Enjoy the sublime coastal scenery as you spot abundant marine life during this kayaking trip in La Jolla’s sea caves and ecological reserve. Paddle along with your expert naturalist guide as you observe the numerous species of birds, dolphins, sea lions and even orcas that inhabit the area. Also, kayak among the lush kelp beds that grow in the reserve and, if conditions permit, explore inside the sea caves that dot the area’s rocky coastline. This La Jolla caves trip includes all necessary equipment, a life jacket, guide, and optional wetsuit rental.
Join our seasoned guides with a passion for the ocean for a snorkeling session to see the world underneath the waves. We offer high-quality dive gear and wetsuits to keep you comfortable in the cool ocean temperatures. Leopard sharks, sea turtles, Garibaldi, and sea lions are just some of the sea life you might witness. We’ll tour the famous La Jolla shoreline and make our way to the famous Emerald Cave. (Participants must know how to swim.)
Guided tours are relatively expensive and can follow rigid itineraries with tight schedules. This self-guided audio tour of La Jolla, a coastal town known for its rugged coastline and posh shopping, helps travelers save money and explore completely at their own pace. Follow your downloaded map app past art galleries, historic churches and hotels, and parks, finishing at the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Start, stop, and pause the tour whenever you’d like.
Think outside the sea lions!* This tour delivers an experience that only a village local can provide. We are based in the center of the village. You will learn the history of La Jolla, noteworthy architecture, residents both famous and infamous, witness the wildlife, visit 2 fault lines, enjoy the gorgeous coast, and collect tips and insights to help you maximize your visit. Punctuated with numerous historic images of the early days.
There is much more than meets the eye in La Jolla, and by the end of the tour you will have a newfound familiarity and appreciation of our little coastal hamlet.
We cover approximately 4 miles and walk a total of about 100 stairs. The route traverses the heart of the village, and the highlights of the coast. There are some hills. If you have concerns or seek more detail feel free to contact us.
The standard tour is neither wheelchair nor stroller accessible, but we can design a custom tour for you that is.
* Yes, you will see sea lions
See La Jolla’s mansions, shops and scenic beaches on a 2-hour Segway tour of San Diego’s most glamorous neighborhood. Follow your guide up and down La Jolla’s famous hills, get a glimpse of the boats on Windansea Beach and watch for the seals and sea lions that cluster around Children’s Pool Beach. Cruise past Bird Rock’s seaside estates and the elegant boutiques that line the neighborhood’s shopping district, then finish your tour at a lush, coastal park with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Explore La Jolla Ecological Reserve's sea caves during a 90-minute kayaking tour. Follow your experienced guide through several diverse ecological habitats, home to one of the highest concentrations of sea life in California. Paddle toward the Seven Sea Caves, where you can get stunning views from inside Emerald Cave, the only north-facing cave in the state (conditions permitting). Explore a giant kelp forest inhabited by wildlife like otters, harbor seals and sea lions. Use of all kayaking equipment is included; no kayaking experience is necessary.
1 hour 30 minutes
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