- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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!
- Kayaks (single or tandems) and Paddle
- Life jacket
- Professional guide
- Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring
- Food and drink
Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla
No experience is needed! Your knowledgable guide will help you learn the basics and tour you around one of the premier eco-tourist destinations in San Diego.
After a brief paddle instruction and safety talk, you'll take your kayak down to the beach in La Jolla Shores and paddle to the La Jolla Sea Caves taking in the gorgeous views and watching for the abundant wildlife. You'll also go through the incredible rock formations and caves (if conditions permit), through the expansive kelp forests and wildlfie hot spots and cap it all off with a kayak surf ride back to the beach.
You can see numerous types of sea birds and usually sea lions, seals and sometimes dolphins or even orcas!
What to Expect: Be prepared to get wet! For safety reasons, the tour operator does not guarantee going into the caves on tours. Entrance to caves based on ocean conditions, safety and participants ability as determined by guide.
This tour is recommended for ages 6 and up. Participants must be able to swim.
- 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
- Required to be ready at least 30 minutes prior to departure time
- 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 375 pounds
- 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
- All participants must be able to swim
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to have a guided trip with Omar, who shared his extensive knowledge of both the La Jolla Cove and the surrounding neighborhoods we could see from the water. He was extremely helpful in his instructions both getting out past the break and returning, which was key as we saw a number of kayaks flip coming in. All in all a memorable adventure.
Tour was great...friendly staff, well organized, easygoing, and fun! Saw lots of wildlife. Comfortable pace of tour, we did a fair amount of paddling but it was split up nicely not to feel too difficult. Recommend going in singles unless you and your paddle partner are super in sync!
We had a great time! The guides were knowledgable about not only the fish in the ocean, the mountains landscape, and the caves.
It was a great experience going into the caves and seeing the sea lions so close! We are a family of four with two teens and they loved!
Very good tour! The waves were a little big the day we went so some kayaking experience is needed
Myself and my two teenage girls went out with two guides and two couples. We really enjoyed it. The guides were very friendly, funny and informative. While it does take some strength to row, it's not an extreme effort. The girls did fine in the kayak together, and I did fine by myself. We got to see some wild life and go inside the cave. We'd certainly do it again, and recommend the tour. The only problem we encountered was parking. Be very prepared to walk 2-3 blocks to get to the place, so arrive early. Other than that, you'll have to walk a little ways to the beach, so if your feet are sensitive, bring water shoes. Ultimately, it's worth the trip and time.
Great guides, great views. So much fun to be out on the water and get some background on the houses, the environment, and efforts to keep the ocean there pristine. The cave was interesting thought not really a focus. If the water is rough don't expect to go in since the guides have to guide you in by swimming in-between two boats. We went in and were greeted by two seals about 10 feet away on a ledge. Worth the time and would do it again.
We had an amazing time kayaking on the sea caves adventures. The guides were knowledgeable of the area and professional. We would do this again just wish we brought the go pro to take pictures!!
We had a great time with a great tour guide.To Kayak in the cove was really beautiful and a unique experience. Our guide, Dawood, really spent time and effort making sure we all were informed and involved in the experience. His enthusiasm about the natural diversity and beauty was great. He was respectful and friendly . I brought 2 teenage boys and we all had fun. It was a memorable experience.
Our guides were informative, and friendly. they made sure everyone was okay with kayaking and having fun. Safety was also their concern.
Very friendly and informative staff. Patient and helpful. Highlyrecommended.
A fun time in the sea. Tour was very fun and informative- the kayaks were easy to use and comfortable. Highly recommended!