Kayaking and paddleboarding are enjoyable year round in San Diego. Here are some tips on how to dress the part, depending on the temperature. And items we recommend you bring.

Items to Bring
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen (available for purchase here)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel

Please note: Anything you take with you may get wet, so cell phones, key fobs, and any electronics should only be taken in water proof containers. We have cases and dry bags available for purchase for your cell phones for $10-30. These allow you to take photos and make calls while still keeping your phone dry.

Due to COVID-19 we no longer hold on to any personal belongings. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Dress for the water temp, not the air temp— avoid cotton, which will chill you; quick-drying clothing is a must.

  • Bathing suit or board shorts
  • Quick-drying shorts/yoga pants etc.
  • Thermal, quick-drying top (rash guards, fleece, polypropylene, or other synthetics are best. Cotton makes you cold)
  • Windbreaker or paddling jacket (optional)
  • Footwear: water shoes, booties, sport sandals, or old tennis shoes are best. Barefoot is ok too.
  • Change of Clothes for Afterwords

There is to be NO parking in Mission Bay Marina’s parking lot. Also, please advise all of your guests.

The Marina’s management has asked us to have ALL Aqua Adventures’ customers park on the street or in the dirt lot adjacent to Driscoll’s Mission Bay Marina parking lot.

The parking lot is ONLY for private marina tenants and not for commercial use. Your vehicle will be towed if there is no parking pass. You MAY use the 15 min parking spaces for loading and unloading.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, as this is completely out of our control. Thank you for you understanding.