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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 July 22, 2016
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Fenton, Michigan
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second kayak trip in La Jolla and a new company. As always, kayaking the Cove is very fun and energizing. but, this tour lacked any sort of local information. It was very limited and the two guides appeared to be more interested in just paddling from the beach - get to the cave - get back to... More 

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day on land appreciating La Jolla Cove and watching others on the water, I decided it was time to have some fun myself. I checked La Jolla Kayak and booked online directly from their website for the 10am. They offer a few other options like the bike trip and snorkeling options, but this day I wanted to do... More 

Thank Charles D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted this company after having difficulty with the original company was rude and unresponsive. I got the contact info from the concierge at the Marriott Marquis. These young folks are bright, positive, helpful and very professional. Even got a reminder call the day before my snorkeling trip. They were very busy but I felt as though I had excellent... More 

Thank Patricia Ann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took two teenagers who were dead set against kayaking on this tour. And so glad we did. First of all our tour guides kept us giggling with their corny jokes. In addition, they were very informative when it came to the real stuff. Our family has minimal kayaking experience so they really helped us to make this experience very... More 

Thank HoustonCoolmom
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to La Jolla for the day. I decided to stop in and check out the sea caves. This is the first place on the way into this end of the city. I went got there about 8:30 and asked for a tour. the people at the front desk said the 9 am was sold out so they got me... More 

Thank danz4x
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family (kids 9,11) went on the 1.5 hour Kayaking Cave Tour with La Jolla Kayak company!!! It was a wonderful day. Not only did we have presteen weather, but tour guides Cameron and Eric were awesome!!! Their knowledge of the area and their little history lessons made the trip epic. The caves were amazing; so much more magical that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on kayak tour. So much fun. We had 3 teenagers. Our guides Des & Jack were great. Very informative explaining the area. Was easy to do but we had a great day with the water being pretty calm and warm. Went into the caves and saw sea lions which was cool. We enjoyed this company so much that we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would give the company a 5 star rating, can't say that was my favorite snorkel experience. The kayaking was fun and the scenery was beautiful. I really liked our tour guides. They were friendly and informative. For the snorkeling....the water was very murky. I wasn't expecting tropical conditions, but the clarity was lower than I was expecting. Of course,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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.

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