Kayak in La Jolla (Sea Caves and Marine Reserve)

La Jolla, California, United States

Experience hosted by Michael And Friends

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

Update: We have been OPEN and SAFE since May, 2020. If you do not want to check-in inside the shop, for covid concerns, message me and well sign you up and bring your gear out to you.

La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve.

No experience is required. Great for all skill levels. Your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial on the beach. If surf exists we will help push your kayak through any breakers.

As we paddle through La Jolla’s Marine Reserve keep an eye out for Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, Pelicans, Dolphin and Gray whales in the fall/winter. Note: We cannot guarantee sea life.

If conditions are safe we will help guide your kayak into Emerald Cave. If it's not safe to enter Emerald Cave we will still paddle out & explore La Jolla's World Famous Marine Reserve. Note: if not safe we will not enter Emerald Cave, we don't cancel if the cave isn't safe and spend about a minute inside.

La Jolla Bay is an Uncontrollable Environment. Please come enjoy this place we love knowing each day is different than the last.

La Jolla is a popular place to kayak, SUP and surf year long.

Satisfaction Guarantee. Do not feel this was a 5 star trip, message me.
Update: We have been OPEN and SAFE since May, 2020. If you do not want to check-in inside the shop, for covid concerns, message me and well sign you up and bring your gear out to you.

La Jolla Bay is a Marine Protected Area that is home to a thriving ecosystem that boasts a high concentration of sea life, has a natural boat launch, which allows safe ocean entry year round, and is famous for its Sea Caves and Marine Reserve.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak, lifejacket and helmet are included. We almost always ride in double...

Meet your Host, Michael And Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 5,119 Reviews
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I have loved being on the water my entire life and with great friends, we started Everyday California, that is our logo above, an adventure and apparel company, in 2010. Our GUIDES are experts on the water and will make sure you have a memorable experience!

Note: I do not guide anymore but every guide we hire are awesome people and have multiple certifications that SD’s Lifeguards require each guide at Everyday California to have. These are individuals that love the ocean, are very capable water people, have tons of local knowledge of La Jolla Bay and will keep you safe and have fun.

I am permitted by the City of San Diego and SD's Lifeguard Services to operate a kayak concession in La Jolla.
I have loved being on the water my entire life and with great friends, we started Everyday California, that is our logo above, an adventure and apparel company, in 2010. Our GUIDES are experts on the water and will make sure you have a memorable experience!

Note: I do not guide anymore but every guide we hire are awesome people and have multiple certifications that SD’s Lifeguards require each guide at Everyday California to have. These are individuals that love the ocean, are very…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Everyday California
La Jolla
We'll meet at Everyday California, 2261 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla, CA 92037. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour time. Our shop has lockers & wetsuits for rental, for all sizes, & 5 fitting rooms. Once geared up it's a quick walk to the beach. There is a 12% City Tax, which helps SD hire more lifeguards. Note: If not safe, we won’t kayak into Emerald Cave, and we dont know typically till we kayak over and inspect the caves.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 5,119 reviews.

  • Rebeccah
    January 2022
    This was a really incredible experience. The guides Simone and Shawn were so knowledgeable about the area and history, friendly and I felt safe and had an amazing time. It was my son’s birthday and while we were out in the ocean, the group sang “Happy Birthday” to him. We saw dolphins swimming right by us, as well as seals. I highly recommend this and would personally do it many more times again. It is reasonably priced and was the perfect length of time.
  • Frank
    January 2022
    Amazing time with family! Even on the craziest day on the water (the waves were HUGE) they did a great job of providing a premium experience on the water filled with storytelling, animal encounters, and they kept everyone SAFE! This is the best value in SD, and I 1000% recommend if you’re looking for time on the water and to experience sea life in its natural habitat you should check this team out 🔥
  • Drew
    January 2022
    Tucker and Danielle were great guides! We had so much fun and learned a lot of things we didn’t know. We haven’t kayaked much in the past but with their expert advice, we figured it out very quickly. We saw a seal or two and a sting ray as well. Very cool experience!
  • Aditya
    January 2022
    It was a fun kayak tour. Danielle and Tucker were excellent! They gave us some very interesting facts and stories about the place and helped us throughout. We could not go into the caves because the tides were high. :( Although we did have a seal come up very close which was unexpected. It was our first time Kayaking, definitely will be back again.
  • Elena
    January 2022
    Fantastic experience!! Totally exceeded expectations. Farmer Josh was a phenomenal tour guide. We’ve never been kayaking before and it was perfect for beginners. Stunning views - saw a sea turtle and lots of fish!
  • Alvera
    January 2022
    I had never kayaked so was nervous going into it. I couldn't believe it was so easy and so much fun. I even jumped in the water at the end! I liked that we were able to take phone to take pictures.

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  • Mon, Jan 17
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $40 per person
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    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    $40 per person
  • Tue, Jan 18
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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  • Wed, Jan 19
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    This time is popular
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  • Thu, Jan 20
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Thu, Jan 20
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $40 per person
  • Fri, Jan 21
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    This time is popular
    $45 per person
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