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Family Trips

 

3-hour Coronado Tour by Kayak on San Diego Bay

Here is an opportunity to view beautiful Coronado Island on San Diego Bay by kayak.

We'll meet at Tidelands Park for an introductory paddling lesson and safety talk. Then we'll launch our kayaks for a guided tour of the bay traveling under the beautiful Coronado-San Diego Bay Bridge.

We'll paddle to the Ferry Landing pointing out various landmarks of the downtown skyline along the way. You will learn why the Bay Bridge had to be built at least 200 feet high and how the downtown skyline looks like a tool box,

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required.

We use stable, 2-person, comfortable kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe, enjoyable day on the bay. A truly unique way to enjoy America's Finest City.

Cost is $44 per adult, $18 per child (2-14 years of age) sharing a kayak with an adult. Includes kayak, life vest, paddle, introductory lesson, and instructor/guide. $22 discount if you want to bring your own kayak.

Call for group discounted pricing.

Reservations

To pay by credit card, click one of the links below with the date and time you want. This will take you to the page where you just select the quantity you want for each type of ticket.  Then select the Check out with PayPal button where you can enter your credit card info.  Your information is secure as we do not keep credit card information on our computers.  Once your payment is made, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

If you prefer to pay with a check, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us to reserve your space. Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up form. Just fill it out and mail it to the address on the form along with your check. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW by clicking one of the dates and times below:

Sunday, November 16, 9am-noon - this session closed

3-hour Sea Lion Kayak Tour on San Diego Bay

Join us for this fun and exciting tour by kayak on San Diego Bay.

We'll meet at Shelter Island for an introductory paddling lesson. Then we'll launch our kayaks for a beautiful tour of the bay traveling toward Point Loma.

Along the way we'll visit the marine mammal training area where they work with dolphins and sea lions.  Then we paddle to the local bait barge where the California Sea Lions hang out. We also see many species of birds such as Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Double Crested Cormorants and Great Blue Herons.

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required.

We use stable, comfortable 2-person kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe, enjoyable day on the bay.

Bring your family and friends for an up-close-and-personal view of the California Sea Lions.

Cost is $44 per adult, $18 per child (2-14 years of age) sharing a kayak with an adult. Includes kayak, life vest, paddle, introductory lesson, and instructor/guide. $22 discount if you want to bring your own kayak.

Call for group discounted pricing.

Reservations

To pay by credit card, click one of the links below with the date and time you want. This will take you to the page where you just select the quantity you want for each type of ticket.  Then select the Check out with PayPal button where you can enter your credit card info.  Your information is secure as we do not keep credit card information on our computers.  Once your payment is made, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

If you prefer to pay with a check, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us to reserve your space. Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up form. Just fill it out and mail it to the address on the form along with your check. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW by clicking one of the dates and times below.

Sunday, November 2, 1-4pm

Saturday, November 8, 9am-noon

Dog Paddle on San Diego Bay

Bring your 4-legged pals along for some fun and exercise on this kayak excursion across San Diego Bay.

After a brief session to get the dogs comfortable in the kayaks, and a quick paddling lesson for the humans, we will launch our kayaks to explore the Bay. After about an hour we land at the beach for a romp and playtime. After about 30 minutes of on-land fun we paddle back to our launch site.

Each session is 2 hours and is reserved just for you and your pup.

We do not do group sessions unless you have a group of friends and dogs that already know each other and get along.

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide the kayaks, life vests and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required.

We use stable, roomy kayaks that can accommodate any size dog. We can set up the kayaks for solo or tandem paddling. Each kayak can hold up to 500 lbs.

Bring your family and friends and come on down for an enjoyable day on the bay.

Cost is $44 per adult, $18 per child (2-14 years of age), $10 per dog. Includes kayak, life vest, paddle, introductory lesson, and instructor/guide.  Call for group discounted pricing.

Reservations

To reserve space for this event, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us.

Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up PDF form. Just fill it out and mail or fax it to the address on the form along with your payment. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

Or purchase tickets online: 

Adult Reservation


Child Reservation


Dog Reservation


 

Grandparents Day on the Bay: Paddle to Brunch at the Coronado Ferry Landing

Here is an opportunity to show your Grandparents they are young at heart by taking them on a unique outdoor adventure.

We'll meet at Glorietta Bay, have an introductory paddling lesson, then launch our kayaks for a paddle under the beautiful Bay Bridge to the Coronado Ferry Landing. There we'll enjoy a fabulous brunch while we gaze out over the blue waters of San Diego Bay toward the downtown San Diego skyline. After a satisfying meal we will paddle back to Glorietta Bay.

Laguna San Ignacio: Whale Encounter and Taste of Baja

Call to schedule your group outing

Have you ever actually touched a whale? Here is the opportunity to really do it. The whales are comfortable with the Mexican fishermen so they come right up to the boats for some gentle head rubs. They really do want to communicate with us.

Nature Tour on Miramar Lake

Join us for a beautiful morning of kayaking on Miramar Lake in Scripps Ranch. The lake has 4 miles of shoreline so there is lots of area for exploring.

The lake is home to many water birds such as ospreys, mallard ducks, great egrets, great blue herons, and American coots. In addition, hundreds of birds stop here during their annual winter migration.

After in introductory kayak lesson, we will explore the lake looking for birds in our quiet kayaks. Bring your binoculars and see how many different species you can find.

San Quintin Bay, Baja California

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Join us in exploring this Pacific bay only five hours south of San Diego.

We will camp on the beach of the outer bay and take day paddles to explore the historic features and unique geography of this area. From pristine white sand beaches to volcanic tide pools, there is plenty of exploring to do here. We will be sharing the bay with many varieties of marine mammals, birds and fish. Sea lions and dolphins play in both the inner and outer bays.

Thanksgiving on the Colorado River

Wednesday - Sunday, November 26-30, 2014

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving adventure on the water. We spend four glorious days paddling flat water on the lower Colorado River.

This is a great opportunity to learn to be self-sufficient in a kayak.  For those novice kayakers, we teach you how to pack all the gear you need for our multi-day adventure.  Each kayak holds approximately 2.5 backpacks worth of gear. 

For experienced kayakers, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the desert and mountainous area of the Colorado River where it flows between Arizona and California. 

We start our 40-mile journey in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and continue through the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.  Along the way we camp in four different remote camps, hike slot canyons, and visit historic mines and homesites.

We have a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast on Thursday evening.  Family Kayak Adventure Center will provide the holiday turkey and we each bring part of the holiday meal to share. 

Costs are $359 per person. Package includes kayaks and paddling gear, camping/parking/shuttle fees and instructor/guide. Both single and double kayaks are available. Round trip ground transportation from San Diego is provided for the first 7 persons to sign up. $100 discount with your own kayak.

Participants are responsible for their own camping gear, food, and drinking water. A detailed itinerary and equipment list is provided.

Reservations

To request an itinerary/equipment list or reserve space for this event, call us at 619-282-3520 or email us.

Once your space is reserved, you can download and print the 2-page Trip Sign-up PDF form. Just fill it out and mail or fax it to the address on the form along with your payment. Once your paperwork is received, a confirmation and more detailed information will be sent to you.

Or purchase tickets online:

 

Adult Reservation

 

Adult with Own Kayak

 

Weekend on the Lower Colorado River

Join us on this great flat water paddle on the Colorado River just above the Imperial Dam. We provide the transportation from San Diego to the river, then we launch our boats and paddle up river to our boat-in campsite.

We will spend our days exploring the many reed-lined channels and off-river lakes in the area.

We will spend our evenings around the warmth of the campfire sharing stories and tall tales.