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La Jolla Kayak

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-459-1114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live close & decided to take up a free day with our teen boys. Alex & Chris were great guides. Saw dolphins, seals & falcons while we were out. It’s a great spot & great service. Traveling in or close by this is worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dbowers75
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time kayaking to the caves. Our guides where very knowledgeable and fun. Coming back to the beach the waves where huge. We had so much fun surfing them back to the beach. Would definetley rcommend it and will do it again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Journey1717
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We found a coupon in the hotel and decided to try it. We had the best time! Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I felt 100 percent safe with them. It was very affordable and I am going to do this every time I visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leslierH6414JE
Reviewed November 20, 2018

I was in San Diego for a short conference and only had a half day of free time. A friend knows I love kayaking and told me about this place in La Jolla. I took a short 15 minute uber from my hotel and wasn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lifecameraadventure
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This was a wonderfully fun tour. Alex was our tour guide. He was everything you would want in a guide: funny, engaging and concerned for our safety. The only reason I gave it four stars is because you do need to be somewhat in shape...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank April M
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I'll preface my review by stating that I used to reside in San Diego, and this is one of those decidedly "touristy" things I wouldn't have participated in as a former local. And boy, I was missing out! I returned to sunny SD again recently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the best way to see La Jolla by land! From the top of Mt. Solidad all the way down you get several stops for Pictures along the way and the guys who run this are accommodating, friendly and extremely professional. We originally booked...More

5  Thank madiany2018
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We did the morning downhill bike tour from Mt Soledad to the coastline with Alex as our guide. It was beautiful and enjoyable. Alex has a wealth of information about San Diego and the surrounding area. Glad it started at Mt Soledad to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TerryS46
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Father and son trip to La Jolla and decided to do kayak and snorkel tour. We got Matt as our tour guide. He was great. He told us kooky stories and korny jokes and we loved every minute of it. He took us over to...More

7  Thank maxfly
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Nice opportunity to start at the top and ride down Mt. Soledad. We made frequent stops where our guide provided some local history. Bikes, helmets, and water provided.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Heather F
February 16, 2018|
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Response from jjbru | Reviewed this property |
What they explained to us is it has more to do with the size of the waves, then the time of day.
Ameya B
December 23, 2016|
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Response from lajollakayak | Property representative |
Of course! During the winter months, gray whales begin their journey along La Jolla's coastline. You'll see leopard sharks, sea lions, Garibaldi, and maybe even dolphins and whales! Don't worry about being cold, we rent... More