Water Activities in San Diego

With a year-round Mediterranean climate, San Diego water activities and tours are at the top of the list of things to do for locals and visitors throughout the year. Next to spending time relaxing at the beach or on the harbor, there are many activities to spark up some excitement and adrenaline to your day. If you have the need for speed, you can hop on one of the power boat tours to take a whirl around the harbor or rent a jet ski for a thrill riding through the waves. If you are up for an underwater adventure, gear up with a scuba diving or snorkel tour or rent your own gear to explore the beautiful depths of the San Diego coast while getting the chance to witness sea lions, leopard sharks, exotic fish, and more.

Up for learning a new water sport? Surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and wind surfing are all sports you can learn in the waters of San Diego which will also give you an insight to what the California lifestyle is all about...riding the waves!

If you still want to be active without going as extreme as riding the surf, kayaking is a great option especially around La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove where sea lions cover the cliffs and the caves make for an unforgettable experience. Paddle boarding is another awesome choice of how to spend some time out on the water during the day OR night. Day time paddle boarding delivers fun in the sun with great views of the coast while night time paddle board tours offers spectacular views of downtown city lights…truly a surreal experience!

Whether you are looking for extreme water sports or more leisure water activities, San Diego is a prime destination for having fun in the ocean year-round. Navigate through the menu on the left to get details on all the San Diego water activities that are waiting for you to experience.

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San Diego Water Activities

1. Menehune Surf


We offer private individual and private group lessons in La Jolla and Del Mar. At Menehune, we are stoked to take you anywhere your surfing journey leads!



2. KiteNow


Explore the excitement, thrill, speed, weightless feel and power of kite boarding -- there's nothing else like it. Get ready for the most amazing experience of your life.



3. San Diego Sailing Tours


Whether you’re looking for a fully catered romantic sunset cruise for the 2 of you, an afternoon on the water with friends, or want to take the family out on the bay, we’ve got packages for everyone and every budget.



4. Scuba Diving-San Diego


Join us daily for scuba diving in La Jolla. Our San Diego scuba diving tours explore the La Jolla Cove kelp forest and shores submarine canyon.



5. Sail San Diego


Sail San Diego has been sailing guests for more than 28 years and we are listed as #1 on Trip Advisor out of # 130 boat tours & water sports in San Diego.



6. San Diego H2O Jet Ski Rentals


We offer adventure Waverunner tours of the La Jolla coastline every day of the week, year round, weather permitting.



7. FlyDive


FlyDive was born in sunny San Diego with one sole purpose – to make hydroflight fun, safe and easy for EVERYONE. Not just the pros, but everyone.



8. La Jolla Kayak


Discover by kayak the spectacular sea cliffs, the Seven Caves and the La Jolla Underwater Park with abundant marine life including Sea Lions, Leopard Sharks, and Garibaldi. La Jolla Kayak offers kayak tours and kayak rentals to explore the coast line with a certified guide or on your own.



9. Luxury Jet Ski Rentals


Luxury Jet Ski Rentals provides the highest rated jet ski experience at the lowest price. With prices less than half of our competitors and reviews targeting our friendly service & fast machines, we create adventure for all by satisfying all your water sports needs.



10. Bike & Kayak Tours


San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc. is your #1 source for bike tours, kayak tours and snorkeling adventures in and around San Diego County.



11. Bliss Paddle Yoga


Based in Southern California, we are a group of passionate mermaids and mermen encouraging you to dive deeper within yourself. With daily classes and rentals in Laguna Beach and San Diego and a yoga studio/retail shop in Newport Beach, we are here to help you embrace a healthy and happy lifestyle.



12. Snorkel San Diego Scuba


Join our San Diego snorkeling tours in the amazing La Jolla Cove area. Snorkel with tons of fish, sea lions & the seven sea caves.



13. Scuba San Diego


Welcome to Scuba San Diego, Inc. In business locally since 1968,. we bring you the finest in San Diego scuba dive, snorkel and night kayak touring.



14. Speed Boat Adventures


Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one of a kind never to be forgotten adventure tour.



15. SUP Coronado


Coronado's first operation dedicated entirely to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) ocean surfing and flat water guided tours, lessons and rentals.



16. SD Jet Ski


SD Jet Ski is the leader in water rentals and repairs, we offer all of your PWC (Personal Water Craft) equipment and supplies at the best prices, we are minutes away from Pacific and Ocean Beaches in San Diego.



17. San Diego Bay Adventures


The San Diego Bay is full of amazing sights, attractions, and restaurants. San Diego Bay Adventures provides a wide array of rentals and tours that are perfect for any visitor or local San Diegan.



18. Fly Guys Watersports


We are San Diego’s premier flyboarding destination. We provide the ultimate experience for thrill seekers and action enthusiasts. If you enjoy jet skis, boats, snowboarding, paddle boarding, surfing or just swimming in the water, flyboarding in San Diego is a must.



19. SeaClypse Dive Adventures


SeaClypse Dive Adventures is the premier, independent scuba diving operation in the San Diego and La Jolla area. We specialize in Guided Scuba Diving and Snorkeling tours of the finest underwater sites San Diego and La Jolla has to offer.



20. Mission Beach Surf School


With over a decade of teaching thousands successfully the art of surf, and lots of satisfied customers, it is our pleasure to provide you not only with the best surf lessons and surf camps, but also quality stand up paddle board lessons,kite surfing and wake surfing lessons.



21. Manta Wind & Water Sports


Whether you are a total beginner or just want to take your Kiteboarding skills to the next level, our Private and Group Kiteboarding lesson programs are designed to fit your individual goals, budget and comfort level.



22. Jetpack America


Looking for your next adventure? Come fly with Jetpack America! We are the industry leader, with over 25,000 flights since 2011, so rest assured, you are flying with the BEST!



23. Aqua Adventures


From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards and canoes, we offer retail sales, lessons, rentals, local tours and multi-day adventures plus a wealth of knowledge and experience.



24. San Diego SUP Rentals


San Diego SUP Rentals with The SUP Connection in Point Loma, Liberty Station. The SUP Connection provides San Diego with a first class on the water experience by providing paddleboard and kayak rentals, SUP Lessons, SUP Pups Instruction and more.



25. San Diego Whale Watch


Be a part of the fun with San Diego Whale Watch, the only year-round whale watching operation in San Diego! Just around the corner from Sea World, we’re sure this will be an experience you’ll never forget.



26. Ocean Experience Surfing School


Ocean Experience has become San Diego's oldest and most qualified surf school. We offer the finest instructional ocean water training programs available, including surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.



27. Hike Bike Kayak Adventure Tours


San Diego's Premier Eco Tourism Adventure Company!



28. SD Expeditions


Join us for an amazing afternoon snorkeling in La Jolla. Our expert snorkel guides ensure your comfort and safety in the water, while also showing you all the amazing animals in our oceans.



29. San Diego Surf School


San Diego Surf School was founded in 2000 and is the leading surf school in Southern California. San Diego Surf School is the place to come for quality, safe and fun surf lessons for all ages and levels. We teach that surfing is not just a sport, but a remedy for life.


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