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Address: 2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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+1 858-459-1114
08:00 - 18:00
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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 did the kayak and snorkeling tour with La Jolla Kayak while visiting the San Diego area this summer. The tour was great. The staff was very friendly, and our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Gold Coast
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104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kind of find this difficult to rate. I envisaged this experience quite differently to the reality. Aspects Good other parts Average. The staff were friendly and upbeat. Had all the knowledge on the local Wildlife. Only really saw 1 seal pop it's head up out of the water. Heard the Sea Lions but couldn't get close enough. Thought we would... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommendation: Get there early. This goes for any kayak company in La Jolla. All get busy as the day goes on. I'm a fan of getting in early right after they open. Fill out my forms, grab my vest and head to the water. Most people kayaking are doing the cave tours, so you see groups all over the place... More 

Thank TravelingWineJedi
Omaha, NE
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I visited La Jolla Kayak as part of a day trip from a corporate incentive meeting that I attended in Carlsbad. We had the option to kayak one day and bike another and both were offered through La Jolla Kayak. Both experiences were great, though the kayaking was much more physical than I expected. We were there on an overcast... More 

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience! You cannot beat the beauty of La Jolla. We loved the guides and the information they shared about the area. We were even fortunate enough to have seals and dolphins make an appearance that day. Definitely worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this great 2 hours spent on the crystal clear ocean. We were able to enter one of the caves which was a breathtaking experience. If you are spending anytime in the LA Jolla area don't skip this excursion. Our guide was Bree and she gave a great narrative of the multiple eco systems in the ocean. The information... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Super friendly staff, seemed to really care that we had a great experience. Had wetsuits ready to go, and they helped us pick the right time to get the most out of the tour.

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Falun, Sweden
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I signed up for a whale watching trip, but when I arrived they informed me that it will be a combo of a kayak cave trip and a whale watching trip. When I asked the other guests I realized that the other participants had signed up for a cave trip. Then I had to wait for almost an hour for... More 

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We regret that you did not have the experience you expected and appreciate your feedback. We take pride in operating a professional, organized business that provides the best experiences for our customers, and are continually striving to keep systems in place to ensure this. We will respond to your email to address further concerns in hopes that we can move... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I felt the need to give a review of the over and above service provided by the guides. One of the people in our group dropped their expensive gopro cameras into the ocean near a buoy. One guide paddled back to shore, got his goggles, paddled back and dove into the water to recover the camera, amazing! He wasn't done.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of the cove and our tour guides were great. The guides were entertaining and informative. We saw leopard sharks, garibaldi,sea lions and a dolphin surfaced right next to us!The info give about the coastline,architecture, Dr Seuss and marine life was all very interesting. We were even given the opportunity to jump out of our kayaks... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We did the kayak and snorkeling tour with La Jolla Kayak while visiting the San Diego area this summer. The tour was great. The staff was very friendly, and our tour guide was great. I was hoping we would kayak in the caves, but we anchored the kayaks and swam into one of the caves, which was also cool. We... More 

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