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La Jolla Kayak

Address: 2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858.459.1114
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Ranked #19 of 37 Activities in La Jolla
Owner description: La Jolla Kayak is a family run business celebrating more than 18 years as the premier ocean...
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Owner description: 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The staff here are pretty rude and incompetent. I'm fairly confident that someone on the staff stole from my bag while I was kayaking. No one else would have access. Kayak rental is also overpriced.

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Wyoming
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Three friends and I did the two hour original tour. La Jolla Kayak is very well run and check in was quick and after getting life jackets & helmets you are off. There are small lockers you can rent for $6 to put a purse or backpack in. The guides are very funny and sarcastic which suited me and my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife and I were looking for an outdoor adventure for the morning while in the San Diego area. Even though we arrived late for the 9am kayak cave tour, the friendly staff set us up with rentals and allowed us to use our tour coupon. Their advice allowed us to see a grey whale and frollicing sea lions. Thanks.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had been to San Diego many times and have spent a great deal of time in La Jolla, but found the kayak tour most interesting and fun. The two guides were funny and informative, The water on that day was crystal clear which added to our delight. Alan Moore Tucson, AZ

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A beautiful morning in the ocean. The tide was too high to enter the caves. So safety first... Our guides, Eric and Andrew, were fun and full of information and laughs. Easy to find, all the gear you need, safe storage lockers for the things you leave behind and a fun day at the beach.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great staff and guides: friendly, knowledgeable and fun loving. Good equipment for rent. Recommend doing any kayaking in the morning before the swells get too large. While we have no complaints, we just found the kayak tour to be expensive for what we actually got: paddle out to the sea wall, look at the caves and then paddle back. Good... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our guide Nicole was super fun and knowledgeable about the geology, the wildlife, the plant life, and all the local fun stories. Fun to see a fault line. Felt like I was taking a really good class. She was also fairly low key, which we needed because there was a lot of chop that day and we could have easily... More 

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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

i really enjoyed the tour, our guides and the views from the water. i still can't believe the guides get in the water with fins to lead you into the caves. impressive control and really appreciated in the narrow entryways! it was a bit disorganized getting everyone equipped and out to the beach but i was ok with that since... More 

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garrison, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I were originally booked for the leopard shark snorkel but due to poor visibility that day we switched to the cave kayak tour. It was a ton of fun and the two guides that took us out (Matt and Eric?) were great. Very informative and fun!

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Eric and Max were our tour guides. We started with a safety briefing before heading to the beach, when we got to the beach, our equipment was waiting for us along with more instructions and safety tips. The other double kayaks headed out before us, with Eric and Max assisting them into the surf and giving last minute advice. We... More 

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