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Address: 1257 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3115
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+1 949-275-7544
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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La Vida Laguna offers the best in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking,...

La Vida Laguna offers the best in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, biking and surfing in Laguna Beach. We do private and group tours, lessons and semi-private lessons at the best value in town. Laguna Beach has the tastiest mix of everything coastal California has to offer: Rugged and dramatic coastline, thousands of acres of wilderness, world-class surf, protected coves and beaches, abundant wildlife and unsurpassed beauty. Kayak through kelp beds alongside dolphins and sea lions, surf a reef break, paddleboard the calm, protected coves, hike the local trails or bike the sage-scented wilderness, and you are guaranteed a mood elevation.

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US$85.00*
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Laguna Beach SUP Lesson and Tour
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US$85.00*
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Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing
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US$125.00*
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2-hour Surf Lesson at Laguna Beach

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Great experience!

We called and booked a SUP tour at the very last minute and Doug was more than accommodating. He guided us through the basics and made the instruction easy. The tour itself was... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sara M
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Windsor, Colorado
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Windsor, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called and booked a SUP tour at the very last minute and Doug was more than accommodating. He guided us through the basics and made the instruction easy. The tour itself was great! Doug is very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting facts and trivia about the area, its residents and the local wildlife. It was really fun morning... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guides Doug & Justin were fantastic. Provided our group with a memorable experience and their knowledge and passion about the history of the area added an unexpected value to the experience. Our group (10 athletes aged 12-14 + 2adults) were still buzzing with excitement from the activity (sea kayaking and SUP) days later. Definitely recommend and will look to book... More 

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William F, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We work very hard to deliver a memorable experience and love to hear that our guests have "unexpected value" and are "still buzzing with excitement" !! More 

Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time! Scott was a great guide and took the time to show us and tell us about unique features about the laguna beach area. Thank you for a great experience!

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William F, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure sharing our beautiful coast! More 

Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite terrible weather, our girls had a successful day surfing. They learned how to surf confidently and had a ball! Most importantly, the teacher stayed by their sides and kept a close eye on them. I had every confidence that they were safe under his watch. I highly recommend La Vida Laguna for new surfers.

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William F, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We wish we controlled the weather, but we specialize in working with what we've got. A successful surf session with safe students and confident parents.. is a good day : ). Thanks for your review! More 

King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Did an ocean paddle boarding session with Doug this morning and had a great time! He was very knowledgeable and put both my mom and I at ease. Being out in the ocean on a paddle board was so relaxing! Doug knew a ton about the coastline and pointed out all sorts of wildlife. I would highly recommend this to... More 

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William F, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you had a great time. Come on back out this summer and we'll bring masks and snorkels to explore the abundant kelp forests! More 

Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were a group of 5 moms on a girls weekend away and the ocean kayak adventure topped of the trip. Some of us had kayaked many times and some never but we all had fun. We lucked into a very, calm and warm day in January. Doug the owner was great from the beginning when he changed the time... More 

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William F, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We're flattered that kayaking with us was the high point of your vacation! Thanks for the "A+ for communication and promptness". We're all consumers at some point and being able to give our guests the experience that we wish to receive is our daily goal. More 

Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our family had a blast and learned a lot about Laguna - would highly recommend for a family outing , wether you live in town or on vacation it's worth your time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Highly recommend using La Vida Laguna for lessons. It was super fun, very casual and their instructors aim to make you as comfortable as possible.

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Doug O, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We're very happy that you had a fun time learning how to surf! Our dedicated instructors love to share their passion of surfing. More 

West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Doug made it very easy. I'm a fat middle-aged librarian who has kayaked only twice before - both times on rivers, not ocean - and was there without a partner (my fella had a great time staying on the beach with our dog). He put me in the front of his kayak and I felt fine rowing at my own... More 

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La Vida Laguna L, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We're delighted that you felt comfortable on the open ocean as this can be a bit overwhelming for first-timers. Perhaps, next time you can bring your "fella" and your dog! More 

Piscataway, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had such fun on our kayak tour. Justin was very professional, polite and informative. Although through the TripAdvisor link, it appeared that we were unable to make a same day reservation, when I called the posted phone number, I was directed to the company's main website and the reservation ability was opened up. I was able to pay online... More 

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La Vida Laguna L, Owner at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to book your kayaking tour (same-day) and pleased that your guide received high marks! We can't take responsibility for our beautiful coastline, but it's a great honor to share it with others. More 

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