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    LA River Kayaking (Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone, near Downtown LA)

    Join us in paddling the Los Angeles River and participate in this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles experience! These guided kayak tours in the Glendale Narrows section run through a sporty 2 ½-mile stretch within an official river Recreation Zone. These trips pass through the Frogtown neighborhood, which is just over the hill, east of Dodger Stadium and close to Atwater Village, Echo Park, Silverlake and Mt. Washington. Unlike our trips in the Sepulveda Basin, these trips include moderate Class-I rapids mixed with some flatwater stretches, adventurous and fun, but not dangerous. You will observe numerous bird species and usually see fisherman and other city denizens doing their thing along the river. You'll pick up safety and paddling skills, all while having fun and getting some great exercise along the way. While in Frogtown, stop in for lunch or breakfast at Spoke Bicycle Cafe before or after your trip. www.spokebicyclecafe.com. Be part of this culturally and recreationally vibrant portion of the LA River. LA River Expeditions is the original boating outfit on the river and the only one leading tours in both Recreational Zones. We are the group that, in 2008, paddled the 51-miles of the river to help win environmental protections for the river under the Clean Water Act.  We're proud of our contributions to our city's education, recreation and activism. We do all this because we are avid kayakers and all-around river enthusiasts. We love rivers and we love sharing the river experience with others. Our guides have decades of collective experience running rivers worldwide. They are professionally trained and certified in both river safety and first aid/CPR. You'll be in good hands!
    LA River Kayaking (Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone, near Downtown LA)

    Rattlesnake Park, Los Angeles

    • Paddle in your single kayak for approximately 2 1/4 hours over roughly 3 miles flatwater. All basic equipment provided. Experienced and certified river guides teach paddling & river safety skills. Beginner through advanced skills welcome.
    • Our Educators provide environmental education along the way, teaching all about the LA River: Watershed, wildlife, history and the politics of your hometown river.
    • This summer is your chance to paddle the river and participate in a one-of-a-kind experience. This river section is the most natural area with soft-bottom and tree-lined banks offering a serene experience with fish, flora and fauna. This is truly an eye-opening unforgettable event that should be on the bucket list of any Angeleno.
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    Sunset Safari Kayak

    So you want to kayak, but you're a little wet behind the ears? LA River Kayak Safari has just the solution! On this evening run down the LA river, you'll learn how to champion small, Class II rapids, as well as lazy river sections. Your enthusiastic guides are swift-water trained and will teach you everything you need to know about paddling techniques in order to navigate the waterway. This route is a little longer and more challenging than the morning and midday runs, but it's nothing you can't handle! You'll pass through Elysian Valley (Frogtown) and see where an underground spring joins the LA River. Your trip will include a short bike ride, a whole bunch of river lore, and a downstream paddle that is thrilling, challenging, and full of resplendent wildlife. Make sure to keep an eye out for all the rare birds of Southern California. Go with the flow and reserve today!
    Sunset Safari Kayak

    2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles

    • Escape the city and enjoy an evening of kayaking down the LA river
    • Learn paddling skills and techniques from enthusiastic swift-water trained guides
    • Pass Elysian Valley and see where an underground spring joins the river
    • Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially rare birds of Southern California
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    LA River Kayaking (Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, near Encino)

    Join us in paddling the Los Angeles River and participate in this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles experience! These guided kayak tours are in the Sepulveda Basin which is the most natural, wonderfully green part of the river which passes through one of two official Recreational Zones. It is a leisurely, 3-mile flatwater paddle which is manageable for beginners and fun for other skill levels, too. You will observe numerous bird species as you paddle along, and spot locals as they fish from the banks. You'll pick up safety and paddling skills, all while having fun and getting some great exercise along the way. We run this trip as a loop to avoid any hassles of portaging around hazards or barriers, or waiting to be transported back to your vehicle. All in all, after this trip you won't be able to look at Los Angeles in quite the same way again.  LA River Expeditions is the original boating outfit on the river and the only one leading tours in both Recreational Zones. We are the group that, in 2008, paddled the 51-miles of the river to help win environmental protections for the river under the Clean Water Act. Were proud of our contributions to our city's education, recreation and activism. We do all this because we are avid kayakers and all-around river enthusiasts. We love rivers and we love sharing the river experience with others. Our guides have decades of collective experience running rivers worldwide. They are professionally trained and certified in both river safety and first aid/CPR. You'll be in good hands!
    LA River Kayaking (Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, near Encino)

    Woodley Ave & Burbank Blvd, Encino

    • Paddle in your single kayak for approximately 2 ¼ hours over roughly 3 miles flatwater. All basic equipment provided. Experienced and certified river guides teach paddling & river safety skills. Beginner through advanced skills welcome.
    • Our Educators provide environmental education along the way, teaching all about the LA River: Watershed, wildlife, history and the politics of your hometown river.
    • This summer is your chance to paddle the river and participate in a one-of-a-kind experience. This river section is the most natural area with soft-bottom and tree-lined banks offering a serene experience with fish, flora and fauna. This is truly an eye-opening unforgettable event that should be on the bucket list of any Angelo.
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    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (2.5 Hr)

    Feel like you need a little more porpoise in your life? If you answered "No, I want to see whales and dolphins," then this is the sea-faring safari for you! You'll set sail on high-tech catamarans, in search of some of the year-round dolphins and whales famous for populating the waters off of Dana Point. What could you see? December through May the annual migration of Gray Whales between the waters off Alaska and the lagoons of Baja, CA takes place. In the months between May and November Blue Whales, the largest animal on earth, can be seen. And throughout the year Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, and occasionally Orcas visit. Rare whales that could be seen at any time include Bryde's Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, and False Killer Whales. And playful dolphins, some in mega-pods of up to 10,000, are seen off Dana Point all year round too! Only aboard the catamaran Manute'a can you see dolphins underwater, without getting wet, in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Capt. Dave's original catamaran DolphinSafari is so close to the water that it's like viewing dolphins and whales from a kayak. Both boats feature our Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets to give you a really up close encounter! Lily, our luxury power catamaran, features cushioned bow seating, upper deck with wind and sun protection, and a beautifully appointed interior. Mrs. Captain Dave's yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on all trips. Along the way, naturalists will treat you with insights about how these amazing creatures live and play. It's going to be a whale of a good time!
    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (2.5 Hr)

    24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point

    • Embark on a dolphin and whale watching adventure that gives you an up-close and personal view of the marine life
    • Observe dolphins and whales in their natural environment with vessel features specially designed by Captain Dave
    • Learn about the behaviors of these underwater creatures from professional naturalists
    • Enjoy an intimate look at a surreal underwater world aboard advanced, eco-friendly catamarans
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    Kernville Rapid Run

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    Looking for something to float your boat? Try out the Upper Kern, we hear it's quite good for floating things. Head down the Kernville Rapid Run -- it's good fun, good exercise, and you might even get a little (or a lot) wet! This is the perfect river getaway for young families and groups that are looking for a sampling of what the Kern has to offer. You'll run a section of the river twice, so by the second time you'll be a seasoned river rat, navigating the rapids with ease. You've got a date with destiny. The meeting place? Kernville
    Kernville Rapid Run

    6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights

    • Raft down the Kernville Rapid Run, the perfect course for beginners and families
    • Improve your rafting technique with the help of an expert instructor
    • Purchase a CD filled with action-packed pictures of your rafting exploits
    • Enjoy a day out in nature with friends and family
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    33 positive reviews
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    Painted Cave Excursion - Single Kayak

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    Islands (and caves) of adventure await during this kayaking experience! With Santa Barbara Adventure Company, explore the less traveled west end of Santa Cruz Island and the beautiful Painted Cave. Relax and let them take care of the all the details on this unforgettable Channel Islands kayaking tour. This all inclusive day trip departs out of the Santa Barbara Harbor aboard a splendid charter vessel complete with hot showers and bunks. You'll enjoy breakfast, first class whale watching, and a scenic cruise to Santa Cruz Island where the boat will anchor giving you time to take an amazing kayak tour of Painted Cave and a series of other caves and coves nearby. After exploring the magnificent cave, they give you some time for snorkeling, taking photos or to take a hot shower on the boat. A hot lunch will be served on the boat before heading back to Santa Barbara. And if you really want to kick things up a notch, bring your own adult beverages to enjoy on the boat. Although, we suspect this surreal adventure will be intoxicating enough without the added help!
    Painted Cave Excursion - Single Kayak

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Explore the Painted Cave of Santa Cruz and other sea caves during three hours of sea kayaking
    • Spot whales and enjoy the scenery during a round-trip boat ride from Santa Barbara Harbor to the island
    • Enjoy free time to snorkel, and fuel up with included breakfast and lunch on the boat
    • Discover the joys of sea kayaking while exploring one of California's most beautiful coastal wonders
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    148 positive reviews
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    Painted Cave Excursion - Double Kayak

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    Islands-and caves-of adventure await during this kayaking experience! You'll enjoy round-trip transportation from Santa Barbara Harbor to Santa Cruz Island, where you'll disembark for surreal kayak exploration of the Painted Cave. As one of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, the Painted Cave, so-called for its colorful rocks and algae, offers a prime paddling spot. For those new to kayaking, your guide, in addition to offering insights into the natural history and marine ecology of the area, is there to give you paddling lessons, making this a great way to break into one of the world's most popular watersports. In addition, you'll spend time exploring other sea caves along the island coast, and have free-time afterwards to swim, snorkel, and relax on the beach. On your way out to Santa Cruz, you'll also fuel up on a included breakfast, and enjoy a hot lunch on the boat before heading back. And if you really want to kick things up a notch, bring your own adult beverages to enjoy on the boat. Although, we suspect this surreal adventure will be intoxicating enough without the added help!
    Painted Cave Excursion - Double Kayak

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Explore the Painted Cave of Santa Cruz and other sea caves during three hours of sea kayaking
    • Spot whales and enjoy the scenery during a round-trip boat ride from Santa Barbara Harbor to the island
    • Enjoy free time to snorkel, and fuel up with included breakfast and lunch on the boat
    • Discover the joys of sea kayaking while exploring one of California's most beautiful coastal wonders
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    148 positive reviews
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    Big Five Lower Kern (Weekday)

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    Need a reason to go white water rafting? We've got five of them. The Big Five rapids, that is. This is Kern River Outfitters' most popular one day option. The route runs the "Classic Class-IVs" and follows a secluded path well away from the road. Lunch is included, and the day is packed with enough rapids that you can start out a total amateur and walk away feeling like a pro. When you're finished, you'll also be able to purchase a CD with photographs of you taking on the rapids. It'll be the perfect snapshot to put on your mantle at home to remind you to get back outdoors every once in awhile. Sign up today -- these kinds of deals tend to disappear rapidly!
    Big Five Lower Kern (Weekday)

    6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights

    • Raft down the Lower Kern River, enjoying less-traveled Class IV rapids
    • Improve your rafting technique with the help of an expert instructor
    • Purchase a CD filled with action-packed pictures of your rafting exploits
    • Enjoy a day in nature with friends and family
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    33 positive reviews
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    Group Surf Lesson (Men)

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    Are you a guy looking for a little more balance in your life? Learn to ride the waves with iSurf, and that's exactly what you'll get! Surfing is widely regarded as a transformative pursuit, with a Zen-like, meditative quality arising from the intense concentration required to catch waves and stay atop them once you do. During this semi-private lesson for two, you'll see that for yourself as you hit the water with an experienced instructor. Whether you're a first-time surfer or have a little experience already, you'll receive a lesson tailored to your skill level and learning curve. Start off with land-based drills to learn "popping up" and basic footwork, and then paddle out to put those skills into practice! Santa Barbara is a great place to learn, with beautiful beaches and great waves that make it a top destination for surfers from around the world. So ... you aboard?
    Group Surf Lesson (Men)

    435 E Valerio St, Santa Barbara

    • Master the basics of surfing during a semi-private lesson in beautiful Santa Barbara
    • Grasp the fundamentals on land and then hit the water to put them into practice
    • Get personalized instruction delivered by an energetic and supportive instructor
    • Alter your life by embracing one of the most popular and meditative sports in the world
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    15 positive reviews
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    Group Surf Lesson (Women)

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    Are you a lady looking for a little more balance in your life? Learn to ride the waves with iSurf, and that's exactly what you'll get! Surfing is widely regarded as a transformative pursuit, with a Zen-like, meditative quality arising from the intense concentration required to catch waves and stay atop them once you do. During this semi-private lesson for 2, you'll start to see that for yourself as you hit the water with an experienced instructor. Whether you're a first-time surfer or have a little experience already, you'll find an experience tailored to your skill level and learning curve. Start off with land-based drills to learn the art of "popping up" and basic footwork, and then paddle out to put those skills into practice! Santa Barbara is a great place to learn, with beautiful beaches and great waves that make it a top destination for surfers from around the world. So ... are you aboard?
    Group Surf Lesson (Women)

    435 E Valerio St, Santa Barbara

    • Master the basics of surfing during a semi-private lesson in beautiful Santa Barbara
    • Grasp the fundamentals on land and then hit the water to put them into practice
    • Get personalized instruction delivered by an energetic and supportive instructor
    • Alter your life by embracing one of the most popular and meditative sports in the world
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    15 positive reviews

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