Life is full of difficult choices, like the choice between sea caves and fireworks. Choose an adventure that suits your spirit with today's deal. For $25, you get your choice of sea-faring adventures with OEX Dive and Kayak (up to a $50 value). Your Groupon is valid for either the La Jolla Sea Caves Tour, the Mission Bay Fireworks Tour, or the Mission Bay Stand-Up Paddle-Board Lesson and Tour. If your brain halves are in disagreement, purchase up to two Groupons to secure a spot on multiple adventures. Voyages launch from their respective locations listed in the sidebar to the right. Reservations are recommended and the trips are for adventurers ages six and up.
Each of the three tours is comprised of one part physical activity and one part natural beauty, with the occasional parting of such sweet sorrow. Through a two-hour sea caves tour, explore the depths of La Jolla's watery caverns, where the sheer beauty is overwhelming enough to free any philosopher from a fixed allegory for reality. If shadows seem scary, opt to ride at night on a Mission Bay two-hour kayak tour lit by glowsticked paddlers and fireworked skies (beginning in May). Or, stroke through the surf for 90 minutes in bi-paddle fashion on a standup paddleboard, which comes complete with a quick learning curve and knowledgeable instructor.
Glide along the surface powered by an earth-friendly, paddle-shaped motor. In between occasional grunts and giggles on your quiet ride, you'll have no difficulty catching wind of the wise words of your guide. Each enthusiastic leader will keenly locate local wildlife, while peppering in historical gossip related to rock formations that vaguely resemble hometown celebrities.
Yelpers give OEX Dive and Kayak Center three stars, and reviews for the kayak tours themselves are very positive:
OEX Mission Bay
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.