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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

  • Paddle a stable double kayak that's beginner friendly
  • See native plants and wildlife on the La Jolla coast
  • Enter one of La Jolla's most famous sea caves
Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two
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10am DepartureMost Popular
10am Departure. Check in is at 9:30am. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
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11:20am Departure
11:20am Departure. Check in is at 10:45am. 90 Minute Kayaking Tour. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
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12pm Departure
12pm Departure. Check in 11:30 am. 90 Minute Kayaking Tour. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
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San Diego has spectacular sea caves, but really exploring the kelp forests, wildlife, and scenery means going out on the water. Get up-close views of the La Jolla Caves on this tour in a double kayak, paddling alongside guides in La Jolla Ecological Reserve. First-time kayakers are welcome on this laid-back tour, with the chance to see harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales.
What to Expect
Make your way to La Jolla, arriving a little bit before your departure time to get suited up in the onsite changing rooms. Head to the La Jolla Shores boat launch for a safety briefing and paddling instruction, and then launch a double kayak with help from your guide.

Take plenty of breaks on the way to La Jolla Caves, stopping to learn about the four distinct micro-habitats that you pass. In addition to large marine wildlife, there are a lot of fish and birds to see, as well as the summertime aggregation of leopard sharks, one of the largest gathering in the world. Don't worry, these harmless sharks have small mouths and don't bite.

See La Jolla's seven sea caves, paddling into the Emerald Cave when conditions allow. Following your time at Emerald Cave, check out the nearby giant kelp forest, the ideal spot for watching marine wildlife. Afterward, head back to the starting point.
Reviews (99)
1 - 5 of 85 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beware if you are doing the kayak tour with kids - it's a continuous catch-up blur!

Everyone at this location was friendly and helpful, from the chap manning the check-in to the guides, but if you are taking younger kids with you (ours are 9 and 11) on the two-person kayaks in a group tour, beware -- all the other people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 874dk874
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice day and we enjoyed ourselves. We were not able to go into sea caves because the tide was low. That was definitely disappointing. Wish we would have known that was a factor and we would have done an earlier time.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank expat5Warsaw
Reviewed 16 November 2018
Super fun afternoon

We did the sea cave kayak afternoon tour. We were fortunate to have ideal weather. Warm, sunny & calm sea. We saw so many fish, leopard sharks, seals & sea lions and were able to go into the caves. The biggest drawback was that there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank megsouth
Reviewed 15 November 2018
Excellent tour, informative guides, great day

I had a ball, the guides were excellent, the fun facts about SD were a highlight and the cave tour was marvellous. I highly recommend this to anyone

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brad D
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Amazing experience!

What an awesome experience with Everyday California for their kayak tour. It was absolutely beautiful weather and the experience was the best. From the ease of getting checked in and our equipment to our awesome guide Tom, this was an experience I would recommend others...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mlaplant2012
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15 January 2019|
Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
You should reach out directly to the business. We had people of all ages on the kayak tour with us.
Greg R
11 December 2018|
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Response from megsouth | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it depends on the daily conditions, but it was super easy & smooth the day we went. I spent most of my time taking photos while my husband paddled. I had my iPhone & camera out with no worry that they (or I) may... More
6 August 2018|
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Response from Dorian A | Reviewed this property |
It would be perfect for kids ages 9 & 15. We did it with our 6 and 10 year olds. I would not recommend it for younger than 6.