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    Sepulveda Basin Beginner Kayaking

    You'll paddle in your single kayak for approximately 2 1/4 hrs., with all basic equipment provided (boat, lifejacket, paddle, helmet), as you learn all about the LA River from our experienced boating staff: the watershed, the wildlife, the history and the politics of our hometown river. You'll pick up paddling skills and learn how to be safer around rivers. Plus, you'll have fun and get some great exercise along the way. This trip runs as a "loop" to avoid any hassles of portaging around hazards, getting stuck on rocks or waiting to get back to your vehicle. You'll park near the start (Burbank Blvd. at Woodley Ave.), take a roughly 3-minute walk over a bridge to the river launch site, and then depart and return from the same riverside location.
    Sepulveda Basin Beginner Kayaking

    17017 Burbank Blvd, Encino

    • This summer is your chance to paddle the LA River and participate in this one-of-a-kind, quintessential Los Angeles experience.
    • Take a guided kayak tour on the "Sepulveda Basin" section of the river, which is the most natural, wonderfully green part, within one of two official Recreational Zones.
    • Paddle in your single kayak using provided equipment
    • Start and end in the same location, making parking and transportation easy
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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 Dr, 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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    The Nautilus

    Climb aboard the USS Nautilus and follow Captain Nemo, 20,000 leagues down, to uncover the mysteries of the sea. Ok, full disclosure-- it will be more like six feet down, and your captain's name isn't Nemo -- but this is still an epic adventure. Take a unique glance at the aquatic fauna and flora as you sail through the Catalina Marine Preserve on semi-submersible submarine, The USS Nautilus. You can take a tour during the day or experience the nightlife in the ocean with an evening tour. Your vessel is equipped with a feeding system so that you'll be sure to see some action. Want to get closer to the fray? For a nominal fee you can be in charge of firing the food cannons!
    The Nautilus

    Green Pier, Avalon

    • Experience the seas of Catalina from a different angle in the semi-submersible the USS Nautilus
    • Join the captain and his crew on an exploratory mission that is both educational and entertaining
    • Take control of the vessel's fish feeding system
    • Adventure beneath the waves and discover fish like you have never seen them before
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    The Glass Bottom Boat

    You are perfect. Yup pretty damn-near perfect. I mean, it's not like you can walk on water . . . or can you? Take a ride on the brand new Glass Bottom Boat, The Sea View, as you sail past Avalon Harbor out to Lover's cove and the marine preserve there. You'll see the rich, lively world hidden just below the waves. Control the feeding devices from the safety of your seat and watch as the fish flock to feast on the bait. And the best part -- Everybody gets a window seat. . . at least a window floor. Hey, the guy walking on water next to you doesn't make you any less perfect. Perfection can be shared!!
    The Glass Bottom Boat

    Green Pier, Avalon

    • Set sail on a Glass Bottom Boat to see the underwater world like you never have before
    • Take control of the feeding system to bring the sea-creatures to you
    • Cruise along Avalon Harbor to the crystal clear waters of Lovers' Cove, a marine-preserved sanctuary for a rich variety of undersea life
    • Discover the wondrous creatures that live beneath the sea
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    Sea Cave Kayak Tour - Double Kayak

    Not one for half-measures when it comes to outdoor fun? You and the Santa Barbara Adventure Company have that in common, because when it comes to thrills, this day-long romp doesn't hold back! You'll set out by boat early in the morning from Ventura Harbor, heading for Channel Islands National Park. On the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views, and perhaps even spot some whales, all the while whetting your appetite for the adventure to come. Once arrived at the park, you'll set out with your guide on a three-hour sea kayaking adventure, during which you'll explore the surreal coastline of the islands, spot a variety of wildlife, and even explore some of the park's renowned sea caves. No experience with kayaking? No worries! Your guide will provide instruction as you go, making this the perfect opportunity to embrace one of the world's foremost watersports! And once the kayaking is done, you'll have free time to explore the waters further with provided snorkeling gear, or dry off with a trail hike before returning to Ventura by boat. Yes, this is adventure done right!
    Sea Cave Kayak Tour - Double Kayak

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Explore the Channel Islands and their sea caves during three hours of sea kayaking
    • Spot whales and enjoy the scenery during a round-trip boat ride from Ventura Harbor to the park
    • Enjoy free time during which you can grab lunch hike, or spend some time snorkeling
    • Escape for a full day of adventure exploring one of California's most beautiful coastal parks
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    Big Bear Lake Boat Tour

    Ready for some quiet, eco-friendly fun? During this narrated lake tour, you'll enjoy an intimate, limited-passenger exploration. Tours take place aboard whisper-quiet electric vessels, meaning no fumes or loud engine noises to disturb you or the environment. Along the way, your captain will regale you with stories about Big Bear's history, plus his or her own unique experiences, and take you to some of the best vantage points for scenic photographs. If you're lucky, you might even get to see some of the area's wildlife hanging out at the edge of the lake. But no matter what, you're in for a grand old time.
    Big Bear Lake Boat Tour

    39369 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin

    • Explore Big Bear Lake aboard a small electric touring boat perfect for sightseeing
    • Learn about the history of the area as you go, courtesy of a knowledgeable captain/guide
    • Enjoy an intimate experience on a quiet, eco-friendly boat
    • Observe the lake's pristine natural surroundings during your open jaunt on the water
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    Newport Beach Whale Watching

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    Sail along the clear waters of scenic Newport Beach as you set out on a whale-watching adventure you'll never forget. See the migration of the blue whales as they swim alongside your boat and showcase their majestic wonder. Marvel at the sheer size and speed of these stunning creatures as they make their way through the waters, travelling up to 30 mph. You'll also witness other sea creature as you travel, as long as you keep your eyes peeled. Your guide will share interesting facts and answer your questions as you take photos and learn all about this stunning annual migration.
    Newport Beach Whale Watching

    309 Palm St, Newport Beach

    • Observe the incredible annual migration of the Blue Whale
    • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Newport Beach
    • Learn funs facts about the whales you see along the way
    • Experience the majestic beauty of the ocean's creatures
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    Guided Group Kayak / SUP Tour

    Looking to dip into the Santa Barbara watersports scene? Treat yourself to a few hours on the water with a standup-paddleboard tour! Standup paddleboarding, or SUP, is a wildly popular due to the fact that it's invigorating physically and mentally. Plus it's relatively easily for newcomers to get the hang of. During this two-hour paddle, you'll explore the coastline and harbor with a local guide. Get tips on proper footwork and paddling technique as you go and let the stunning environment capture your imagination! Dive into a new sport -- the water is fine!
    Guided Group Kayak / SUP Tour

    133 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara

    • Explore Santa Barbara Harbor during a 2-hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) tour
    • Get tips on SUP footwork and paddling technique
    • Check out the views of the harbor from a new vantage point
    • Treat yourself an invigorating and immersive adventure
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    Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

    Round up your family and friends and set off on this 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Newport Beach. On a 65-foot (20-meter) boat, you'll cruise down the Orange County coastline, watching for several varieties of whales, dolphins and other marine life.The coastal waters provide the calm conditions that attract these impressive mammals.

    This whale-watching tour is available year-round, and depending on the season you travel, different whales may be in the area. Giant blue whales like to visit in the summer and fall months. These whales are the largest mammals ever seen in existence, usually growing to approximately 200 tons (180 metric tons) and 98 feet (30 meters) in length! You may also see grey whales, which can live up to 70 years. Finback whales are also common in the summer months; they are the second-largest mammals after blue whales, and they grow to up to 72 feet (22 meters).

    During the winter and spring months, you'll typically see minke and humpback whales. The minke whale is one of the world's smallest whales, only growing to about 23 feet (7 meters). The beloved humpback whale can grow to be about 52 feet (16 meters). Both whales love krill, and they 'fluke' (slap) their tails on the water in order to bring the krill up to the surface. Humpbacks are a very curious breed of whales and are often referred to as 'friendlies' by sailors because they love to come up to ships.

    Keep your eyes peeled for other marine life like seals, sea lions and several types of dolphins. Your friendly and knowledgeable captain and crew all come from strong backgrounds in marine biology and will be able to answer all your questions.
    Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

    Newport Harbor, Newport Beach

    • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
    • Ideal choice for families
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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    Whale Watching

    This tour is guaranteed to be two things: boatloads of fun and a whale of a time! You'll climb aboard a comfortable and well-equipped ship where you can choose to sit indoors or outdoors -- either way, you'll be treated to incredible views of an exciting ocean bursting with undersea life! As you set sail into the beautiful, blue waters off the coast of Los Angeles and Orange County, the scavenger hunt will begin. Keep your eyes peeled to spot a wide variety of marine animals, like dolphins, sea lions, and, of course, whales. Plus, you'll enjoy a ship that has all the modern amenities you need to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. So, go ahead! Kick back, sip a soda, and watch out for whales!
    Whale Watching

    400 Main St, Newport Beach

    • Experience an exciting whale-watching tour through the crystal waters off the coast of Los Angeles and Orange County
    • Feel the excitement of seeing a wide variety of amazing aquatic life, which may include whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more
    • Enjoy taking your tour on a 65-foot long ship complete with wraparound outside seating, a large sundeck, a snack bar, and indoor seating with large windows
    • Discover an aquatic adventure of tropical proportions in an unlikely place that not likely to soon forget
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