Hubby and I took this company's '2-hour Kayak Tour of 7 Caves' during our Anniversary vacation in San Diego. We has only previously kayaked in rivers... Never the ocean! Wasn't sure what to expect, but here's the skinny....
> The "June Gloom" made La Jolla's temp feel like 50's when it was actually in the mid-60s. Warmer months (July through September) would be a better time to tour.
> How wet do you get ?? Well the rented wetsuits are already pre-dampened, the kayaks fill up to your hips, the humidity/ocean spray covers your body and there is a 40/60 chance that you'll tip over & get fully dunked in a frozen salty bath during the return to shore.
> Our tour guides were Johnny Tsunami & Carson; who are really half kayakers/half comedians. We had jokes (nonstop) that began during the paddling intro and didn't end until the final desperate paddles into shore.
> As for the Nature/Ecological side, we DID get to go inside one of the 7 caves (the only one that's safe), see a colony of sea lions up close, and get the names/background/explanation of the reefs/caves/La Jolla coves.
We'd recommend this tour (& company) to fun loving couples (in the tandem kayak), families, first time kayakers, or river/lake kayakers who want an intro to the ocean.
Only Bummer: We wanted to rent a tandem bike also, but when we called to reserve one, we were informed that they don't rent ANY tandems...Ever?.... But they advertised them on their website? (whaaaaaa?!)
Overall.... 5 stars for the tour, 4 stars for the equiptment, 5 stars for the Tour guides and -1 star for the false advertising.
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