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La Jolla Kayak

2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #15 of 33 Activities in La Jolla
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: La Jolla Kayak is a family run business celebrating more than 18 years as the premier ocean...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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220 reviews 220 reviews
92 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a cool tour with a different view of La Jolla Cove as you saw lots of Garibaldi (the California State Marine fish), a few leopard sharks (stated there are more in Summer), sea lions and birds. They take you into the cave and there were several sea lions swimming the cave and some would get within a couple... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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