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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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Description: 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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visiting from Canada

Wow! Loved this adventure. Staff and Max were amazing, only downside were the inexperienced snorkelers. Thrashing and kicking everywhere making it impossible to see the sea life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! Loved this adventure. Staff and Max were amazing, only downside were the inexperienced snorkelers. Thrashing and kicking everywhere making it impossible to see the sea life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I used a very expired Groupon for this experience, purchased when their basic kayak tour was $39. Its apparently now $59, and almost worth the money. My girlfriend and I have both kayaked before, although not together, and we did the basic La Jolla Cove Kayak Tour in a double kayak. We are both locals, and it was $59 each,... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quality equipment and guides. The guys were very informative and positive. The trip into the cave was short, but beautiful. The "kayak surfing" was a blast. I would recommend this company.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were a bit nervous about trying to kayak on the ocean - first time ever. But the friendly staff and great guides put us at ease. It was amazing! The guides offered great instructions and we were on our way. We stopped a few times and heard fun stories about the area, enjoyed seeing the birds and sea lions,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Was a bit rough kayaking with one adult and two kids but was a lot of fun. The guide had some great information on the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Well-organized, enthusiastic, helpful guides who gave clear and useful instructions and made the two-hour trip fun, educational and comfortable for our group ranging from a seven to a seventy year-old. The guides kept us safe and comfortable despite enormous surf the day we went out. The folks at the shop were also accommodating and kind and immediately credited us after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had gone with this company because I have had a good experience with them in the past. My experience before was nice, our guide was good, my 67 year old mother went with me (before) so I didn't think it would be an issue for my 32 year old friend and I. We were asked to arrive 30 minutes... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

La Jolla kayak did a fine job they educated our family on this pristine spot and how it is protected from fishing and boating. We saw dolphins sea lions seals and many colorful fish. We were able to enter the caves. Yes it can be a bit crowded it was Easter weekend but our guides were professional, fun and full... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was the second time we have kayaked with La Jolla Kayak, the first was beautiful. This trip on 4/7 at 1:00 was just ok, mainly because we spent more time with the guide just talking. I brought a friend who lives in La Jolla with me this time, along with 3 others...we were sad when he painted a horrible... More 

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Lutterworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Slight confusion over our booking, but it was sort out quickly and we end up with a personal tour for our group (5 people). Our tour guide (Madison) was excellent and told some informative and interesting stories as we paddled around the bay. Bonus to see a dolphin jumping and a sea lion right up close to our kayak. Would... More 

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Additional Information about La Jolla Kayak

Address: Address: 2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858.459.1114
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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