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Things To Do In San Diego Wellness & Nature

10 Adventures On The Water To Break Up Your Routine This December

By Secret San Diego December 4, 2020

Craving something exciting or just need a breath of fresh air?

This month, outdoor activities provide a welcome escape from the daily grind. There’s nothing quite like the healing power of water, and there is certainly no shortage of water adventures in a city like San Diego. Whether you’re looking for a rush or just want to get your zen on, spend some time on the bay this month for some fresh air and new (socially distant) experiences!

Here are 10 awesome water adventures happening in San Diego this December:

1. Go on an amazing whale watching cruise

Jump on board the world-famous America sailing schooner for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. The only whale-watching sailing trip in San Diego, a cruise on America is environmentally-friendly and the most personal wildlife experience in town! Book your experience here.

2. Learn the ropes of paddle boarding on Mission Bay

Spend an amazing morning in great company paddling around the bay! You’ll have a blast learning the ins and outs of paddling with an instructor from WanderSurf Board Company. And don’t worry, you’ll be able to snap as many pictures as your heart desires for the ‘gram. Reserve your spot here!

3. Go on a lovely semi-private sailing tour

Set sail on an incredible 3-hour adventure through the open ocean! This tour provides everything you need for a safe and comfortable sailing experience on a Catalina-style sailboat. Limited to six guests, you can enjoy a semi-private experience or book the whole boat with friends! Find out more here.

4. Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat

Get that adrenaline pumping on this incredible speed boat tour of the San Diego Harbor. Navigate and captain your own speed boat while you follow a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. See the beautiful harbor and learn about its history all while satisfying your inner adrenaline junkie. Book your boat here.

5. Relax and unwind on a sunset cruise through Mission Bay

There’s nothing like a Californian sunset, especially while you’re out on the water! Bask in the day’s last rays of sun while you enjoy a laid-back voyage around Mission Bay. It’s the intimate, chill vibe we could all use to unwind after a long day. Reserve your cruise here.

6. Rent a Hydro-Cycle boat for a low-key afternoon on the bay

Explore the San Diego Bay and local wildlife in a unique way! Your ticket will get you a nauticraft pedal boat for one hour, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy being on the water. You can even bring your own cooler to enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent views. Cruise at your own pace and enjoy the sightseeing! Find out more here.

7. Spend a day snorkeling with San Diego marine life

This full-day snorkeling package will allow you to explore the underwater world of San Diego on your own terms. The package includes all the gear you need to get going, including a snorkel, a mask, fins, a map and even a fish guide so you know exactly what you’re looking at. Prepare to see incredible marine animals like garibaldi, sea lions, shovelnose, leopard sharks, and much more! Book this amazing self-guided tour here.

8. Paddle off into the sunset on an amazing glow tour of the bay

Have fun paddle boarding around Mission Bay while taking in San Diego’s breathtaking sunset. Lights on the paddle board will illuminate your way so you can paddle with confidence and enjoy this amazing experience. Afterwards, sit around a bonfire and make some new friends! Reserve your paddle board adventure here.

9. Go kayaking in style with a Hobie Pedal Kayak rental

Enjoy time on the water with these amazing kayak rentals! Sit in a comfortable seat shaded by a built-in overhead canopy, and swap paddling for peddling. These boats are equipped with a ‘best in class’ mirage drive pedal propulsion system, allowing you to comfortably cycle your way through the bay. The kayaks are also equipped with fishing rods and landing nets if fishing is your game. Set out from Shelter Island to explore the best fishing spots, get a great workout with a view, or simply enjoy amazing sightseeing in San Diego Bay! Get your rental here.

10. Charter a private boat for an exclusive fishing trip

If you’re looking for an exclusive way to go fishing in San Diego, this is it! Grab five friends and have an incredible time with your party and your party alone. Captain Ling will assist you with whatever you need, whether it’s the basics of fishing or just lending a helping hand to land a big catch. Create some amazing memories on this half-day tour and catch Bass, Halibut, Yellowtail, and Rockfish! Book your tour here.

Note: All plans listed above are adhering to all the necessary Covid-safety protocols.

Don’t miss out on these amazing plans this month! Reserve your spot for one of these incredible adventures here.

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