It is well documented that all sea creatures have corresponding land creatures, from the leopard shark and catfish to the diminutive moose anemone and the terrifying mansquid. Witness the principle of as above, so below either above or below the water with today's deal from San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours. Choose from the following tours:
- $15 leopard shark snorkeling tour ($30 value)
- $45 sunset kayak tour for two people in a tandem kayak ($91.80 value)
Every spring, leopard sharks migrate into the waters of La Jolla Shores. The rising water temperature creates an ideal habitat for these harmless variants on the myth of the man-eating great white. Today's Groupon offers snorkelers a chance to sidle up to the beautiful beasts, which can grow to be three to five feet in length but have tiny, human-safe mouths. Your day of aquatic fun begins with an introductory snorkeling lesson and training session to ensure that all underwater tourists are on the same page. Rental of the mask, snorkel, fins, and a wetsuit are included with the tour and are yours to use for the remainder of the day. Next, you'll get a 50-minute guided tour of the shallow, sandy flats frequented by leopard sharks. While bubbling about, keep an eye or three peeled for other local sea life, including garibaldi, bat rays, and the shovelnose guitarfish. After the 50-minute tour, you get to keep your rental gear for the remainder of the day, and explore as much or as little of the area as your second Time Lord heart desires.
The La Jolla Shores Sunset Kayak Tour paddles romantically past scenic sea cliffs and caves under the elegant light of shade-shifting skies. This two-hour tour provides ample animal encounters for you and your kayaking co-paddler, including greetings from harbor seals, leopard sharks, and attention-seeking porpoises. After filling your brain with natural knowledge and images of color-changing skies, your friendly, experienced guide will whisper sweet nautical nothings about how to surf your kayak back to shore and how to catch the elusive Green Flash, a colorful phenomenon that flashes fleetingly at sunset.
San Diego Bike and Kayak prides itself on the safety and quality of the tours it provides. All of the guides are CPR certified and intensely knowledgeable about the shifting terrain and waters of Southern California. Underwater cameras are available for purchase should you want to immortalize the soul of your shark-related memories. Complimentary lockers are provided so you can have a convenient place to stow a towel, a dry change of clothes, and your personal belongings while adventuring under the sea. These tours are available for ages 10 and up, so bring friends, family, or several neighborhood tweens for an up-close look at the majestic local sea life.
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A crew of former athletes and passionate locals with a love for the outdoors wait beneath the bright-red awnings at each Bike & Kayak Tours location to guide multiple expeditions through the natural sights around San Diego. Since lessons are included—along with life vests—no prior kayaking experience is needed, and tour-goers can choose between single, double, and triple sit-on-top kayaks designed for stability.
The 7 Caves and Ecological Reserve kayak tour sends paddlers on an expedition to a 75-million-year-old sandstone cliff with seven sculpted sea caverns that resound echoes in seven-part harmony. Another tour brings kayakers along the San Diego Bay, emphasizing the city's architecture with views of the skyscrapers and the award-winning Coronado Bridge. In the spring, snorkeling trips follow the seasonal migration of leopard sharks as students paddle in the shallow waters of the sandy flats with harmless predators.
La Jolla Shores
2222 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, California 92037Get Directions