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La Jolla Shore
San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc. 2158 Avenida De La Playa La Jolla, CA 92037
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Swim gear wetsuit if you have one
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There was parking on the side streets near the place
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Wetsuit may be nice, but not necessary
info Mar 30 2009 star this tip starred
90min parking, look for side street parking
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Bring an underwater camera. The guides will take pics of you at your request. Y
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You will get wet.
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attended Mar 19 2009

I attended with my sister. We were glad that we went thru Goldstar. We did two single kayaks.
Just so that no one has High go in to a cave for a... continued

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attended Jul 06 2009

Great vallue for the money. Friendly guide. The caves themselves were not as spectcular as I had hoped, but we had a good time. Saw sea lions, leopard sharks and Garibaldi fish

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attended Mar 27 2009

We had a blast! The surf was too big for us to safely visit the caves, but we may try it again some other time.
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Learn more about the La Jolla Sea Caves.


Please note: _ One ticket purchases one double kayak for two people. A party of two needs to purchase only one ticket!_

Explore the beautiful sea cliffs and caves while kayaking the La Jolla Ecological Reserve filled with marine life including sea lions, leopard sharks, Garibaldi, and even dolphin. Kayak tours do not require any previous experience.

The kayaking tour starts with a brief paddling instruction and kayak lesson with your certified kayak tour guides. Paddle through the surf to start this kayak adventure off, then paddle to the La Jolla sea caves including the Arch Cave, Sunny Jim’s Cave, the Clam’s Cave, and others.


Check out the California sea lions sleeping on the cliff or swimming around playfully in the water. The last and largest sea cave along the La Jolla seacliff is the Clam’s Cave, named after its unusual double-sided shape. A tour guide will likely take you through the Clam’s Cave, depending on water conditions. Kayak tour guides will dismount their kayaks to safely steer you through this amazing sea cave, if ocean conditions allow.

Kayak out past La Jolla Cove to the kelp beds to look for seals before paddling to the sandy flats to view the harmless leopard sharks from atop your kayak. Finish off this Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves & Ecological Reserve by surfing your kayak back to shore.

_Also note:

_You will get wet on your kayak adventure.  So, bathing suit attire is recommended.  You may leave a towel, dry change of clothes, and your personal belongings in coin-operated lockers; however, it’s recommended that you arrive with your bathing suit on, ready to go. Bare feet on the kayaks is fine, or wear sandals or watershoes. Baseball type hats and sunscreen are also encouraged for your kayak tour! Wetsuits are available for rent.

Kayakers of all shapes and sizes are welcomed, from beginners to advanced. As long as you can swim and are at least 6 years of age, you’re encouraged to come join the fun!  Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc.

Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc. offers bike tours, kayak tours and snorkeling adventures in and around San Diego County. The flagship Bike and Kayak store is located in lovely La Jolla Shores, where they offer ocean kayaking adventures daily. Their certified tour guides will help you explore the La Jolla Sea Caves & surrounding area safely. They strive to inform paddlers on the various interesting information on the terrain, geography, and local marine life that you may encounter on your kayaking adventure such as California sea lions, Garibaldi, leopard sharks, and even the occasional dolphin!