What we're about

Welcome to the San Diego Kayaking meetup group. Are you new to kayaking, and always wanted to try it? Or are you experienced, and looking for some people to go touring with? Meet other Paddlers. Get a little excercise and fresh air. Enjoy nature as it can be seen from the water. Paddles on lakes, San Diego Bay, La Jolla Cove, Mission Bay, etc. It's all about kayaking here!! Kayakers of all levels are welcome!

Upcoming events (5+)

Thursday night social paddle at Aqua Adventures!!

Aqua Adventures

Join us this Thursday as we gather our friends for a relaxed sunset paddle into the calm waters of Mission Bay!! Actual course for this trip will be determined on the day of event based on weather conditions, but will be in the bay. If you have your own equipment there is no fee to join. So come out and paddle out with us. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. We provide a safe and fun environment where all paddlers can enjoy the trip at their own pace and level in a group environment. There are kayaks available to rent for those who do not have their own equipment to bring on this trip. So invite a friend and introduce them to the lifestyle. PFD's and lights are provided with vessel rental. If you are a new paddler please show up at least 30 minutes early for a brief lesson. Rentals are still $15!! Head into the Aqua Adventures store to sign up when you get here. Equipment is limited and spots fill fast so reserve quick so you don't miss out. Boards hit the water at 5:00 pm so please arrive early. * Recommended clothing is made of synthetic fiber (ie. polyester, nylon, spandex), or wool. Cotton is strongly discouraged, because it will rob your body of heat and put you at risk for hypothermia if you get wet.

Wednesday Night Social Paddle (rentals available)

Aqua Adventures

Spring is here. It's warming up, and the days are getting longer. The bay is calm and beautiful. So come on out and let's paddle. No kayak? We'll be meeting at Aqua Adventures. For this event, $15 will rent you a kayak, paddle, and PFD (personal flotation device). Beginners are welcome. You are responsible to bring your own light (flashlight, headlamp, or boat light). You should also wear appropriate clothing. Recommended clothing is made of synthetic fiber. That would be polyester, nylon, spandex, or wool. Cotton is strongly discouraged. When cotton gets wet it can rob your body of heat, and has the potential to put you at risk for hypothermia. If you bring your own kayak and gear, this is free. Let's try to meet around 5:30 so that we can be ready to head out at 6:00. The round trip should be approximately 4 miles. We'll be moving at an easy pace somewhere between 2 to 3 mph. This is a social event. The San Diego Kayaking Meetup is not a professional organization. Kayaking is a water sport. Like all water sports, kayaking involves risk. We will be looking out for each other, but you are responsible for your own safety. Hope to see you there!

Thursday night social paddle at Aqua Adventures!!

Aqua Adventures

Join us this Thursday as we gather our friends for a relaxed sunset paddle into the calm waters of Mission Bay!! Actual course for this trip will be determined on the day of event based on weather conditions, but will be in the bay. If you have your own equipment there is no fee to join. So come out and paddle out with us. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. We provide a safe and fun environment where all paddlers can enjoy the trip at their own pace and level in a group environment. There are kayaks available to rent for those who do not have their own equipment to bring on this trip. So invite a friend and introduce them to the lifestyle. PFD's and lights are provided with vessel rental. If you are a new paddler please show up at least 30 minutes early for a brief lesson. Rentals are still $15!! Head into the Aqua Adventures store to sign up when you get here. Equipment is limited and spots fill fast so reserve quick so you don't miss out. Boards hit the water at 5:00 pm so please arrive early. * Recommended clothing is made of synthetic fiber (ie. polyester, nylon, spandex), or wool. Cotton is strongly discouraged, because it will rob your body of heat and put you at risk for hypothermia if you get wet.

4th of July Fireworks paddle

Aqua Adventures

Aqua Adventures 4th of July Paddle on Mission Bay Join us at Aqua Adventures on the 4th of July for one of our favorite traditions. We’ll take you on a paddling tour of Mission Bay under the stars, and then…BOOM, BANG, BOOM…the fireworks displays start. We’ll get to see several shows from a distance, including Southern California’s largest firework show BIG BAY BOOM, with the grand finale being our exciting front row seats to the SeaWorld San Diego show! Afterwards, as we paddle leisurely back to the docks, we may get to see some California sea lions, shore birds, and possibly the bio-luminescence–an underwater fireworks show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day California Style Please feel free to arrive early, have a picnic and avoid the traffic. The big dirt parking lots across the street from our shop are the ONLY place on the bay with parking on the fourth! This is a great tour for the whole family and no experience is necessary. Sign Up Now! Expect to be driving home at about 10:30pm. The event is $15 to join if you have your own equipment. Rentals are available through Aqua Adventures. ***Please note: This event is not free, this is an Aqua Adventures sponsored event. This is our most popular event and can sell out so reserve your spot now!*** We will launch from Aqua Adventure’s dock at 8pm sharp, firework shows begin at 9pm, SeaWorld’s show starts at 9:40pm & lasts 15 minutes. Please make sure to arrive no later than 7:30pm. *Please note, firework displays and events are subject to change and cancellation.

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