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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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Excellent fun and educational with it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Lutterworth, England, United Kingdom
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I booked this activity for my team in February through Shane from La Jolla Kayak, he was very accommodating and helpful. The tour guides Luke, Courtney, Madison and Tommy were wonderful, they interacted well with my parents and kids and were very funny. We saw whales, dolphins, seals, etc. everyone still talks about it. If I were to book another... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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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