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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour for Two

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USD 69.00
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San Diego has spectacular sea caves, but really exploring the kelp forests, wildlife, and scenery means going out on the water. Get up-close views of the La Jolla Caves on this tour in a double kayak, paddling alongside guides in La Jolla Ecological Reserve. First-time kayakers are welcome on this laid-back tour, with the chance to see harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales.
  • Paddle a stable double kayak that's beginner friendly
  • See native plants and wildlife on the La Jolla coast
  • Enter one of La Jolla's most famous sea caves
  • Look down into a giant kelp forest
  • This is a fun, 2-person activity led by expert kayak guides
What to Expect
Make your way to La Jolla, arriving a little bit before your departure time to get suited up in the onsite changing rooms. Head to the La Jolla Shores boat launch for a safety briefing and paddling instruction, and then launch a double kayak with help from your guide. Take plenty of breaks on the way to La Jolla Caves, stopping to learn about the four distinct micro-habitats that you pass. In addition to large marine wildlife, there are a lot of fish and birds to see, as well as the summertime aggregation of leopard sharks, one of the largest gathering in the world. Don't worry, these harmless sharks have small mouths and don't bite. See La Jolla's seven sea caves, paddling into the Emerald Cave when conditions allow. Following your time at Emerald Cave, check out the nearby giant kelp forest, the ideal spot for watching marine wildlife. Afterward, head back to the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Avenida De La Playa

La Jolla, CA
1h 30m
  • Professional guide
  • 2 person kayak rental
  • Gratuities
  • City tax (10%
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of guests
  • Dress code is swim wear
  • Kayak weight limit is 425 lbs
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please, contact suppliers booking office directly (number on voucher). Please, note that in order to secure a reservation / tour time, participants must schedule a tour time over the phone with a reservations specialist. Failure to do so may result in not being able to participate in activity
  • Reservations, recommended two weeks in advanced, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to schedule tour time for check in
  • A maximum of 6 people
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We could see Garibaldi fish and Nurse Sharks right below us. We "met" a sea lion inside the cave - he wasn't too interested in us. We paddled right over an actual fault line - the geology was fascinating. Our guides made it fun and interesting. The water was clear and cool (not
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Hi! I did this sea cave kayak tour and I really enjoyed staying in the water..it was my first time ocean kayaking and I loved it very much. I didn’t see much of sealife that day but the staff upon reservation and check-in we’re all friendly and helpful. Our two guides were also
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We went kayaking this morning and had an amazing trip! Josh, the person that checked us in, gave me his personal dry bag to use for my insulin pump, that was so thoughtful. And Tiffany, our tour guide was great. She told us all about the habitats that we were kayaking through
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Our tour guides Elizabeth and Lori were amazing. Loads of fun and education and the scenery excellent. This will provide a 2 mile long kayak tour so be prepared and we suggest adding the wetsuit. Well worth it.
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Cody and Tony were awesome on the kayak tour! We had a great time and our 14 year old had a blast. The girls in the shop were all super helpful and friendly as well, but I did not get their names. I definitely recommend coming here for a tour or just to purchase gifts and
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