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  • Languages Offered: English

Meet your guide in central La Jolla at least 30 minutes 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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La Jolla Caves
La Jolla Kayak
Get a new perspective on the gorgeous La Jolla coastline with a sea caves kayak tour. No gear or experience is needed to paddle along the coast with a guide, exploring sea caves and rock formations while looking for marine life such as sea lions, dolphins, and even orcas.
  • 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great family outing

Would recommend doing this during the week, the crowds on a Saturday were a bit crazy. Not a very naturalist experience with 100 other kayakers in the water. Guides were great.

Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing day

What a fun way to enjoy a day. Jeremy, our guide, was funny, informative and patient. Easy instructions for novice kayakers and Jeremy was attentive to those who were struggling a bit. We were fortunate to have calm water and could relax and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Nrsnancy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful day to be on a kayak in La Jolla. However, the total trip on the kayak was only 90 minutes. The guides were good. Waited 15 minutes, due to the number of kayakers, to get into the cave. Then spent only 5 minutes...More

1  Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, But Must Plan

Staff and guides are very nice and helpful. Equipment is well maintained. Tour of cave was reasonably organized by guides given size of our group and intense competition in area from other kayak tours, snorkelers and divers. Respectfully, you need to understand that operating a...More

1  Thank mayorpiloto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

What a great tour, we got to see Leopard sharks, stingwrays, seals and plenty of fish. The guide was really informative and made the whole experince that much better. I would definately recommend this tour.

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12 August 2018|
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Response from glellie | Reviewed this property |
La Jolla is a 30 minute drive from San Diego. (Depending on traffic). We spent a few nights at La Jolla Cove Suites. La Jolla is a cute little beach town with good restaurants. Kayak trip was really fun
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2 August 2018|
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Response from glellie | Reviewed this property |
They have lockers that you can rent. Can’t remember the price but not much. You carry the key with you strapped on your life jacket. We left our car keys and phones
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