What You'll Get
Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon: for $35, you get your choice of a guided snorkeling tour, a stand-up paddleboard tour, or a kayak tour from San Diego Excellent Adventures (up to a $70 value).
San Diego Excellent Adventures coalesces the expertise of practiced guides into fun and illuminating aquatic tours for casual adventure seekers. The human propulsion system of a well-maneuvered kayak provides an exhilarating sense of speed as you fine-tune a side-to-side paddling motion many times more efficient than rowing your own trireme. Tour the serene surroundings of Mission Bay atop a sit-on-top kayak replete with backrest, life jacket, and paddle. Alternatively, stand-up paddleboarding affords stretched legs a view on high of San Diego’s largest man-made aquatic park astride a thin, nimble craft similar to a buoyant board on which one might surf or iron. No previous experience is required to command either craft, and paddleboarding is preceded by an instructional lesson. Steer your vessel with the assistance of a friendly guide who illuminates the salient features of the landscape as you ride. Home to a number of rare and endangered species such as the California least tern, Mission Bay boasts 19 sandy beaches to accompany its 19 secret mission: impossibles.
With a mask, snorkel, fins, and a 7mm wetsuit, San Diego Excellent Adventures outfits squadrons of snorkelers for undersea sightseeing at La Jolla Cove Underwater Park. Laugh at lolling sea lions, exchange furtive glances with a harbor seal, or stare at temperate fish until they grow uncomfortable and excuse themselves from the dinner reef.
Seven Insider Pagers give San Diego Excellent Adventures a five-star average:
- Our tour with San Diego Excellent Adventures was awesome! We snorkeled along La Jolla Cove and it was gorgeous! I highly recommend for first time or for people that have snorkeled before. I have never been and I felt very comfortable with our instructor as he guided us in and made sure we all were getting comfortable with the experience. – Gina S.
- From the moment we met our instructor we felt comfortable, safe and we knew we were going to have a great time. The instructor made everything easy to understand and made the entire adventure a memorable and exciting one. – Emily G.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About San Diego Excellent Adventures
Disguised in wetsuits, flippers, and diving masks, humans almost seem indistinguishable from the scores of aquatic life that thrive among the San Diego coastline. In the water, curious sea lions tug playfully at divers' fins, and thick stalks of kelp wave like Queen Elizabeth telling the gathered crowd to go home already. With access to five separate sites in which to see such wonders, the guides at San Diego Excellent Adventures tailor their adventures—whether snorkeling, diving, or paddling—around the experience level of each tour group, ensuring an easy assimilation to undersea life.
During guided dives along La Jolla Shores, swimmers peer in on frolicking creatures such as lobsters, octopuses, and leopard sharks, and standup paddleboards grant access to Mission Bay's shoreline views previously seen only by terribly lost Venetian gondoliers. Currently the largest manmade bay in the country, Mission is known for its calm waters suited to beginners just learning to explore the ocean.