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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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Not cheap, but the people are nice and the equipment is in good shape

Test you mask before you leave the store. The one I got leaked and was unusable. Since I was with my family, I did not spend the time to walk all the way back tot he shop to get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Anaheim Hills, California

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

La jolla itself is a wonder, with so many beautiful places in one location. Take this kayak tour, and see what its like on the reserve side. it could be a little hard if the waves are high, which is what we had, but it is still worth it. sealions in the water, fish and a cove along with tons... More 

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Henley on Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went out yesterday afternoon on the 2 hour kayak trip to see the caves & sea lions! Our guide, Jaz, was really great, a lot of fun and really informative, and we saw loads of fish, as well as some very cool leopard sharks and lots of sea lions! Couldn't recommend this highly enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did the kayak and snorkel tour with La Jolla Kayak and it was superb! I had never kayaked before and was quite nervous but everyone made me feel at ease. We arrived early and parked in the huge car park by the beach, which was free. It was a pleasant walk to the shop. Once there,... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Staff was great. It did rain but when you are in the ocean what difference does it make. Lots of couples kayaking. Really enjoyed it.

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Kayak tour with two great guides who filled us in on the coast of La Jolla while patiently helping us to navigate and Kayak around. Wish it had been sunnier but that can't be helped.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been renting kayaks and doing the tours for 4 years now. Its the best experience in La Jolla! The staff is great and very helpful. The beach is super nice and the view is amazing! I would recommend if traveling to the La Jolla area!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We rented double kayaks and went out as a group of 4 adults and 4 kids. We saw sea lions, pelicans, and leopard sharks. It's like being the star of your own nature programme!! Kayaks were very stable, sea was dead calm, life vests provided and a map. Go early before the masses arrive. Be careful where you park -... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Family of 4 from out of state...found this gem! Had a great time doing a 2 hr bike ride down Mt. Soledad with 2 great guides (Carson and Matt are highly recommended). Then we explored the ocean with our ocean kayaks and sea cave tour! Amazing day outdoors in a beautiful town.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I originally booked kayaking and snorkeling with tiger sharks. Sadly the weather was quite bad so "La Jolla Kayak" recommended to cancel the snorkeling with refund, which was very nice of them. Also we didn't expect it to be so cold, so we asked if we can move this tour to the afternoon- they did it with... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Test you mask before you leave the store. The one I got leaked and was unusable. Since I was with my family, I did not spend the time to walk all the way back tot he shop to get a new one, so I just bobbed around and watched the family have a great time. The cost to rest a... More 

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