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Address: 1257 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3115
Phone Number:
+1 949-275-7544
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09:00 - 18:00
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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 Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing
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US$85.00*
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Laguna Beach SUP Lesson and Tour
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US$125.00*
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2-hour Surf Lesson at Laguna Beach

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A great experience!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wendy D
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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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 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Easy online booking, friendly guide, great spot, new boards and wetsuits. Counldn't be better. We had a lot of fun and felt always safe & in good company. Thanks to Justin and La Vida Laguna.

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La Vida Laguna L, Guest Relations Manager at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time and caught some waves. Just will be happy to hear, thank you for the review! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very interesting and instructional. Easy in and out of ocean! Good instruction and support by guides.

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La Vida Laguna L, Guest Relations Manager at La Vida Laguna, responded to this review

Thank for coming to Laguna Beach and selecting us for a Kayak Tour! More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I booked a 2 hour surfing tuition for $130, the equipment - wet suit and surf board were fine but the tuition was not good. Although I have never surfed before I have windsurfed, kite surfed and I am an experienced skier so I thought I might be ok on a surfboard. We waited quite a while (20 mins) for... More 

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

Sorry to hear your lesson was less than desired. Surfing has incredibly steep learning curve and our best advise would be to keep at it. With your extensive experience in various other sports you WILL get the hang of it. Best of luck to you!! More 

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