San Diego Workshops & classes

Our most recommended San Diego Workshops & classes

San Diego: Californian Tall Ship Sailing and Maritime Museum

1. San Diego: Californian Tall Ship Sailing and Maritime Museum

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind adventure at sea aboard the Californian, the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. See San Diego from the water on a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter, then continue the fun at the Maritime Museum with included admission. Become part of her crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. During this unique experience back in time, you’ll be invited to haul a line, man the helm, and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego. Hear tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, and life at sea. You can use your entry ticket to the Maritime Museum of San Diego before or after your trip at sea.

La Jolla: 1.5-Hour Surfing Lesson

2. La Jolla: 1.5-Hour Surfing Lesson

Has learning to surf been your dream? Your dream can become a reality on the calm waters of La Jolla Shores, the best spot to learn. Your experienced instructors are eager to share their passion for surfing with beginners and intermediates alike: no experience necessary, all equipment provided. Your instructors respect each student’s choice regarding his or her level of participation in the lesson, and comfort in the water. You’ll have fun learning how to surf in a safe environment. Your experienced instructor will teach you the fundamentals of surfing and ocean safety on land, before heading into the water to catch some waves with your group. Continually voted one of the best spots for beginner and intermediate surfers in San Diego, the calm waters of La Jolla Shores are an ideal place to learn how to surf in a fun, yet safe environment. Public and private options are available.

San Diego: Private Group Surf Lesson

3. San Diego: Private Group Surf Lesson

Hit the waves in Southern California with some of the best instructors in the industry on a group surf lesson in San Diego just for you. Learn about ocean conditions, surf etiquette, and proper technique. Hone your skills or pick up a new hobby after this fun experience out in the ocean. Learn the proper way to put on a wetsuit, work on footwork on the beach, and the best way to paddle before heading out into the water. Make the most of learning from a dedicated instructor just for your group. Feel safe knowing your instructor is never far away and before you know it, you'll be shredding the waves and hanging ten like the locals.

San Diego: Private Surf Lesson

4. San Diego: Private Surf Lesson

Hit the waves in Southern California on a private surf lesson in San Diego. Make the most of your instructor's full attention and learn about ocean conditions, surf etiquette, and proper technique. Put your wetsuit on and head out into the water with your instructor by your side. Learn the proper way to put on a wetsuit, work on footwork on the beach, and the best way to paddle before gliding into the Pacific Ocean to catch some waves. Feel safe every moment of the way with your instructor near you at all times. Immerse yourself in local culture and stay active while in San Diego. Before you know it, you'll be shredding the waves and hanging ten like the locals.

Solana Beach: Full Day Surf Board Rental

5. Solana Beach: Full Day Surf Board Rental

Explore San Diego's swells with this surf board rental from Solana Beach. Get advice on where the best surfing is for the conditions of the day. Ride on a surfboard for beginners, or pick one that is suitable for more experienced surfers. Head to the surf shop and simply pick up your board. Keep your board for a full 24-hours. Have the freedom to surf at Solana Beach or venture further afield in search of larger waves and new stretches of sand. Choose from an array of surfboards like a 5’10 Vernor twin fin "Baker" or a 9’0" Surftech soft-top. Beginners can pick from soft-tops that are 7-9 feet long. Select a single fin longboard and or choose from a range of shortboards (from 5'10" - 6'6").

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What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Wow what a day out first of all make sure you look round all the boats and take your time, but the trip on the California was amazing help out the crew in pulling up the sails get involved when ever you can you'll learn so much in the time you are there. Recommend this to everyone so much to see too and more than worth the price of the ticket thank you to all on board for making this a special day out.

It was a very nice experience. We learned a lot about the ship, my bf helped the crew to raise the velets. Just remember to bring some lunch, water and sunblock.

Professional crew who did a great job letting us explore. Bonus to see leopard sharks in the bay which one of the crew pointed out to us.

Cali was the absolute best!!!! We had so much fun! We are going to come back in August and do another snorkeling trip!

Very professional and fun guides. Great location and fun tour!