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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 #11 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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Naples, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Being from the Gulf side of the U.S. and not use to waves we(group of 5) were slightly worried about about the waves despite being able to swim. Our tour guide Chris was fantastic on assuring us things were fine and waters were calm. We had a great time and seeing the sea lions in the caves was very cool.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the original kayak tour during the first week of July 2014. When we booked we were instructed to arrive 40 minutes before departure of the tour. When we arrived at the requested time we spent 5 minutes filling out disclaimer forms, so we ended up with more than half an hour of waiting time. This waiting was further... More

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Boston, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our hotel told us that all of the kayak outfitters are the same down on Avenida La Playa, so we went to La Jolla Kayak because we had a flyer. We wanted to rent two single kayaks on our own, but they said that the surf could be rough, and recommended a double. They explained that unless we went on... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am truly impressed with La Jolla Kayak. Our guides Zoey and Chris were fantastic, knowledgeable, and helpful. They both made the day so much fun. We had a variety of people and skill levels in our group; but, they adjusted for everyone quickly and easily. There were a couple guys that didn't want to get in the water for... More

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I did a combo bike and kayak tour. Ended up being the only one on the bike tour, so I had Tom the tour guide all to myself. Very enjoyable, and the ride was really easy -- mostly downhill, with a few short uphill rides which shouldn't be any problem for people with just a little bit of cycling experience.... More

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San Jose, California
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Its fun, thrilling and amazing. Try doing it in the afternoon, if the ocean is little rough, its more fun... but its tiring...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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