What you'll do
Minimum 20 photos + 1 video by (@paddle_la) will be included. Beginners welcome! You'll choose a kayak or double kayak for this adventure. We'll kick off with an instructional and safety briefing in the sand. We'll then head out and paddle on the calm and flat marina water in search of sea lions. I'll take plenty of pictures of you during our time together so that you can share your experience with friends back home. You will receive these usually within 4-5 hours after your kayaking adventure. You'll leave feeling rejuvenated from the fresh air, California sun, proximity to marine life, and the gorgeous marine views. There is the option of using a stand-up paddle board for this sea lion marina tour for those with previous paddleboarding experience. I also teach standup paddleboarding for beginners as an Airbnb Experience here: Airbnb.com/paddlecali Instagram page: @paddle_la Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PaddleLA.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I teach kayaking and standup paddleboarding and, in my spare time, I volunteer for the California Wildlife Centre -- Marine Mammal division. I never leave home without my GoPro and love to capture pictures of the marina wildlife including sea lions and the occasional dolphin and sea turtle. My friends tell me that I spend more time on the water than dry land - and I agree! :) To see pictures and video from both my kayaking sea lion tour and paddleboarding lessons visit @paddle_la on Instagram
I provide all paddling equipment, photography (minimum 20 photos + 1 video), sunglasses, towels and sunscreen. I also provide…
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Where you'll be
The paddling adventure begins with everyone meeting by the equipment storage truck to lock up our belongings and use restrooms. We then begin with the safety instructional on golden sand of Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey. This is a bay with no waves when entering the water. We will then paddle into the main harbour and towards the sea lions favourite hangout spots to get our pictures.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. No previous paddling experience is necessary. All participants must be able to swim.
- Restroom/changing room and belongings lock up facilities available - Families with children ages 8+ can attend the tour via a private group booking - Larger groups contact me with preferred dates - Private group booking options available - May be cancelled due to unsafe weather condition
Kayak in marina with Sea Lions & Photos