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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
Tue, Jan 26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Tue, Jan 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Tue, Jan 26
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$35 per person
$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, 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 3060 reviews.

Omar
January 2021
Trent was our tour guide and he was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and safe. Definitely way better than expected!! I highly recommend booking this!
Sierra
January 2021
Our tour guide Patrick was super nice, informative and kept a steady pace for the whole group. We took plenty of breaks during which time he told us fun facts about La Jolla and the marine life there. We even got lucky and saw a gray whale fairly close to our group! However, there are two things you should know before booking. 1: This is run by a brick and mortar shop called Everyday California in La Jolla. That’s not a problem, but it does mean that AirBnB does not charge you the local taxes that come with that when you book. They didn’t tell us about this before we arrived and so when we checked in we were asked to pay $8 for my boyfriend and myself. It’s inexpensive and actually not that big of a deal, but I know I like to be aware of everything ahead of time so just expect that going into it. 2: If you are from California or have been out on the water before, you likely already know this, but you cannot go in the caves during the winter. Even on a sunny day the water can be choppy and it’s just not safe. We were told none of the companies in La Jolla have been able to go out there for months and the one employee that did try to take their group into the caves left with several customers who almost got hurt. That being said, visiting during the winter is more fun (in my opinion) because hardly anyone else was out on the water and it was so peaceful without the noisy beach goers. But if the caves are the main attraction for you, I would suggest waiting for the summer. Overall it was a fun experience that I would recommend to anyone, whether you’re a California Native looking for a COVID-friendly outlet or a visitor going out onto the water for the first time.
Our tour guide Patrick was super nice, informative and kept a steady pace for the whole group. We took plenty of breaks during which time he told us fun facts about La Jolla and th…
Victoria
January 2021
So fun! Danielle was an amazing host I will most definitely be back! Thank you make sure you give yourself extra time it was for sure needed!
Hunter
January 2021
Ryan was great! My boyfriend and I had an excellent time. The only drawback was that we couldn’t go into the caves due to the waves but overall, it was a great experience!
Anna
January 2021
This was a great experience and an easy one too. Michael and Friends were wonderful and flexible making sure we got the most out of our experience. We had to switch times on our scheduled day due to weather issues and they took care of it all with ease. Highly recommend.
This was a great experience and an easy one too. Michael and Friends were wonderful and flexible making sure we got the most out of our experience. We had to switch times on our sc…
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.…

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    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
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    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Activity advisory

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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.