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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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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Great Tour!

My 16 year old son and I took the La Jolla Cove Cave Tour and loved it. We rented a 2 person kayak (I had never kayaked before) and that worked well. The tour guides, Addison... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My 16 year old son and I took the La Jolla Cove Cave Tour and loved it. We rented a 2 person kayak (I had never kayaked before) and that worked well. The tour guides, Addison and Eric, were great. They taught us much and took us into one of the caves in the cove. Sea lions were plentiful, even... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Used La Jolla Kayak for a kayaking tour of the caves, and later for snorkeling equipment. The kayaking was fun. Great enthusiastic tour guides and a great time in the ocean. I did want to do a few caves, rather than just one, but still had a blast. Saw tons of sea lions and great sea life. Great instruction but... More 

2 Thank Chad S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Rented a kayak from La Jolla Kayak Saturday. The gal at the counter helping us wasn't very organized with what information we needed to know before we headed out. So we walked down the beach without lifejackets because we didn't know you needed to get them from the store. When we arrived at the beach there were 4 guys sitting... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

I went on this excursion with my 7yo daughter, and she did not even bring a paddle for herself, only I paddled on our double kayak, which was no problem at all. We had excellent conditions on our tour, with a calm, clear ocean, and lots of leopard sharks and sea lions everywhere. No kayaks tipped on our tour. My... More 

1 Thank Kathleen H
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I would recommend this more for families or people who would not normally go kayaking on their own. I wouldn't recommend this for smaller children as it requires a certain level of fitness/ strength. Our two guides were great and made sure we saw the local sharks and fish. The only cave you actually go into is really awesome; there... More 

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Naples, FL
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Being from the Gulf side of the U.S. and not use to waves we(group of 5) were slightly worried about about the waves despite being able to swim. Our tour guide Chris was fantastic on assuring us things were fine and waters were calm. We had a great time and seeing the sea lions in the caves was very cool.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We did the original kayak tour during the first week of July 2014. When we booked we were instructed to arrive 40 minutes before departure of the tour. When we arrived at the requested time we spent 5 minutes filling out disclaimer forms, so we ended up with more than half an hour of waiting time. This waiting was further... More 

3 Thank Wendy C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our hotel told us that all of the kayak outfitters are the same down on Avenida La Playa, so we went to La Jolla Kayak because we had a flyer. We wanted to rent two single kayaks on our own, but they said that the surf could be rough, and recommended a double. They explained that unless we went on... More 

1 Thank abh345678
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

I am truly impressed with La Jolla Kayak. Our guides Zoey and Chris were fantastic, knowledgeable, and helpful. They both made the day so much fun. We had a variety of people and skill levels in our group; but, they adjusted for everyone quickly and easily. There were a couple guys that didn't want to get in the water for... More 

Thank Mary K
Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I did a combo bike and kayak tour. Ended up being the only one on the bike tour, so I had Tom the tour guide all to myself. Very enjoyable, and the ride was really easy -- mostly downhill, with a few short uphill rides which shouldn't be any problem for people with just a little bit of cycling experience.... More 

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