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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 #13 of 23 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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Pacifica, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a kayak/snorkeling tour with La Jolla Kayak in July 2014. It was worth every dime. When we snorkeled the little girl who was with me was nervous and the guides held on to her so I could snorkel. It was a great time, and educational as well. We saw seals and sea lions up close, swam into cave,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The was nothing special to see that you couldn't visit by yourself. The staff was really nice but it wasn't anything unique.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

An awesome experience! My wife and kids (14 & 11) rented two double kayaks on Thursday, August 7th; this was our first time kayaking and we loved it! All were a little nervous at first, but we quickly settled in and completely enjoyed the tour. The beach is wonderful, water is very clear and the wild life was plentiful for... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My 16 year old son and I took the La Jolla Cove Cave Tour and loved it. We rented a 2 person kayak (I had never kayaked before) and that worked well. The tour guides, Addison and Eric, were great. They taught us much and took us into one of the caves in the cove. Sea lions were plentiful, even... More

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