The Kayak Tour Guides at La Jolla Kayak are the best in San Diego! They are knowledgeable, certified instructors who are passionate about creating a safe and memorable ocean kayaking experience. You may even hear some funny stories along the way!

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Original La Jolla Kayak Cave Tour

“ I was very pleased with La Jolla Kayak's customer service and I continue to recommend this activity to friends.

Clarie H, Brentwood, CA

“ Our guides Alex and Jack were knowledgeable and so much fun. Thank you guys!

Cheryl H, Palmdale, CA

Our tour guides were awesome! Very friendly, funny and had some entertaining stories to tell!

Kristen C, Staten Island, NY

The La Jolla Kayak Crew

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Piatti's restaurant
Leopard sharks swimming around La Jolla Shores
Bright orange Garibaldi swimming in La Jolla Ecological Reserve

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I'd recommend this excursion for anyone on vacation, or even locals like us.

Chris H, San Diego, CA

Our tour guides were fantastic!
They truly made this a family experience to remember.

Doug W, Claremont, CA

La Jolla Kayak is hands down the best. Their staff is very helpful, nice, and professional.

Judy K, Carmichael, CA

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Join us for a thrilling ocean kayaking experience of the Seven Caves and La Jolla's Underwater Park. Soak in views of the most spectacular marine life along the Pacific Coast, including dolphins, sea lions, leopard sharks, and garibaldi.

Age 6+ for double kayak tours (with an adult.) Age 15+ for single kayak tours. Weight restrictions are 500 lbs maximum for double kayaks. You will receive a full refund if cancelled 48 hours before the excursion.

Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Duration 2.0 hours

Departs at 9:40 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Single Kayak $55.00*

Double Kayak $104.00*

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes your paddle, personal floatation device (PFD), kayak, snorkel gear, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

Kayak along the beautiful shoreline of La Jolla's Ecological Reserve while the sun sets on the calm horizon. Our guided tours set the perfect evening for a memorable night out. 

Age 6+ for double kayak tours (with an adult). Age 15+ for single kayak tours. Weight restrictions are 500lbs maximum for double kayaks. You will receive a full refund if cancelled 48 hours before the excursion.

 

Soledad Slide Bike Tour

Duration 2.0 hours

Departs at 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM

Single Bike $40.00*

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes bike, helmet, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

Explore La Jolla's famous coastline from the seat of a bicycle. Starting at the top of Mt. Soledad, breezing by Windansea Beach, Bird Rock, the Children's Pool, and La Jolla Cove.

Riders are transported to the top of Mt. Soledad. The tour is fully guided, mostly downhill, and suitable for riders of all skill levels. 

Sunset Kayak Tour

Duration 2.0 hours

Departs at 5:20 PM

Single Kayak $45.00*

Double Kayak $74.00*

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes your paddle, personal floatation device (PFD), kayak, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

Cruise La Jolla's famous sea caves in a kayak and dive-in to snorkel around the Underwater Park. Swim alongside Garibaldi, leopard sharks, and sea lions while admiring the lush marine forest. 

Age 6+ for double kayak tours (with an adult.) Age 15+ for single kayak tours. Weight restrictions are 500 lbs maximum for double kayaks. You will receive a full refund if cancelled 48 hours before the excursion.

Weekend Brunch Kayak Tour with Piatti's 

Enjoy a morning kayaking through the La Jolla sea caves and end your adventure with a delicious brunch at Piatti Restaurant, conveniently located across the street. 

Age 6+ for double kayak tours (with an adult). Age 15+ for single kayak tours. Weight restrictions are 500lbs maximum for double kayaks. You will receive a full refund if cancelled 48 hours before the excursion.


Available Saturdays and Sundays

(Weather permitting)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Single Kayak $40.00*

Double Kayak $64.00*

+ $15 brunch fee per person 

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes your paddle, personal floatation device (PFD), kayak, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

Leopard Shark Snorkel Tour

Every year, leopard sharks migrate to La Jolla Shores for their mating season and can be seen just a few yards from shore. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime guided snorkel excursion with HARMLESS leopard sharks!

The tour will last 1 hour with your guide. You may keep the equipment for an additional 2 hours to explore on your own.

This tour is appropriate for swimmers ages 6+. 

 

Duration 1.5 hours

Departs at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM

Single Space $40.00

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

La Jolla Coast Snorkel Tour

Experience one of Southern California's favorite places to snorkel, La Jolla Cove. See spectacular underwater rock formations, lush plant life, bright orange garibaldi, sea cucumbers, anemones, and sea stars!

The tour will last 1 hour with your guide. You may keep the equipment for an additional 2 hours to explore on your own. 

The tour is appropriate for swimmers ages 6+.

 

Duration 2 hours

Departs at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM

Single Space $45.00

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, and experienced tour guide.

 

 

Rentals

SNORKEL

Explore La Jolla Cove!

Duration 4 hours

Rental Gear mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit

Single Package $30.00*

 *Prices may vary based on date and time.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD, SURF BOARD, BOOGIE BOARD

Paddle, hang loose, and boogie La Jolla's coast!

Duration 2 hours

SUP Single Package $30.00

Surf Board Single Package $25.00

Boogie Board Single Package $12.00

 

 

Explore the La Jolla Ecological Reserve at your own pace. 

Duration 2 hours*

Rental Gear kayak, life vest, backrest, paddle

Single Kayak $30.00

Double Kayak $35.00

*Includes mandatory safety training sessions (5 minutes)

 

KAYAK

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LA JOLLA KAYAK

La Jolla Kayak is San Diego's original ocean kayaking and snorkeling exploration adventure. 

Operating from La Jolla Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides kayak, snorkel, and bike tours of the spectacular coastal cliffs and sea caves. 

Duration  2.0 hours

Departs at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:40 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:00PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Single Kayak $40.00*

Double Kayak $64.00*

*Prices may vary based on date and time. Price includes your paddle, personal floatation device (PFD), kayak, and experienced tour guide.

 

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  • Cave Entry. As safety is our first priority, entrance to the sea cave on kayak tours is dependent on weather and tide conditions. Our guides will communicate the conditions before your tour. If you aren't able to enter the caves on your tour, we will provide you with a voucher for on-foot cave access. 
  • Parking. Street parking only. Plan to allot 15-20 minutes to find parking. To avoid the hassle of finding parking, consider using a rideshare service. 
  • Arrive Early! We ask that our customers arrive 30 minutes before their reservation time. This will give you time to check-in, get suited up (changing rooms are available), put away your belongings (lockers are available), and head down to La Jolla Shores with your tour group. 
  • Marine Life. As nature is unpredictable, we do not guarantee sightings of marine life. 


La Jolla Kayak is conveniently located nearby excellent restaurants and boutique shops for you to enjoy before or after your trip. Our tour guides are happy to offer recommendations on the best spots to eat and must-do's in San Diego.

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