La Jolla Cove Kayak and Snorkel Tour
What’s the ultimate way toexperience the wonderful world of wildlife that is La Jolla Cove? By exploring above and below thesurface!
Biologist/naturalist guides lead you through the La Jolla ecological reserve insearch of larger animals like sea lions, dolphin, and harbor seals as you kayak towards the La JollaSea Caves. Once near the caves, we’ll drop anchor and hop into the ocean for the chance to swimthrough the caves and explore the reserve's underwater world.
You’ll have the incredible opportunity to swim along with harmless leopard sharks,bat rays, garibaldi fish, rock lobster, guitar fish, green sea turtles, sheephead fish, divingpelicans and cormorants, shellfish, sea stars, and even sea lions and harbor seals.
If adventure in SanDiego is on your list, this is far and away an experience you will never forget. Here at Hike BikeKayak, this is one of our favorite tours, and our premier guides can’t wait to help you make the mostof it.
Our friendly and accommodating guides are expert naturalists with backgrounds in marinebiology, ecology, environmental science, photography, and outdoor recreation. Additionally, ourguides hold advanced certifications in kayak instruction, lifeguarding, outdoor leadership, wild life education, and CPR/First Aid.
Tours HeldDaily (Approximately 2.5 hours)
Late spring through fall only.
Single - $70 per person
Tandem - $60 per person
For Reservations Within 24hours Please Call
Reservations: Reservations are strongly suggested. Call 866 HB KAYAK, (866.425.2925) for available times.
What is Provided:Kayaks (single or tandem), paddle, life jacket, snorkel set, anchor, wetsuit (if desired),and expert naturalist guide. We also sell waterproof cameras for you to capture the highlights of youadventure.
IMPORTANT: A kayak is a form of boat. We strongly suggest taking Dramamine oranother form of medication if you are sensitive to sea-sickness.
This tour is for ages 10 and up. Must be able to swim. No experienceis necessary, although the length of your swim will be determined by your ability. Our guides willhappily to teach how to kayak and snorkel, and nearly all guests find the tour to be a very enjoyableexperience.
What to Expectand Start Location:
We meet at our La Jolla Shores shop, where our friendly staff will check you inand get you fitted for equipment. We will then walk down to the beach as a group (about 3 blocks). Atthe beach, your guide will provide a brief kayak and snorkel instruction before helping you launchinto the waves. Your guide will be with you at all times to ensure safety and help identify wildlife.For safety reasons, we do NOT guarantee going into the caves on our tours, but will enter whenconditions permit. Be prepared to get wet, and for a moderate level of physicalactivity.
Parking: Free parking is available on the side streets. The spots marked "90 minute parking"are NOT recommended, as the tour takes about 2 and a half hoursaltogether.
Prices, tour times and meeting locations are subject to change without advance notice. Up-to-date information will be provided when you make your reservation. Your guide will determine theideal itinerary based on each day's ocean conditions and visibility.
We look forward to seeing you soon!