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La Jolla Kayak

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Address: 2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858.459.1114
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La Jolla Kayak is a family run business celebrating more than 18 years as...

La Jolla Kayak is a family run business celebrating more than 18 years as the premier ocean exploration outfit in San Diego. Offering fantastic opportunities for adventure on the open sea, La Jolla Kayak caters to tourists and locals alike. Discover by paddle or snorkel the spectacular sea cliffs, Seven Caves and underwater park, renowned to the area. La Jolla Kayak offers guided paddle and snorkel tours with specialized instructors and single or double kayak rentals to discover the sea on your own. Our Mt. Soledad Slide Bike Tour takes you through La Jolla’s most spectacular scenery. And during the warmer months you can swim with the sharks on our guided Leopard Shark Snorkel Adventures. Experience the natural beauty and wonder of the Southern California’s coastline and come away with a new appreciation for ocean kayaking, marine life, and the natural beauty of our underwater world.La Jolla Kayak is located in the heart of the seaside community of La Jolla, California, just 15 minutes north of Downtown San Diego and the SD International Airport. For over a century, La Jolla has been a favorite vacation destination of travelers from all over the world. Boasting Southern California's most beautiful and majestic coastline and the finest weather in the world, La Jolla offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

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Fun tour despite 1 hour delay

I try to kayak just about everywhere I travel and was very excited to take the La Jolla tour. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were told they had a last minute large group book... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Portland, OR

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the bike ride only! It was a gorgeous two hour trip, with only a tiny hill in all the way. Our guide Tommy was very nice and even showed us a few whales! I hadn't ridden a bike in ages and I didn't find the road difficult at all. I highly recommend it as a must do in... More 

Thank Agt87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Tour guides new all the ecological aspects and although weather conditions didn't permit snorkeling the kayaking experience was enough

Thank Alma R
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We really enjoyed Jason and Andrew. They were fun and informative. Also they were competent in getting us to where we needed to be and joke with us and one another!

Thank David G
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our family took a 2 hour tour with a large group. Andrew and Matt made it a lot of fun, sharing interesting stories and facts about La Jolla Cove and chatting with our kids. We used wetsuits, since it was late December and 50 degrees (the water was warmer). We were never cold. My daughter used her GoPro. Beautiful day... More 

Thank MamaHoban
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

The family and I walked in to rake a tour of the caves via the kayaks. The customer service employees were so off putting, we left.

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Portland, OR
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I try to kayak just about everywhere I travel and was very excited to take the La Jolla tour. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were told they had a last minute large group book a tour and we got pushed out. We ended up having to wait an hour plus before our group of 4 finally went out. The good... More 

Thank MeAgain8
Edwardsville, IL
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and was the reason this tour was so great. You will learn a ton about the area if you go on the tour instead of going out alone. I signed up for the first tour of the morning, so our group was small, which made for an even better experience. We were lucky enough to... More 

Thank clk215
Denmark, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Our guide was awesome and we sure indeed had lots of fun. Great variety to the trip with kayaking, hiking and swimming. Well i really can't describe much about the fun i had in words. Overall, I had a great time with Kayak Adventures. I cant wait to do it again.

Thank Erikandersen1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The La Jolla caves kayak tour with La Jolla Kayak (the green kayaks) was excellent. We had 2 guides with about 8 guests, and the guides (Steven and Matt) really went above and beyond. We watched about half the guests of another kayak company get dumped out of their kayaks trying to cross the surf when launching, but the LJK... More 

Thank Julie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Must use this place. It is the original kayak shop before the other ones came in. They honor all types of coupons. They also update the kayaks when they were out.

Thank Danya C

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