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Kayak/SUP with Sea Lions & Photographer.

Marina del Rey, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Zeina

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

You'll choose a kayak, double kayak or SUP for this paddle adventure. This is a marina bay with no waves when entering the water. We'll kick off with a paddling instructional and safety briefing on the golden sand of marina beach. We will then paddle out towards the sea lions favourite hangout spots to get our pictures. This is LA's biggest harbour and boasts beautiful views of mountains, houseboats and a diverse population of wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, starfish and birds.

TIP: You will see more marina animals in the morning. Morning paddles are less windy and easier to paddle if you are a beginner. If you would still prefer an afternoon paddle, message me.

I take photos and video which you receive on the same day. This allows you to completely immerse yourself in the experience. In addition to getting the best seat for seeing local marina wildlife, you'll leave feeling rejuvenated from the fresh air, California sun and gorgeous marine views.

Kayaks and double kayaks are very easy to paddle and suitable for beginners. SUP option for those with previous paddleboarding experience. Paddleboarding lesson experience link https://airbnb.com/paddlecali

Instagram: @paddle_la
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaddleLA

Other things to note
- Message for groups larger than 6
- May be cancelled due to high winds
- Reschedules offered if rain is forecast
You'll choose a kayak, double kayak or SUP for this paddle adventure. This is a marina bay with no waves when entering the water. We'll kick off with a paddling instructional and safety briefing on the golden sand of marina beach. We will then paddle out towards the sea lions favourite hangout spots to get our pictures. This is LA's biggest harbour and boasts beautiful views of mountains, houseboats and a diverse population of wildlife including…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    6 kayaks, 6 double kayaks, 12 paddleboards available. I provide all paddlin...

Meet your host, Zeina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 115 Reviews
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I teach kayaking and standup paddleboarding in LA. In my spare time, I organize save the ocean trash clean-up paddles. I also volunteer for the California Wildlife Centre -- Marine Mammal division. I absolutely love my work and enjoy taking people to meet my sea lions everyday! Very proud to be the original kayaking to see sea lions tour guide in LA, and to share my teaching passion and local wildlife knowledge with others.

I never leave home without my GoPro and love to capture pictures of the marina and ocean wildlife including sea lions, dolphins and sea turtles. My friends tell me that I spend more time on the water than dry land - and I agree! :)

To see pictures of all my paddle experiences visit @paddle_la on Instagram or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paddlela
I teach kayaking and standup paddleboarding in LA. In my spare time, I organize save the ocean trash clean-up paddles. I also volunteer for the California Wildlife Centre -- Marine Mammal division. I absolutely love my work and enjoy taking people to meet my sea lions everyday! Very proud to be the original kayaking to see sea lions tour guide in LA, and to share my teaching passion and local wildlife knowledge with others.

I never leave home without my GoPro and love to capture pict…
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Where you'll be

The paddling adventure begins by the kayak and SUP storage truck on the marina beach parking lot. We will then paddle into the main harbour and towards the sea lions favourite hangout spots to get our pictures. This is LA's biggest harbour and boast beautiful views of mountains, house boats and a diverse population of wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, starfish and birds.
Located 20 minute drive from LAX. Walking distance from Venice pier.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 115 reviews.

Erica
April 2021
This was a lot of fun and I recommend it. We saw more sea lions than I expected and several swam up close to us, which was really exhilarating! It had probably been 15 years since I’d been in a kayak, so I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, but Zeina managed to pace it in a way that worked for everyone .... and my skills improved as we went. The marina is pretty big, and I think she said we were kayaking 2 miles round trip. Knowing that Zeina would take and send photos and a video made the experience more enjoyable, because I could be fully present in the moment and not be distracted by feeling that I should try to take some photos to remember the experience... which I think would have been tricky to do without dropping the paddle :-) Worth noting that parking was easy and reasonably priced. Zeina told us several options and we picked a lot that was around 80-100 yards from where we met the group, and it cost $6.00. There is a little beach there, so you could stay and build sand castles afterwards if you wanted to. Last but not least, we went during Covid. Although masks were not legally required on the water, Zeina asked us if we would be uncomfortable if she took off her mask. We were not at all I comfortable with this, since we were not that close and it was outdoors.... but we appreciated her checking before removing her mask
This was a lot of fun and I recommend it. We saw more sea lions than I expected and several swam up close to us, which was really exhilarating! It had probably been 15 years sin…
Kayla
April 2021
This excursion was amazing! Zeina is a great expert and instructor. She's very friendly, outgoing, informative, & accomodating. You can tell she really loves what she does and likes to ensure her guests get the best possible experience. I had a great time kayaking, it was beautiful to be in the water seeing all the boats and being able to see sea lions up close & personal was a once in a lifetime experience I'll never forget! I had a wonderful time and I'm so glad I booked it, definitely recommend Zeina & this excursion!
This excursion was amazing! Zeina is a great expert and instructor. She's very friendly, outgoing, informative, & accomodating. You can tell she really loves what she does and like…
Erin
April 2021
This was such a fun experience. My daughter and I did the 2 person Kayak and had so much fun. The Seal Lions were so much fun to watch. Definitely recommend, Zeina was amazing, very knowledgeable and fun.
Danielle
April 2021
Zeina was wonderful! She checked to make sure we were able to use single kayaks or if we need doubles. She gave great instructions as well! Our 14year old had a great time and it was his first time kayaking. Can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Zeina was wonderful! She checked to make sure we were able to use single kayaks or if we need doubles. She gave great instructions as well! Our 14year old had a great time and it w…
Jose
March 2021
I was only in town for the weekend and needed something till Sunday and I found this experience and it was definitely well worth it. Calm, peaceful, great sights and Zeina (host) she was great. Very informative. 10/10. I love kayaking and I just did it for my first time lol
I was only in town for the weekend and needed something till Sunday and I found this experience and it was definitely well worth it. Calm, peaceful, great sights and Zeina (host) s…
Dracy
March 2021
This was one of the most fun thing we did on our trip! Zeina was super nice and even let us store our bags longboard and scooter in her locked car (we didn’t have a car or any locks) we saw a lot of sea lions and she was very knowledgeable. She sent plenty very nice videos and pictures to us! If i had more time here i would book again! Thank you Zeina
This was one of the most fun thing we did on our trip! Zeina was super nice and even let us store our bags longboard and scooter in her locked car (we didn’t have a car or any lock…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water, preferably in a sports bottle.

Bring your mask to comply with local Covid-19 laws