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Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)

La Jolla, United States

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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
Sat, Jan 16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This time is popular
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sat, Jan 16
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sat, Jan 16
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$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 3040 reviews.

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…
Machanzy
January 2021
Had a wonderful relaxing time and was lucky enough to see some dolphins! Margo did an excellent job keeping it interesting considering the waves were too big to get close to the caves! Had a great time!
Tenzin
January 2021
Thought it was going to be rough just from looking at the waves but it’s very smooth and safe. Great instructors who know what they are doing.
Philipp
January 2021
Beautiful views, easy going guides, and some great info regarding coastline and wildlife. We didn't make it inside the caves (waves too strong during winter) but did swim within feet of several dolphins. Shoutout to Reuben for the good time!
Beautiful views, easy going guides, and some great info regarding coastline and wildlife. We didn't make it inside the caves (waves too strong during winter) but did swim within fe…
Cassie
January 2021
We had a great time! Ryan was our guide and she was super sweet and fun. We got to see some sea lions, and that was hecking awesome.
Savannah
January 2021
Was amazing! He sang happy birthday to my best friend which was so kind. Great knowledge of the area and marine life. Was an amazing experience. Beautiful views. Amazing guide too.

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  • Sat, Jan 16
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jan 16
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jan 16
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jan 16
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jan 16
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jan 16
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Sun, Jan 17
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Sun, Jan 17
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $35 per person

Activity advisory

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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.