La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

4-half
From: $66   

Location(s):

La Jolla, CA

Availability:

Year-Round:
Daily - 10:20 AM, 12:40 PM & 2:40 PM

Discover the magic of San Diego's pristine Pacific waters for yourself on the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour!
  • Your 1.5- to 2-hour tour offers breathtaking views of San Diego's natural beauty featuring shorelines, sea caves, sparkling ocean scenery, and maybe even wildlife.
  • Paddle to the gorgeous La Jolla Sea Caves and Ecological Reserve with an expert naturalist guide who will offer enlightening historical and biological insights.
  • Enjoy info on the area's species, keeping your eyes peeled for possible sightings of seals, Garibaldi damselfish, pelicans, sea lions, leopard sharks, and more!
  • San Diego kayaking is fun for everyone — no prior experience is necessary to hit the H2O.


More detailed description >

Description:
As one of the most popular outings in San Diego, the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour is an absolute must for both locals and visitors alike!

This 1.5- to 2-hour excursion is the perfect way to delight in the great outdoors, exploring the natural wonders that lie in and around San Diego's beautiful Pacific waters. Under the expert guidance of H2O professionals, you'll enjoy an outing that's safe, scenic and sure to please.

With single and tandem kayaks available, this tour is a wonderful way to share an afternoon with family, friends or a special someone. After a brief paddle instruction and safety talk, it's time for your San Diego kayaking adventure to being! Grab your gear and launch from the picturesque beaches of the celebrated La Jolla Shores. Your guide leads the way across the water, accommodating a paddle-pace that suits the entirety of your group.

The La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour lives up to its name as you enjoy stunning views of this gorgeous natural phenomenon. Paddle around magnificent rock formations while your guide offers fascinating histories and facts about the ecology and conservation of local wildlife. Then float along the captivating kelp beds of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.

All the while, ready your eyes for sightings of marine life during your San Diego kayaking excursion! You may be visited by one of the local California sea lions or a dolphin. A brown pelican or Brandt's cormorant could squawk a greeting from above. And below the water's surface, you may even see harbor seals, leopard sharks, bat rays, Garibaldi damselfish, and more! Coast back to the shore, enjoying the friendly assistance of the area's surf zone.

No afternoon in San Diego is quite like one spent on the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour. So paddle your way to an unforgettable day, and look forward to reflecting on the memories made on brilliant Pacific waters.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 6 years of age and able to swim
  • Kayaks (single or tandems), paddle, life jacket, and guide are included
  • Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring for an additional cost
  • For safety reasons, it is not guaranteed that you will go into the caves on the tour
  • Entering the caves is never recommended for pregnant women, small children or inexperienced kayakers

Duration:
The tour will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Maximum Participants:
Group size varies.

Spectators:
This tour is for booked participants only.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear shoes that can get wet, a bathing suit and or drip dry shorts/shirt. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. You will be able to leave a towel and dry clothes at the shop or in your vehicle. Please do not bring valuables and things that cannot get wet. Expect to get a bit wet.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

Experience ID:
WAT-SDI-0019



View FAQ's >

  1. Is all of the equipment provided?
    Kayaks (single or tandems), paddle, life jacket, and guide are included. Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring for an additional cost.
  2. What do I need to wear and bring?
    Wear shoes that can get wet, a bathing suit and or drip dry shorts/shirt. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. You will be able to leave a towel and dry clothes at the shop or in your vehicle. Please do not bring valuables and things that cannot get wet. Expect to get a bit wet.
  3. What should I expect?
    Be prepared to get wet! We launch into waves from the end of our street. For safety reasons, we do NOT guarantee going into the caves on our tours. We do not recommend entering the caves for pregnant women, small children or inexperienced kayakers.
  4. What happens if the tour is cancelled for weather?
    If the tour is cancelled for weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.
  5. Are there any age or physical restrictions?
    Participants must be at least 6 years old and able to swim.

Customer Reviews:

  • La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

  • August 29, 2016

  • 5

  • San Diego

"It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience. Zane & Alex were excellent guides."

  • La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

  • July 06, 2016

  • 5

  • San Diego

"We went kayaking in La Jolla coves. It was all very easy. Mike and Greg were great guides. They were very attentive. The tour itself was wonderful. Nothing like kayaking on the Pacific. In terms of the booking process, it was pretty easy. My wife booked originally, and then I got a call later that day. We needed to change our original booking because there was no space. We re-booked easy-peasy. The woman I spoke to said I would receive an email confirmation. I never did, but the next email I did receive was to let us know another appointment was available on our original date. With that confirmation everything went very fast. The one other thing was that when we got to the kayak location, they had two reservations for us. Exactly the same but two. It was an easy fix."

  • La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

  • June 28, 2016

  • 5

  • San Diego

"Austin and Courtney were fantastic. Even though we didn't get to go into the caves due to the water conditions, it was still a fantastic tour. The two of them are very knowledgeable of the area and all of the different things you see on the tour. I would definitely go on another tour again."