We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Carlsbad Lagoon

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4215 Harrison St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3558
Phone Number: (760) 434-3089
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 115 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2
Nice place

Laid-back place where you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, or jet-skis. Not all that scenic but ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

Similar Things to Do in Carlsbad

Add Photo Write a Review

115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 115: English reviews
Level Contributor
61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Laid-back place where you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, or jet-skis. Not all that scenic but ok.

Thank pgreenld
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent the day here using a Groupon for SUPs. They also have water bikes and kayaks. It was a really fun day. Great service - everyone is really nice. The rentals are all in good condition and everyone is out to have a good time. Make sure to bring shade, snacks and chairs. It can get... More 

Thank Charmaine D
Tigard, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two 15 yr old boys here and they didn't want to leave. Very affordable! This was our first time here and the whole family enjoyed it! There are SO many "water toys" to choose from! The staff was great, took our boys down to the beach to get them set up & gave them instructions in a non-demeaning... More 

Thank Kim C
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother lives very close to this lagoon and we have visited several times. We always have so much fun and the staff is great! We went tubing, water skiing, kayaking, and paddle boarding and enjoyed each one! Definitely worth a visit if you are nearby!

Thank Christine G
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
197 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for a day on the water! There was something for everyone: Standup paddle boards for an adult and his teenaged daughter; kayaks for other adults; and paddle bikes for adults and younger children. These were our choices, and there are other options, as well. We made good use of the beach area and had a good... More 

Thank BabsnMarty
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there yesterday with my wife she rented a kayak i have a SUP so i brought it with me. As i am walking down to the water i hear "hey bud come here" coming from a 17 year old kid in a wooden mini lifeguard chair. He hes waving me over with his hand while practicing his best too... More 

1 Thank ivedonethat
Mesa, AZ
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So my daughter and I tried this, we each had a groupon. We called ahead and they advised to come early, which we did since it was 4th of July weekend. They were very friendly, the guy showed my daughter and i the basics of paddling, it was a blast! The only thing was since there were so many jet... More 

Thank tly
Chesterfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a group of 6 for two hours. We rented 2 double kayaks, a single kayaks, and my daughter selected a stand up paddle board. We had thought about renting jet skis, but the separate jet ski area seemed small.

Thank Curtiss B
Level Contributor
67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We have just finished tubing with 2 ten year olds and a teenager for Father's Day .... Everyone had a Fantastic time and we will be back again. Garon ( the boat driver) was so nice a really nice guy and so made it fun for everyone, he was so good at good the right speed at the right time... More 

Thank gina1230
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

It is ridiculously expensive but the jet skis are so worth it. We have wars and see how many times we can make our passenger fall off

Thank Megan H

Travelers who viewed Carlsbad Lagoon also viewed


Been to Carlsbad Lagoon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carlsbad Lagoon and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Carlsbad Lagoon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?