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La Jolla Caves: Tours & Tickets

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Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
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La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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All reviews sea lions cave store gift shop watch your head kayak tour on the rocks worth the trip natural beauty the cliff great place to visit the pacific ocean beautiful scenery take pictures san diego tunnel waves kayakers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on a recent trip through the area to the caves and headed down the stairs to the boardwalk and looked out from the cave. Be prepared to climb back up the 145 (I think it is) stairs to the top.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 63impala
Reviewed 1 week ago

While you have to pay to actually go down to the caves, you can view them from the area to the side of the cave building. There are tons of sea birds there to watch and sea lions and seals close by. Definitely worth stopping...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank avd_travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Scenery, and long Palm Trees, greenries everywhere. Good to see Sea Lion from inches. Beautiful extended Beaches around the area. Small Caves extended the Beauty. Cons : If you go where Sea Lions are there, you will need to face bad smell around that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nature_Beaches
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kayaked to the caves and were able to enter one of the arches. Sea lions, pelicans, cormorants everywhere. Very cool...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a slight to see and allow your mind to image how places like these form. The history that you read before really helps paint a picture on just how much work it took to create the path to get down there. Will continue to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank andre r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time to do the kayaking experience do it! However the access to the caves from Jim's Gift shop is amazing too and less time and $$.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Longhand-dug tunnel with LOTS of stairs takes you down to the Ocean. (Same upward route takes you back to the gift shop.) A huge sea lion was sleeping/posing on a rock at the water's edge. Not much of a "cave tour" but the history is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Scenic61207955478
Reviewed 5 September 2019

just amazing! the views coupled with the seals/sea lions in nature is a must see when in the area. check out sunny jims cave when in the area to walk into a cave and see the area from a different point of view.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank sdbctb
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

A small cave just up the road from the cove. It costs a few dollars to get in and you are only there for 30 minutes. One cave going down 145 narrow stairs you reach a large opening, it’s quite cool and if you have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 823JamesA
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

See the caves from the water on a kayak tour or from above by visiting the cave store or walking out on the cliffs. They are beautiful either way! The sea lions love the caves so keep an eye (or ear) out as you may...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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10 February 2017|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
Here's one: adventure.everydaycalifornia There's probably others as well- I just Googled "La Jolla Kayaks"
28 July 2016|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
You have plenty of launch locations- go for it!
17 January 2016|
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Response from canalcruiser | Reviewed this property |
There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be... More