Sunset Kayak Tour at La Jolla Shores
Paddle from La Jolla Shores through the ecological reserve, along the La Jolla Sea Caves and into the sunset. San Diego is known for its beautiful sunsets and experiencing the rich colors by kayak provides a serene and intimate setting to make your evening one you will never forget.
Alongside your expert naturalist guide, you'll have a chance to see sea lions, seals, dolphins, an array of sea birds and fish, and even a gray whale spouting off in the distance during the right season. This tour is a must for anyone looking to get the ultimate San Diego experience.
This is one of the premier eco tourism experiences in San Diego, and no one has better guides to help you explore the natural wonder of the area than Hike Bike Kayak. We'll launch from La Jolla Shores, kayak through the incredible rock formations and caves (if conditions permit), through the expansive kelp forests and out to the ocean for what is sure to be a stunnning sunset. We'll cap it all off with a kayak surf ride back to the beach. Every season offers a new setting to get to know and San Diego's mild year round climate makes kayaking a great activity any time of year.
Our friendly and accommodating guides are expert naturalists with backgrounds in marine biology, ecology, environmental science, photography, and outdoor recreation.
Additionally, Our guides hold advanced certifications in kayaking instruction, outdoor leadership, wildlife education, and CPR/First Aid.
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Tours Held Daily (Approximately 1.5 - 2 hours)
Year round. Call for specific times - tour departures are dependent on sunset times.
Reservations: Reservations are strongly suggested. Reservations for this tour are available by phone only due to varying sunset times. Call 866 HB KAYAK (866.425.2925) or 858-551-9510 for available times.
What is Provided: Kayak (singles or tandems), paddle, life jacket, helmet, and expert naturalist guide. Wetsuit rentals are offered during fall, winter and spring. We paddle stable, sit-on-top kayaks. No experience is required. We also have waterproof cameras available for you to capture the highlights of your adventure.
What to Bring: Expect to get wet! Swimsuits are great to wear alone or under a wetsuit. Shorts and a top and/or windbreakers work well too. Most of us go barefoot, but if you would like to bring shoes, make sure they can get wet (Tevas or water shoes are great, but flip-flops are not recommended as they can fall off in the surf). Bring a 'leash' for valuable glasses, or purchase one from our shop. You can also leave a towel and some dry clothes at our shop to use after the tour. Small lockers are available for your valuables, including non-water proof cameras.
We strongly suggest taking Dramamine or another form of medication if you are sensitive to sea-sickness.
Ages and Participant Requirements: For ages 6 and up. Must be able to swim. No is experience necessary, although a small amount of physical strength is required. Our guides are happy to teach how to kayak and nearly all guests find kayaking to be a very enjoyable experience.
What to Expect and Start Location: We meet at our La Jolla Shores shop, where our friendly staff will check you in and get you fitted for equipment. We will then walk down to the beach as a group (about 3 blocks). At the beach, your guide will provide a brief paddle instruction before helping you launch into the waves. For safety reasons, we do NOT guarantee going into the caves on our tours, but will enter when conditions permit.
Parking: Free parking is available on the side streets. The spots marked "90 minute parking" are NOT recommended, as the tour takes about 2 hours altogether.
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.
We look forward to seeing you soon!