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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

  • Paddle a stable double kayak that's beginner friendly
  • See native plants and wildlife on the La Jolla coast
  • Enter one of La Jolla's most famous sea caves
Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two
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10am DepartureMost Popular
10am Departure. Check in is at 9:30am. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
12pm Departure
12pm Departure. Check in 11:30 am. 90 Minute Kayaking Tour. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
11:20am Departure
11:20am Departure. Check in is at 10:45am. 90 Minute Kayaking Tour. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
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San Diego has spectacular sea caves, but really exploring the kelp forests, wildlife, and scenery means going out on the water. Get up-close views of the La Jolla Caves on this tour in a double kayak, paddling alongside guides in La Jolla Ecological Reserve. First-time kayakers are welcome on this laid-back tour, with the chance to see harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales.
What to Expect
Make your way to La Jolla, arriving a little bit before your departure time to get suited up in the onsite changing rooms. Head to the La Jolla Shores boat launch for a safety briefing and paddling instruction, and then launch a double kayak with help from your guide.

Take plenty of breaks on the way to La Jolla Caves, stopping to learn about the four distinct micro-habitats that you pass. In addition to large marine wildlife, there are a lot of fish and birds to see, as well as the summertime aggregation of leopard sharks, one of the largest gathering in the world. Don't worry, these harmless sharks have small mouths and don't bite.

See La Jolla's seven sea caves, paddling into the Emerald Cave when conditions allow. Following your time at Emerald Cave, check out the nearby giant kelp forest, the ideal spot for watching marine wildlife. Afterward, head back to the starting point.
Reviews (91)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Informative and fun morning on the water

After departing from the beach (through waves-you get wet!), our guide Tom entertainingly explained the geological and biological make up of the area. Very interesting! We even learned about the cliff side homes that will ultimately need to be de-constructed before they fall into the...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 days ago
Very fun

Kayaking in the ocean was very fun but pretty strenuous. Only downside was we actually didn’t stay in the caves very long. Guide swims in pulling your boat and talks about the caves. Sea lion actually swam right under our kayak which was very cool.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great for families!

This was our first sea cave tour and we loved it! Our family of four was able to go out together on the double kayaks, and our kids ages 11 and 13 had a great time. We got really close to the sea lions, and...More

Thank CaliforniaFabfamily4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful time!

We had 5 family participants kayaking with the group and had a fabulous time! The guides were helpful, informative, friendly, and great leaders. I would definitely go again, and recommend this to all ages. I marked "Family (teens)" as our visit option although all of...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kayak tour

this was our second time to do the kayak tour. the guides are always so much fun and full of knowledge about La Jolla and its unique ecosystem. I would highly recommend Everyday California for any of your adventure or rental needs while in La...More

Thank dnab2038
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7 August 2018|
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Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
I was told by the staff there that children as young as 3-4 have gone out safely with an adult to kayak. It's pretty easy. Easier than I thought with a double-kayak. All are required to wear life vests & helmets at Everyday... More
3 June 2018|
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Response from Kelsey L | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours