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Kayak/SUP to see Sea Lions + 10 photos.

Marina del Rey, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Zeina

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Covid-19 safety: All equipment is sanitised after every use. Meeting point and full experience is outside with plenty of room for social distancing.

Minimum 10 photos + 1 video by (@paddle_la) will be included.
Beginners welcome!

You'll choose a kayak or standup paddleboard for this paddle adventure. We'll kick off with an instructional and safety briefing on land. We'll then head out and paddle on the calm marina water in search of sea lions. I'll take plenty of pictures of you during our time together so that you can share your experience with friends back home. You will receive these usually within 3-4 hours after your kayaking adventure. You'll leave feeling rejuvenated from the fresh air, California sun, proximity to marine life, and the gorgeous marine views.

Please only select the SUP option if you have previous paddleboarding experience. If you would like to learn how to SUP you can take a lesson with me via my Learn to StandUp Paddleboard Airbnb Experience: Airbnb.com/paddlecali

Instagram page: @paddle_la
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PaddleLA.
Other things to note
- Children aged 6-15 can attend the tour providing the are in a double kayak with an adult
- May be rescheduled/cancelled due to dangerous weather like high wind
- Can accommodate family groups up to 5 persons. Contact me with your preferred dates and time.
Covid-19 safety: All equipment is sanitised after every use. Meeting point and full experience is outside with plenty of room for social distancing.

Minimum 10 photos + 1 video by (@paddle_la) will be included.
Beginners welcome!

You'll choose a kayak or standup paddleboard for this paddle adventure. We'll kick off with an instructional and safety briefing on land. We'll then head out and paddle on the calm marina wa…

Zeina's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    I provide all paddling equipment, life vests and same day photography with...
From £60
/ person
Tue, 26 Jan
11:00 - 13:00
£60 per person
£60 per person
Tue, 26 Jan
13:00 - 15:00
£60 per person
£60 per person
Wed, 27 Jan
11:00 - 13:00
£60 per person
£60 per person

Meet your host, Zeina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 98 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 with everyone meeting by the kayak and paddleboard storage truck. We then begin with the safety instructional on golden sand of Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey. This is a bay with no waves when entering the water. We will then paddle into the main harbour and towards the sea lions favourite hangout spots to get our pictures.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Brittany
January 2021
Zeina was amazing! Very patient for us as we were first time kayakers! She took us to some amazing spots, we saw a ton of sea lions and she was very knowledgeable about them! It was great to get out and get some fresh air and sunshine during these tough times with covid! Thanks so much! Highly highly recommend!
Zeina was amazing! Very patient for us as we were first time kayakers! She took us to some amazing spots, we saw a ton of sea lions and she was very knowledgeable about them! It wa…
Farah
December 2020
I had a wonderful time kayaking ! Everything was so smooth and easy! I had never been this close to sea lions before & it was soo fascinating watching them ! Definitely try it out !Zeina was amazing! So sweet ! Took a bunch of pictures, talked to me about pretty much everything she knew & it was all safe & clean. Might try the paddle board experience as well !
I had a wonderful time kayaking ! Everything was so smooth and easy! I had never been this close to sea lions before & it was soo fascinating watching them ! Definitely try it out…
Melissa
December 2020
Such a fun and easy kayaking experience! Zeina knows all the sea lions favorite hang out spots and we saw dolphins! Great location, easy to find with plenty of parking. Zeina is very Covid safety conscious with hand sanitizer, wipes and spare masks available. I was able to fully relax and enjoy the marina wildlife and beautiful scenery. I received my pictures very quickly after the paddle, Zeina even captured the dolphins in the background! I will be back again to try out the standup paddleboarding experience for sure!!
Such a fun and easy kayaking experience! Zeina knows all the sea lions favorite hang out spots and we saw dolphins! Great location, easy to find with plenty of parking. Zeina is ve…
Sheila
November 2020
I had such a great experience! This was my first time kayaking, and Zeina made me feel absolutely safe and her instructions were very clear. Finding the place was super easy, she tells you everything you need to be prepared for a fun, safe time. She took Covid precautions very seriously, I felt I could relax and enjoy the time. Also I was the only person scheduled, but she didn’t cancel or anything, and was happy to give me a private tour! I really appreciated that, since some places cancel on you if there’s not enough people. And of course the paddling and seeing sea lions was a blast! Next time I’ll have to try the stand up one. Thanks, Zeina and sea lions for a magical experience on the water!!
I had such a great experience! This was my first time kayaking, and Zeina made me feel absolutely safe and her instructions were very clear. Finding the place was super easy, she…
Chris
November 2020
We saw so many sea lions!! Zeina knows all their favourite hang out spots. Getting into the marina water is easy, there is a large waveless man-made sandy bay area for launching, it’s like paddling onto a big lake. Thank you Zeina, we will definitely be booking your StandUp Paddle Board experience next!!
We saw so many sea lions!! Zeina knows all their favourite hang out spots. Getting into the marina water is easy, there is a large waveless man-made sandy bay area for launching, i…
Stephanie
November 2020
Very well organized experience! Zeina makes sure everyone feels comfortable, there is plenty of room to social distance from start to finish. We had access to clean restrooms, spare masks, hand sanitizer and our kayaks were thoroughly sprayed down the moment we were back from paddling. We saw a LOT of sea lions on our paddle, including a baby pup - so cute! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful kayaking to see sea lions experience!!
Very well organized experience! Zeina makes sure everyone feels comfortable, there is plenty of room to social distance from start to finish. We had access to clean restrooms, spar…

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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 4 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