Original Kayak Cave Tour


La Jolla Kayak tours through the La Jolla Sea Caves

Single Kayak $41*
Double Kayak $64*

*Prices may vary based on date and time

Join us for a thrilling kayak tour of the La Jolla Sea Caves!

Explore La Jolla’s 7 Sea Caves by kayak and see why San Diegans and tourists rave about our tours!

Kayak through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve home to our friends — leopard sharks, Garibaldi (California’s state marine fish!), lush kelp beds, sea lions, and even the occasional pod of dolphins! Our experienced tour guides will share fun facts and history about La Jolla, safely guide you along the sea caves and lead you through one (ocean conditions permitting), and most importantly they will make sure you are having fun!

Departs: Everyday 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:40 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM (weather permitting)
Ages: 6+ for tandem kayak (with adult), 15+ for single kayak
Weight restrictions 500 lbs maximum for tandem kayaks
Total duration: 2 hours
No experience required!

What to expect:

Your La Jolla Sea Caves kayak tour will start off at the La Jolla Kayak shop where you will check-in with our front desk staff, and get fitted with your helmet and personal floatation device. You will then be introduced to your tour guide and group, and walk to La Jolla Shores together. Our beach staff will greet you and match you with your paddle. Your tour guide will do a 15-minute paddle instruction to prepare you for maneuvering in the ocean.

  • Entrance into the sea cave is dependent on weather and ocean conditions.
  • You will get wet! We rent wetsuits.
  • If you are not able to enter the sea cave, we will give you a complimentary Cave Store ticket, where you can explore a sea cave by foot.