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Enjoy the sublime coastal scenery as you spot abundant marine life during this 2-hour trip kayaking in La Jolla’s sea caves and ecological reserve. Paddle along with your expert naturalist guide as you observe the numerous species of birds, dolphins, sea lions and even orcas that inhabit the area. You’ll also kayak among the lush kelp beds that grow in the reserve and, if conditions permit, explore inside the sea caves that dot the area’s rocky coastline. This La Jolla caves trip includes all necessary equipment, a life jacket, guide and optional wetsuit rental.

Highlights

  • La Jolla caves kayak tour
  • Paddle to the La Jolla sea caves
  • Watch for the abundant wildlife including numerous types of sea birds and usually sea lions, seals and sometimes dolphin
  • Kayak into the fascinating kelp beds of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve

What You Can Expect

La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

Explore the sublime scenery and wealth of wildlife near La Jolla during this 2-hour sea kayaking trip to explore the area’s beautiful coastline and sea caves. Whether you’re a nature lover or simply looking to add a little adventure to your trip in San Diego, this excursion is a great option for kayaking novices and experts alike.

Start your day at either 10:30am or 2:30pm (depending on the option selected), leaving from Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla. Meet your guide for the trip and start with a short introduction to proper paddling technique and safety instructions. Then bring your boat down to the beach at La Jolla Shores to begin your ride.

Paddle along the shores of the area’s beautiful rocky coastline, heading towards the La Jolla Sea Caves. As you proceed, keep your eyes peeled for any number of marine species that populate this stretch of coastline. Most trips will spot a variety of sea birds along with sea lions and seals. If you’re particularly lucky, you may also see dolphins or even orcas splashing nearby.

During your kayaking experience you’ll also pass through some of the area’s unique rock formations, journey through the sprawling forests of kelp and get a chance to explore the area’s sea caves (pending current conditions and your guide’s decision). Finish your ride with an exhilarating kayak “surf ride,” following the waves as they push you back into shore.

Please note: participants should be prepared to get wet during the ride. Entrance into the caves is not guaranteed, as it will depend on the ability level of group participants, current ocean conditions and the discretion of your guide. The operator recommends participants be at least 6 years or older and be able to swim.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.
Rebecca

Carolyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guides were informative, and friendly. they made sure everyone was okay with kayaking and having fun. Safety was also their concern.

Abir S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

GREAT TIME!!!

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very friendly and informative staff. Patient and helpful. Highlyrecommended.

Bambi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour amazing tour guide would definitely do it agan

momontheverge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A fun time in the sea. Tour was very fun and informative- the kayaks were easy to use and comfortable. Highly recommended!

Avigal H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Christine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a great guide with us

Phillip E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great, friendly staff who all love the beauty of the area and want to share it with you. Great tour for everyone, including people with no kayaking experience.

Whopper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Yes!!!! This was my first time kayaking and it was amazing!!! La Jolla is beautiful and to see it from that view is pretty special. The guides were both awesome!
Unfortunatly we did not get to go into the caves due to HUGE waves. But we did see a sea lion UP CLOSE and personal. So fun!

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