Water activity

La Jolla: Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Everyday California

La Jolla: Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Everyday California
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From US$ 110.88 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

Explore La Jolla's Ecological Reserve and Seven Sea Caves by kayak, led by a certified trained tour guide. See this marine protected area, home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts one of the highest concentrations of sea life in all of California.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the Seven Sea Caves and paddle through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve
  • Kayak in San Diego's Marine Protected Area
  • Enjoy an interactive and educational tour from an experienced and professional guide
Full description

Discover San Diego's Marine Protected Area, home to a variety of fish, birds, dolphins, turtles, sea-lions, and whales. With the help of an experienced guide, explore the famous Sea Caves of La Jolla and paddle inside Emerald Cave in a double kayak. Watch sea lions sunbathing on the rocks and swimming in the sanctuary. Marvel at the bright orange garibaldi as they stand out among the vibrant green sea grass and numerous other fish swimming around and delighting the eye. In the summer and fall months, tour groups will often see harmless leopard sharks, and you may also find grey whales in their migration during the winter. You might even see dolphins cruising alongside your kayak before you make your way back and prepare to surf your kayak back to shore.

  • Double kayak
  • Professional guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety instruction
  • Tour overview prior to launch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the activity supplier's, Everyday California, office. 2261 Avenida De La Playa.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • No experience is required to take this tour
  • Lockers are available to store your belongings for a small fee
  • A portion of every booking is donated to 1% For The Planet
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

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This was a nice excursion however they definitely were some things I did not love her things you need to know if you’re going to do this. Definitely take sunscreen, make sure you have a towel (or towels if there are a few), it is a bit of work fighting the waves and current. It was nice seeing some sea lions but I think we missed out on a lot.

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September 5, 2022

The kayaking was even better than we expected The workers on the shop where you check in were friendly and helpful. The lower easily held to smallish backpacks. It was a short -5 minute- walk to the beach. We were given a paddle each and great instructions. Almost everyone was new t kayaking. It looks like quite a distance to the caves but very doable. We saw leopard sharks, dolphin, and s sea lion. Jordan and Tyler were great guided, informative and fun.

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June 14, 2022

I went by myself and it was first time for me to ride kayak. I took single kayak and I didn't know how to paddle until then. But after starting to go out to the ocean by help from guides, I started to learn all of things naturally and I experienced amazing things like watching sea lions at La Jolla and it was one of my bucket list. I really appreciate to all of guides of everyday California :) especially for the two guides who taught me how to turn back and helped me by attaching my kayak to his kayak!(maybe Jack) I felt so sorry for the sea lions and guides because I couldn't control direction of my kayak easily in front of the rocks.. And if a solo beginner reads my review, I recommend you to prepare all of things like wearing waterproof clothes and preparing waterproof items for electronics in advance..!!

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May 17, 2022

Product ID: 189801