Laguna Beach Activities - Whale & Dolphin Watching

NEWPORT LANDING WHALE WATCHING & DEEP SEA FISHING $20 WHALE WATCHING CRUISE SPECIAL: NEWPORT LANDING
"Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Year-Round Whale Watching!"
309 Palm Street, Suite A
Newport Beach, California
LagunaBeach.com Special: $20 Whale Watching Cruise Special
Info & Reservations
Newport Landing Whale Watching has served Laguna Beach and Newport Beach for over 20 years providing the finest whale watching and dolphin cruises. Year around cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whale, which attains lengths over 80 feet, several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life. Each cruise is a unique experience; you may never know what you might encounter. A recent cruise encountered a huge pod of killer whales numbering over 30 killer whales including adults and young, definitely a trip of a life time!.....MORE


CAPT. DAVE'S DOLPHIN & WHALE SAFARI CAPT. DAVE'S DOLPHIN & WHALE SAFARI
"An Unforgettable Experience!"
24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, California
Info & Reservations

Join Captain Dave for the most unique whale watching trip in the world! Our daily, year-round, dolphin and whale watching trips are the highest rated on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google+. Bring the kids, family, and friends for a chance to get up-close and personal with Gray Whales (seasonal), Blue Whales (seasonal), and throughout the year Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Killer Whales, and much more. Southern California has the largest concentration of Blue Whales of anywhere on earth! Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari was the first company to offer year-round dolphin watching in Orange County. We see five species of Wild Dolphins throughout the year, in herds of up to 10,000 strong. Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins per square mile in the world!

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DANA WHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHINGDANA WHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHING
"Celebrating 40+ Years of Daily Adventures and Life-Long Memories!"
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California
LagunaBeach.com Special: Enjoy 30% off whale watching trips! A savings of up to $13.50 per person! -or enjoy a free rental rod on any adult fare fishing trip! A savings of $12 per person!
Info & Reservations
Dana Wharf Whale Watching began in 1971 and was the first whale watching company in Orange County; founder Don Hansen is known as a pioneer in the industry. Today, Dana Wharf is still owned and operated by the Hansen Family and they invite you to Whale Watch with them. Dana Wharf is the premier year-round whale watching facility in Southern California and as OC's 1st Whale Watching Company, Dana Wharf ensures all guests an adventure through our Coastal waters off Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County Coastline. Dana Wharf offers everyone a marine mammal guarantee as well as free parking—our special offer will provide an unparalleled whale watching opportunity! Dana Wharf offers one-of-a-kind Whale and Dolphin Watching excursions for the whole family.....MORE

Laguna Beach Sportfishing


DANA WHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHINGDANA WHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE WATCHING
"Celebrating 40 Years of Daily Adventures and Life-Long Memories!"
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California
LagunaBeach.com Special: Enjoy 30% off whale watching trips! A savings of up to $13.50 per person! -or enjoy a free rental rod on any adult fare fishing trip! A savings of $12 per person!
Info & Reservations
The thriving Coastal waters of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County Coastline provide an unparalleled backdrop to any fishing trip. Dana Wharf offers a one-of-a-kind sport fishing excursion for the whole family. These bountiful waters provide unequaled fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado. Guests can join fishing groups, privately charter one of Dana Wharfs fishing vessels, and even enroll their children in a number of one-of-a-kind experiences. Trips range from 4 hour twilight fishing trips, all the way to 12 hour excursions, and everything in between. So whether this is your first trip or your hundredth, there is an outing for you....MORE


NEWPORT LANDING SPORT FISHINGNEWPORT LANDING SPORT FISHING & WHALE WATCHING SERVING LAGUNA BEACH
"Hundreds Of Fish Per Trip!" Departing Out Of Legendary Newport Bay/Newport Beach"

“Half Day $35 Special Or Full Day $65 Special”
309 Palm Street, Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Info & Reservations
Newport Landing offers sportfishing trips daily with half-day, ¾-day, and overnight fishing trips to choose from. All trips are open to the general public. They offer several departure times during the day, catering to almost any schedule. Half-day trips average 5-6 hours in length and fish locally, from Long Beach to Dana Point. They can catch barracuda, halibut, sand bass, calico bass, red snapper, giant yellowtail, white sea-bass and many other species. Their ¾-day trips average 10 hours and fish over 40 miles of coastline or exotic Catalina Island. The fleet has state-of-the-art electronics, spacious indoor/outdoor seating and full amenities including a full-service snack bar and kitchen. Crew members are onboard to assist with anything you might need. Rod rental, tackle, and anything you might need for your fishing trip is also available at check in....MORE


Bike Rentals

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Bike riding is a great way to see the sights of Laguna Beach while burning off all the amazing food the city has to offer. You can rent a bike from our shop in the heart of Laguna Beach, and we’ll even show you the best routes to take. With breathtaking sites and a world class beach, this is truly the greatest place to ride a bike in Orange County. Guided tours are also available if you want to make sure you see all the city’s hot spots and sites. If you want to branch out on your own, their are maps available highlighting places of interest in art, dining, shopping, and sight-seeing. You can arrange for tours of neighboring cities like San Clemente, Huntington Beach, and even as far out as Santa Ana. Our trips include riding tips and suggestions, biking training (if required), and any mechanical assistance needed. >>>Laguna Beach Bike Rental Rates & Availability


Kayaking

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Do you want to experience an unforgettable Aquatic Adventure? Our kayak tour in Laguna Beach, Southern California is the absolute best way to see Laguna Beach and its breathtaking coastline. You’ll glide past crescent-shaped beaches, remote coves, dramatic sea cliffs, caves, million dollar homes, and see lots of wildlife along the way including birds, fish, and our famous sea lions. If conditions allow it, you may have the opportunity travel across shallow reefs and tide pools where you are likely to see garibaldi, starfish, anemones, and sea urchins. With fortunate timing, you may even see dolphins or whales. It’s a beautiful and healthy way to see the coastline of Laguna, where the mountains cascade to the sea.

>>>Laguna Beach Kayaking Tour Rates & Availability



Surfing Lessons
Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons

Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons
Home to spectacular beaches, Laguna Beach has some of the best waves in Orange County. Our expert instructors are all CPR certified and will have you up and wave riding in no time. We meet at Thalia Beach near downtown Laguna, the perfect beginner's beach, with slow rolling, gentle waves. Whether you're a beginner looking to pop-up for the first time, or an intermediate rider looking to hone your skills, Thalia is the perfect beach and we have the perfect instructors. >>>Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons Rates & Availability


Paddle Board Lessons

Laguna Beach Paddle Board Lessons Laguna Beach Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons & Tours:
A stand-up paddle board lesson in Laguna Beach is so much more than just a lesson; it is a guided tour of North Laguna and its breathtaking coastline. Your day will start when you meet your instructor at Fisherman’s Cove in Laguna Beach. After a brief orientation on the beach, you will learn six basic paddling techniques like prone, kneeling, and stand up. After practicing on the sand, you will grab your stand-up paddle board (SUP) and get into the water to start your adventure. A favorite of most tourists is Seal Rock, a natural sanctuary for a large colony of California Sea Lions. If you are brave enough you can even paddle within ten feet of these incredible animals. If you are there at the right time of year, you will even see their adorable pups.>>>Laguna Beach Paddle Board Lessons Rates & Availability


Guided Bike Tours

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This two hour Laguna Beach bike tour will take you through the backroads to show you what truly makes Laguna Beach special. You will get an up close view of bucolic neighborhoods, deep canyons, coastal shrubs, numerous art houses, and breathtaking parks and beaches. See the city how the locals do. We offer 24-speed mountain bikes to gently guide you through the hillside community. We start downtown, where you can get your bike, helmet, and water, then we head straight to Bluebird Canyon. You’ll pass Bluebird Canyon Farms, Laguna’s only commercial organic far, as well the home of the 1932 Olympic training village.
>>>Laguna Beach Guided Bike Tours Rates & Availability


Hiking Trails

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Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park
Laguna Beach, California
Located in the heart of the best hiking trails in Orange County is the Terrace. A perfect spot for beginners in respectable shape, just be sure to bring water. A very simple hike for a Terrace resident begins at Woods End near El Toro and Aliso Creek Road. The hike is completely on dirt roads, so make sure you wear the proper footwear. From Woods End you head up the ridge, and follow the path to the right. Down a gravel road, and past the intersection you will find Edison Trail. This will take you to Barbara’s Lake, Orange County’s only natural year-round lake. Throughout the hike you will see the absolute best vistas that Laguna Beach has to offer. >>>Click here from Map Topography


Walking Tours of Laguna Beach

(949) 533-0889

 

“Laguna Beach Walks” is the #1 rated Tour Company in Laguna Beach. They offer fun walking tours led by a long-time local, highlighting Laguna's beautiful picturesque coastline, public art collection, museums, boutiques, local landmarks, and more!  Enjoy the ocean air while they show you the best of Laguna Beach.  Go to www.LagunaBeachWalks.com to buy your tickets today! 


Laguna Beach Parks & Beaches


THE BEACHES OF LAGUNA
The entire coastline of Laguna Beach has been declared a "Marine Life Refuge" to protect and preserve the rich variety of marine life forms for all to observe and enjoy. Tide pools are not to be disturbed in any way. People may fish (except in Heisler Park Ecological Reserve where fishing is prohibited), but take nothing else.

    Laguna BeachMAIN BEACH
    In the heart of downtown with excellent swimming and sunbathing.

    CRESENT BAY
    Big Hollow waves offer some of the best body surfing.

    SHAWS & DIVERS COVE
    A scuba divers dream with protected coves.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW
    An expansive stretch of beach perfect for swimming.

    WOODS COVE
    Picturesque and excellent for diving.

    VICTORIA BEACH
    Skim-boarding and body surfing. Volleyball courts plus the site of the "La Tour" a historical landmark built in 1926.

    ALISO CREEK COUNTY BEACH
    Located at 31131 Pacific Coast Highway. Picnic tables, Bar-B-Ques & fire pits.

    THOUSAND STEPS
    A famous beach known for its long staircase leading to a spectacular surfing area.

HEISLER PARK ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
Arguably the most popular park in Laguna Beach, Heisler Park hosts breathtaking views of the cliffs above and the waves below. With such tremendous beauty, it is no surprise that many couples elect to have their Laguna Beach wedding there.

LAGUNA BEACH CLEAN-UPALTA LAGUNA PARK
This fun park, located at the north end of Atlas Laguna Blvd., is equipped with tennis courts, hiking trails, a half basketball court, picnic tables, a baseball field, and children’s play equipment.

Laguna Beach Dog Park
The Laguna Beach Dog Park (AKA "Bark Park") is over two acres of grassy expanse tucked between the hills of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the Aliso/Wood Canyons Regional Wilderness Park in Laguna Beach, California. Each week, hundreds of dogs and their owners visit this beautiful park, where leashes come off and dogs run free.

BLUEBIRD PARK
This Laguna Beach park has extensive playground equipment that children love! You'll find swings, climbing equipment, numerous slides, a half-court basketball court, and of course- the historic rocket ship! In addition every year, the City of Laguna Beach hosts the "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series, where locals flock to listen to live music played in the middle of Bluebird Park. Come bring a picnic dinner at sunset (5pm-7pm) and enjoy fantastic live music on Sunday night's during the summer months of July and August.



Laguna Beach Sports

Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course
31106 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California
Laguna Beach's only golf course. Mature 9-hole, par 32 golf course in 83 acre Aliso Canyon. Beautifully maintained. Challenging. Pro shop. Driving Net Resident Pro. The moment you step onto the first tee at Aliso Creek Golf Course, you know you are in a world apart. Carved amongst the dramatic and lush walls of Aliso Canyon, the Aliso Creek Golf Course has been the exclusive golfing destination in the seaside village of Laguna Beach since 1950 and the most serene, natural setting for golf in Orange County.

Laguna Beach Ocean Activities, Aquatics & Community Pool
The LBHS Community Pool is a 25-yard pool with showers and lockers available; it is accessible to the physically challenged. CA State Law requires patrons who use public pools to shower prior to entering. Children under the age of 3 years must wear rubber pants or pool diapers in the pool. Children, age 24 months or younger are admitted free. Note: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. The pool may be subject to unscheduled closures due to water polo and swim competitions/events. Groups of 10 or more must make reservations at least 7 days in advance to guarantee space! Call (949) 376-9818 or 497-0716, ext. 6 for details.

Laguna Beach Cyclery
240 Thalia Street
Laguna Beach, California
On the corner of PCH and Thalia St in Laguna Beach, the shop is just six tenths of a mile south of Main Beach and less than one mile from the popular Montage Resort. The shop has been a corner stone of this world-famous mountain biking destination.

Laguna Beach Health Club
"The Oldest Operating Health Club in Orange County!"
870 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Laguna Health Club has been open for 45 years. There are few gyms in Orange County that have the history and charm of Laguna Health Club. When you step inside their Boutique, Fitness Center, you will feel like “Cheers!” This is a gym where everyone knows your name.


Art Festivals

Sawdust Art Festival
June 28- September 1, 2014
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

 

Selected “Best Art Festival” by OC Weekly and voted “one of the country’s top five festivals” by American Style Magazine, the Sawdust Art Festival features over 200 talented Laguna Beach artisans. Local artists and craftspeople create, exhibit and sell unique pieces of work using all types of media including painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles, mixed-media and much more. Come enjoy the beautiful outdoors, artist demonstrations, including the popular glass-blowing demo, art activities, live entertainment and four outdoor cafés.  Open June 28 – September 1, 2014. Other year-round events at the Sawdust Art Festival include Sawdust Studio Art Classes and Spring Into Art weekend workshops, and the Winter Fantasy festival.

 

Pageant of the Masters


July 7 - August 31, 2014
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Info: 949.494.1145

 

The world famous Pageant of the Masters is the crown jewel for the Festival of Arts, and often referred to as "the most unique production in the entire world." Starting on July 9th and running through August 30th at the Festival of Arts grounds, the Festival of Arts will host this one-of-a-kind living art display beginning every night at 8:30 p.m.

 

Festival of Arts
June 30 - August 31, 2014
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

 

From its humble beginnings as a means of promoting and sustaining the fine arts in Laguna Beach, the Festival of Arts has matured into a world-renowned cultural institution drawing visitors from far and wide. The Festival – with its premier attraction, the Pageant of the Masters – has shared its success, awarding millions of dollars over the years in the form of scholarships to art students and grants to art and cultural organizations, and hosting cultural events on the grounds throughout the year. The Festival of Arts and the City of Laguna Beach have grown up together, becoming inseparable in the eyes of residents and of the many patrons who return year after year to enjoy the world-class art of the Festival and unique tableaux vivants of the Pageant.

 

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