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Address: 2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
Phone Number: 858.459.1114
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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We signed up for the 5:00 tour and were a little apprehensive about our ability to keep up with the group. My friend and I went on the 90 minute kayak tour, in a double kayak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We signed up for the 5:00 tour and were a little apprehensive about our ability to keep up with the group. My friend and I went on the 90 minute kayak tour, in a double kayak. We did the 5:00 tour time and it worked out perfectly for our day. Here are a few tips: 1. You WILL get wet... More 

Thank reynask
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the 2 hour kayak tour with my son and we were given every second of that out on the water. The guides are highly entertaining, told great stories about the area as we went, helped us get into the caves since the water was calm enough, and provided a very enjoyable time.

Thank Michael J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys/gals are professionals. They make the experience awesome. We rented kayaks and did our own thing but they welcomed us to enjoy the benefit of local knowledge along with the tour group anyways. My son and I were too busy snorkeling and exploring but my wife and 9 yr old took advantage of some of the tour. You definitely... More 

Thank David B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked this expecting to kayak and snorkel in the sea caves. We never made it within 100 yards of the cave. The 3 hour tour was roughly over in an hour and 45 minutes and our guides said we were out of time. They can't blame it on weather because in the guides own words "it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guides. We had fun. Very informative about homes/ area. Fun games on kayak. We all got wet... But did not need to if you opt out. We had paid for snorkeling but due to rough seas they were honest and refunded our money upon arriving... Came back another day to area to snorkel. Highly recommend for children and... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyday California was awesome and the tour guides were awesome, knowledgable and entertaining so this review is really only about my experience. Had a good time but almost the entire kayaking tour was in the ocean with the exception of the one and only one sea cave which they would allow you to enter in pairs. You would go in... More 

Thank memoryworm
Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading good reviews of this business, we decided to sign up for a 2 hour kayak tour of the sea caves. We were very happy with the adventure. The weather determines is the tour lasts a complete 2 hours and how many caves you see, but even though it was a little windy on our tour, paddling was easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited La Jolla for the first time and scheduled a kayak tour of the caves. I was super nervous as this was the first time kayaking in the ocean. The guides gave us ample I foot prepare the group before launching. We learned a lot along the way with information about the ecological preserve, funny stories... More 

Thank LinzRada
West Valley City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff! Fun time, even for a nervous first timer! Lockers and changing rooms available. Got to see dolphins!

Thank Jaime W
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I always choose La Jolla Kayak (in La Jolla Shores) when organizing fun kayak outings for visiting friends/family members. The team at LJ Kayak does a good job with explaining basics of kayak strokes, safety, and the fun facts of the LJ shoreline and village (though some of the local info isn't always accurate!) They do a good job with... More 

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