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One of the most unique ways to explore San Diego's gorgeous coastline is from a kayak. An easy sport for beginners, kayaking is a great way to take a look at San Diego from the Pacific side, with plenty of coves and shoreline to explore.  It’s also a great way to get up-close to California’s diverse sea life.

Rentals and Tours

There are a number of companies in San Diego that offer kayak rentals as well as guided tours.  Popular launch spots can be found in Coronado, Mission Bay, La Jolla, Cardiff-by-Sea, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Guided tours are a fun and easy way to get out on the water. With highly informed and trained instructors as your guide, you'll learn to paddle and navigate your kayak in no time. Some of the most popular kayaking tours take visitors through La Jolla's underwater ecological reserve and sea caves, providing up-close encounters with marine life such sea lions, garibaldi and leopard sharks. There are also whale-watching kayak adventures, and tours through the calmer waters of Mission Bay. Or for a romantic kayaking experience, try a sunset or moonlight kayak tour for a truly unique adventure.

Browse the articles and listings below to plan out the perfect San Diego kayaking experience!

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Hike Bike Kayak Sports La Jolla
2216 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
Region: La Jolla

San Diego's Premier Ecotourism and Outdoor Adventure Tours Hike Bike Kayak Sports offers unique outdoor adventures to enjoy all the incredible...

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Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc - Coronado
1201 First St
Coronado, CA 92118
Region: Coronado

We like to say that the best parts of San Diego can only be witnessed by foot our water, and that's true about Coronado as well. Come join us at...

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2243 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
Region: La Jolla

The beauty of California is in its sandy beaches, iconic coastline and sunsets beyond description. In its carefree attitudes and no worries. Sandals...

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Resort Watersports - Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
Region: Mission Bay and Beaches

Resort Watersports has year round lessons in kayaking, stand up paddling, wake-surfing and sailing. We provide San Diego Water Sports and Boat...

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