Kayaks are more user-friendly than traditional wooden canoes, since they're easier to maneuver down a flight of basement stairs and less likely to develop termite holes. Endorse aquatic advancement with today's Groupon to Hike Bike Kayak Sports. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a tandem Mission Bay kayak tour (an $80 value).
- For $20, you get $50 worth of bike and water-sports rentals.
Hike Bike Kayak Sports (HBK) is a kayak, bike, and adventure facility that matches active bodies with scenic tours and equipment rentals. Bikers can explore San Diego and the scenic La Jolla coast atop a Bianchi mountain-bike with an included map and helmet ($15/half day; $22/full day), or tow along bike trailers and trail-a-bikes filled with adventurous infants with a taste for extreme off-roading. Single kayaks ($45/four hours) and tandem kayaks ($45/two hours) outfit paddlers for aquatic exploration around the area's rocky coves and caves, and surfboards, boogie boards, snorkel gear, and beach toys supply recreational beach bums with a day's worth of jelly-fish-free diversions.
The 1.5-hour Mission Bay kayak tour steers tandem kayakers through the 4,235-acre Mission Bay aquatic park, allowing paddling pairs to observe the abundant wildlife, including sea birds and sea lions that loll along the park's picturesque beaches. Suitable for ages 6 and up (guests must be able to swim), tours set off daily at 10 a.m. and include life jackets, paddles, and an experienced guide who is CPR and first-aid certified so tours remain as safe as they are informative.
Hike Bike Kayak
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.