Original La Jolla Kayak Tour in La Jolla, CA

2261 Avenida De La PlayaLa Jolla, CA 92037
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Embark on a 90-minute kayaking tour of the Seven Sea Caves. Watch as sea lions bask in the sun and swim throughout the sanctuary. Keep an eye out for dolphins, fish, and other sea creatures throughout your tour. Depending on weather and surf conditions, your tour will bring you into a natural wonder: Emerald Cave. Get ready for a memorable La Jolla kayaking adventure unlike any other.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our La Jolla Travel Experts
  • The kayaking tour is approximately 90-minutes long.
  • Participants must be ages 6 and up.
  • Tours meet at the Everyday California Shop.
  • Tours have a maximum of 20 people.
  • Previous kayaking experience is not required.

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Megan Aguilar

It's a perfect way to see the La Jolla Cove and Sea Caves on a kayak for two. We visited in August when it was Leopard Shark season and rented snorkel gear after our kayak tour to take advantage of one of the top ten snorkeling spots in the world.

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Explore the Seven Sea Caves and kayak through three of the four microhabitats present in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. You’ll watch sea lions sunbathing on the rocks and swimming in the sanctuary. Bright orange garibaldi standout among the vibrant green sea grass and numerous other fish swim around delighting the eye. You might even see dolphins cruising alongside your kayak before you make your way back and prepare to surf your kayak back to shore. Throughout the summer months you’ll see the biggest Leopard Shark Aggregation in the world. In the winter, witness Gray Whales on their annual migration from Alaska to Baja California. Memorable experiences await you. Entry into Emerald Cave depends upon the safety of the conditions and is just one small part of this amazing tour. Regardless of entering or not, you'll have a great time!

Tour runs everyday of the year (EXCEPT Christmas day and the 4th of July) as long as conditions permit / safety.

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Jennifer H
"Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
We did the the 2 hour kayaking and snorkeling tour and had a blast! Aiden and Cory were great. Very experienced, patience. and funny! Highly recommend!
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Aaron B
"Kayaking and Snorkeling tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
The wife, my twin boys (Aidan and Cory) and I came out from Az and decided to go kayaking and snorkeling with Everyday California. What an experience! Not only was it fun, but a great workout as well. Our guides/instructors believe it or not Aidan and Corey (Corey is spelled wrong according to my CORY) were awesome. Very patient and encouraging with the entire group. We’d definitely do it again as well as tell our family and friends about Everyday California. Thanks for a great adventure The Brewer Family
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Laura S
"It was an Ok experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
We rented kayaks this week and went out on our own. I called to get the groupon rate, but they said they didn't have anything left at that price. When we got to the beach, they had piles of kayaks. I'm sure they could have given us the price, they just didn't want to. Plan ahead and use the groupon rate, much cheaper. You can have the kayaks for 90 minutes, but that's not enough time to make it all the way around to the sea lions and dolphins unless you just paddle as fast as you can the whole time. We wanted to relax and se we only made it part of the way. It was fine, no big issues.
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JasonCarly Q
Townsend, Montana, United States
"Amazing time!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
We just went on on a guided tour for part of my daughter’s 16th birthday with Aiden and Bryce. The tour was amazing and our tour guides were fun and informatitive. The best part of the trip for the 3 (16 year old girls) was the views.... of “Aiden” of course... lol. If you are looking to go on a guided kayak trip... I would definitely recommend these guys! Top notch👍🏻
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San Diego, California
"Love it... beautiful... enjoy it every day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2018 NEW
Great way to enjoy La Jolla. Beautiful nature views, stay close to the natural beauty of our fair village. Walk, kayak, bike, hike it all... just be outside and enjoy the views and the beauty with friends, family, and visitors.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original La Jolla Kayak Tour

Is there an age requirement for this tour?
Yes. Tours are ideal for ages 6 and up.

Do I need to know how to kayak prior to the tour?
No. Previous kayaking experience is not required. Our professional guides will assist you.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 90-minutes long.

When should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Your tour time is the time the group MUST be on the water. Tours leave as a group from the shop 10-15 minutes prior to your tour time.

What will I see on the tour?
You will see everything from sea lions to magnificent sea caves, dolphins, fish, and more.

Where does the tour meet?
Tour groups should meet at the Everyday California shop.

How many people are on a tour at a time?
The tour caps out at 20 people.

When are tours available?
Tours run every day of the year with the exception of the Fourth of July and Christmas Day. In addition, if severe weather conditions occur, tours may be canceled.

Tours operate Monday through Friday at 11:20 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:20 pm, and Saturday through Sunday at 10:00 am, 11:20 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:20 pm.

Will we kayak if it is raining?
Yes. Tours are rain or shine.

Do we actually kayak inside of the caves?
Safety is the utmost priority while kayaking. The tour guides will determine whether or not it is safe to kayak inside Emerald Kayak and La Jolla Sea Caves during your tour.

What do I wear?
We recommend wearing a swimsuit/bathing suit. Depending on the temperature of the water and how much wind is present, we may highly recommend a wetsuit. Bring your own if you have one or you can rent one from us for $11.

Where do we keep our stuff?
Lockers are available for rent for $3.30 for a small locker or $5.50 for a large locker.

Will I use a single or double kayak?
All guests will be in a double kayak.

I do not know how to swim. Can I still participate?
Yes. Everyone is required to wear a lifejacket and helmet and are going out with an experienced guide who will ensure everyone has a safe, fun, and memorable experience.

Will I get wet?

What can I bring on the tour?
Bring as little as possible. Feel free to bring a water bottle or a waterproof camera. Do not bring anything that should not get wet.

Where should I park?
Park in the residential streets surrounding the shops. Do not park in the lot across the street from the Everyday California shop, as you will be towed. Do not park in a 90-minute zone, as the tours will last longer than this time period and you may be ticketed.

Is there a weight limit?
Yes. The weight limit for kayaks is 425 lbs / 193 kg per kayak.

Where is the Everyday California shop located?
2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, California 92037 at La Jolla Shores.