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Paddleboard lesson and tour with pro

San Diego, United States

Experience hosted by Vanessa

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We'll start with a brief lesson about the basics of paddle boarding, including how to get on the board, how to stand, how to hold the paddle, how to paddle, what to do in the unlikely situation you fall in, and pointers on how to succeed in different scenarios or weather adjustments. From there we'll make our way into the open water, with assistance to get acclimated, and go search for bat rays, sea lions, pelicans, and more! Occasionally we might chase a rare sighting of dolphins diving through the bay. If the weather's warm enough we'll stop by the bayside slide where u can slip down and cool off. You'll see historic locations, such as the Belmont Park roller coaster and the stern wheeler from a different view, and if time permits, we'll stop by paradise point where you can view yellowtails, sharks and more, and grab a quick beverage if you'd like, before heading back to the drop off point.
Other things to note
Don't bring anything valuable or that you don't want wet. Towels and sandals can be left at the beach. Anything you bring on the board (keys, sunglasses, camera) should be secured well to body unless you like living dangerously.
We'll start with a brief lesson about the basics of paddle boarding, including how to get on the board, how to stand, how to hold the paddle, how to paddle, what to do in the unlikely situation you fall in, and pointers on how to succeed in different scenarios or weather adjustments. From there we'll make our way into the open water, with assistance to get acclimated, and go search for bat rays, sea lions, pelicans, and more! Occasionally we migh…

What's included

  • Equipment

Meet your host, Vanessa

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been paddle boarding around the world for more than 10yrs, paddling Mission Bay and the San Diego area regularly and giving lessons and tours on the bay for over 7 years. I'm familiar with the weather patterns on the bay, as well as ocean animals and where to find them, fun activities and landmarks. I'm a strong paddler and have and will keep my guests safe.
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From $56
/ person
Mon, 19 Apr
$56 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person
Tue, 20 Apr
$56 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$56 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person

Where you'll be

Bat ray bay, Belmont Park roller coaster, bay slide, shark and yellowfin pond, bayside bar, sea lion dock for strong paddlers.
Krystal
October 2019
vanessa is a great teacher and guide! the bay is really pretty and great place to paddle board especially to watch the sunset
Adnan
October 2019
Vanessa is a champion and a gem of a person. She is quite apt and deeply experienced in the craft of paddle boarding. I will recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a magical experience in San Diego.
Sheila
September 2019
It was a nice experience for me and my sister even though Vanessa was a mean person. Overall we had a good lesson for two hours and she took our pictures. She told us that she was going to email them to us and told me to follow her and send me my email adress thru social media. I did and after a week When I asked her about the pictures she literally told me I might not have anything to do but she does. She was very mean and sent me a long text message saying she has three jobs and busy. I wouldn’t recommend her when there are way many other options. Also she wasnt really friendly in the class.
It was a nice experience for me and my sister even though Vanessa was a mean person. Overall we had a good lesson for two hours and she took our pictures. She told us that she was…
Alyssa
September 2019
Excellent host! I would definitely recommend this experience. The vibe was very chill and Vanessa is a great teacher. I did not get wet, but if you wanted too there is a water slide stop along the way, which was really cool. The Bay was not busy at all which was nice since it was my first time andddddd Vanessa’s dog goes with you so if you want to try SUP with a cool lady and a cute dog this is your chance!
Excellent host! I would definitely recommend this experience. The vibe was very chill and Vanessa is a great teacher. I did not get wet, but if you wanted too there is a water sl…
Harold
September 2019
I highly recommend this experience with Vanessa. She took her time to show us beginners everything we needed to know. We couldn’t of asked for a better guide.
Kevin
September 2019
Vanessa took us on a two hour tour of mission bay, letting up check out the best places to see the wildlife and take a break for water. It was great!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Optional waterproof camera

Optional waterproof small neck bag