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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour provided by Hike Bike Kayak San Diego

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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get a new perspective on the gorgeous La Jolla coastline on a sea caves kayak tour. No gear or experience is needed to paddle along the coast with a guide, exploring sea caves and rock formations while looking for marine life such as sea lions, dolphins, and even orcas.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2222 Avenida De La Playa
    2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    yellow awning outside our door
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  • 1
    Hike Bike Kayak San Diego
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    La Jolla Shores Park
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  • 3
    La Jolla Caves
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  • 4
    La Jolla Kayak
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  • You'll end at
    2222 Avenida De La Playa
    2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    yellow awning outside our door
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Kayak along the rocky coastline and sea caves of La Jolla
  • Explore one of San Diego's most scenic shorelines
  • Kayak lesson and all equipment provided and no experience needed
  • Good chance of sighting California marine life in the wild
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central La Jolla before your scheduled departure. Begin with a lesson on paddling techniques and safety. Tandem or single kayaks can be selected at checkout. Push off from the beach at La Jolla Shores and paddle along the rocky coastline, considered one of the most beautiful in Southern California. Follow your guide to the La Jolla Sea Caves, where you get up-close views of interesting rock formations and even paddle inside the caves (if conditions allow). As you navigate above giant sea kelp forests, keep an eye out for local marine life including seabirds, seals, sea lions, and even dolphins and orca whales. Prepare to get wet during an exciting “surf ride” on the waves to get back to shore at the end of the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2222 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kayaks (single or tandems) and Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Professional guide
  • Wet suit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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laura g wrote a review 1 Mar
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Wonderful experience! The guides were so helpful, especially for a couple of rookies! We had fun, saw dolphins and a sea lion. Definitely recommend but be prepared to flip over the kayak a couple times.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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amaitoza wrote a review 1 Mar
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Disclaimer: you don’t see the caves. I’ll start by saying our tour guides were awesome, super friendly, informative and great energy. However, this experience should not be marketed as a “cave tour” bc we didn’t even get close to the caves. Now of course, with anything outdoors
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Signe W wrote a review Feb 2021
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
In general, I had a good time on this trip. The part I was looking forward to the most, actually going into the caves, did not happen, and there was no explanation for why this was. I assume the ocean was too choppy. Considering the pictures advertised, it certainly happens
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Mdillon wrote a review Feb 2021
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Guides were nice but the tour was underwhelming. I doubt people ever get to go into the caves. If you have experience kayaking, you’d be better off to rent a kayak and go on your own.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jessie S wrote a review Feb 2021
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Our tour guide Rori was cheesy and funny and made the tour entertaining. Fun way to learn about the cove and see some seal lions
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Date of experience: February 2021
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About the operator

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By: Hike Bike Kayak San Diego
alejandracM2172CW
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Honeymoon Experience
Everyone on the tour was great! We had Frank and Megan as our guides and they really wanted to make our experience
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GrandTour781610
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fun day on the water
fun day out on the water. Mat and Max were great guides. booking was easy and everything worked out. Water was incr
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kristinU7642HF
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Trip had its fun moments but had opportunities for improvement
The guides were engaging and energetic. They did a great job of getting each person their gear and prepared to go.
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alohafaith97
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Awesome outdoor excursion and tour guides!
Went out on a day with great underwater visibility, and swimming around the caves are beautiful. Josh and Nico were
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Tripsavvy63776377
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Awesome!!
It was so beautiful and a great trip best of my trip out there. I would recommended this to anyone looking for a gr
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averysly
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Awesome Kayak Tour with Great Guides!
We went on the sea caves tour and had an amazing time! Our tour guides Carston and Josh were energetic and friendly
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X1213ZFdaniela
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10/10 recommend
I just wanted to say thank you to Jacob, Josh and Justin for giving us a wonderful kayak and snorkeling tour! We wi
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MichiTravel
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Must go with this group!
Jack was a fantastic guide. We had so much fun. The scenery was beautiful. It is a must! You visit different areas
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862libertyt
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Super fun activity to tour La Jolla
If your looking for something active & fun to do while in La Jolla look no further! Omar our guide was very friendl
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K8833GEdaveb
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Not good
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
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Dgeagle
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Awesome tour
My family of 5 had a great time on this bike tour. It was fun and we got to see some awesome sights. Our tour guide
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Leroy_MEL
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Good way to spend your time - an easy ride covering a very nice part of San Diego
We love bike tours and this one didn’t let us down. Bikes were good and the ride was easy. The tour operator was ve
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ytwade
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La Jolla Coast Bike Tour
Definitely put this tour on your list of things to do if you are in La Jolla especially if you are doing the La Jol
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572richardw
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Not quite as advertised
It was a beautiful place to visit and the guide was very friendly and helpful. It was interesting to see the beaut
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guineo25
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Super cool tour.!
1000% recommended Amazing experience.! Casey was an extraordinary guide The best way to learn about La Jolla Da
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