Skip to content

Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)

La Jolla, United States

Check local COVID-19 restrictions before booking

Experience hosted by Michael And Friends

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Update: We are OPEN and SAFE. CA and SD are allowing Covid friendly outdoor activities like kayaking to stay open.

La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve.

No experience is required. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers.

As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot always guarantee sea life.

If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. We have to kayak over and visually inspect the caves to know if it’s safe to enter. Note: if not safe we will not enter and spend a minute inside.

La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last.

Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me for a refund.

We are members of 1% For The Planet. Which has given back more than 270 million to the environment.

Great for families, all skill levels & all ages over 5!
Update: We are OPEN and SAFE. CA and SD are allowing Covid friendly outdoor activities like kayaking to stay open.

La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve.

No experience is required. Your guide will kick things off with a pa…

Michael And Friends's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak, lifejacket and helmet are included. We almost always ride in double...
From $35
/ person
Thu, Jan 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Thu, Jan 21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join 5 other guests
$35 per person
$35 per person
Thu, Jan 21
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Michael And Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 3051 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have loved being on the water my entire life and with great friends, we started Everyday California, an adventure and apparel company, in 2010. Our GUIDES are experts on the water and will make sure you have a memorable experience!

I am permitted by the City of San Diego and SD's Lifeguard Services to operate a kayak concession in La Jolla.
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

We'll meet at Everyday California, 2261 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla, CA 92037, which is located just blocks away from the La Jolla Shores Boat Launch, Underwater Park, 7 Sea Caves & Ecological Reserve. Our shop has lockers & wetsuits for all shapes and sizes to rent and 5 fitting rooms. Once geared up it's a quick walk to La Jolla's natural boat launch: There is a 12% City Tax that helps SD hire more lifeguards.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 3051 reviews.

Haylee
January 2021
Waves were pretty big for our trip, so we couldn’t go close to caves. Didn’t see any life either. However, our guide was super nice and told us a lot of information about the area. He also let us swim around out in the open water and gave us great snorkeling advice. Definitely worth doing if you have a couple hours :)
Waves were pretty big for our trip, so we couldn’t go close to caves. Didn’t see any life either. However, our guide was super nice and told us a lot of information about the area.…
Mychal
January 2021
It was a great time out on the water! We were able to see some wildlife and learn more about this beautiful area. We wish we could've gone into the caves, but quickly learned that the ocean was not calm enough for that.
Paulo
January 2021
Our tour guide Trent was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He made us feel at easy during the whole experience due to the conditions of the sea preventing us to visit the caves. The staff at the store were all very friendly as well. I highly recommend Everyday California for your kayaking experience.
Our tour guide Trent was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He made us feel at easy during the whole experience due to the conditions of the sea preventing us to visit the caves. The…
Gerardo
January 2021
Overall was a great experience! Unfortunately due to weather we weren’t able to do the full tour. I would definitely recommend but be aware sea sickness is something you should consider if you are motion sensitive!
Nafisa
January 2021
We had so much fun kayaking in the ocean and “riding waves” while getting back. We saw some dolphins and sea lions on the way, and our tour guide was super fun and knowledgeable. Loved the experience overall.
Kristine
January 2021
The kayaking tour was very enjoyable. I appreciated the time they took to go over everything we needed to know while out on the water. The instructor was welcoming and friendly, making it a more than comfortable environment. He gave us interesting information during the tour but his other stories seemed a little all over the place. I know it’s because we weren’t able to explore the caves, so we didn’t have much of a choice other than waiting and watching for something to happen such as waiting to see wildlife. I did feel like because we missed out on that component (not their fault, solely dependent on the tides due to safety) our instructor was just telling any stories he could think of. It was entertaining for a little but as long as the tour was, it got kind of dry. Overall, it was still a smooth and wonderful experience and would recommend to everyone!
The kayaking tour was very enjoyable. I appreciated the time they took to go over everything we needed to know while out on the water. The instructor was welcoming and friendly, ma…

Choose from available dates

167 available
1 / 2
  • Thu, Jan 21
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $35 per person

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen, High SPF as we get a lot of Sun!

Dramamine, if you are prone to motion sickness.