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La Jolla Kayak is a family run business celebrating more than 18 years as the premier ocean exploration outfit in San Diego. Offering fantastic opportunities for adventure on the open sea, La Jolla Kayak caters to tourists and locals alike. Discover...more
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2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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I was in San Diego for a short conference and only had a half day of free time. A friend knows I love kayaking and told me about this place in La Jolla. I took a short 15 minute uber from my hotel and wasn't...More

Thank kdrenn80
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderfully fun tour. Alex was our tour guide. He was everything you would want in a guide: funny, engaging and concerned for our safety. The only reason I gave it four stars is because you do need to be somewhat in shape...More

Thank April M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll preface my review by stating that I used to reside in San Diego, and this is one of those decidedly "touristy" things I wouldn't have participated in as a former local. And boy, I was missing out! I returned to sunny SD again recently...More

1  Thank rioNbella2010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best way to see La Jolla by land! From the top of Mt. Solidad all the way down you get several stops for Pictures along the way and the guys who run this are accommodating, friendly and extremely professional. We originally booked...More

1  Thank Madian Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the morning downhill bike tour from Mt Soledad to the coastline with Alex as our guide. It was beautiful and enjoyable. Alex has a wealth of information about San Diego and the surrounding area. Glad it started at Mt Soledad to see the...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Father and son trip to La Jolla and decided to do kayak and snorkel tour. We got Matt as our tour guide. He was great. He told us kooky stories and korny jokes and we loved every minute of it. He took us over to...More

4  Thank maxfly
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Nice opportunity to start at the top and ride down Mt. Soledad. We made frequent stops where our guide provided some local history. Bikes, helmets, and water provided.

Thank 413lesliea
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Cameron was our kayak/tour guide and was fantastic. He safely led us around crashing waves and was honest in his recommendations about when it was safe to enter the sea caves. We learned so much about harbor seals, sea lions, garibaldis, local history (think Dr...More

Thank Heidi F
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Really fun to do. Our tourguide was Scotty. Very enthusiastic and funny guide. With the electric bike the hills are no problem. Great way to see this nice part of San Diego.

Thank Joey M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The La Jolla caves kayak tour was a fantastic way to spend some quality time on the ocean. We had picture perfect weather and calm water to enjoy kayaking from the beach out to the caves and back. Our guides, Jordan and Claire were excellent....More

1  Thank NelsonMama
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Heather F
16 February 2018|
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Response from jjbru | Reviewed this property |
What they explained to us is it has more to do with the size of the waves, then the time of day.
Ameya B
24 December 2016|
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Response from lajollakayak | Property representative |
Of course! During the winter months, gray whales begin their journey along La Jolla's coastline. You'll see leopard sharks, sea lions, Garibaldi, and maybe even dolphins and whales! Don't worry about being cold, we rent... More