La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour - San Diego

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Required to be ready at least 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • Departure Details :
    2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This popular kayak tour will allow you to kayak the La jolla sea caves and ecological reserve, which boasts an amazing array of scenery and wildlife you can't find anywhere else in San diego. As you paddle alongside your expert naturalist/biologist guide, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins and even a Grey Whale!

Know More about this tour

No experience is needed! Your knowledgable guide will help you learn the basics and tour you around one of the premier eco-tourist destinations in San diego.

After a brief paddle instruction and safety talk, you'll take your kayak down to the beach in La jolla shores and paddle to the La jolla Sea Caves taking in the gorgeous views and watching for the abundant wildlife. You'll also go through the incredible rock formations and caves (if conditions permit), through the expansive kelp forests and wildlfie hot spots and cap it all off with a kayak surf ride back to the beach.

You can see numerous types of sea birds and usually sea lions, seals and sometimes dolphins or even orcas!

What to Expect: Be prepared to get wet! For safety reasons, the tour operator does not guarantee going into the caves on tours. Entrance to caves based on ocean conditions, safety and participants ability as determined by guide.

This tour is recommended for ages 6 and up. Participants must be able to swim.


Kayaks (single or tandems) and Paddle

Life jacket

Professional guide

Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring



Food and drink

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

PLEASE BE IN THE KAYAK SHOP 1 HOUR BEFORE TOUR START TIME, Allow time for parking and gear set up

Expect to get wet, please wear appropriate clothes such as a bathing suit and shoes that can get wet (tennis shoes, 'river shoes' or flip flops)

Hats, sun screen and towels are strongly advised

Please do not bring valuables and things that cannot get wet

There is a weight limit of 250 pounds per single kayak and 450 pounds per double kayak

For safety reasons, the tour operator does not guarantee going into the caves on tours. Entrance to caves is based on ocean conditions, safety, and participants ability as determined by guide.

Minimum age is 6 years for a double kayak and 16 years for a single kayak

All participants must be able to swim

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Nov-2022

    Dylan was an awesome guide and we had a blast! We took our two kids-7 and 10 years old-and it was perfect for them in a tandem kayak.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    We had a great time with Brodie and Amy last week (Nov. 17th 2022) they took us to the caves at la Jolla. A mixed group of experience and in experience kayakers but they made everyone very comfortable. Our kayak tour included a visit to the caves, checking out the sea lions on the rocks, and to make it extra special the dolphins paid a visit. Both Brodie and Amy had a wealth of knowledge about the area, and not to mention their great sense of humour. Great day and great memories, thanks from a couple of Canadians

  • 14-Nov-2022

    We had a fun day exploring in a tandem kayak off of the La Jolla coast. Our guide gave us a great introductory piece, educating us on kayaking and safety, and ensured our safety out on the water. The views of the coast, the sealife, and the sea caves were amazingly spectacular! I highly recommend this outfit and this tour!

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Our tour guides were amazing Tyler and female partner were great. They kept all of us engaged and entertained. I will descome again. The first time I tried booking it got canceled due to weather, but I’m so glad that I booked this again. Also my boyfriend and I were barely just on time due to parking, and they still let us join the trip and called us just to make sure we were still going to make it to our tour. Thank you all so much!

  • 09-Nov-2022

    The guides were great. We did not get to go into the cave due to water conditions, but we still had fun. I would suggest calling ahead to check water conditions.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Loved seeing the caves and sea lions. Anais and Olivia were great leaders, super-friendly and highly professional.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    We booked this tour through TrioAdvisor. Our Tour guide Brody is really a professional guide. He made everyone in this small 6 people group feel included and took care of everybody throughout the approxi. 2 hour experience. He gave an informative introduction covering lots of fun facts (ocean reserve, geological surrounding, etc.). I would love to recommend this company and Brody to everyone.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    We had a great time out on the water. Our guide Sabrina was fabulous. Even though the waves were too wild to enter the cave she made the trip fun and informative. We did get to see a sea lion swimming fairly close to us.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Great tour. Sean and Danielle did a fantastic job of explaining the marine life. We had a group of 13 and they made sure each of us had individual attention.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Jackie and Natalie were wonderful guides. Going in the cave was a unique experience. The help getting out through the surf and in to shore was very appreciated. Fun time!

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