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Exploring La Jolla Sea Caves with Everyday California

After visiting the Holy Jim Cave in La Jolla, I couldn’t wait to plan a return visit to explore the La Jolla sea caves via the water.

Everyday California in La Jolla

Everyday California Kayaking Company

The one company that stood out to me amongst the others in the area was Everyday California. They share the same passion for preserving the ocean sea life. Plus, they educate the community on the importance of our eco-system.

Family Travel ideas in La Jolla

We reserved our tickets in advance. Plus, we stayed the night at the La Valencia. It was the perfect Mother/Daughter staycation overnight getaway. After a relaxing night in La Jolla, we woke up early in the morning and had breakfast at the Shorehouse Kitchen. The restaurant is directly next door to Everyday California.


After my daughter and I had enjoyed a delicious breakfast, we were ready to explore the beautiful waters surrounding La Jolla. Check-in was simple, and we purchased a locker to hold all of our belongings before getting ready to walk to the beach. Even though we didn’t feel cute in our gear, everyone on the tour is required to wear a lifejacket and helmet for safety purposes.

Best family beach in La Jolla

What to Expect during a La Jolla Sea Cave Tour

The company keeps their tours small so that everyone can have an unforgettable experience. There were ten kayaks in our tour (2 people per kayak). We walked 2-3 blocks to the ocean where there was a team waiting to help us into our kayaks on onto the water.

Kayaking in Southern California

Best company to kayak in La Jolla

Since I am known to be clumsy, I was worried that I would tumble when taking off from the beach, but the staff helped to make getting into the kayak easy for me. Once we were on the water – it was pure magic.

Kayaking in La Jolla

Kayaking through Sea Caves in La Jolla

Are the Sea Cave Tours Kid-Friendly?

I’ll admit that it was a harder paddle with my daughter who barely helped with the paddling. But, it was worth every minute to have the experience with her. While on our way to the sea caves, the staff took their time to educate us on the eco-system in La Jolla and the history of the caves. They even talked to us about how the Dr. Seuss books were inspired by the coastline of La Jolla.

Rock formations in La Jolla California

La Jolla Sea Caves

Exploring Sea Caves in La Jolla

Places to Kayak in Southern California

Then we were in for the biggest treat of all when we got to take our kayaks into a sea cave. The guide jumped into the water and helped to maneuver our kayak safely into the sea cave. Once inside the sea cave, we were greeted by the cutest sea lions and seals who were excited to see us.

Crystal clear waters in La Jolla

Sea life You’ll See while Kayaking

One our way back to the beach, the guides talked to us more about the other caves. We even got to see some sharks swim right under our kayak! We ended the tour by “kayak surfing” back to the coastline. Then we visited their store to purchase some souvenir clothing to bring home.

Colorful fish in La Jolla

Recommended Kid Age

I recommend the kayaking for kids 10+ along with an adult. I also recommend renting some snorkel gear to head back into the water after the tour to explore more of the beautiful waters with your children.

Snorkling in La Jolla

Reservations and Cost Information

Reservations are in high demand. I recommend reserving a tour in advance. The tour that we took was a 90-minutes. It is priced at $79 for a single kayak, and $110 for a double kayak. (They will often have discounted rates available on Groupon).

La Jolla Sunset

During the winter months, they offer a unique whale watching excursion. They are located right in the heart of La Jolla at 2246 Avenida De La Playa in La Jolla.

Kayak the La Jolla Sea Caves

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