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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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La Jolla Caves
Everyday California
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
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Reviewed yesterday
First class experience

Our guide Aiden was a blast. He was friendly, outgoing, and shared a lot of knowledge. Highly recommend Everyday California. Our experience from walking in the the shop to returning our equipment was first class.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 2 days ago
Kayak tour

Woke up this morning and wanted to go on an adventure. I have been living in California for 2 years and never kayaked the caves of La Jolla shores. Called Everyday California, they were very accommodating and hooked my friend and I up for a...More

Thank Karly B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Come for the kayaking, stay for the staff

My granddaughter and I had a fantastic time on our ocean kayaking tour! The kayaking was so much fun and the caves were beautiful, but what really made the trip was the incredible staff. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to us, they really make...More

Thank Gale G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A day well spent

We had a blast! Tiffany and Haze were great guides, took the time to explain the area and points of interest.

Thank colleen k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Sea Kayaking and cave tour

A great tour and easy enough paddle for young kids. Our guides Aiden and Nick were awesome! Was a fun and educational tour.

Thank Lora S
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7 August 2018|
Response from wayfaringcloud | Reviewed this property |
Hi! When I was there, there was a guy with his very young son who looked like 5-6 years of age. He was wearing a life vest for kids as well. I also a mom with his son who appeared to be about 12 years old. The kayaks hold 2... More
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