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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

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The Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour (90 Minutes in Length) offers unforgettable guided tours through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Each tour is lead by experienced guide(s) who ensure participants safely navigate through three of the four ecological habitats, all while seeing different types of marine life that inhabit one of the highest concentrations of sea-life in all of California. Towards the southern end of the Ecological Reserve, La Jolla's Seven Sea Caves patiently await, allowing participants to witness their beauty. Weather permitting, participants can take in breathtaking views from inside Emerald Cave in California's only north-facing cave wall. (Tours may not always enter Emerald Cave, depending safety of the conditions.) Participants must be five years or older to participate in the tour.

Valid for up to two people to ride in a double kayak.
  • Paddle a stable double kayak that's beginner friendly
  • See native plants and wildlife on the La Jolla coast
  • Enter one of La Jolla's most famous sea caves
  • Look down into a giant kelp forest
  • This is a fun, 2-person activity led by expert kayak guides
What to Expect
Make your way to La Jolla, arriving a little bit before your departure time to get suited up in the onsite changing rooms. Head to the La Jolla Shores boat launch for a safety briefing and paddling instruction, and then launch a double kayak with help from your guide. Take plenty of breaks on the way to La Jolla Caves, stopping to learn about the four distinct micro-habitats that you pass. In addition to large marine wildlife, there are a lot of fish and birds to see, as well as the summertime aggregation of leopard sharks, one of the largest gathering in the world. Don't worry, these harmless sharks have small mouths and don't bite. See La Jolla's seven sea caves, paddling into the Emerald Cave when conditions allow. Following your time at Emerald Cave, check out the nearby giant kelp forest, the ideal spot for watching marine wildlife. Afterward, head back to the starting point.
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Departure Point
Avenida De La Playa

La Jolla, CA
1h 30m
  • Professional guide
  • 2 person kayak rental
  • Gratuities
  • City tax (10%
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of guests
  • Dress code is swim wear
  • Kayak weight limit is 425 lbs
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please, contact suppliers booking office directly (number on voucher). Please, note that in order to secure a reservation / tour time, participants must schedule a tour time over the phone with a reservations specialist. Failure to do so may result in not being able to participate in activity
  • Reservations, recommended two weeks in advanced, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to schedule tour time for check in
  • A maximum of 6 people
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cody and Tony were awesome on the kayak tour! We had a great time and our 14 year old had a blast. The girls in the shop were all super helpful and friendly as well, but I did not get their names. I definitely recommend...More

Thank hartman_defender
Reviewed 1 week ago

Danielle and Sam were fun and knowledgeable guides. The conditions were perfect and allowed safe entry into the cave. It was a beautiful and relaxing day. Reservations were easy to make, employees at the shop were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Everyday California.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RobynnS6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time with Danielle! She was knowledgeable, fun, and held safety above all. We absolutely loved it!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WunderMags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so amazing and such fun for us. A challenge since neither of us had kayaked before, much less the ocean, but Mikal was a terrific and attentive guide and we had everything we needed. Looking for a little adventure? Try this! Seeing the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gary W
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Tony & Mike were Absolutely Awesome Guides. We Totally enjoyed the experience and the weather was Absolutely Perfect!!! Everyone was very friendly from the check in, equipment and Especially the knowledge and stories that Tony & Mike shared. Thank You for making it Fun for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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March 9, 2019|
Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask the company directly. Tides and conditions vary daily...I don't know that you will ever be 'guaranteed' to go into the caves. Even if you don't, it's a great kayak trip with lots of good info about the... More
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February 1, 2019|
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Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a good idea for the 8 month old. The 4-1/2 year old might be ok, but understand you are confined to the kayak and fairly far off shore. I would suggest another activity for kids this age.
January 15, 2019|
Response from 442laurat | Reviewed this property |
You should reach out directly to the business. We had people of all ages on the kayak tour with us.
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