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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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11:20am DepartureMost Popular
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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12pm Departure. Check in 11:30 am. 90 Minute Kayaking Tour. Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
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10am Departure
10am Departure. Check in is at 9:30am. 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 (104)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
sea cave kayaking tour

My boyfriend and I did the sea cave kayaking tour for 2 and loved it. It was a bit scary going into the ocean that day as it was super windy and I'm not the best swimming (had a lifejacket on). Once you get past...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KylaAnnn
Reviewed 1 week ago
We saw a whale!!!

John and Terry were skilled, informative, and fun guides. They even had to tow an older couple most of the time and did it graciously! The highlight was seeing a baby gray whale about 20 feet away from us.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jflowersco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Love the tour!!

We had two lady tour guides named Lindsey and another girl, I’m not sure how to spell her name but it sounded like “celery” without the “c” but my boyfriend and I enjoyed them very much, they made us feel very safe and welcome!

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Party of 5

Josh and Tif were awesome guides as this was our first time Kayaking in the ocean. We came all the way from NY and they made the day so special for us. I absolutely recommend doing this tour!

Thank I8229QZmikem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome guides, great adventure!

First of all, the store is super cute and everyone who worked there was so friendly and made us all feel welcome. I took my 3 kids (10 and 12 boys, 16 girl) and my mom - we all had a blast. I'm not the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Annie T
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10 March 2019|
Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask the company directly. Tides and conditions vary daily...I don't know that you will ever be 'guaranteed' to go into the caves. Even if you don't, it's a great kayak trip with lots of good info about the... More
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2 February 2019|
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Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a good idea for the 8 month old. The 4-1/2 year old might be ok, but understand you are confined to the kayak and fairly far off shore. I would suggest another activity for kids this age.
16 January 2019|
Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
You should reach out directly to the business. We had people of all ages on the kayak tour with us.