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La Jolla Kayak

2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
858.459.1114
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Ranked #13 of 21 Activities in La Jolla
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Fair Oaks, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The best prices for kayaking can be found here. Also have very good friendly staff. We were never rushed at store or on beach. You start at the shop to pay, fill out paperwork, etc. then you head down to the beach. PICK UP A BOTTLE OF WATER ON WAY TO BEACH. if your out in the water for 2... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Small group of 10 kayaks. Tanner was a great guide. Saw around 30 leopard sharks. Going in the sea cave was not much but it was pretty to travel along the coast and learn about the ecology. Jumped in - didn't know it would be as refreshing. Lots of snorkelers which was kind of a surprise and something to watch... More

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Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a kayak/snorkeling tour with La Jolla Kayak in July 2014. It was worth every dime. When we snorkeled the little girl who was with me was nervous and the guides held on to her so I could snorkel. It was a great time, and educational as well. We saw seals and sea lions up close, swam into cave,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The was nothing special to see that you couldn't visit by yourself. The staff was really nice but it wasn't anything unique.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

An awesome experience! My wife and kids (14 & 11) rented two double kayaks on Thursday, August 7th; this was our first time kayaking and we loved it! All were a little nervous at first, but we quickly settled in and completely enjoyed the tour. The beach is wonderful, water is very clear and the wild life was plentiful for... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My 16 year old son and I took the La Jolla Cove Cave Tour and loved it. We rented a 2 person kayak (I had never kayaked before) and that worked well. The tour guides, Addison and Eric, were great. They taught us much and took us into one of the caves in the cove. Sea lions were plentiful, even... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Used La Jolla Kayak for a kayaking tour of the caves, and later for snorkeling equipment. The kayaking was fun. Great enthusiastic tour guides and a great time in the ocean. I did want to do a few caves, rather than just one, but still had a blast. Saw tons of sea lions and great sea life. Great instruction but... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rented a kayak from La Jolla Kayak Saturday. The gal at the counter helping us wasn't very organized with what information we needed to know before we headed out. So we walked down the beach without lifejackets because we didn't know you needed to get them from the store. When we arrived at the beach there were 4 guys sitting... More

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Victoria, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went on this excursion with my 7yo daughter, and she did not even bring a paddle for herself, only I paddled on our double kayak, which was no problem at all. We had excellent conditions on our tour, with a calm, clear ocean, and lots of leopard sharks and sea lions everywhere. No kayaks tipped on our tour. My... More

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I would recommend this more for families or people who would not normally go kayaking on their own. I wouldn't recommend this for smaller children as it requires a certain level of fitness/ strength. Our two guides were great and made sure we saw the local sharks and fish. The only cave you actually go into is really awesome; there... More

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