Water activity

La Jolla Underwater Park: Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4.7 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Everyday California

La Jolla Underwater Park: Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: Everyday California

From US$ 149 per group up to 2

Combine kayaking and snorkeling as you see playful sea lions and other marine wildlife in the La Jolla ecological reserve.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Kayak out to the best spot for snorkeling and explore the famous La Jolla ecological reserve
  • Spot local wildlife, such as sea lions, bat rays, shovel nose guitar fish, and maybe even dolphins and sea turtles
  • Discover the Seven Cave area of La Jolla's famous underwater park
Full description
Kayak out into the reserve with your guides, who will lead the group to the best snorkeling spot on that day. One of your guides will drop anchor, secure your kayaks, and lead you snorkeling in the reserve, pointing out the marine life as you go.  Explore the area around the Seven Caves, set within a sea cliff, six of them only being accessible by kayak. Here, have the chance to swim with La Jolla’s best such as sea lions, garibaldi, bat rays, shovel nose guitar fish, and even dolphins and sea turtles, if you’re lucky.
  • Guided kayak & snorkeling tour
  • Mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Kayak rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Rental fee for wetsuits or lockers, if necessary
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

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
  • Motion sickness prevention

Know before you go

  • If you are in a pair, you will be placed in a double kayak
  • Refunds cannot be given for missed tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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It was great. Kayaking was so fun and had a great view of the caves. The early morning tour was best. I'm sure the current and conditions change, but from 9 am launch to the 11 am return the water got really rough. So happy we left early. Two person kayak was way easier also. Saw some kiddos 7-8ish. The water was way cold for me and the wetsuit made all the difference. This would have been a horrible experience without it. I'm from middle TN and we have 80 degree water temps in summer, this was 68! But the wetsuit made it refreshing and had no issues. They also have a cool store.

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June 28, 2022

This was a great adventure we booked while on vacation!! Mark and Nora were our guides, they kept it fun and entertaining the whole time. They informed us about the marine life and history behind the rock caves. Loved this experience and would book it again in a heart beat.

September 21, 2021

The whole experience was very well organized and overall a great time. I recommend the snorkel and kayaking tour to anyone who is wanting a more personal and hands on view of the caves and a look at what is under the water surface. Mark and Nora our guides were very knowledgeable and kept the group engaged the entire trip.

September 21, 2021

Product ID: 380729