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Bike and Kayak Tours La Jolla offers the following tours: Kayak the 7 Caves, Kayak and Snorkel Tour, Sunset Kayak Tour, Half Day Bike Kayak, Freefall Bike Tour, and Tour de Coronado.  Additional tours are available based on seasons.  Click on each link to read more.

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Bike and Kayak Tours Inc - La Jolla
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Kyle K
Kyle K
00:35 23 Oct 21
Highly recommend doing the kayak cave tour! Our guides were Britney and Logan and they were awesome. Had the chance to... get up close to wild sea lions, kayak through a cave, and kayak surf. In addition, along the way Britney and Logan shared the interesting history and importance of the La Jolla marine sanctuary in a fun and engaging way.read more
zoey henson
zoey henson
06:25 26 Sep 21
This place really deserves 6/5 stars, they went above and beyond. Our guides, Logan and Reid, we’re phenomenal. They’re... both Incredibly friendly, helpful, and super knowledgeable. They taught us so much about the marine life without boring us. They ensured all guests had the best time they could. Way to go Logan and Reid, thank you so much for making our first time snorkeling a blast!read more
Audrey Kidwell
Audrey Kidwell
17:52 20 Sep 21
We had a fantastic time on our kayak and snorkel tour in La Jolla! The shop provides all the gear you need, and booking... online was easy, even with less than 24 hours' notice on a weekend. The shop was a little chaotic, with no clear flow from gear rental to lockers to changing rooms, but the staff was quick to help and answer questions. No restrooms in the shop, however - you'll need to go at the beach, which is a pain if you've already put your wetsuit on. Still, our guides Tyler and Jake were friendly and knowledgeable, and we got to see some great stuff! Fish in the rock reef, sea lions on the shore, and bottle-nosed dolphins which swam right past our kayak! The only other things preventing me from giving 5 stars are the fact that it wasn't clear that the kayak and snorkel tour didn't include snorkeling in the leopard shark area - I was disappointed we didn't get to see any sharks. And the other thing was they didn't make it clear that we could swim in the sea caves. I thought you could only go in with a kayak and that the tide was too low for that; by the time they explained, I was too cold to snorkel anymore. Bit of a bummer, but still an amazing experience and I would definitely go back!read more
Teresa Collett
Teresa Collett
21:32 19 Sep 21
Kayaking in La Jolla is a great experience for all ages and everyone in our group of four were generally glad that we... participated in the kayak-snorkel tour. We had beautiful weather, the wet suits fit well, and the equipment was clearly used but fine. Unfortunately the bathroom at the shop was out-of-repair and based on the condition of the sign on the door, it appeared to have been out-or-repair for some time. The "warm showers" at the back of the shop required coins to operate, and while the staff made the coins freely available if you asked, you had to ask and the water flow turned off before those of us with long hair could rinse the salt out. Again, they provided more coins upon request but it was a surprise that showering off the sea salt was not generously available, given the price of the tour. Before entering the kayaks, participants were asked to self-identify if this was their first time kayaking. Instruction was brief but sufficient.The guides were relatively pleasant, engaging story tellers, but not particularly attentive once we were in the water. There were 5 people (include two of our group) who had never kayaked before and four of these people were age 50+. The real challenge arose, not with kayaking, but with getting in and out of the kayak while in deep water. There were no instructions or directions provided for getting into the water, beyond directing us to get away from the boats after getting into the water. More importantly there was no direction regarding how to reenter the boats, and three of us struggled significantly. Only after a participant called to the guide to assist the three of us did he enter the water and give any direction and assistance. All three of us ultimately succeeded but only with great difficulty and some bruising due to initial unsuccessful attempts. Interestingly the two teenage members of our group independently noted the lack of instruction regarding safety and process after we returned to the hotel.When we return we will certainly go kayaking and snorkeling again, but as separate activities and likely with a different company.read more
Jeff Ambord
Jeff Ambord
15:34 02 Sep 21
Our kayak guide, Logan, was phenomenal. He was great about preparing us for tricky entrances to the seas caves and... sharing his knowledge of the local lore/history while paddling to our destinations. We were able to enjoy much of the local wildlife up close, while still respecting their space. Would highly recommend requesting Logan for those looking for a great guide!!read more
Shelby Murvine
Shelby Murvine
06:41 02 Sep 21
We did the kayak cave tour with Logan as a guide and it was so fun! Logan was so informative with information about the... caves, the wildlife, the ecosystem, and La Jolla area in general. We will definitely be going back to do this again, and we will bring our friends and family, and we hope to get Logan again! They make it so fun and easy, anyone can do it. 3 of the 4 of us had never been on a kayak before. Such a fun tour, and the price was reasonable too.read more
Art Aguilar
Art Aguilar
01:17 31 Aug 21
Took the family out on the 7 Caves Tour out in La Jolla. We've gone kayaking before, but only in a lake so this was our... first ocean kayak experience. Weather was a nice 75 degrees so not too cold out. The employees there are great and very energetic. The tour had 2 guides to help us out and both were very good! There were 10 kayaks in our group and they made sure everyone was grouped close enough together. They were very knowledgeable. They spoke about the cliffs in the area, and took us by a few caves and we were able to kayak through two of them. There was another one we could have gone through, but there was a rip tide in one so they felt it wouldn't be safe enough. But, all in all, we had a great time!read more
Erik Bjorge
Erik Bjorge
23:43 30 Aug 21
The reality is... you have options. Yet, if is peace of mind and a memorable experience, especially if you are not a... skilled kayaker, these guys really did live up to to their promise of a great experience. We felt safe and well informed and prepared for anything. Guides were super friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled. And while I'm actually a skilled paddler, my partner is not, so we went ahead and did the tour and it was worth it.read more
Ana Lesmez
Ana Lesmez
16:43 16 Aug 21
This tour was great! We booked tickets online ahead of time and check-in at the shop was easy and organized. Our tour... guides Brooks and Enrique were funny, knowledgeable, and safe. We had kayaked before on a lake, but on the ocean it was a totally different experience! We loved learning about the fault lines and getting to see the sea lions lounging on the rocks.read more
thedabaraxx
thedabaraxx
16:25 13 Aug 21
It was fun! I booked a kayak and snorkeling tour. Compared to the Carrebean Sea or to other places where I’ve been... snorkeling there’s little to see (Except for the Garibaldi fish and the funny Sea Lions). Same for the Caves. In August there’s a lot of people, though, probably this affect the experience. But the amazing energy of Savannah and Jake, our tour guides, made it special and worthy. It was a fun day in a very beautiful place. Be aware that you will wear a wet suit for snorkeling and they won’t let you use the bathroom (they use it as a storage room), so you’d better go before, if you need it. Also you might wanna take something if you tend to get seasickness.read more
Alex Smalls
Alex Smalls
03:08 04 Aug 21
Phenomenal experience! From the check-in crew to our killer guides Sam & Chris! And every staff member in between. We... caught a beautiful weather day and had an absolute blast. Ocean kayaking sounded intimidating to me, but Sam and Chris made it fun, easy, and laid back. Highly recommend! Also, I never got a chance to find one of the other couples on the trip so hoping they can get their awesome photo here from my review posting.read more
Ann Bybee
Ann Bybee
01:39 03 Aug 21
What a fun kayaking experience with Taylor and Karina this afternoon! They were knowledgeable about the ecosystems and... the area as well as kept out diverse group (older adults to young kids) together and safe. We were able to paddle into some of the caves and see the sea lions up close. Great way to spend a couple of hours!!read more
Margie Favors
Margie Favors
14:01 29 Jul 21
Our tour guide Gabe was FANTASTIC! I got sea sick and Gabe was wonderful helping me. Thank you Gabe! 😊 The staff is... young but knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They were very accommodating and gave some fun facts about the local wildlife. I would recommend Bike & Kayak Tours!read more
Megan Johnson
Megan Johnson
07:05 25 Jul 21
We did the snorkeling and kayak tour. Gabe and Tyler were great! They really knew their stuff and went out of their way... to make sure we were able to see everything we wanted to see. I was impressed with how personable they were. I will definitely go again!read more
La Jolla Village Merchants Association
La Jolla Village Merchants Association
04:43 09 Jul 21
Went on a kayak tour with Gabe and Kai and had an amazing time! When dolphins got close they made everyone feel safe,... making it a surreal experience! They made the tour very enjoyable and entertaining! The beach crew was extremely helpful and kind! Great guys!read more
jeff wilkins
jeff wilkins
02:40 09 Jul 21
A lot of chaos before starting between limited changing rooms, locker assignment, and paperwork. However, well worth... it. Even for novice kayakers, guides helped over initial surf and we're easy to follow. We saw seals and dolphin very close. While water is cool, not uncomfortable with typical SD weather ( warm and sunny). Our 12 year old( allergic to physical activity) was able to handle it!read more
Katie Hall
Katie Hall
00:01 18 Jun 21
Jake and James did a fantastic job! They were very personable, had great jokes, and were helpful where it was tough. ... Their knowledge about the area was fascinating. The tour was a highlight of our vacation. It was a bit scary for someone not accustomed to the ocean; but well worth it. I’m glad I went out of my comfort zone and did it. Remember the sunscreen. Your legs are directly in the sun for about 2 hours!!! My husband’s top of his feet and pretty toasty!read more
Noemi Ortiz
Noemi Ortiz
05:32 08 Jun 21
Just a wonderful experience! Although the weather did not permit us to go in the caves... the tour guides were amazing... and very helpful. It was my first time kayaking and I was a bit nervous, but they explained everything and were kind to us. Hopefully will return again and be able to go in the caves. 🙂read more
Jennifer Cleary
Jennifer Cleary
01:53 01 Jun 21
It was a little crowded with other tours, but so much fun!! The guides were great at preparing you and helping when in... need. We were able to sit in the cave and enjoy it for a decent amount of time. We even saw a seal swimming in there with us!read more
Tony H
Tony H
17:58 17 May 21
Good time overall. The two guides were knowledgeable and did okay. The equipment needs to be better maintained and the... guides need to speak up when giving the info out about the area while in the water. Some people in our group didn't understand the basics about using a kayak and weren't told. Not sure why they offered us to snorkel & when 2 in my party said yes it didn't happen. Overall, cool experience but most likely a 1 time thing for the cost vs. experience.read more
Elyse Hall
Elyse Hall
17:18 13 May 21
This is a must adventure. Our tour guides Emma, George and Trainee Chris were absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I would give... them 10 stars. George was funny and entertaining. Emma was so sweet and accommodating. They both love their jobs. I will definitely be coming back again and requesting them.read more
Jack Barnett
Jack Barnett
22:06 30 Apr 21
A superb experience. Enrique was our tour guide and he was the best. Great and jokey, and when I got tired he even... towed me back to my kayak. I've never been past the shore before today and if you're apprehensive because of that DONT. It's scary but it's very safe and a wonderful experience.read more
Camille
Camille
23:01 28 Apr 21
These guys did great!! Pleasant staff that made it fun. ❤👍
spencer jin
spencer jin
00:57 08 Apr 21
Logan and Ethan were very nice and interactive with the group. It was my first time kayaking in the ocean and it was... very fun. It was very fun jumping into the water in the middle of the ocean. I hope Logan and Ethan get employee of the month. My friend wants to hook up with Ethan. 5/5 nice timeread more
AddyB
AddyB
01:50 06 Apr 21
Matt and Ethan are very cute and we had lots of fun. Me and ellie and Hannah and Charlie enjoyed their company.
Jennifer Zermeno
Jennifer Zermeno
00:23 15 Mar 21
We had so much fun. Great team. Definitely worth it.
Theresa Brock
Theresa Brock
06:56 21 Feb 21
Enjoyed our time out on the water with Jack today! He was knowledgeable and great at his job; we had fun listening to... his stories and jokes.I was nervous heading out as the surf was a little heavy, but the guys on the shore made sure we got out safely. Once we were past the breakers, it was a breeze!On the way back in we ended up tipping (despite the guide who swam out to help us in), but it was actually enjoyable and refreshing after sitting in the sun for a while.We couldn't kayak the caves because of the water conditions, so they gave us vouchers to go to the Cave Store. I really appreciate that extra detail; they make sure their customers are taken care of.All in all, I'm now wondering why it took me so long to finally do this tour. I would go out with this company again tomorrow!read more
Samuel Conness
Samuel Conness
02:48 07 Feb 21
Had an amazing experience. George was a GREAT guide. Provided some really awesome and interesting information. Kept the... group super engaged. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Seeing the wildlife and kayaking through the caves was so cool. Overall, great experience!read more
Nadira Choudhury
Nadira Choudhury
00:32 30 Nov 20
Super duper fun!! The tour guide Sam was so awesome, informational, energetic, fun and the group was so great! Very... well organized event tooread more
John J
John J
04:09 21 Oct 20
This is a great experience. The guides like to have fun and make corny dad jokes when they are telling stories of the... history. I did this tour a couple years ago and it was just as good today. They offer renting a go pro but they don't have anywhere to mount it. If you have your own and have a mount to attach to the kayak or the helmet, I would recommend bringing.read more
Tori L
Tori L
05:39 04 Oct 20
Rachel and Claudia were awesome tour guides! They had great stories, were funny and engaging for the whole group. I... can't wait to come back with more of my friends!read more
sanya campbell
sanya campbell
04:36 22 Sep 20
First time kayaker here!!! Patty and Gabby gave me the best tour and was super helpful guiding me on how to control the... kayak. I loved the cave experience and the history of the caves and La Jolla, very informative. Will definitely kayak with this crew again!!!read more
Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson
18:24 20 Sep 20
Cancelled kayak tour at the last minute and didn’t offer any concessions
Cimarrona Kelley
Cimarrona Kelley
03:43 17 Sep 20
We had a wonderful sunset tour with Patty and Jack. They did a great job of entertaining my kids with silly jokes and... were fun to work with. Highly recommend. Kids ages (6,13)read more
Luis Arellano
Luis Arellano
19:24 14 Sep 20
Not the best, nor the worst. Takes you outside the caves only inside one. There were other tours that seemed more... complete.read more
Lilian Lin
Lilian Lin
02:38 14 Sep 20
We went on a kayaking tour for the cave. It’s a good time, but the tour was not close to what we expected. It’s... disappointing that you kayaked to a cave that can be reached easily. There were crowded with people, surfing, kayaking, swimming or jumping into the water from the cliff. We didn’t even get to kayak inside the cave, it’s literally in and out. Kayaking can always be fun, but the tour is not worth the money. Plus, the changing space and lockers in the store can also be very crowded. We wouldn’t do this again, not recommended.read more
Tobias Valasquez
Tobias Valasquez
11:17 12 Sep 20
Emma and Sienna were great the other day. Super fun despite choppy water. They were informative and nice. Would do it... again with them in a heartbeat.read more
Becca Puntoni
Becca Puntoni
16:03 02 Sep 20
Our guides were great, Savannah, Jake and George! However, I felt the whole experience was underwhelming, especially... for the price. While it is a two hour tour, the actual time on the water is closer to 90 minutes. It also consists of a lot of sitting on the water and bumping into other kayaks while listening to the guides. Found this a little boring in general and really didn't like it as a result of COVID because it caused everyone to be too close together. We did the 7 caves tour, but you only go into ONE cave. I realize this is for safety reasons, but again I just found it boring and underwhelming. Basically, you could definitely rent your own kayak or just snorkel/swim for the same experience we had and it would be a fraction of the cost. Overall, would not recommend this - better to go create your own adventure!read more
Antonio Manfredi
Antonio Manfredi
22:45 01 Sep 20
Such a wonderful experience with our family here during their kayak tour by la Jolla coves. Jake and Havana were... exceptional tour guides and super fun and entertaining!! We highly we recommend this to anyone 👍 Blessings.read more
Jacob Jensen
Jacob Jensen
14:49 30 Aug 20
The guided kayak tour was fun, the staff was friendly and funny, but I got SO SICK. I have kayaked and rafted dozens of... times, but never on the ocean. The water was a bit choppy too, which didn’t help. The guided tour is 2 hours and we kayaked out to La Jolla Coves. My wife and I did a double kayak, and I am so glad because she carried us while I was sick and throwing up (sorry for the detail haha). Sam and Brian both made the trip great. Brian hung back with us and kept checking up on me. Overall I recommend—but maybe take some Dramamine or a sea sickness bracelet or something!read more
Baillie Duncan
Baillie Duncan
21:34 26 Aug 20
We had so much fun! The team really helped to keep us calm when we were nervous about going through the waves to get... out! And most of all Claudia really topped off!! She was so nice and had a lot of fun and educational stories! Even when I was ready turn back after hearing about the saltwater crocodiles 🤪, she drew ya back in. Would definitely recommend for other people coming to visit on vacation!read more
Dave Bentley
Dave Bentley
15:17 24 Aug 20
Really enjoyed our snorkel/kayak trip.Our guides Abby and Jack were great. I think we missed skipped going through... some of the caves though. Overall really enjoyed it and would do it again.read more
Jessica Marie
Jessica Marie
01:20 17 Aug 20
Jake and Jack were amazing tour guides. Their sense of humor made the trip that much better. Thank you for a great... experience!read more
Ed David
Ed David
21:08 10 Aug 20
The stuff and prepping at the store was ok, well organized.Once we got to the beach and then the water the guides were... great ..... funny, friendly knowledgeable and very helpful. We had the opportunity to see a dolphin swimming very closed to us.For the tour itself.... i don't know, due to the time of the day, the wind had picked up and we were unable to get close to the caves. Only one cave is actually accessible for the Kayak... we were pulled in by Eliot; the water was amazingly clear, a few sea lions and we headed out after a few minutes.The area is crowded with other stores tours, we had to wait a couple of times until we we able to proceed.Once we were back at the beach, we were pulled in by a staff member closer to shore, we just went to the store, returned the vest and helmet.The showers were not working and it was very disappointing because we had to travel over two hours coming back home, and it was uncomfortable with the salty water.Overall I really like it, it was a nice experience.read more
gremlin
gremlin
08:04 06 Aug 20
This tour was so much fun! Thank you to Emma for showing us how incredible kayaking can be. She was so funny, and knew... exactly how to keep the tour group engaged. We were so excited to get out on the water on our own, even to the point where we got our own kayak + paddle board! Again thank you guys for this amazing experience, and we hope all is well!- The Flores Familyread more
Tom Guza
Tom Guza
23:19 28 Jul 20
Our family of 4 loved the cave kayaking adventure! Marisa was our guide and was fun, energetic and knowledgeable. Our... 14 and 11 year olds did great on 2-person kayaks with an adult each. We spotted leopard sharks (harmless), countless sea lions, pelicans and other marine life. I recommend a waterproof camera/phone case with a lanyard if you want pics.read more
Sebastian Kadamany
Sebastian Kadamany
18:47 27 Jul 20
Although the kayaking and snorkeling was fun and Jacob, our tour guide, was great. There were no precautions taken to... decrease the risk of spreading covid. At times there were more than 20 people in the back getting geared up. There was no staggering or limiting the flow of people. The staff giving out the gear at times were dismissive of questions and instructions of what to do next were not always clear.read more
Courtney Moran
Courtney Moran
18:34 23 Jul 20
Our tour guides Claudia and Enrique were amazing! Very personable, funny and made our experience better than... expected!This tour was amazing! Taught us a lot about La Jolla, ocean life and California. Snorkeling was breathtaking!10/10 recommendread more
Jim Ellis
Jim Ellis
23:49 21 Jul 20
Very friendly people. 2 guides at all times. Knowledgeable and interesting. Great day in the water.
FlowingWithVibrations
FlowingWithVibrations
20:51 06 Jul 20
This was such an awesome experience! Our guides Enrique and Jack were full of knowledge and personality. We laughed a... lot, learned a lot and truly enjoyed our time in the water. I highly recommend this tour!read more
L L
L L
13:50 06 Jul 20
We took a kayaking tour on the ocean; our guides were personable and kept it fun with the humor. It was hard work but a... cool way to be out in the water.read more
Yesenia Stark
Yesenia Stark
05:09 17 May 20
Camden was the best getting my girlfriend and I into the water!!! I was nervous and he said he could hook it up by... getting me through when there was little to no waves, so I was like omg yes the plug! Then as we kayaked our way into the great blue ocean with huge tsunami looking waves, he chanted us on and made it fun overall. He definitely needs a raise because he made me, and I’m sure others, feel safe as they adventure into doing something they’ve never done before. You can tell he loves his job, just needed to shout him out!read more
Korren Golden
Korren Golden
19:14 15 Mar 20
Extremely nice and accommodating. 10/10 would go back again! Very fun. Wetsuits, helmets, vests all for rent or you can... take a tour.read more
Alexis Ashton
Alexis Ashton
00:13 12 Mar 20
This was an absolute wonderful experience and so worth it! Me and my boyfriend went in a two kayak we got to go in the... cave see the sea lions and orange fish, so fun! We rented the bodysuits and made it so much warmer cause the water was quite chilly. The tour guides were amazing and so friendly thanks Courtney and Sophie!read more
Angelica Alba
Angelica Alba
23:39 04 Nov 18
Brittney & Kyle were great!! They were knowledgeable and super friendly. They ensure we enjoyed ourselves and had a... good time the tour. The caves are beautiful and the seeing the sea lions inside the cave made it even better! I totally recommend this tour! I got it through Groupon which save me some $$, so check for deala first before booking. The water was chilly but the sun was out so it wasn't too bad.read more
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