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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…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak, lifejacket and helmet are included. We almost always ride in double...
From $35
/ person
Mon, Mar 8
$35 per person
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 5 other guests
$35 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$35 per person
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This time is popular
$35 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$35 per person
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$35 per person

Meet your host, Michael And Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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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.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Everyday California, 2261 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla, CA 92037. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour time. 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 4.83 out of 5 from 3178 reviews.

Caroline
March 2021
What an amazing way to spend a Saturday! We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins jumping out of the water within just a few minutes of getting out on the water. The team was super pleasant and everything was well planned and well thought out 100/10! Will absolutely do again.
What an amazing way to spend a Saturday! We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins jumping out of the water within just a few minutes of getting out on the water. The team was…
Olivia
March 2021
The kayaking trip was such a unique experience. We had great guides and learned about the marine ecosystem and La Jolla. It was too rough to enter the caves, but even looking from afar it was beautiful!
Sara
March 2021
This Airbnb experience is a must if you are staying in the San Diego area! Patrick and Rachel were both super knowledgeable and helpful about the history of La Jolla, sea life and kayaking. I would definitely recommend this to all of my friends and would do this tour again. Great value and location. Parking wasn’t an issue although I did go during the week. Thank you Patrick and Rachel!
This Airbnb experience is a must if you are staying in the San Diego area! Patrick and Rachel were both super knowledgeable and helpful about the history of La Jolla, sea life and…
Divya
March 2021
We loved our experience! The weather was nice and the waves were easy. Our two hosts were very welcoming and gave clear safety instructions, they also took time to give us fun facts about the area. Unfortunately we didn’t see any wildlife besides birds and the waves were too wild for the caves. It wasn’t an intense workout, rather a leisurely one.
We loved our experience! The weather was nice and the waves were easy. Our two hosts were very welcoming and gave clear safety instructions, they also took time to give us fun fact…
Alex
March 2021
This kayak tour was great! They always had our safety in mind - both COVID-wise and in the water. We had plenty of time to get out to the caves, kayak around, and return to shore (riding the waves!).
Lee
March 2021
재밌는 경험이었어요. 스태프분들 모두 친절하고 잘 안내해줘서 안전하게 체험할 수 있어요. 상황에 따라 동굴에 못들어가기도 하니 파도가 잔잔한 날로 잘 고르셔야 할 거 같아요.

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  • Mon, Mar 8
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 5 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $35 per person

Activity advisory

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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.