Explore La Jolla Coves with Everyday California Kayaking
Get on a kayak and take a look inside the caves!
$60 (kayak rental), $89 (tour)
More than 500 Miles from you
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Kayaking in La Jolla is one of the best places in California. Especially kayak through the underwater park and experience La Jolla’s Seven Sea Caves is one of San Diego’s coolest attractions! Rent a kayak if you had previous experience or go on a tour with trained guides to witness some of the best marine life in California: watch sea lions sunbathing on the rocks, and see the bright orange Garibaldi swimming under your kayak in La Jolla Cove. Throughout the summer months, you’ll have a chance to see one of the biggest Leopard Shark gatherings in the world and in the winter witness Gray Whales. On the way back you’ll have the opportunity to surf your kayak back to shore. Everyday California offers Kayaking and Snorkeling Tours for extra-adventure seekers. Please keep in mind, on a tour you will only go into the caves only if the guide establishes safe conditions.
For parents and grownups
Park in the residential streets surrounding the shop
Head down the street to the beach at La Jolla Shores
Get in your kayak and head out towards La Jolla Cove
wetsuit (depending on the weather and water temperature. Bring your own or rent on the spot)
Do we actually kayak inside of the caves?
We’ll determine whether or not it is safe to kayak inside Emerald Cave when we’re in front of it. There are several factors our experienced guides take into consideration, but your safety is our number one priority.
What do I wear?
We recommend wearing beach attire: a swimsuit, t-shirt, maybe a light windbreaker. Also, depending on the temperature of the water and how much wind is present, we might recommend a wetsuit—bring your own if you have one or you can rent one from us.
Where do we keep our stuff?
We have lockers available for rent (they're $5) if you want to leave your stuff behind. If you don’t want to rent a locker we recommend keeping your valuables in your car.