90 Minute Kayak Rental In La Jolla - San Diego

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • 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.


Kayak out from La Jolla Shores and experience the beautiful area all on your own. This is completely self guided and independent!

Know More about this tour

The whales' migration path is such that they come close La Jolla Shores. By paddling about a mile off-shore, you can catch these incredible animals, plus other marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and dolphins. There is no better way to experience the whale migration than from a kayak.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Pricing is based on single kayak for one passenger and tandem kayak for two passengers.

This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up and all must be able to swim.

This tour is seasonal and operates from December 1 to March 31


Kayaks and paddles

Life jackets



Items of personal nature

Locker Rental

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

What to Bring: Expect to get wet. Wear shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, 'river shoes' or flip flops), bathing suit and/or drip dry shorts/shirt, hat, sun screen. Bring a 'leash' for valuable glasses. You can leave a towel and dry clothes at our shop or in your vehicle. Please DO NOT bring valuables and things that cannot get wet: cell phones, pagers, car keys, non-waterproof watches, non-waterproof cameras.

Free parking is available on the side streets. The spots marked 'two-hour' parking are NOT RECOMMENDED (not enough time).

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay price for second passenger directly to operator upon check-in.

There is a weight limit of 375 pounds.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Nov-2022

    A beautiful place to kayak. If you paddle without a guide you can't go in the caves, but there is so much beauty out on the water it didn't matter to us. We saw dolphins cavorting near us, leopard sharks, a ray, and beautiful scenery.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Paddling in the Pacific Ocean right by a pair of dolphins. Pretty cool! Sea lions basking by the nearby caves. Our group of four rented two double kayaks.

  • 01-Oct-2022

    Flynn and Ian were qualified guides who took us for a nice ride. Informative and with humour. We saw sea lions within a cave and headed back to shore.

  • 13-Sep-2022

    What a fun way to explore La Jolla cove. The crew was informative, helpful and pleasant! We got to see the seals up close in their habitat and they swam and played around our kayaks. I would definitely recommend for all age groups and experience levels.

  • 15-Aug-2022

    Nuestra experiencia con no ha sido satisfactoria: contratamos una experiencia con guía en su app y en la Tienda que alquila kayaks nos dijeron no les constaba que tuviera guía dicha actividad. Tras mostrar nuestra queja respaldada con los correos y la propia descripción en , decir que nos lo ofrecieron sin coste adicional, y que la empresa que lo gestiona trabaja muy bien, muy amables y encantadores, tanto las chicas de atención y gestión de la actividad como los monitores. La experiencia es muy chula pero con niños menores de 10 años puede resultar pesada y algo arriesgada por la fuerza que requiere el remo y la distancia a recorrer en kayak. Vimos leones marinos muy cerca y algunos delfines, además de pelícano y otras aves.

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Decided to go it alone rather than take the tour. Store was easy to find and parking on street close by was free. Team in store were friendly, helpful and no queues. Hired a locker and walked to beach where great guys helped select kayaks and get us on our way. Easy to steer and manoeuvre. Loving seeing beautiful La Jolla from the sea and the caves/sea lions were spectacular.

  • 08-Aug-2022

    The staff was cool, the check in was fast, and the ocean was the best part. Everything was super easy, loved it!

  • 08-Jan-2022

    While we enjoy kayaking in general, and have always found the La Jolla views to be stunning, the “whale tour” was extremely disappointing for two key reasons. 1. We paid for 3 hrs and only got 2; and unfortunately, without having phones out on the water, we weren’t aware of this until we got back to the shop. 2. No whales, and not only were there no whales but the guide admitted to us that even with 3 tours per day, they maybe see them 5 times per month. In my opinion, those odds ARE NOT satisfactory enough to warrant calling this expedition a “whale watching tour”…unless, of course, you want to take this literal with the understanding that “watching” is all you will do. Aside from the false advertising, our guide was awesome and the water was amazing.

  • 25-Dec-2021

    Though we didn’t see any whales, the guides kept us entertained and we did see some other sea life, such as seals and also sea caves.

  • 03-Jan-2020

    Stayed 3 hours. We left the base store at 10:05am and were back by 11:40am. I’d say a max of 1hr 15min on the water. No whales and guide didn’t seem that bothered about finding them. We saw one seal. The kayaking on the sea in itself was very relaxing and fun. Organisation poor

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