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La Jolla Kayak and Snorkel Tour

La Jolla Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Water Sports > Kayaking & Canoeing > Kayaking
$55
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Explore lovely La Jolla Cove by kayak on this invigorating morning or afternoon tour! Learn sea kayaking and snorkeling techniques from an experienced, naturalist-trained guide as you paddle the calm waters of the ecologically protected cove. Then kayak to La Jolla Caves, nestled in the surrounding cliffs, and spot marine life as you snorkel in La Jolla Ecological Reserve, including leopard sharks, bat rays, dolphins, green sea turtles, sea stars and sea lions. Ride in a single or tandem kayak, and bring along or purchase a waterproof camera for fantastic photo ops! This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a more interactive experience.

Meet at a marine gear shop in La Jolla, where your guide helps you get fitted for equipment for your moderately active morning or afternoon tour. Then stroll down about three blocks to La Jolla Cove Beach, where you'll learn the techniques of sea kayaking and snorkeling from your experienced guide, trained as a marine biologist or naturalist.

Get settled in your single or tandem kayak, trying out paddling strokes in tranquil La Jolla Cove before exploring La Jolla Caves — large fissures in the surrounding sandstone cliffs. Keep your eyes open for harbor seals, dolphins and sea lions frolicking in the waves of the protected La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Paddle to sea caves like Sunny Jim’s Cave, the Arch Cave and the Clams’ Cave, then don your snorkel gear before leaping into the clear blue waters for a closer look at the marine life. If conditions permit, swim into the caves themselves!

Your guide will swim with your small group, making sure you stay safe and pointing out marine life including leopard sharks, bat rays, garibaldi fish, guitar fish, sheephead fish, rock lobster, shellfish, diving pelicans, cormorants and sea stars. Make sure to bring along your waterproof camera or purchase one before your tour to capture photos of the amazing array of sea creatures.

End your fascinating 2.5-hour kayak and snorkel tour back at La Jolla Cove Beach.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from May to October.

Explore lovely La Jolla Cove by kayak on this invigorating morning or afternoon tour! Learn sea kayaking and snorkeling techniques from an experienced, naturalist-trained guide as you paddle the calm waters of the ecologically protected cove. Then kayak to La Jolla Caves, nestled in the surrounding cliffs, and spot marine life as you snorkel in La Jolla Ecological Reserve, including leopard sharks, bat rays, dolphins, green sea turtles, sea stars and sea lions. Ride in a single or tandem kayak, and bring along or purchase a waterproof camera for fantastic photo ops! This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for a more interactive experience.