In an effort to maintain balanced temperaments, pirates kept a stockpile of pedal boats for platonic romps through peaceful ponds in between pillaging, looting, and sharpening their hook hands. Peacefully explore the open waters with today's Groupon. Choose from one of the following two-hour rental packages from Adventure Water Sports at either location—at The Dana hotel on West Mission Bay Drive.
- $11 for a one-person ocean kayak rental ($22 value)
- $15 for a two-person ocean kayak rental ($30 value)
- $20 for a stand-up paddle board rental ($40 value)
- $17 for an Aqua Cycle or five-person pedal boat rental ($35 value)
- $10 for a tandem bicycle rental ($20 value)
- $7 for a beach cruiser, kids' bike, or kids' trailer rental (up to a $15 value)
Adventure Water Sports provides all the equipment necessary to roll, float, or ride through Mission Bay, and its on-bay locations eliminate the need to wade through traffic with a kayak precariously perched in the back of your sleigh. After reaching the water's edge, grab your vehicle of choice, such as the solo or two-seat kayak—the latter of which can fit a small child in addition to two adult-sized paddlers. Mission Bay's waters are calm and well suited for paddlers of all proficiencies, from trial-and-error first timers to legendary water walkers. The Aqua Cycle heightens reality as peddlers slowly caress the salty surface on a buoyant tricycle, while the five-person pedal boat similarly relies on Flintstones mechanics to carry its passengers up, down, and around stream. For those preferring solid ground to shaky waves, beach comber and tandem bicycles are available, as well as a kids' cart that can fit up to two sharply opinionated children who will constructively criticize your cycling technique.
With Sea World so close by, you might get lucky and catch an orca choir rehearsing for its haunting rendition of Mozart's Requiem. Create entertainment on par with harmonizing whales with your chosen people-carrying bay buggy. No matter the selection, brace your eyes for close-up looks of the area's natural majesty.
Though Adventure Water Sports has yet to receive many online reviews, four Yelpers give the Mission Bay Drive location an average of five stars.
Adventure Water Sports, LLC
From two outposts on the shores of Mission Bay, Adventure Water Sports, LLC 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 behind powerboats 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.
Mission Bay Park
1710 W Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, California 92109