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.
All kayaking and snorkeling equipment provided
Easy meetup a couple blocks from the La Jolla Shores boat launch
Get the chance to scope out La Jolla’s sea caves
Limited to 10 travelers, you’ll get a fun, small-group experience
Kayaking Equipment Included (life jacket, helmet, paddle, kayak)
Professional Tour Guide
Snorekling Equipment Included (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit)
Meeting And Pickup
2158 Avenida De La Playa
2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Check into our store.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All participants must be able to swim
Minimum age is 8 years
Service animals allowed
Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time
Rental lockers available upon arrival
Near public transportation
Swimwear to wear underneath wetsuit is required
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Fun Time Kayaking
Rochelle_K, Sept 2023
The day that we did this excursion, the weather and waves did not cooperate. We could not kayak in the caves and the snorkeling was uneventful. What WAS fun were the two guides and that made the adventure worth it! kUDOS to the staff and thanks for the history and jokes along the way!! :-) :-)
Adventure worth experiencing
Chris_B, Aug 2023
Unforgettable experience with my teenage son and I. Guides were super friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Everyone had fun. Snorkeling is not for everyone. You need to be a decent swimmer and not afraid of some adventure.
Great Family Experience
Caren_B, Jul 2023
The Kayak and snorkeling experience was great for our family! Izzy and Kai were great guides that made the trip fun and safe for our kids and us. Thank you!
Great first time snorkeling off the coast of California!
Shanna_K, Jul 2023
Michael and Tyler were our guides and they did an amazing job! They made everyone feel very safe and they both had a great sense of humor. We saw so much sea life and it was our first time snorkeling here on the coast of California. So grateful to have these two as our guides. Just go!
Always pick the snorkel and kayak
Stacey_T, Jul 2023
This is always a great time. Being able to get out of the kayak and snorkel and swim makes this experience even better.
Totally fun kayak/snorkel trip!
LydiaKann_N, Jun 2023
We loved our kayak/snorkel trip on 6/19/23. The two guides, Mason and Lynn(?) were fabulous, going way past the call of duty by staying in the water to help us into the cave, and also coming out in the water to pull in our kayaks on return in the surf. They were lovely. The water was too cold to stay in long, but the whole outing was fun and adventurous.
What a great time!!...
Adam_G, Jun 2023
What a great time!! Enrique was our guide. He was great at what he does! The cave was awesome and so was the snorkeling. You learn a lot and have fun!
cherylfatigati, Jun 2023
Great trip! Water was cold! But worth it to see lots of Sea Lions, Garibaldi fish and more! Thank you Spencer for being a great guide!
Would do it again
Neilia_M, Jun 2023
Sam was an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. We had fun. The caves were very enjoyable, even made it into one
JILL_B, Aug 2022
Excellent time! Great guide Indy, and the rest of the shore team made getting in and out of kayak fun, and not so scary to worry about falling out! Indy was knowledgeable and great guide. We saw different fish and sea lions, great swim into the caves. Don’t miss doing this!!!
Sarah_M, Aug 2022
Swimming in the caves & seeing the dolphins swim right by us as well as seeing a seal up and close was amazing
Rushed and quite messy
JoelBesse, Aug 2022
Very small lockers. Quite dirty facility, with people on top of each other. Instructor was funny and knowledgeable enough, but lost time having forgotten to take something with him after departure of the 5 kayaks. Very busy also on the water with many boats waiting at the caves. Little time was left for snorkeling.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for the feedback. If we are lucky enough for a return visit please consider one of our larger lockers if available. The rental charge vary by size. Although we can't really do much about the large demand during the summer months we will pass along your feedback in regard to the facility cleanliness. thank you for choosing Bike and Kayak
Had a blast!
Avery_C, Jun 2022
Had a blast! Our favorite San Diego vacation activity despite it being a very windy day so no going into any actual sea cliffs and no leopard sharks seen.