Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a 90-minute standup paddleboard fitness class for one, including board (a $45 value)
- $38 for the above option for two (a $90 total value)
Under the direction of experienced instructors, up to eight participants of all fitness levels flow through a yoga-based workout while floating atop standup paddleboards. Participants only need to bring a swimsuit and a towel. For those with no standup-paddleboard experience, a beginner tour or lesson is recommended prior to taking the fitness class. All participants must transport standup paddleboards back and forth from the shop to Mission Bay, a distance of about an eighth of a mile. The schedule typically slates classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. most days of the week.
SUP Diego's class rates fluctuate based on its bring-your-own-board policy; participants who bring their own standup paddleboards pay $15 for a class.
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.