La Jolla Kayak

La Jolla Kayak


Will was born with congenital heart disease and doctors told his parents that he would require on-going treatment and quite a few surgeries as he grew. Now at the age of 12, he’s become more aware of the gravity of his condition and, not surprising, he has suffered ongoing anxiety and fear surrounding his checkups and procedures. His most recent surgery happened at the beginning of the pandemic and happily, it was very successful. Will is very active and he loves to play sports and video games, and, as an only child, he is very close to his parents and they all love spending time together. When he knew he could receive a wish from Wishes & More, he became very thoughtful about what his priority wish would be – in fact we’ve heard about quite a few #1 wishes through his wish process; including, a Basketball Court, a Hot Tub, a Putting Green, Sport Court or a Swimming Pool. But what he ultimately landed on was a trip to go Snorkeling in California! The dates were set to go in mid-October, which is right at the end of beach season and in fact, we learned that snorkeling conditions were not ideal just a few days before they went. Nevertheless, the family was excited to spend time at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and while they were there they enjoyed a campfire on the beach, golf every day on the resort’s executive course, pickleball, LEGOLAND, and the San Diego Zoo. Luckily the weather calmed enough, and the sun came out for their snorkeling day in the Bay with a special guide from La Jolla Kayak. He took them out to La Jolla Cove made sure they saw the sea lions, explored the caves and snorkeled in the Bay. Dad told us that “The entire experience, from beginning to end, could not have gone any better. We cannot thank you for all you did to make this trip so special and we are grateful to Wishes & More for the awesome work done to support kids and their families.”
Hey explorers 👋🏼! Our favorite and biggest giving day of the year is on its way - Giving Tuesday!

To celebrate, each week leading up to Giving Tuesday we will be raffling off a different item as part of our fundraising efforts to reach the match.

This week, one lucky donor will win a Kayak Tour for 2 from La Jolla Kayak!

With a retail value of $200, this 90 minute guided tour gives you and a friend the opportunity to explore the coastline of La Jolla.

All donations ($10 minimum) made over the next week (November 1-7th) will automatically enter your name into the drawing and the winner will be selected at random and contacted via email on November 8th.

How to enter:
• Like this post and follow Blue Latitudes Foundation and La Jolla Kayak
• Donate a minimum of $10 to Blue Latitudes Foundation. Donate by clicking the fundraiser button!

Want to score additional entries??
• Tag two friends you want to take kayaking in the comments below

Hello dolphin🐬🐬🐬🐬. This is just one of the many we saw on Sunday😍
This was the best Kayak experience I have ever had in my life. We saw so many dolphins today along with sea lions🦭, and seals. Our guides Sabrina and Ian were incredible. I highly recommend this experience to all. Also, the office staff were super cool. On a scale of 1-10 this place gets a 10. Thank you for a beautiful day😍😄🦈
Thank YOU to everyone who came out and helped with the beach cleanup at La Jolla Shores! We picked up over 35 lbs of trash- mostly small pieces of plastic, styrofoam bits, and cigarette butts.

Special shout-out to our raffle donors Patagonia, Mitch's La Jolla, Whale Watch SD and La Jolla Kayak! Also a big thanks to Starbucks for providing the coffee fuel and Morgan Raith for capturing a few pics!
Went out today at 10am with my daughter. Aiden and Frankie were awesome guides…the best! Highly recommend this dynamic duo! And Frankie, your recommendation for lunch was spot on!!!
Saw your tour today.
Let's keep it local San Diego! El Indio Mexican Food Cafe Sevilla San Diego PB Surf Shop La Jolla Kayak San Diego Speed Boat Adventures Fleetscience San Diego Air & Space Museum Dogleg Brewing Company Sticky Chicken SD Holy Smokes Catering LLC .
Loved our Kayak tour this weekend!

Type: Sea Kayak
Total distance: Typically 2 to 3 miles.
Time required: 1 to 2 hours
Jurisdiction: La Jolla Ecological Reserve - La Jolla Cove

BEST SEASON: Still Summer’s morning with little surf.


Last week we delved into the oceanic wonders of the Terra Mar Tide Pools.

This week, we’re staying on that theme, skirting beneath the huge sandstone cliffs that plunge into the blue waters of La Jolla Cove.

This amazing coastline near La Jolla is unexpected and spectacular, and while there is a great blufftop walk along the cliffs (which I’ll highlight in the weeks to come), the best way to explore this coastline is by sea kayak.

Sea kayaks are stable, easy paddlers, and the La Jolla Shores area usually offers a gentle launch point, mostly free of surf.

Several helpful and knowledgeable rental and guide businesses are located near the launch point, including La Jolla Kayak and La Jolla Sea Caves Kayaks.

This is the best option for first-time explorers and removes the logistic hassles of finding boats and getting them to the water’s edge.

Forget something important? Towel? Sunscreen? Swimsuit? Go say hello to Coco and Izzy at nearby Surf Diva Surf School, a well-known surf school for women with a great retail location in the Shores area.


It’s a still summer morning and the water beyond the launch point is blue and turquoise, clear.

The bottom, eight feet below, is dappled with light—like an enormous, sand-bottomed swimming pool. Lazily swimming along the bottom are dozens of Leopard Sharks (completely harmless!) that several snorkelers are floating above, yelping with excitement as they come up to talk to each other.

Beyond the shallows, the water turns a dark, cobalt blue as the depth increases and we make our way towards the cliffs ahead, a half-mile ahead. Kelp beds float serenely on the surface.

It’s a busy area. The La Jolla Ecological Reserve and Underwater Park is a marine protected area that’s a famous destination for snorkelers, divers, and kayakers to respectfully explore. It’s home to our friends—leopard sharks, Garibaldi (California’s state marine fish!), lush kelp beds, sea lions, and even the occasional pod of dolphins. On this windless day, the water is smooth and glassy.

We paddle with a light touch, taking our time, enjoying the views.
Soon, the cliffs loom overhead, overhanging, and riddled with sea caves. A nearby experienced kayaker paddles into the deep shade of one of the caves, paddles around a free-standing pillar, and strokes back out, a huge grin on his face.

His friends in a nearby boat laugh at his serious, relieved expression, but their smiles fade when he says, "Your turn." They, too, successfully enter and exit the mouth of the cave.

We continue exploring the coast, alternating between the cliff-side waters where sea lions bark, and the serene deeper waters of the kelp bed.

Before the sun rises too much further, we push in, happy with the morning’s micro-adventure and already anticipating breakfast at Richard Walker's Pancake House in the nearby posh downtown of La Jolla.

A perfect Saturday.


Do you want to live your best life in San Diego, give me a call! I’m here to help!

Sean O'Brien REALTOR®
KW Carlsbad
DRE #02141289
[email protected]
(760) 450-6923

I’m looking to making reservations on line for this weekend. Is their a recommended time for the kayak tour?? Not sure if morning or after is best? Or are they all they same? TYIA
I can't keep up with myself! Yesterday,
La Jolla Kayak, today..
The trip 'East' has begun..

Do you check your messages? I’ve emailed (that was returned), left a voicemail, and sent a FB message.
Weekend plans? Here’s an idea... Head down to La Jolla Kayak, rent snorkeling gear and venture into the unknown. Amazing capture from on Instagram

Awesome !!!
We had the best time on this little kayaking adventure! And our tour guide Spencer was amazing. Highly recommend!

La Jolla's Original Kayak Tour- Enjoy a Kayak, Bike, or Snorkel Tour in San Diego! Follow us for deals, chuckles, photos and soo much more!

Welcome to the FB page of La Jolla’s Original Kayak, Bike & Snorkel Tour Shop! Experience San Diego’s sightseeing adventure by kayak, bike, or underwater. Kayak through the La Jolla Sea Caves and dive-in to snorkel around La Jolla Cove bringing you within feet of Leopard Sharks and Garibaldi. Explore La Jolla’s beauty from the seat of a bicycle. Starting at the top of Mt. Soledad down La Jolla’s f

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 07/30/2020

Making waves 🌊

Timeline photos 07/28/2020

"Would really recommend the kayak tour for first timers. Me and my husband had a blast and was a fun experience. Would definitely do again maybe buy our own kayak because of it!"

Timeline photos 07/25/2020

The stoke is real 🤙

Timeline photos 07/23/2020

"We have taken probably dozens of family and friends here over the years, and brought the kids since they were little, and everyone always loves it. They are now open again for business, so looking forward to getting my kayaking fix again!" Thank you for paddling with us, Amber!

Timeline photos 07/16/2020

"First time kayaking and it was so much fun! Our guides Rob, Matt, and Carston were fantastic and really made all of us feel safe, and added to the fun!"

Timeline photos 07/09/2020

And we all float on 🎶

Timeline photos 07/03/2020

Will we be sea-ing you out here this weekend? 🇺🇲🌭🦅

Timeline photos 07/01/2020

"If you are ever in La Jolla and are looking for something exciting to do we highly recommend La Jolla Kayaking. You do not need to be an expert. They are helpful and enjoy what they are doing. We will definitely return and go out again."

Timeline photos 06/27/2020

Saturdays are for the surf 🌊

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Having a shell of a time out here 🐚🌊

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Wouldn't want to call anywhere else home 💙🌊


It's a beautiful weekend to get out on the water with us 🤙⁣⁣ Call the shop at (858) 459-1114


WE'RE BACK! And so excited to get out on the water with you 🌊

We're open for kayak rentals and small semi-private tours every day from 9am to sunset. Per CDC guidelines, space is limited and masks must be worn inside the shop. Reservations are preferred at this time, so give us a call at (858) 459-1114 to set something up. We can't wait to see you 🤙

Discounts available for frontline healthcare workers, first responders and school teachers!

Timeline photos 03/26/2020

Waiting for quarantine to be over like...

Stay safe and stay inside. We'll see you when this is over 💙


Happy Presidents Day weekend! To celebrate, we're giving guests 10% off any kayak tour or rental. ALL WEEKEND! Show this post to redeem your discount 🌊


Coco-nuts for this view 🌴


Perfect morning in the neighborhood ☀️


Catch you in the lineup 🤙


Dive in 🐋


1 fish, 2 fish, 3 fish, 4 fish... Okay, that's a lot of fish 🐠

Videos (show all)

Whale Season
Morning Commute
Swimming With The Locals
Snorkeling with La Jolla Kayak
Turtle Sighting on La Jolla Kayak Tour
La Jolla Kayak Launch
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Underwater Wonderland | La Jolla Kayak
Leopard Sharks in La Jolla | La Jolla Kayak




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