La Jolla: 90-Minute Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Guide

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79 reviews

La Jolla: 90-Minute Sea Cave Kayaking Tour with Guide

From $99.68 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 kayak inside Emerald Cave. 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.
  • Professional guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety instruction
  • Tour overview prior to launch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Please arrive at meeting point 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Tour will depart 15 minutes prior to start time. Please note that if you miss your tour, no refunds will be given.

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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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 79 reviews

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    We had a wonderful experience with this particular tour. The staff in the store where the tour initially begins was very pleasant. The store was clean and had a restroom, lockers and changing rooms. It was also a nice surprise to find out the store gave discounts on their merchandise following the tour and discounts on snorkeling gear for the next day. One piece of advice I had read on another post was a caution if you may get motion sickness. I did make sure to wear a patch and had no problems. Note: You do have to walk from the store to the beach.

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    August 2, 2021

    Fun, fun, fun! Logan and Tyler were fantastic guides. They shared interesting information about the Marine Reserve and the coastline, helped spot a turtle, dolphins, sea lions, and took us into the cave. It was great! I know this is likely impossible, but I would recommend that inexperienced kayakers not be grouped with experienced kayakers. Logan and Tyler did a great job of trying to provide the inexperienced folks "training" but most of the kayakers forgot everything once they were on the water.

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    July 11, 2021

    Booked this activity for my boyfriend. It was super fun. Make sure you get there about 20 to 30 minutes before so you have enough time to get geared up and simply enjoy the beach view. Our two guide tours were awesome. I did get a bit of motion sickness so if you get car sick make sure to take some motion sickness pills before. Overall great experience!

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    July 4, 2021

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