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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.
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La Jolla Caves
Everyday California
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.
  • 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
  • Look down into a giant kelp forest
  • This is a fun, 2-person activity led by expert kayak guides
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun Kayak tour with Danielle

We went on a kayaking tour with Danielle and we had a fun time. My wife and I had never kayak on the ocean before and it was a blast.. EC is a well run outfit. Check in was very efficient, as we were able...More

Thank ArizonaHounds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The absolute highlight of our visit to La Jolla!

Myself and my husband along with friends visited La Jolla in August 2018. La Jolla is fantastic! I so want to live here!! We booked in advance to do the Sea Kayak and Cave Tour. I recommend you book in advance as they were extremely...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
First class experience

Our guide Aiden was a blast. He was friendly, outgoing, and shared a lot of knowledge. Highly recommend Everyday California. Our experience from walking in the the shop to returning our equipment was first class.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kayak tour

Woke up this morning and wanted to go on an adventure. I have been living in California for 2 years and never kayaked the caves of La Jolla shores. Called Everyday California, they were very accommodating and hooked my friend and I up for a...More

Thank Karly B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Come for the kayaking, stay for the staff

My granddaughter and I had a fantastic time on our ocean kayaking tour! The kayaking was so much fun and the caves were beautiful, but what really made the trip was the incredible staff. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to us, they really make...More

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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
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