Unique things to do in San Diego Bay
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Unique things to do in San Diego Bay

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Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you.
San Diego Bay Sunshine Daytime Sailing Experience
Set sail with your Captain aboard our sailboat and see some of San Diego's finest highlights on our comfortable sailing yacht as we depart from Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island and sail along the San Diego Skyline and enjoy a beautiful day on San Diego Bay. We often see Sea Lions and occasionally Dolphins frolicking, and we always have a fantastic time! Your welcome to bring any food and drinks you'd like! If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note Smoking is not permitted on board.
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. Your welcome to bring any food and drinks you'd like! If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! Check out our website at sandiegosailingexperiences for other private charter options. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay
Kids Love It! Adults Love It! And the dogs will love that you came to walk them and play with them. We'll all meet at the amazing Shelter Island! You will meet our pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help us exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected (and sometimes abused) dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events! We will walk the dogs the length of the Island and back, with great views of the marina, the ocean and across to the Navy yards. You will play with the dogs, help socialize them including treat-time, and get lot's of Instagram worthy photos! We will end at the beach , and then you will have time to explore Shelter Island and perhaps grab a coffee at a local shop! Other things to note It will probably be sunny! Wear sunscreen. You may want to wade in the water, or even swim, dress appropriately for that, and for the sand!
Incredible Slot Canyons to the Pacific
This incredible experience will start and end at the same location and has FREE parking. I am an expert guide and amatuer photographer. I will guide you into the most spectacular and hard to reach areas where others have never even heard about! We will descend into an incredible slot canyon with opportunities for one of a kind photos and breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. We will visit amazing sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on our trek. The hike up is strenuous at times but you will be rewarded with a 20 million dollar view as we summit magnificent cliffs. The experience will leave you with memories and pictures that will last a lifetime! Watch the 1 minute Virtual Tour Video https://youtu.be/V-dAx-2vA1g (cut and paste the link into your browser) If you can not make this morning hike the Incredible Slot Canyons at Sunset is an awesome alternative https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/341659 If you are wanting a more intimate experience with your group you can reserve the experience by choosing "private tour". I can also add custom times for your group if you like.....just ask! It is not uncommon for groups to request Sunrise tours or full moon tours. Just ask! Other things to note This is an awesome family, friends and team bonding experience. The hike is strenuous on occasion. You should be in good physical condition with no physical limitations.

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Glow Pedal Boat Night Date experience in San Diego Bay
We are happy to introduce you to the 60-minute Glow Boat Experience on pedal boats! A romantic night date idea in San Diego Bay! The boat illuminates 360 degrees inside and outside, and it is a lot of fun riding it after dark. To complete your experience, a Bluetooth speaker will make your boat rock'n'roll. Our crew will guide everyone through Night Bay to ensure you feel safe and know where to go. On an average night, we have 12 Glow boats and two boats with our safety crew. The ride will start at America's Cup Harbor, and after a short 15 minutes of pedaling, you will find yourself in San Diego Bay with a beautiful Night view of Downtown. Listen to music, chat with your partner, and enjoy fantastic scenery! Pedal boats can accommodate up to 3 adults (600lb maximum weight). No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! You will stay dry all the time! Depending on the group size, each group will get their own personal pedal boat or a couple of boats (maximum capacity is up to 3 adults and 1 small child (4-5 years old). What to bring: - Warm clothes. - Bring your own blanket, if you prefer to use your own. We will provide blankets by request too. - Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Luxury Picnic with Stunning Coastal Views at Sunset Cliffs
Join us on a jaw-dropping picnic overlooking the dramatic coastline of Sunset Cliffs. Sitting 300 ft above sea level on golden carved out sandstone, overlooking the deep blues and greens of the Pacific Ocean, with cozy seating, ample shade, a deluxe meal, and intimate connection. This location is special because it is more private and awe-inspiring compared to other picnics. You will arrive at the picnic location and be greeted by your host, who will walk you down a trail for around 5-7 minutes to your fully set up picnic. This trail is accessible for beginners but does involve uneven terrain, so good balance and footing is helpful. Once you sit down upon the plush seating, you will be able to soak up the incredible views of this location. Your menu offerings of choice will already be elegantly spread along the table, ready for your enjoyment. This location is a hidden gem and we are very excited to share this slice of paradise with you. We are happy to take photos of you at the picnic, and to show you further trails and secret beach access points, all visible and accessible from the location of this experience, so you can explore like a local. Once your picnic concludes, your host will walk you back to the parking lot, leaving you with treasurable memories.
Sunset Sail Aboard A Classic Yacht
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset sail on our 1904-replica sloop. Her wooden mast and teak accents make it one of the most photographed sailboats in the harbor. Sail Liberty offers topnotch sailing for small group harbor tours with white wine, a selection of beers, soft drinks, and snacks. You'll see all the harbor highlights as we sail using traditional techniques aboard a classic vessel unlike any other in San Diego. We also offer "An afternoon sail on San Diego bay" listed on AirBnb
Affordable Luxury Sailing Tours
When you arrive, you'll be greeted by your smiling Captain and lead down the docks past hundreds of beautiful sail and motor yachts and welcomed aboard your boat for the tour. You'll be shown around the boat and asked casual questions to better deliver the perfect experience. A safety briefing and quick educational talk about the boat with all the "how to" and "what if's" will be given and any questions answered. From there you'll be able to move about the boat and settle in as your Captain prepares for departure. As you head out of the Marina, you'll see many beautiful boats and sites while taking in the fresh ocean breeze. Once on the bay, the sail goes up and the engine shuts off and the sound and feel of moving across the water powered only by the wind begins to excite and incite. Making way toward the scenic downtown skyline, you'll pass many historic ships and points of interest while your captain narrates tidbits of interesting facts about each encounter. You'll pass the USS Midway aircraft museum, the famous statue of the "sailor kissing the girl" and sail down the bay toward San Diego's famous and beautiful Coronado Bridge. As we head back, you'll cruise along Coronado and North Island Naval Air Station where there may be other large navy warships and sights! The trip will leave you enriched and relaxed Other things to note Please contact us for special needs, request

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Glow Pedal Boat Night Date experience in San Diego Bay
We are happy to introduce you to the 60-minute Glow Boat Experience on pedal boats! A romantic night date idea in San Diego Bay! The boat illuminates 360 degrees inside and outside, and it is a lot of fun riding it after dark. To complete your experience, a Bluetooth speaker will make your boat rock'n'roll. Our crew will guide everyone through Night Bay to ensure you feel safe and know where to go. On an average night, we have 12 Glow boats and two boats with our safety crew. The ride will start at America's Cup Harbor, and after a short 15 minutes of pedaling, you will find yourself in San Diego Bay with a beautiful Night view of Downtown. Listen to music, chat with your partner, and enjoy fantastic scenery! Pedal boats can accommodate up to 3 adults (600lb maximum weight). No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! You will stay dry all the time! Depending on the group size, each group will get their own personal pedal boat or a couple of boats (maximum capacity is up to 3 adults and 1 small child (4-5 years old). What to bring: - Warm clothes. - Bring your own blanket, if you prefer to use your own. We will provide blankets by request too. - Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you.
San Diego Bay Sunshine Daytime Sailing Experience
Set sail with your Captain aboard our sailboat and see some of San Diego's finest highlights on our comfortable sailing yacht as we depart from Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island and sail along the San Diego Skyline and enjoy a beautiful day on San Diego Bay. We often see Sea Lions and occasionally Dolphins frolicking, and we always have a fantastic time! Your welcome to bring any food and drinks you'd like! If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note Smoking is not permitted on board.
Cuddling with Goats at an Urban Farm
Welcome to our little farm! We're so excited to share what life on a urban farm is like. To start, we will greet you at the front of our house. Please let us know if you're afraid of dogs because our dog is friendly but quite big. Then, we'll take you out back to the farm where you'll be able to meet and play amongst the goats. We'll either be waking up the goats in the morning or bringing them back inside for bedtime. As this is a hands on experience, you may want to bring clothes that you don't mind dirtying. While here, you can play and cuddle with the goats, and I'll share more about how to take care of them. Being a goat owner is so much fun and I am happy to share more with you. You can feed them, play with them, cuddle them. We also do have a bunch of chickens, and many of them lay awesome, naturally coloured eggs. You are welcome to collect and purchase some of these eggs while you are visiting. If you'd like, you can bring apples, carrots (a few) or goat treats (found at a feed store), but we also have a few snacks to share with you! Other things to note: Please bring clothes and shoes that are allowed to get dirty. If you want to book another time or during the week, please send me a message/request! I can mostly accomendate :) Goats might "nibble" on you and your clothes, shoestrings or hair. The Dog might jump and "hug" you. Please be aware of that :)
Private Surf Lessons With Videos & Photos Included
PRIVATE SURF LESSON WITH 4K VIDEOS & PHOTOS INCLUDED OCEAN BEACH - Text me if you want to surf on another beach. THIS IS FLAVIO CRISI - Brazilian Personal Trainer & Surf Coach with many years of experience & 2 postgraduate degrees in sports science. I GIVE SURFING LESSONS with all my heart & soul… ALMOST 365 DAYS A YEAR 7 am / 10 am / 1 pm (weekends) / 4 pm (summer) 2 HOURS PRIVATE SURF CLASS - Text me if you want to book a big group. THE BEST SURF CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES! • I will teach you how to catch a wave from scratch, step by step with a lot of patience. • Read the waves & currents. • Paddling with effective strokes. HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT INCLUDED • Surfboards: The world's most stable boards for beginners, from XS to 4XL. • Wetsuits: Thick & beautiful, from XS to 4XL. • Surf Training E-book: Fun & educational exercises to prepare your body & mind to surf for eternity. • And much more… SURF 4K VIDEOSHOOT • Dozens of 4K videos & photos with my GoPro 12. • Check your technique & adjust your posture. • Special romantic surf photoshoot for couples S2. • Get a lot of likes on your social media. • Many clients say this is the best souvenir from their trip! SURF EXPERIENCES FOR PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD • Adults or kids. • In English, Spanish or Portuguese from Brazil. MY DESIRE - After my surf experience you can buy your own surfboard and surf alone! FC
Tour Balboa Park by E-Scooter with Pictures Included
Quick Note* If you are booking as a solo traveler, select a timeslot with others already booked. If none are available, please message me about a private tour before booking. Thanks! Join me on a journey through one of San Diego's most iconic places! Since this park is large, we will be touring the major sites with the wind in our hair on electric scooters. No walking required ;) We will start by going over the basic operation of the scooters & getting comfortable riding in a quiet area of the park. From there, we will start our adventure! I will guide you through each section of Balboa sharing my unique knowledge of the park, stopping for photos along the way. The first stop will be the botanical building & lily pond where we will pause for some pictures. Next, we will briefly cruise to the entrance to the San Diego Zoo before heading to the Spanish Village Arts Center. We will then scoot to the Morton Bay Fig Tree. It's then time to ride down the iconic El Prado passing fountains & museums along the way. After a quick stop, we will head past the International cottages on our way to the air & space museum. We will wrap up at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion before heading back to where we started. If you want to see Balboa park in a unique way with a local guide, then this is the tour for you! Note: Tips are not required but are always appreciated :)
Sea Cave Nature Hike, Legacy Tour
Explore more on a guided Nature tour along the Southern California coastline in San Diego. Sunset Cliffs cave tours are tide specific and are available during specific low tide windows. This tour features: 1/4 mile of rocky coastline 3+ major cave sets Duration: 2.5-3+ hours Terrain includes tide pools, ocean waters, rocky shores, remote beaches and more. These are physical adventures suitable for hikers with moderate experience. Having proper footwear is important. I highly recommend shoes with excellent traction that are ok to get wet, typical water shoes are not appropriate. Be prepared to get wet above your knees, possibly above your waist. With these adventures you never know what you might discover! Every tour is a unique experience, and witnessing a variety of wildlife is common. Sea life commonly seen on tours include crabs, sea hares, lobster, anemones, and more. Explore the worlds that lay hidden under our feet, travel back in time and imagine what once was, and grasp the gift that Nature has offered us, as we wander upon the edge of the world. Photography is available to capture some of the memorable moments. If you don’t see a time or date that works for you, or have younger children to accommodate, please reach out to find out about other nature hike options. Also check out the Gaia’s Gate Tour if your schedule allows it!
Tour Coronado Island by E-Scooter with Pictures Included
Quick Note* If you are booking as a solo traveler, select a timeslot with others already booked. If none are available, please inquire about a private tour before booking. Thanks! Join me on a journey through one of San Diego's most iconic destinations. Since the Island is large, we will be touring the major sites with the wind in our hair on electric scooters. No walking required ;) We will start by going over the basic operation of the scooters & getting comfortable riding in a quiet open area. From there, I will guide you through some of the most picturesque areas sharing my unique knowledge & history of the Island & pausing for photos. The first stop will be the beautiful Tidelands Park just across the Coronado Bridge where we will take a few pictures. Next, we spend some time exploring the Ferry Landing which has shops, restaurants, & a great view of the downtown skyline. We will then ride across the island through quaint neighborhoods checking out the lavish houses along the way. Once we've made it across the island it's time to stop and see the historic Hotel Del Coronado, the island's crown jewel. You will have some time to explore & walk the property. We will wrap up by riding the beautiful waterfront bike path back to where we started. If you want to see Coronado Island in an efficient & unique way with a local guide, then this is the tour for you!
San Diego Photo Session with Professional Photographer
Please note that private bookings are $450/hour! This comes with help planning your session, style guidance, and a gallery of 50+ full-resolution photos shared within 1 week of session. Reservation cost is $100 to reserve your session time and date :) Want to capture your vacation memories while adventuring around San Diego? Let's do it! You'll be able to walk along your location of choice - I have suggestions! - and have professional photos (by Beth Legg Photography) at the same time. I'm a neighborhood fanatic and would love to share area tips and answer any curiosities you have about San Diego along the way. You will get 50+ edited digital images to remember your time in San Diego. I'll also leave you with my neighborhood guides, sharing my favorite spots to continue your exploration while visiting San Diego. For private experiences, this is totally for you to customize! I love working with clients to choose their perfect setting for a custom session.
Sea Cave Nature Hike, Gaia's Gate Tour
Explore more on a guided Nature tour along the Southern California coastline in San Diego. Sunset Cliffs cave tours are tide specific and are available during specific low tide windows. This tour features: 1/2 mile of rocky coastline 4+ unique sets of sea caves Duration: 3-4+ hours Terrain includes tide pools, ocean waters, rocky shores, remote beaches and more. These are physical adventures suitable for hikers with moderate to advanced experience. Having proper footwear is important. I highly recommend shoes with excellent traction that are ok to get wet, typical water shoes are not appropriate. Be prepared to get wet above your knees, possibly above your waist. With these adventures you never know what you might discover! Every tour is a unique experience, and witnessing a variety of wildlife is common. Sea life commonly seen on tours include crabs, sea hares, lobster, anemones, and more. Explore the worlds that lay hidden under our feet, travel back in time and imagine what once was, and grasp the gift that Nature has offered us, as we wander upon the edge of the world. Photography is available to capture some of the memorable moments. If you don’t see a time/date that works for you, or have younger children to accommodate, please reach out to find out about other nature hike options. Also check out the Legacy Tour if your schedule allows it!
Create tiny ceramics on a miniature potters wheel
Join me in the land of miniatures. You will learn how and get to create tiny pottery on a mini pottery wheel. No previous pottery experience necessary! Overlooking a beautiful canyon with vistas of mountains east of San Diego, you will experience the green of fruit trees and birdsong, in this relaxing indoor outdoor art studio. This experience includes clay, glazing and firing of the clay. You will get to choose one color of glaze per pot. The clay cannot be taken home at the time of the class because it must be kiln fired. The turn around is about a week for drying, glazing, and firing. If you are visiting from out of town, I will be able to ship it to you for a minimum of $10/box. If you are local, I will contact you to know when they are ready to pick up. Depending on your location, we can also set up a time to meet up so I can get you back your miniature creations.
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. Your welcome to bring any food and drinks you'd like! If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! Check out our website at sandiegosailingexperiences for other private charter options. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay
Kids Love It! Adults Love It! And the dogs will love that you came to walk them and play with them. We'll all meet at the amazing Shelter Island! You will meet our pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help us exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected (and sometimes abused) dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events! We will walk the dogs the length of the Island and back, with great views of the marina, the ocean and across to the Navy yards. You will play with the dogs, help socialize them including treat-time, and get lot's of Instagram worthy photos! We will end at the beach , and then you will have time to explore Shelter Island and perhaps grab a coffee at a local shop! Other things to note It will probably be sunny! Wear sunscreen. You may want to wade in the water, or even swim, dress appropriately for that, and for the sand!
Luxury Picnic with Stunning Coastal Views at Sunset Cliffs
Join us on a jaw-dropping picnic overlooking the dramatic coastline of Sunset Cliffs. Sitting 300 ft above sea level on golden carved out sandstone, overlooking the deep blues and greens of the Pacific Ocean, with cozy seating, ample shade, a deluxe meal, and intimate connection. This location is special because it is more private and awe-inspiring compared to other picnics. You will arrive at the picnic location and be greeted by your host, who will walk you down a trail for around 5-7 minutes to your fully set up picnic. This trail is accessible for beginners but does involve uneven terrain, so good balance and footing is helpful. Once you sit down upon the plush seating, you will be able to soak up the incredible views of this location. Your menu offerings of choice will already be elegantly spread along the table, ready for your enjoyment. This location is a hidden gem and we are very excited to share this slice of paradise with you. We are happy to take photos of you at the picnic, and to show you further trails and secret beach access points, all visible and accessible from the location of this experience, so you can explore like a local. Once your picnic concludes, your host will walk you back to the parking lot, leaving you with treasurable memories.