San Diego is a maritime city—there’s no question about it. Many residents will tell you the best way to experience the town is from the water or the sand, and these two natural features should play a prominent role in your visit. With average year-round temperatures of 70 degrees, it’s highly likely that you’ll want to take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water and check out some of the stunning marine life that calls the waters around San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood home. Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc. has just the thing for you! Rent a full set of snorkel equipment when you visit, and spend a full day splashing around and soaking up the sun.
If you’ve never tried snorkeling, you are really missing out on a beautiful experience. Safer and way more affordable than diving, snorkeling lets you see the marine life and coral from the surface of the water without having to come up for air, and without having to wear heavy oxygen tanks.
Be sure you slather on a nice layer of sunblock, pre-snorkel, or you’ll find yourself with a very uneven tan (or burn) line after a few hours in the water! However, Bike and Kayak Tours will even throw a wetsuit into your snorkel package so you don’t really have to worry. You’ll also have, in addition to your snorkel and mask, a set of flippers that will propel you through the water and let you find, and keep up with the beautiful marine creatures (but don’t touch!).
San Diego is one of the world’s more ecologically diverse areas, and its marine life reflects that. So much so, in fact, that the Scripps Institute of Oceanography decided to call La Jolla home, and has a marine research center here. What marine creatures might you see on your snorkeling adventure? Here’s a quick peek:
While snorkeling, you may also be lucky enough to see the bizarre-looking Shovel Nose Guitar Fish, or even a harmless Leopard Shark swimming around in the kelp forest! One thing is for sure—you will thoroughly enjoy your snorkeling adventure in this marine-paradise, so bring the whole family and get ready for some sunny fun, San Diego style!
Reservations required, please call (858) 454-1010 to make a reservation.
Please note: you must have your Pass with to receive your snorkel gear.