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La Jolla Kayak

2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #11 of 20 activities in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I signed up for the Kayak and snorkeling combo on the last day of our vacation. We're both capable swimmers and experienced kayakers, so despite the lackluster paddling/safety explanation we were totally comfortable out at sea. That said If this your first time kayaking - DON'T go here. Two of the women after the guide's explanation were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

thought these folks did a great job in a crowded market. every storefront on that street is either offering kayak tours or is a restaurant. our guys were fun, informative, kept us clear of the other kayak groups, offered local history and stories, and did it all in an efficient but unrushed manner. we were experienced flat water kayakers so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Overall it was an amazing trip. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The sea life and views were unbelievable. We felt completely safe at all times as the company had great practices in the water. This was a major difference from one of the other local companies which seemed like it was a free for all. Highly recommend!

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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Like a few others, I'd thought I'd really be going to caves. Our group seemed big at first but it got broken up. Luke our guide told us stories about Dr Suess and fault lines. If yore lucky leopard sharks can be seen and other sea life. I'd avoid going on Sundays. Way too many people in the water.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Had an amazing time on the kayak tour. It was even more fun than I thought it would be. The guides were super laid back, nice and knowledgable. At first I was worried I wouldn't be athletic enough, especially since it was a choppy day. But this is something anyone can do. I highly recommend it. Its such a great... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I (we are in our 60's) recently did the afternoon sea cave kayak tour during our visit to La Jolla and San Diego. There were paddlers of all ages and paddling abilities. The 2 guides (Chris and Eric?) were experienced and excellent. The company and guides are very safety conscious, even providing helmets in addition to PFD's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband & I had a wonderful time kayaking with LJK. Our guides were professional, hilarious and wanted everyone to have an enjoyable experience. There is a short movie telling people what to expect so there are not any surprises. The store has lockers, restrooms and dressing rooms. The beach is a short walk from the store. At the beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Did a 2 hour kayak that took in the caves, then out to sea where we saw loads of seals, birds, dolphins and had the pleasure of a turtle too which had not been seen in 2 years! Guide was great made it informative but fun tour, we got within touching distance of dolphins which made this trip the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

well this was my first kayak tour in the ocean and la jolla kayak made it so much fun and easy.. the ocean was green and water was so clear that we could look at the floor. we had a close look at a shoal of leopard sharks and sea lions posing for us on the shores.. the big waves... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

These tours do not include entering of the "seven caves", but rather viewing them from 100 - 200 yards offshore. The advertising and pictures are misleading as they give the impression, at least to me, that we would actually enter the caves in our Kayaks. It borders on false advertising, particularly as our day was calm with minimal swells -... More

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