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La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks

2164 Avenida de La Playa, Upstairs, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
+1 858-454-0111
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Great kayak trip

Marley was a great guide--upbeat, knowledgable, and fun! Even though the waves were pretty big... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kathyreiss
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great Experience for a beginner!

My husband and I had never kayaked before but we were so lucky to have found such a great place! We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
donnaoracion
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Roswell, New Mexico
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Enjoying San Diego's perfect climate means adopting a beach life-style and exploring the magnificent Pacific Ocean Coast. There's no better way to do it than in a kayak! In a single tour you will experience southern California's surf culture, observe several species of marine animals, and visit 4 different marine environments: sandy beach, rocky coast, kelp forest, and open ocean - each with it's unique characteristics and wildlife viewing opportunities. Come see the Sea Lions, Leopard Sharks, Pelicans, Cormorants... and of course, the Caves! While our ultimate destination is the magnificent sea caves that the ocean has carved from ancient cliffs, the true beauty of the area is all around the caves. Please don't have your heart set on entering the caves as this is not always safe to do. Instead, open your eyes to the details around you and you will never be disappointed! We use stable sit-on-top kayaks that are very user friendly and no previous experience is required.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2164 Avenida de La Playa, Upstairs, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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+1 858-454-0111

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Reviewed yesterday

Marley was a great guide--upbeat, knowledgable, and fun! Even though the waves were pretty big (too big to go into the cave) we got a lot out of the tour--saw pelicans and cormorants, as well as a few sea lions. Marley told us a lot...More

Thank kathyreiss
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had never kayaked before but we were so lucky to have found such a great place! We had a small group and our guide, Nick, helped us every step of the way--fitting our helmets and giving us great tips along the...More

Thank donnaoracion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing experience with guides Chuck and Josh: learned so much and felt safe in new territory! Would recommend it to friends and I hope to be back!

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a problem finding the office, warm welcome on arrival, very organized. Our guide was Chuck, who is experienced and brings you into his energy of enthusiasm and gives you a very simple overview of sea kayak basics (different than lake kayaking!). Chuck also knows...More

Thank R D
Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear R D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Chuck. It sounds like you got it all: dolphins, sea lion, seal, going in the cave, surfing in! Hopefully next time we will be able to show you the Leopard Sharks....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on an awesome afternoon kayak tour led by Cyril. He was an expert instructor, learned everyone's names and gave great tips prior to paddling out to keep us from tipping. We've lived in the area for over a decade and get in the...More

Thank xanderfinch
Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "xanderfinch", Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am glad to hear that you appreciated Cyril's knowledge and paddling expertise.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Alex and Teabueay (T-Bow) were awesome and guided us in a safe manner , showed all beautiful spots, gave us time to enjoy, gave breaks at right times and made the whole experience pleasant. Thank you guys !!

Thank Thamizhan37
Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear "Thamizan37", We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time with Alex and Thibault on your tour! As you probably noticed, they had as much fun as you did :-) Take care, Dominick.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the tour of the cove by kayak with my son. We even got to go into a cave. No experience necessary, we got a lesson on the beach. Perfect activity with my 12 year old son!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was a lot of fun and a great workout. The guides were really nice and seeing the coast from the ocean was a different perspective. Everything is very well organized and all the staff are knowledgeable and experienced. Because of the weather and waves,...More

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Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear Diane, Thank you for sharing your experience, and your disappointment too as it is important for all to understand that (as we clearly state on our website) the cave entry cannot be guaranteed. Safety comes always first, and obviously when the waves are braking...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

My 16 year old son and I booked this tour during a recent visit to San Diego. The staff was kind and knowledgable. They patiently prepared our group of 14 to go out on a day that happened to have higher waves than usual, and...More

Thank MuleTownies
Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear J. and L., Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review, and most of all for being game on that challenging day! It was quite rough and you both did very well. Sincerely, The SCK Team.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time kayaking in La Jolla. The instruction was great and we had the BEST guide (ask if Cyril is available)! Very enjoyable and just our pace. We highly recommend using these guys!

Thank Matt P
Sea-Cave-Kayaks, Manager at La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you Matt for taking the time to write a review following your tour with Cyril! We are glad to hear that you had a great time.

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pcjfl1997
I read that the tour sees leopard sharks but in reading some of the reviews several customers mentioned seeing tiger sharks. Are they just confusing the names of the Sharks or have tiger sharks regularly been seen?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Sea-Cave-Kayaks | Property representative |
Hi, Not to worry, we do not have any Tiger sharks in La Jolla and this part of the Pacific Ocean. We only see Leopards, Soup Fins and very rarely a few Seven Gills sharks in the area. Dominick.
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jbonillalopez
Can we go into the caves on our own or do we have to be accompanied by a guided tour?
29 June 2016|
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Response from Sea-Cave-Kayaks | Property representative |
Hi, You may choose to rent a kayak and go on your own, in which case you can go TO the caves but cannot enter the cave (we enter one cave only, even on a tour, and only if it is safe to do so). Please let me know if you have... More
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