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La Jolla Kayak

2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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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 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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“cave tour” (20 reviews)
“sea caves” (16 reviews)
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2199 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

Guides were great, friendly and personable. They tell terrible jokes but are extremely professional. Warned us before going out that the caves might not be possible due to high waves. Went on the tour anyway. When we got out there, a few of the different...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2015

We spent two hours on this kayak tour and had an awesome guide. He did not rush us, had lots of interesting stories and educational information about the area homes and homeowners, water, sea life, etc. We got to enter one of the caves as...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2015

Called before and scheduled. On the flyer, included in tour is also leaving valuables and items that cannot get wet at their location. Guess what? they want to rent you a locker at an additional price. Ask for a manager several times. No one shows...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had planned on the kayak & snorkel but due to low visibility we ended up just doing the original kayak tour. We had a wonderful time! Our guides were helpful and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. A few people ended up not feeling...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Husband and I did the Original Cove Kayak tour and really enjoyed it. We had only been kayaking one other time and that was marsh not ocean - I say this to let you know anyone can do this tour. No experience necessary . We...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2015

La jolla itself is a wonder, with so many beautiful places in one location. Take this kayak tour, and see what its like on the reserve side. it could be a little hard if the waves are high, which is what we had, but it...More

Thank fahym
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Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We went out yesterday afternoon on the 2 hour kayak trip to see the caves & sea lions! Our guide, Jaz, was really great, a lot of fun and really informative, and we saw loads of fish, as well as some very cool leopard sharks...More

Thank PollyKemp
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Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did the kayak and snorkel tour with La Jolla Kayak and it was superb! I had never kayaked before and was quite nervous but everyone made me feel at ease. We arrived early and parked in the huge car park by...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Staff was great. It did rain but when you are in the ocean what difference does it make. Lots of couples kayaking. Really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Kayak tour with two great guides who filled us in on the coast of La Jolla while patiently helping us to navigate and Kayak around. Wish it had been sunnier but that can't be helped.

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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.
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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
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