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Half-day sportfishing trips are best for beginners. Whale-watching tours for families operate both winter and summer.
Year-round dolphin- and whale-watching trips on a catamaran equipped with underwater viewing windows, plasma TV screens and stereophonic headphones that let you listen in on the pods.
Take a guided kayaking tour of the craggy coves of Laguna’s coast and you might just see a colony of sea lions. Make reservations at least a day in advance.
C’mon, everybody’s doing it! It’s time to learn to stand-up paddle surf. This shop's conveniently located to Oak St Beach.
Get trail info here; 24-hour road bike rental costs $65, mountain bikes $50 to $85.
Rents surfboards ($30), wet suits ($20) and bodyboards or skimboards ($15) and offers one-hour lessons in surfing and paddleboarding.
For rentals or to rinse your gear, stop by Laguna Sea Sports near Shaw’s Cove. Check out its website for more info about local dive spots and diving etiquette, as well as classes.
Just north of downtown, 24-hour rentals of road bikes cost $35, full-suspension mountain bikes $40 (helmets included).
After power shopping at Fashion Island, indulge yourself at Spa Gregorie’s...
On the boardwalk, near Balboa Fun Zone. Think twice before renting a surrey (with the fringe on top) and pedaling the pier-flanked bike path, as locals have been known to bombard surreys with water balloons!
By the Balboa Fun Zone.
At the Balboa Fun Zone. Single/double kayaks rent for $18/25 per hour, sailboats $49, motorboats from $69 and electric boats from $89.
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