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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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US$ 35.00
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This popular kayak tour will allow you to kayak the La Jolla sea caves and ecological reserve, which boasts an amazing array of scenery and wildlife you can't find anywhere else in San Diego. As you paddle alongside your expert naturalist/biologist guide, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins and even a Grey Whale!
  • Kayak along the rocky coastline and sea caves of La Jolla
  • Explore one of San Diego's most scenic shorelines
  • Kayak lesson and all equipment provided and no experience needed
  • Good chance of sighting California marine life in the wild
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central La Jolla before your scheduled departure. Begin with a lesson on paddling techniques and safety. Tandem or single kayaks can be selected at checkout. Push off from the beach at La Jolla Shores and paddle along the rocky coastline, considered one of the most beautiful in Southern California. Follow your guide to the La Jolla Sea Caves, where you get up-close views of interesting rock formations and even paddle inside the caves (if conditions allow). As you navigate above giant sea kelp forests, keep an eye out for local marine life including seabirds, seals, sea lions, and even dolphins and orca whales. Prepare to get wet during an exciting “surf ride” on the waves to get back to shore at the end of the tour.
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Departure Point
2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayaks (single or tandems) and Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Professional guide
  • Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • PLEASE BE IN THE KAYAK SHOP 1 HOUR BEFORE TOUR START TIME, Allow time for parking and gear set up
  • Expect to get wet, please wear appropriate clothes such as a bathing suit and shoes that can get wet (tennis shoes, 'river shoes' or flip flops)
  • Hats, sun screen and towels are strongly advised
  • Please do not bring valuables and things that cannot get wet
  • There is a weight limit of 250 pounds per single kayak and 450 pounds per double kayak
  • For safety reasons, the tour operator does not guarantee going into the caves on tours. Entrance to caves is based on ocean conditions, safety, and participants ability as determined by guide.
  • Minimum age is 6 years for a double kayak and 16 years for a single kayak
  • All participants must be able to swim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews leopard sharks great experience always felt safe great stories marine life saw dolphins points of interest a lot of fun highly recommend this tour waves ocean paddling lion activity tandem blast adam
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guides were both knowledgeable and fun. Too bad we couldn't get in the caves but still enjoyed the experience. We had a great time and would do it again!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Don L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great guides, fun trip, a must when in San Diego. You get to see the caves from the water and hear the history of what they were used for in times past. The guides told some great stories and about the caves and the shoreline.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Patty E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour was chill and enjoyable. The guides were great — Ana and Craig, I believe. There was a good balance between safety and relax.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a great place, one of my faves so far! Went to San Diego for my grandson's Marine's graduation and found lots of fun while we were there.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank loridorris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took the 3pm your and had a blast. Lexi and Hassin were fun and knowledgeable. We were able to see leopard sharks, gold fish, sea lions and their pups, and hundreds of birds. We would highly recommend and go again!

Thank 936JuliaS936
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Response from mondani78 | Reviewed this property |
It’s so amazing experience, you will not be scared at all as the other friend explained plus their staff is so friendly
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Response from christinelong101 | Reviewed this property |
No showers, but they have changing rooms.
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