Welcome to Laguna Beach

It’s easy to love Laguna: secluded coves, romantic cliffs, azure waves and waterfront parks imbue the city with a Riviera-like feel. But nature isn’t the only draw. From public sculptures and art festivals to free summer shuttles, the city has taken thoughtful steps to promote tourism while discreetly maintaining its moneyed quality of life (MTV’s racy reality show Laguna Beach being one drunken, shameless... Read More

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$85 Water Sports

Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing

Experience the mind-blowing beauty of the Southern California coastline from ocean to harbor to bay. You will launch out of Fisherman’s Cove, one of the calmest, wave-protected coves in Laguna Beach, then paddle the North Laguna coastline, teeming with marine life in its crystal clear waters. You’ll see hidden reefs where bright orange garibaldi fish swim just beneath you, and giant starfish attach to the rocks. You’ll explore the expanding and magnificent kelp forest, growing up to a foot a day, and enjoy views of Main Beach and the hidden coves and beaches of North Laguna. And you’ll get up close and personal with a colony of sea lions at Seal Rock, a nature sanctuary. All instructors are all experienced watermen and women who will share their love of the ocean with your group.This guided tour is the perfect group activity to keep everyone together in an inclusive, exhilarating activity that promotes teamwork, fitness and the wonder of nature. This adventure is suitable for those who can swim and have a love of the ocean.

$85 Water Sports

Laguna Beach SUP Lesson and Tour

Experience the fastest growing water sport in the most epic of settings: stand-up paddle boarding in Laguna Beach, brimming with sea life and amazing panoramic views. It's a great option for those looking to learn and enjoy this thrilling sport. It's truly a unique experience to launch paddle boards from Fisherman's Cove, the safest, most wave protected beach in Laguna. You will tour through North Laguna, the calmest, most contoured coastline that includes a visit to Seal Rock, a sea lion sanctuary. Paddle board lesson/tours are 2 hours, giving you ample time to stand, sit, kneel, lollygag and enjoy. By using actual touring paddle boards means you'll go faster and go further. Stand-up paddle tours are for everyone who can swim and have a love of the ocean. No experience necessary. Eco friendly touring boards are used to provide maximum stability. The best, most stable touring paddle boards in the business that will take you further, with more ease. Paddle boards are custom made for strength, stability, durability, and torque.

$110 Classes & Workshops

Laguna Beach Surf Lessons

Select a lesson time and meet your instructor at the designated location. Get outfitted with a wetsuit and surfboard before learning the basics on land. Learn about safety, etiquette, technique, tides and ocean conditions before hitting the water to catch some waves. With your instructor by your side, practice your new skills in the water. Lessons are available for surfers of all levels.

$105 Classes & Workshops

Laguna Beach Beginner Surf lesson

The two-hour surf lesson will begin at the designated meeting point in Laguna Beach, CA. First, you will get fitted properly with your wet-suit, meet your instructor and be provided with your surf board. Then you will head down to the beach to do a 20-30 minute beach instruction. This is where your instructor will go over the basics on land to prepare for the ocean. Practice pop up techniques, board positioning, proper paddling, have any questions answered, and most importantly go over safety with a fun environment. After the beach instruction, you will hit the water with the surf instructor by your side ready for action as you ride waves and learn the ways of the ocean for the next hour and a half.

$68.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Whale-Watching and Orange County Beach Bus Tour from Anaheim

Your tour will begin with pick up from your Anaheim hotel. Depending on the number of guests, you will either enjoy a ride in a tour van or a woody-style bus with individual captains chairs and historic photos. This narrated tour takes you to the beautiful beaches of Orange County. In addition to your 2.5-hour whale and dolphin watching cruise, you will stop at three beautiful beach towns along the Orange County Coastline!At Laguna Beach, you'll stop for a photo above the cliffs for approximately 20 minutes to explore the breathtaking coastline. You will then head north to Newport Beach and onto the beautiful Newport Peninsula with a stop at the Historic Fun Zone. See locations featured in the hit show, The OC, The Bachelor and more! Here you'll enjoy a 2.5-hour whale and dolphin watching excursion on the beautiful Pacific Ocean.When you return, you'll head north to the Original "Surf City, USA" - Huntington Beach! You'll have an hour here to explore Main Street and the Strand, make a stop by the International Surf Museum and explore other great shops and restaurants before returning to your hotel.

$149.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Southern California Beaches Helicopter Tour

Embark on your coastal helicopter tour from Long Beach Heliport, located next to the Queen Mary, the grand passenger ship that sailed the Atlantic for decades. Aboard your comfortable helicopter, take to the skies and head south along Orange County's lovely beachfront communities, listening to your knowledgeable pilot talk about the history and character of these affluent seaside areas.Fly over the oceanfront homes in the Long Beach neighborhoods of Belmont Shores and Naples. See the popular surfing area at Bolsa Chica State Beach and the houses of the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach. Your pilot soars above Newport Beach, allowing you to marvel at the city's lavish estates and popular shoreline. Take in views of the famous surf spot called The Wedge, as well as sights like Pirate's Cove Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, the sprawling Newport Dunes Resort and the area of Corona del Mar. Your tour culminates with dazzling vistas of the coastline and spectacular clifftop homes of Laguna Beach. Keep your camera handy as you pass one jaw-dropping property after another. Enjoy some final picturesque coastal views as you head back north to the Long Beach Heliport and conclude your 35-minute helicopter ride.Short on time? Opt for a 18-minute helicopter flight which includes Orange County's breathtaking neighborhoods up until Huntington Beach which is also known as Surf City USA.