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.)
San Diego’s La Jolla Ecological Reserve is one of the best spots on the West Coast to kayak and snorkel. On this two-activity tour—all gear provided—you and your crew will take turns between floating above water and snorkeling in it, hanging out with garibaldi, leopard sharks, rays, sea lions, and tons of other fascinating marine life.
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.
Located just a few minutes from the La Jolla Cove, we provide fully sanitized, quality and specially engineered equipment for snorkeling in these marine protected waters. Guests can use our VR video to navigate to the best coves and caves and have access to our complimentary lockers for an easy, carefree experience in the water.
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.
The seven beautiful sea caves along La Jolla Ecological Reserve can be difficult to explore, even for experienced kayakers. This small-group kayaking tour offers a guide to help small groups glide through the water and take the best routes to the caves. Paddle to all seven caves while keeping an eye out for sea lions, leopard sharks, and the occasional dolphin.
Explore the slot canyons in Torrey Pines on this guided tour. Discover spectacular, hard-to-reach areas and take in views of the Pacific Ocean. Visit sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on the trek and stop at a majestic grotto with a waterfall. The hike up can be strenuous at times, but you will be rewarded with stunning views after summiting the cliffs.
Take a guided ride through La Jolla and Pacific Beach on an e-bike. Enjoy the feeling of pedalling with power as you cruise along some of San Diego’s most picturesque spots. See the sea lions at La Jolla Cove, watch the waves crash at Windansea Beach, and tour some of San Diego’s most lavish neighborhoods on a tour that’s suitable for all levels of rider.
Visit La Jolla and ride to the summit of Mount Soledad with a 2.5-hour guided tour by electric bike. Enjoy the flexibility of your motor assisted bike, so you can pedal up hills or simply cruise along the road as you explore with your local guide. Take in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from Soledad, then steer back to the water’s edge to explore the glamorous community’s most iconic spots, from a surfing beach with a raucous sea lion colony to elegant streets packed with upscale boutiques and cafés.
An easy beach break with regular, predictable waves that don’t get too big, La Jolla Shores is one of California’s best destinations for learning to surf. Join an experienced instructor and no more than four other learners on a class that’s good for absolute beginners and intermediates alike. Your class includes your board and an Everyday California rash guard top, with full wetsuits available at an additional charge.
The Sip, Savor and Sea Tour offers guests an incredible food and drink tasting tour of one of the most beautiful beachside areas of San Diego. La Jolla is an affluent neighborhood full of art galleries, beautiful boutiques, and great local restaurants. The history of this area is full of exciting characters who were big dreamers, and have paved the path for this neighborhood to flourish in the arts, sciences, and sport. Marvel at the views, learn about the exciting discoveries of the life sciences, take pictures of the sea lions, visit a local art gallery, and taste food and drink samples at 3 local restaurants, and enjoy some of the best gelato in San Diego.
Cruise along the shores and mountains of La Jolla, San Diego County's coastal gem. Saddle up on an e-bike to enjoy an epic adventure that starts in downtown, heads up to Mt. Soledad, cruises along the beaches of Windansea and Bird Rock, over to La Jolla Cove, and throughout the Village. Along the way, you'll enjoy oceanfront views, clusters of sea lions, luxury homes, ocean kayakers, and California beach vibes.
Guests get to kayak out into the La Jolla Ecological Reserve with trained professional guides to take them to various snorkel sports in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve (spot depends on safety and may change depending on the day.)
Once the group arrivals at chosen snorkel spot, the guides will till all of the kayaks together with rope and drop a sea anchor, so the kayaks are stationary, and the guests get to hop out and snorkel in the majestic waters of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. After the snorkeling portion, guests kayak back to the launching point. Entire duration last two hours.
No snorkel experience necessary but preferred. Must be a comfortable swimmer in the ocean to participate.
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
Go with the La Jolla water sports company consistently voted #1 in the area. We are a proud local company that is continually upgrading our equipment and involved in our community helping at-risk youth experience the water. We are also a member of 1% for the Planet, providing 1% of our profits for beach clean-up. Rent from us and you'll enjoy 90 minutes of kayaking for two in the beautiful La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
Here's what you'll find on the La Jolla tour. La Jolla is a small, upscale town tucked away in the city of San Diego, and is one of the most charming spots in the region with its incredible views and beaches. A detour here is a must for a successful visit to Southern California.
This tour includes:
Beautiful scenery, much of the tour is spent by the ocean and golden sandstone cliffs
Animals, sea lions, pelicans and cormorants live year round on the shores of La Jolla.
A hidden cave overlooking the ocean, only accessible through a tunnel built in 1903
La Jolla's art galleries, boutiques and hotels, including the first National Geographic store displaying the finest photographs
The best ice cream shop in California with ice cream made from fresh fruit every morning
Join our one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt and explore La Jolla in a new, unique way. Each session is aided by an interactive remote host, who sends challenges to participants via a phone app. When the challenges are accomplished, the team scores points. Check your status against competitors on the app’s international leaderboard. This handcrafted adventure is part tour, part detective hunt, part social experiment, and part creative challenge, with lots of fun in between.
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.
Embark on an exciting journey from Downtown La Jolla, scaling the heights to reach Mt. Soledad on our state-of-the-art fleet of e-bikes. Brace yourself for an epic adventure that unfolds with breathtaking views of our city. From the summit of the highest coastal mountain, we coast along the sun-drenched beaches of Windansea and Bird Rock, extending our route to encompass La Jolla Cove and the charming village.
En route, you'll be captivated by luxury residences, playful sea lions, awe-inspiring ocean vistas, the wonders of Mother Nature, and so much more. To keep you refreshed, we provide complimentary bottled water and snacks. Get ready to embark on this unforgettable excursion! Take advantage of this killer deal offered only twice a day: 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Take a break from crowded beaches and paddle out to the gray whale migration grounds off the coast of La Jolla. Your guide ensures you visit the best sighting locations, where your kayak affords you a more intimate experience with the ocean and marine life than you could have on any boat. A kayaking tutorial is included to ensure your comfort and safety.
Explore La Jolla, the Jewel of San Diego, on this Ultimate La Jolla Combo package featuring a self-guided driving and walking tour. Explore Coast Boulevard, Prospect Street, and La Jolla Village on the city's famous Coast Walk. Discover La Jolla's historic roots on the self-guided driving tour, showcasing epic ocean views and points of interest. Get the app, apply your code, and download the tour on your phone. Tours never expire!
Enjoy a driving trip past some of Southern California’s most noteworthy coastal scenery with this private, self-guided audio tour. Download the app directly to your phone and use it when, and as often as, you like. As you set off in your car, the GPS map will guide you to local landmarks like Ellen Browning Scripps Park, Seal Rock, and more, all while the audio commentary shares more about the region’s history and highlights.
Make the best use of your time in one of the most beautiful places in the world, La Jolla. This seaside community is a must-see on any trip to San Diego. This tour makes planning your time here simple, starting with the most convenient place to park, then following a direct route through La Jolla's downtown and coastal areas. Your local guide with explain the area's fascinating history, providing local insight to make your visit unforgettable.