Kayak The 7 Caves
Explore Sea Cliffs & Caves
Observe Unique Marine Life
Learn How to Kayak
Join us on our La Jolla Kayak Tour of the 7 caves, a favorite of both local San Diegans and visitors alike. Glide through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve filled with marine life, and explore the astounding sea cliffs and caves. Paddle to all seven caves, including Sunny Jim’s Cave, the Arch Cave, the Clam’s Cave, and others, for amazing close-ups of sandstone formations. On this popular La Jolla kayak tour, you’ll observe sea lions, garibaldi, leopard sharks, shovelnose guitarfish and even the occasional dolphin.
Why Kayak The 7 Caves in La Jolla?
No Kayaking Experience Required! Our certified guides will start the tour with a safety orientation and paddle instructions, so you can master our “sit-on-top” kayaks on the calm waters of La Jolla.
Access To The Sea Caves: You’ll experience a kayaking adventure you’ll never forget as you explore the otherwise inaccessible La Jolla sea caves, which only our certified tour guides are permitted to access.
Observe Marine Life You’ll see plenty of unique marine life as you paddle along the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, filled with sea lions, harbor seals, the California garibaldi, leopard sharks, and even the occasional dolphin.
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What You Need To Know
From $59 per kayak (depending on kayak type; single, double or triple)
9am until 2 hours prior to sunset (latest tour leaves at approx. 5pm depending on time of year)
Monday – Sunday, all year round (weather permitting)
2 hours (90 minutes on the water)
For more information, click here to see our group tours and team building activities.
All participants must be able to swim without the assistance of a personal floatation device.
– Life vest (with emergency whistle)
– Waterproof map
– 275 lbs. for a single kayak
– 450 lbs. for a double kayak
About your guide
– Certified guide
– 1:5 ratio guide per person
What You’ll See And Do
Our certified La Jolla guides will commence the tour with a safety orientation and paddle introduction, no previous kayaking experience required!
Our Kayak Tour of the 7 Caves takes place in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, where you will explore three unique marine habitats. During your paddle over to the La Jolla sea caves, your guide will share fun and interesting facts about the marine life, sea cliffs, and caves you’ll be exploring. You will also be keeping a lookout to spot marine creatures such as sea lions, leopard sharks, and the occasional dolphin and fish species like the California garibaldi.
Kayaking in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve is the best way to explore the underwater world of marine life. The harmless leopard shark can be seen from atop the kayaks. The best time to spot them is from May to October, which is when they appear in the shallow, warm waters of La Jolla shores. Interested in a close underwater encounter? Check out our Kayak and Snorkel tour!
Good To Know
Our beach staff will assist with launching and retrieving the kayaks at the beginning and end of the tour.
This tour is fun for the whole family, including children 6 years and up, with swimming capabilities.
The La Jolla sea caves are only accessible when permitted by a certified tour guide on one of our La Jolla Kayak tours.
The tour is fun and educational, as our certified guides will give you interesting facts and information on the area and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
Our “sit-on-top” kayaks make it easy to jump in and out of the water, allowing you to enjoy closer encounters with local fish. Click here to view our snorkel gear rental , or choose our Kayak and Snorkel tour to optimize your kayak tour experience.
Our guides undergo safety training and are 100% certified. Local to the area, they are expert watermen and women with experience specific to our destination. Click here to meet our tour guides!