, with included tastings of local varietals. Other tours accommodate children as young as 5, or send intermediate and advanced riders clambering up mountain trails in pursuit of panoramic views of the valleys below. Aspiring cowpokes can also immerse themselves in Saddle Up's ranch-hand experience, which includes a tour of the facilities and a chance to help tour guides care for their team of horses.

43750 Los Caballos Rd.
Temecula,
CA
US

Each Groupon covers one person's flight, so couples, triplets, and ventriloquists need to purchase one Groupon per rider. Though pricing for the sunrise flight varies throughout the week, this Groupon is valid any day including weekends. Participants in the winery tour need to be 21+ with valid ID, and the age minimum for the sunrise flight is five years old. Both journeys lift off from Maurice Car'rie Winery in Temecula.

34225 Rancho California Rd
Temecula,
CA
US

Flavors of San Juan Capistrano’s tours explore two somewhat different things: food and history. You’ll be able to expand both your palate and your historical know-how on each casual, fun tour, so you can ultimately get a better understanding of San Juan Captistrano as a whole, which was built by some of the earliest inhabitors of California. Groups of up to 12 people will go to food tastings at renowned area restaurants such as Hidden House Coffee and Mission Grill. Between restaurants, you’ll take in local lore during visits to historical spots.

With advanced notice, the 3-4-hour tours can accommodate vegetarians and Spanish-speaking people, and groups with at least eight people can arrange private tours. Certain locations also offer beer, wine, and fork tastings for an additional fee.

26701 Verdugo Street
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 149 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.

2313 Plaza A La Playa
San Clemente,
CA
US