Water activity

La Jolla: 2-Hour Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves

Water activity

La Jolla: 2-Hour Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves

Activity provider: Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc.

From US$ 89 per group up to 2

Taking a La Jolla kayak tour is a favorite of both locals and San Diego visitors alike. Explore beautiful sea cliffs and sea caves as you glide through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve filled with marine life.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Paddle through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve
  • Explore beautiful sea cliffs and caves as you glide through the reserve
  • Visit all seven caves for amazing close-ups of sandstone formations
  • Witness sea lions, garibaldi, leopard sharks, shovelnose guitarfish, and even the occasional dolphin
Full description
Take a lesson before the tour begins and grab all the necessary kayak equipment. The tour takes place in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. There are 3 different habitats in the reserve, and on your tour you will have the chance paddle to all three - the rocky reefs, sandy flats, and kelp beds. Paddle to the seven caves of La Jolla and go into the Clam’s cave, which is the largest cave on the tour. See the local marine life on the tour including sea lions, harbor seals, Garibaldi, leopard sharks, and the occasional dolphin.
  • All required equipment (kayak, paddle, lifejacket and helmet)
  • Lockers and wetsuits are available for rental at check-in
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Please meet at the storefront at 2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla CA 92037. Look for the Red Awning.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is only recommended for swimmers only and for children 5 and up
  • Lockers and wetsuits can be rented on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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The guides were funny and knowledgeable. These are open kayaks so we got wet, but it wasn’t cold. Park in the neighborhood but Thursday is street cleaning so give yourself time. The surf was strong so we were not able to enter the caves so we enjoyed riding waves in our kayaks, swimming and viewing the sea lions and dolphins. Super fun.

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October 29, 2021

Had a good experience and enjoyed the tour. Unfortunately waters were rough that day and we were unable to explore the caves for safety reasons. Our tour guide Anthony was great. He made sure we had the best experience and made sure safety was first concern. I had minimal kayak experience and never in open waters. It is best if you go as a two person team.

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September 15, 2021

The staff was fun, competent and friendly. The instruction was right on. A staff member helped us come to shore without crashing. The experience of taking us into the cave at high tide was something I will never forget. The only suggestion would be to somehow make it easier to tell the groups apart, we started following the wrong group because the groups were physically too close and they instructors often all looked the same wearing familiar clothing. But no complaints, just a suggestion.

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September 14, 2021

Product ID: 217185