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La Jolla Underwater Park: Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. La Jolla Underwater Park: Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Kayak out into the reserve with your guides, who will lead the group to the best snorkeling spot on that day. One of your guides will drop anchor, secure your kayaks, and lead you snorkeling in the reserve, pointing out the marine life as you go.  Explore the area around the Seven Caves, set within a sea cliff, six of them only being accessible by kayak. Here, have the chance to swim with La Jolla’s best such as sea lions, garibaldi, bat rays, shovel nose guitar fish, and even dolphins and sea turtles, if you’re lucky.

La Jolla: Guided Snorkeling Tour

2. La Jolla: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Interact with marine animals at a safe distance and spend the day on this beautiful reserve with experienced snorkel experts to guide you. You will see marine life such as sharks, exotic fish, dolphins, seals, turtles and a multitude of sea life swimming amongst them. With four microhabitats to swim through, you will find a wide variety of underwater flora and fauna. With a small group, you’ll get a much more intimate experience of life underneath the water, with one of our guides and local lifeguards accompanying you while you swim. Guests must have a basic level of swimming to participate in this activity. As this is an introductory tour, families with younger children (age 5+) are also welcome, as well as people who feel more comfortable being guided in their snorkeling.

South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

3. South Lake Tahoe: Private Guided Boat Tour

Perfect for families, friends, or a combination of both, explore Lake Tahoe with a private boat trip, with the local captain as your guide. Snorkel in the clear waters of Rubicon Bay, snap a photo of Vikingsholm mansion, and learn about the geographical history of the nearby Tallac Historic Site. Take in panoramic views of the Carson and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges towering over Lake Tahoe's shores. Pass by Camp Richardson and the Tallac Historic Site and then sail into the picturesque Emerald Bay, known for its vibrantly turquoise water. Continue to Fannette Island and catch a glimpse of the Scandinavian architecture of the Vikingsholm mansion. Before returning, cruise by the stunning beauty of the D.L. Bliss State Park and jump into the electric green and cobalt blue water of Rubicon Bay.

Lake Tahoe: Private Wakesurf Cruise to Secluded Beaches

4. Lake Tahoe: Private Wakesurf Cruise to Secluded Beaches

Explore Lake Tahoe from the water during this private cruise aboard a surfboat. Your personal captain will show you and your group all the breathtaking sights Lake Tahoe has to offer. Head to secluded beaches to swim, snorkel, wakeboard, and more. Exploring Tahoe from the water is a unique experience to escape the crowds with friends and family or to embark on an unforgettable watersports adventure. After meeting up with your guide, hop on board a boat featuring a spacious layout that provides ample room to move about, lounge, or entertain. Then, start your day cruising on the open water in the sunshine. You’ll get everything you need for a fun adventure with your group, including an ice chest, surfboard, wakeboard, and tubes. Snorkeling gear, towels, and sunscreen are also provided.

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It was great. Kayaking was so fun and had a great view of the caves. The early morning tour was best. I'm sure the current and conditions change, but from 9 am launch to the 11 am return the water got really rough. So happy we left early. Two person kayak was way easier also. Saw some kiddos 7-8ish. The water was way cold for me and the wetsuit made all the difference. This would have been a horrible experience without it. I'm from middle TN and we have 80 degree water temps in summer, this was 68! But the wetsuit made it refreshing and had no issues. They also have a cool store.

This was a great adventure we booked while on vacation!! Mark and Nora were our guides, they kept it fun and entertaining the whole time. They informed us about the marine life and history behind the rock caves. Loved this experience and would book it again in a heart beat.

This boat ride was the highlight of our trip with our grandchildren! Our captain Scott was friendly, professional, and courteous! Our grandchildren loved it! Especially our 9 year old autistic grandson! Thank you Scott and Brian! We Highly recommended this for families!

Professional crew who did a great job letting us explore. Bonus to see leopard sharks in the bay which one of the crew pointed out to us.

Danielle was a very informative tourist. Making sure we got the best experience.