Water activity

La Jolla: 2-Hour Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves

4.7 / 5

89 reviews

La Jolla: 2-Hour Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves

From $109 per group up to 2

Taking a La Jolla kayak tour is a favorite of both locals and San Diego visitors alike. Explore beautiful sea cliffs and sea caves as you glide through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve filled with marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Paddle through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve
  • Explore beautiful sea cliffs and caves as you glide through the reserve
  • Visit all seven caves for amazing close-ups of sandstone formations
  • Witness sea lions, garibaldi, leopard sharks, shovelnose guitarfish, and even the occasional dolphin
Full description
Take a lesson before the tour begins and grab all the necessary kayak equipment. The tour takes place in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. There are 3 different habitats in the reserve, and on your tour you will have the chance paddle to all three - the rocky reefs, sandy flats, and kelp beds. Paddle to the seven caves of La Jolla and go into the Clam’s cave, which is the largest cave on the tour. See the local marine life on the tour including sea lions, harbor seals, Garibaldi, leopard sharks, and the occasional dolphin.
  • All required equipment (kayak, paddle, lifejacket and helmet)
  • Lockers and wetsuits are available for rental at check-in
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the storefront at 2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla CA 92037. Look for the Red Awning.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is only recommended for swimmers only and for children 5 and up
  • Lockers and wetsuits can be rented on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

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Had a good experience and enjoyed the tour. Unfortunately waters were rough that day and we were unable to explore the caves for safety reasons. Our tour guide Anthony was great. He made sure we had the best experience and made sure safety was first concern. I had minimal kayak experience and never in open waters. It is best if you go as a two person team.

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September 15, 2021

The staff was fun, competent and friendly. The instruction was right on. A staff member helped us come to shore without crashing. The experience of taking us into the cave at high tide was something I will never forget. The only suggestion would be to somehow make it easier to tell the groups apart, we started following the wrong group because the groups were physically too close and they instructors often all looked the same wearing familiar clothing. But no complaints, just a suggestion.

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September 14, 2021

Thomas and Anthony were awesome. Not only was the experience good, but they were super knowledgeable about La Jolla and the history of the area. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is visiting the area. Parking is a pain, so I would arrive about an hour before hand. After the tour enjoy the beach and/or parks in La Jolla and enjoy the many restaurants in the town.

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September 11, 2021

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