We can try and fight it, but it’s inevitable. Summer will soon be coming to a close. Luckily, we found the perfect outdoor excursions to help you and your family bid summer adieu. Explore San Diego in a way you may not have before — by water! Flip through the slideshow to check out our picks for the best water-centric ways to see our beautiful, coastline city. But, we’re warning you — you may never want to sight-see by land again.

3 Hour Sea Lion Kayak Tour on San Diego Bay

Turn off the discovery channel and get up close and personal with the marine life of San Diego bay. This three hour sea lion kayaking tour from the Family Kayak Adventure Center will illicit the sweetest ohhs and ahhs you can imagine from your animal loving little ones. The tour includes an introductory paddling lesson so all ages and skill levels are welcome. Cost is $44 per adult, $18 per child (2-14 years of age) sharing a kayak with an adult.

What’s your favorite way to experience water in San Diego? Tell us in the comments!

– Aimee Della Bitta