Whale Watching Kayak Tour

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Location(s):

La Jolla, CA

Availability:

December - March:
Daily - 10:00 AM

There is no better way to experience the California gray whale migration than from a kayak. A once in a lifetime experience!
  • See these magnificent whales as they migrate between Alaska and Baja
  • A quick briefing on kayak safety and technique and you are off
  • Paddle about a mile off-shore to see the whales, as well as seals, sea lions and dolphins
  • Truly a great way to see La Jolla and the aquatic life around!


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Description:

There is no better way to experience the California gray whale migration than from a kayak. A once in a lifetime experience!

Kayak out from La Jolla Shores and watch these magnificent creatures as they migrate between Alaska and the birthing grounds in Baja, Mexico.

Approximately 20,000 gray whales pass San Diego in their 10,000 mile annual migration from the Bering Sea to Baja California.

The whales' migration path is such that they come very close to La Jolla Shores. By paddling about a mile or slightly more off-shore, you can catch these incredible animals, plus other marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 8 years of age and able to swim
  • No kayaking experience necessary
  • Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are included
  • Wetsuits are available for rent on the day of the experience
  • Whale spotting is not guaranteed, but is very likely during the peak season
  • Warm drinks are provided after the paddle

Duration:
3 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-0020



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 is the age requirement?
    All participants must be at least 8 years of age and able to swim.
  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. Is whale sighting guaranteed?
    Whale sighting is not guaranteed for the tour. However, this tour is run in peak season and most participants have great luck in seeing whales and other wildlife during this tour.