Top 10 Tours In And Around Laguna Beach, California

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Laguna Beach, USA, is a great place to grab a few days of rest and relaxation. Beautiful beaches and sunny southern California weather make this an ideal location to sit back and enjoy life for awhile. Those of you who like to get up and go while vacationing, have no fear. Laguna Beach has plenty of activities to keep you busy, as well.

Take a look at these great tours in and around Laguna Beach, which make taking advantage of all of the outdoor fun in this Pacific wonderland almost as easy as sitting back and enjoying the sun.

1. Laguna Beach leopard shark and native fish tour (from 24 USD)

Leopard shark in kelp
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Discover the marine life of Laguna Beach with this enjoyable snorkeling tour. Dive into the waters of Shaw’s Cove and see stingrays, sea turtles, leopard sharks, and sculpins in their native habitat. The tour lasts a delightful one and a half hours and all equipment is provided.

Laguna Beach leopard shark and native fish tour

Price: from 24 USD

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2. Two-hour surf lesson at Laguna Beach (from USD 128.0)

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Surfing is the quintessential southern California activity. Why not learn how to do it while you are in Laguna Beach? You’ll be riding the waves in no time, with this fun two-hour surfing lesson. Learn how to properly paddle out into the water on your board, catch the perfect wave, and pop up on your surfboard. You’ll even get tips on surfing etiquette.

Spend at least 90 minutes in the water perfecting your new skills. These lessons are designed for beginners and participants must know how to swim and feel comfortable in the ocean. Wetsuits and surfboards are included.

2-hour Surf Lesson in Laguna Beach

Duration: 2 hours

13 reviews

3. Crystal Cove State Park bicycle tour

Crystal Cove cottages
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Bike through the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park on a two-hour guided tour. See Paradise Cove, delicate tidepools, and the park’s historic cottages. The tour can be extended with a hike into El Morro Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to hike through a spectacular canyon and enjoy amazing views of the Pacific coast.

Crystal Cove State Park bicycle tour

Website: Crystal Cove State Park bicycle tour

4. Laguna Beach SUP lesson and tour (from USD 95.0)

Laguna Beach SUP lesson and tour
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Discover the beauty of North Laguna Beach’s hidden coves and beaches with this stand-up paddle tour. The excursion departs from Fisherman’s Cove, one of the calmest and most protected areas in Laguna Beach. Paddle your way to Seal Rock, a sea lion sanctuary, for a visit.

No stand-up paddleboard experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim. All equipment is included in the tour.

Laguna Beach SUP Lesson and Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

8 reviews

5. Exclusive semi-private boat tour: Ultimate dolphin and whale watching expedition in Laguna Beach, California (from 60 USD)

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Watch for whales and other marine mammals on this two-hour Pacific Ocean cruise. The tour leaves from Dana Point in Laguna Beach and is limited to five passengers. Listen as the captain provides informative commentary on marine ecology and describes the habits of the fish and wildlife you encounter.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy gorgeous views of the California coast from the water. The tour has multiple departure times.

Exclusive semi-private boat tour: Ultimate dolphin and whale watching expedition in Laguna Beach, California

Price: from 60 USD

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6. Two-hour guided snorkeling tour in Laguna Beach, CA (from USD 95.0)

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SoCal Snorkeling Tours offers delightful two-hour dips into the waters off Laguna Beach. See underwater tunnels, kelp forests, and magnificent reef formations. All snorkeling equipment is provided and they even bring along boogie boards. You can arrange to have photos or a video of your watery adventure taken if you let them know in advance.

Laguna Beach SUP Lesson and Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

8 reviews

7. Food tasting tour of Laguna Beach

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Discover the tastes of downtown Laguna Beach with this three-hour walking tour. You’ll stop at five or six specially selected local eateries, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample signature culinary creations. Along the way, the excursion visits unique local attractions that give you a sense of the energy and diversity of the city.

Food tasting tour of Laguna Beach

Website: Food tasting tour of Laguna Beach

8. Newport Beach half-day deep sea fishing excursion (from 46 USD)

Newport Beach half-day deep sea fishing excursion
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Fish the waters of the Pacific Ocean with this adventurous six-hour deep sea fishing tour. The tour leaves from the neighboring city of Newport Beach. Discover the area’s best deep sea fishing locations, including areas off Long Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and Huntington Beach. Cast a line for halibut, calico bass, barracuda, white sea bass, sand bass, giant yellowtail, and red snapper.

Newport Beach half-day deep sea fishing excursion

Price: from 46 USD

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9. Newport Beach: Two-hour whale watching tour (from USD 32.0)

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Grab a pair of binoculars, head for the open ocean, and spot whales on this exciting two-hour tour. The tour leaves from Newport Harbor in nearby Newport Beach. Once on the water, keep your eyes out for giant blue, finback, humpback, grey, and minke whales. What you see depends on the day and the season.

Newport Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Duration: 2 hour

103 reviews

10. Laguna Beach kayak tour with sea lion viewing (from USD 95.0)

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Explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean with this engaging two-hour kayak tour. You’ll see reefs, kelp forests, sheltered coves, and hidden beaches. Spot giant starfish, Garibaldi fish, dolphins, and sea lions from the quiet of your kayak. The tour is acceptable for both experienced and novice paddlers.

Laguna Beach Guided Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

31 reviews

Lots to love about Laguna Beach

While you may go to Laguna Beach for a bit of relaxation in the sun, there’s nothing wrong with branching out a little while on vacation. Snorkeling, whale watching, stand-up paddleboarding, and food tours, are just a few of the fun ways to enjoy your time in this city on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t forget to bring sun protection.

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Lorre Luther is a writer who lives in the Netherlands.

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