- Kayak with the whales in their natural environment
- See other marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins
- The Pacific coast of California is one of the best places to view whales on their yearly migration.
What You Can Expect
When you’re ready, follow your guide to the ocean and set out in your single or double kayak. Paddle out from La Jolla Shores, passing the La Jolla sea caves, huge kelp forests and underwater canyons while learning from your naturalist guide about the marine life around you. Your guide might show you leopard sharks, sea lions, seals, fish, pelicans and other seabirds, in addition to the Pacific white-sided dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins that are commonly seen in the area.
Gray whales migrate offshore from San Diego from December to March, although sightings are not predictable in the wild. However, a kayak tour on the Pacific Ocean is a memorable experience and gray whales are frequently spotted in these waters.
Expect to paddle for almost the entire time that you are out on the water, about six miles round-trip. Although this is an active tour, prior experience is not required; simply bring your sense of adventure and be prepared to get wet. All kayaking gear and instruction is provided, along with warm beverages upon your return.
great experience, did not get to see many whales but it was fun
This was a great morning out on the water; La Jolla has a lot to offer! March was a bit late for whale-watching however there is plenty of marine life (seals, sea lions, birds) and there is also the caves and coastline to explore. An intimate group of 3, we got full attention by our wonderful guide.
Terry J USA