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

Our fully guided kayak tour takes you through the Ecological Reserve and along the La Jolla Sea Caves—some of San Diego’s most famous attractions. The La Jolla Ecological Reserve and Underwater Park is a marine protected area that’s a famous destination for snorkelers, divers, and kayakers to respectfully explore. The Reserve is 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). This adventure is suitable for kayakers ages 6+, no experience necessary!

  • Single kayak starting at $44*
  • Double kayak starting at $69*

*Prices may vary based on date and time.

Tour details

Departs throughout the day starting at 9 AM (weather permitting)

Ages 6+ for tandem kayak (with adult), 15+ for single kayak

Weight restrictions 450 lbs. maximum for tandem kayaks and 275 lbs. maximum for single kayaks

Total duration 90–120 minutes give or take for the whole experience

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What to expect on your La Jolla Kayak Cave Tour:

Your La Jolla kayak tour will start off at our La Jolla Kayak storefront where you will check-in with our front desk staff and get fitted with your helmet and a personal floatation device (PFD). You’ll then be introduced to your tour guide and walk to the boat launch area together (1-2 blocks). Our beach staff will greet you and match you with your paddle. Your tour guide will do a 10-15-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—please wear comfortable kayak gear, like, t-shirt and shorts or a bathing suit.
  • Shoes are not required for the tour but please wear sandals or water shoes to walk to the beach.
  • We rent wetsuits for an additional charge.
  • We rent lockers to safely store your personal belongings for an additional charge.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen!
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