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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 — La Jolla
4.6
Based on 1714 reviews
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Krista welty
Krista welty
02:10 14 Jun 24
We did the 12:00 snorkeling and kayaking. The guide was nice enough. But they really didn’t seem to pay attention to... the people in the group. At one point I lost sight of my son. I was calling his name several times. Guide never even looked my direction. Or asked what was wrong. Another older women spent a good 10 min trying to get back into the kayak. So if you’re overweight and can’t lift your self soaking wet out of the water I wouldn’t recommend this tour. About 3 of us worked together and dragged her back in. The guides didn’t notice or offer to help the entire time. The water was too murky to see anything and the waves were too rough to look at the caves. So sadly it was kind of a waste of money. I realize the weather is not controllable. But for safety reasons the guides should be more aware of what is going on in their party.read more
Morgan Friday
Morgan Friday
17:22 09 Jun 24
We booked the kayak tour during our short weekend in San Diego because me and my fiancé love to kayak. I’m giving 3... stars because we did kayak, and our guides were decent, but a lot of things could be improved.Firstly, their shop & getting ready area is filthy. We did the 11:30 tour, so maybe if you go earlier it’d be cleaner, but there is sand and water everywhere, and it smells foul. Don’t get me wrong, I get owning a kayak tour company means sand and water is part of the job, but any respectable business owner or employee would look at the mess in their shop and try to make it more presentable. Not to mention there is really no where to put your stuff while you’re are trying to get prepared for the tour besides the changing room or bathrooms - both equally gross.Also, upon reflection this business is what I would call a tour “mill” : only employs unserious college students as guides, packs in as many tour groups as possible back to back causing rushing, and their gear especially their paddles are used and abused and not in great condition.Finally, while I appreciated our actual tour guide, when coming in they are supposed to help you “kayak surf” onto shore using other guides stationed at the beach. Well, the person supposed to bring me in wasn’t prepared, fell, and didn’t get to me in time causing me to capsize and get soaking wet (ruining my later day plans). While I get mistakes or accidents happen, the fact this person told me afterwards “sorry about that, I’m the worst one at this” wasn’t exactly comforting (why let someone have the responsibility if they aren’t good at it?).Overall, I judge my review and businesses based on if I’d go back & if I’d recommend it to others, and in this case I’d do neither. It’s a very basic, run of the mill kayaking tour and I feel you could find more value elsewhere.read more
Emily Bicalho
Emily Bicalho
15:04 07 Jun 24
The staff was really nice and the area was beautiful, but I STRONGLY recommend only going if there’s minimal waves and... clear tide. Unfortunately when we went, it was red tide (even the guide said the water was gross), so we couldn’t see ANYTHING except seaweed in the water and the waves were so big we couldn’t even get close to the caves. I wish they would’ve at least offered us to reschedule or a refund because it wasn’t at all what we expected for the price.read more
J Little
J Little
15:45 13 May 24
My family had a GREAT time! Saw sharks, sea lions, pelicans, and lots of other fish! Tyler expertly guided us through... one of the sea caves and taught us about everything we saw. So exciting!read more
Azizah Mathly
Azizah Mathly
01:35 22 Apr 24
What a great experience today with Ruby and Koya! They were professional, knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. ... The weather we ordered was also perfect 😅. We booked the 1030am outing which was great because the morning overcast went away by the time we went out on the water. We spent almost 2 hrs on the water and saw sharks, manta rays, (super loud) sea lions, and lots of pelicans. We had an amazing time on our girls trip adventure!read more
Marisol Rodriguez
Marisol Rodriguez
07:05 07 Apr 24
Had a fun time on my Kayak tour! The guides were great. Kept us safe, challenged & educated us, and created positive &... fun energy for our group. Highly recommend 👌read more
Cheryl Minor
Cheryl Minor
19:43 01 Apr 24
Super company. Had a group of 7 youngest was 77-81 and they had their hands full helping us. Very patient and caring.... We had 4 out of 7 flip over coming to shore. Thank you so much. You filled another bucket list to do’s. Highly recommend this company. Super helpful and friendly.read more
Kimberly Shepherd
Kimberly Shepherd
18:23 24 Mar 24
The staff and guides were super friendly and informative! We got plenty of time in the kayaks, but the waves did not... allow us to actually go into the caves and the water was too murky to see anything but shapes and shadows. We did see lots of leopard sharks, but again, they were mostly shapes moving through the water. The guides did give us a great idea for touring the Oyster Aquafarm in Carlsbad, which we did the next day. Thanks!!read more
Yrish Cathe Arellano
Yrish Cathe Arellano
17:54 23 Mar 24
Last minute decision to go kayaking with my cousins who were visiting from Jersey. We had brunch at the Shore Rider... next door and this was so convenient. We didn’t get a tour because the tides were high and can’t go inside the caves anyway. Staff was swift and friendly and because we were the last ones of the day, they even extended a 25% discount. Process was smooth and a great way to see the caves and La Jolla shores from an oceanic vantage point!read more
Brittany Mathiot
Brittany Mathiot
16:32 15 Mar 24
Vanessa was so much fun and a great guide for our kayak tour! We loved listening to her stories and had some sea lions... surprise us by hunting about 20 ft away! Also, we wouldn’t have wanted to wipe out in front of anyone else 🙂read more
Charisa Carkhuff
Charisa Carkhuff
01:18 10 Mar 24
I did the 0900 kayaking tour today. It was amazing! Thankfully the tides worked out and we were able to go into one of... the caves! Our guide Ciaran was great! He was very knowledgeable, personable, and he made sure that everyone knew what they were supposed to do and when. All in all it was a great experience and I highly recommend their kayak tour.This was my first time kayaking in San Diego and the first time that I had to accommodate waves (they were little) while getting out to the ocean. All the staff were great throughout this whole experience. Thank you! I will def be coming back for more adventures!!read more
Krystin Colon
Krystin Colon
19:03 06 Mar 24
I absolutely loved the tour and the staff were amazing on the water very observant with the waves coming making sure we... don’t end up in a bad spot. I really loved it, I recommend everyone going! P.s you can always see dolphins if you’re lucky!read more
Heather Rynerson
Heather Rynerson
19:44 29 Feb 24
We had an excellent time. I have lived in San Diego since 2015 and have always wanted to do a Kayak tour . This was my... birthday weekend and my son and girlfriend came in from Tucson and we booked a tour! It truly was a great time. The staff was very welcoming from door to water! Also very knowledgeable of the area. Definitely recommend this place for others to book tours .read more
Anaïs Gomis
Anaïs Gomis
22:50 18 Dec 23
Had such a great time!I’ve been kayaking before but not in the open ocean.While we weren’t able to enter the caves... because of the waves, our guide Vanessa still made the experience incredibly entertaining. Vanessa was able to provide interesting history and educate us about the habitats and animals that lived there. I definitely would return to explore the caves in another season and even try out the snorkeling tours. Thanks Vanessa+team!read more
Heidi Pitchforth
Heidi Pitchforth
21:15 30 Nov 23
We really liked Vanessa, our guide. She told great stories about the caves, spoke loud enough for us all to hear, and... was the one who jumped in to help people get back on their kayak after their swim. Kudos to her and the company. I’m glad it was sunny and warm when we went in November.read more
Manan Shah
Manan Shah
21:59 27 Nov 23
It was a nice experience. Our instructors were Venessa and Tyler. They were informative and explained about history of... caves and other things like seal, otter, and other animals. We were able to spot leopard sharks, fishes, sea lions and couple other animals. No dolphins unfortunately, but overall experience was nice. Tyler was informative but did not wait for other kayaks and mostly stayed ahead of everyone which was bit annoying. He should help out others who are slow in kayak too. Venessa on the other hand was more helpful in that way, but no other complains as such.read more
Jill Hughes
Jill Hughes
13:44 20 Nov 23
I was there with my 2 girls. I had called other places and was told I couldn’t do a triple kayak. But not here they... didn’t turn us away and we are very grateful! We had the best time, James and Mike were very informative and also funny. I think my favorite part was that while other tours just sent their group into the cave James and Mike swam us in. My girls were nervous about going in and probably wouldn’t have if we had to do it without any guidance. Great experience!!read more
Melly B
Melly B
03:13 29 Oct 23
We did ne Kayak Cave Tour. It was really nice. Our tourguide was Mike. He did a really great job. We weren‘t able to go... into the caves because of the low sea level but it was still awesome. We saw the caves from the outside and heard a lot of interesting stuff.read more
Jamie Nielson-Lindquist
Jamie Nielson-Lindquist
20:16 18 Oct 23
Our kayak guide, Michael, was super helpful and had a lot of cool information to share about the area and the... ecosystem. We had a lot of fun kayaking to the caves. With the larger waves, Michael made sure to help us navigate them and stay safe. My husband and I had a lot of fun!The area of Bike and Kayak Tours is also super convenient. There are lots of other shops and eateries right by it with easy access to the beach. After kayaking, we went to House of Pizza just down the street from Bike and Kayak Tours, and it was the best pizza I think I’ve ever had. Their toppings are pretty unique, but their flavors are so well balanced that it works! It was satisfying after spending energy kayaking!read more
Karen Snook
Karen Snook
03:45 13 Oct 23
So glad we picked this tour of La Jolla Caves! Everyone was so friendly at check-in. I kayaked a few times, never in... the ocean. We were lucky to have James was our tour guide. He went over safety stuff first which was helpful and then from there made sure we had a good time. Told all all about the area and caves. He was terrific! Highly recommend this tourread more
Kyle Hayford
Kyle Hayford
17:26 02 Sep 23
We had a great tour, we went up to several caves and into one for a bit. Our guides were very fun, had a lot of... knowledge and worked with each person to make it a great experience. We had a small group so we were quick around the caves so we went back and found some good spots to enjoy the water even more. We would definitely go again and highly recommend Bike and Kayak Tours. There are three of the same businesses in close proximity. Very glad we picked this company, they were super friendly and made the time wonderful.read more
alexdalmas80
alexdalmas80
18:22 21 Aug 23
What an EXPERIENCE! We did the Kayak and Snorkeling tour.Our guide from Coastal Carolina (Kalen) was AMAZING! He... should be given a raise! Super chill, professional, and always willing to share his knowledge. All of the staff were very professional and helpful.The kayaking was definitely the hardest part of the tour, but nothing crazy. Our guide allowed patrons to go at their own pace.The water is very buoyant, so less experienced swimmers shouldn't be too concerned. There could be difficulty for some getting back into the kayak after the snorkeling is completed but the guide and other patrons will try to assist wherever they can.The water was FRIGID. We had wet suits and they were definitely needed. It was nice that this tour included the wet suits at no additional costs. Snorkeling inside the caves makes it even colder, but definitely worth the coldness.The water is somewhat murky, and the sea floor drops quickly from the cliff's edge. Don't be expecting Bahama-type snorkeling.We saw tons of seals, but unfortunately none of them swam close to us while we were in the water.Your trip to San Diego isn't complete without taking this tour!read more
Joy Marie Sosa
Joy Marie Sosa
20:40 02 Aug 23
The tour was a great experience especially for my family who are visiting. Informative tour guides. We just didn't... really had the chance to explore the other caves area on our own even for just a little time. Would've really appreciate if they had given us even for like 10-15mins to kayak around without following the group. Overall experience was fun though.read more
Lisa Tolossa
Lisa Tolossa
15:11 23 Jul 23
We had a great time! The staff was very friendly from check in to check out. Our instructors Georgia and Izzy were,... fun, super nice and knowledgeable. My husband and I went with our 4 kids ranging in ages 6-15 and we did the double kayaks. We all loved it. We seen lots of sea lions and garibaldi. The caves were beautiful and the water temperature was perfect. Only bad part was finding a parking spot.read more
Tammy Huntley
Tammy Huntley
23:51 20 Jul 23
Our guides were wonderful!! Mason gave great info but was also fun about it 🤗. This was the first time kayaking in... the ocean for my son and daughter-in-love. She was pretty nervous at first but by the end, we all had the hang of it and enjoyed ourselves!! Great memories!!read more
Lisa Arbon
Lisa Arbon
18:00 10 Jul 23
Nathan and Alise were fantastic guides watching and educating us along the way. Love this book experience, it was on my... bucket list. Saw lots of wild life, double dolphin’s, sea lions, pelicans, diving birds relative of penguins, went into a cave, so very quiet and peaceful. AMAZING ACTIVITY TO DO ! Love this tour❤️Now all my friends and family want to do it after Showed them my photos so also bought the Rip Curl water proof bag at shop to keep my phone safe . So glad i did because we tipped over on the way back in. It was the most fun 🤩- Exhilarating with lots of laughter at the end making it for a splendid day .read more
Meghan Barbour
Meghan Barbour
05:39 10 Jul 23
Area was nice to kayak- pretty scenery and lots of sea lions. The changing area and bathrooms were very dirty and looks... like they had not been swept in quite some time. The staff was friendly and helpful. However 50.00 for just a rental seems a little high. I did not do a tour. The walk to the beach where you put in is about 2 blocks so pretty close.read more
Gabi M
Gabi M
20:20 06 Jul 23
We did the kayak tour of the caves at 9am on a weekday. The water was very calm, and the views were great. There was a... decent amount of other kayak groups on the water. The guides, Caroline and Mason, were awesome as well. All in all, a great experience!read more
John Rubino (Keller Williams)
John Rubino (Keller Williams)
18:26 05 Jul 23
This was a wonderful time, and everyone was so professional. The scheduling process was so easy and confirmation were... quick. The online check in made it simple and time saving so we could enjoy breakfast at brick and bell. We had a kayak change request which was no problem. We had M & M for tour guides who was a blast and very accommodating to all guest. This will definitely be a place to come back to and recommendread more
Amanda Hammons
Amanda Hammons
04:31 30 Jun 23
Cecilia was our guide and she was the best. I felt safe under her guidance which was extremely reassuring as a mother... out with her teenage daughter. The ocean can be extremely unpredictable so having someone aware and prepared to was essential.Cecilia also provided us with a wealth of knowledge about the area and all the ecosystems we explored.We truly enjoyed our experience. Thank you C! 🫶🏼read more
Jeremy
Jeremy
20:10 26 Jun 23
I’ve lived in San Diego for 8 years and did this tour for the first time last week when family came to visit. I had a... blast. Cecilia and Macie were the guides. They were exceptional. Full of fun and interesting facts, concise and clear cut with directions and expectations, and very easy going with great senses of humor. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting SD, or to locals who have never kayaked the caves before. Great way to spend the afternoon. Thanks again Cecilia and Macie. 🙂read more
carolina juarez
carolina juarez
14:34 18 Jun 23
Our experience was amazing! I am hardly a good driver on the road and have no experience on a boat and I was able to... maneuver it with their guidance and pick up to full speed! It was soooo fun and liberating. The staff is very kind, patient, and down to earth. It was all better than expected!read more
Rebecca Williams
Rebecca Williams
06:14 18 Jun 23
Check-in was quick and easy. We were directed to the beach in our gear and told to find staff in the red shirts. We had... to stand by for over 30 minutes past our scheduled time before anyone directed us where to go and what to do. Our guide was Hannah and she was amazing! She completely made up for the delay. She was very friendly, insightful, and funny! You only get to go in 1 cave, but it was worth the price. We did the 3:30/4:00 pm 7 caves tour and there were a lot of kayakers in the water at that time. It was a challenge paddling around all the groups of people. The views were nice. We got to see a baby seal in the cave. I'm a newbie to kayaking and the distance we had to paddled seemed pretty far to me, but do-able. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and I would do it again!read more
Desiree Luccketta
Desiree Luccketta
22:04 10 Jun 23
Felt very comfortable and was instructed well enough to feel like a pro during my first kayak tour. Kai was a great... guide and was super informative on our surroundings and history with a great attitude. He’s got jokes. I’ll definitely recommend this spot for any friends visiting.read more
Holly M
Holly M
22:53 21 Apr 23
Amazing/beautiful experience! Ollie was an excellent/entertaining guide! And Sam was a champion helping the whole group... get off the beach and also getting us back in without tipping overboard in the waves!Water was pretty rough and waves were crashing pretty hard against the rocks so we didn’t get too close to the caves (sadly), but we still loved the experience! Got to see so many beautiful things, wildlife, birds,seals,sea lions, and ride some awesome huge waves! One of a kind experience! 100% recommended!read more
Jessica Gleason
Jessica Gleason
14:08 30 Mar 23
This is a fun, informative and charismatic group to explore the caves with! We were on holiday and decided to book the... caves tour. Our guide was great. Not only did we feel safe and fully prepared, but we learned a few kayak tricks along the way. The caves are full of history and we learned many facts about the California shoreline. We were able to enter one of the caves and actually saw a sea lion resting on a ledge as we entered! We were able to see orange fish on the floor of the ocean and even spotted a moon jellyfish next to our kayaks. A wonderful experience with a nice group of experts. Highly recommend.read more
Kelcie Binnion
Kelcie Binnion
18:11 07 Aug 22
We had a great tour on Friday! We did the 10:30am with Z and Chelsea. They were funny, informative, and made the trip... safe for all of us! Highly recommend. They were very organized as well. Make sure you tip both of your guides! They work very hard to make sure your tour is safe and enjoyable!read more
Teri Moody
Teri Moody
22:26 12 Jul 22
I had been wanting to do a kayak thing for years and I’m so glad I did it! Our tour guides were Tyler and Megan and... they ensured we all had a great time while throwing some jokes to us. I would definitely recommend this place. I did the 9am tour and it was the perfect whether conditions. It was calm enough on the ocean to where we got to go in one of the caves. Really awesome experience. 10/10 the best. We also got the chance to see some sea lions and seals too!read more
Brian Traganza
Brian Traganza
17:08 09 Jul 22
Had an awesome experience with the 90 min kayak tour to the caves. Our guide Ana was very nice, funny, and... knowledgeable about the history of the area and the sea life. Our group was small so it almost felt like a private tour; we saw lots of fish and the large cave. 100% recommend!read more
Brook Roberson
Brook Roberson
18:45 04 Jul 22
Jack and Lina were our tour instructors for kayaking and snorkeling. Thank you both for all you do and have to put up... with. I can't say I had the best snorkeling experience! I believe it was more so due to the group I was with. A lot happened as it does at times. I only saw a few yellow fish and we didn't explore the cave. No one helped us back on to the shore. Lina the instructor told us to paddle towards the red shirts in which we did. While following instructions by Lina 'leaning back' I did just that. The waves were coming in as they do along the beach shore where the kayak returned! Well as I was waiting in confusion for one of the red shirts people to bring me in, my kayak topsided and so did I 🙂🤷‍♀️👍.read more
Wynn Pollock
Wynn Pollock
04:25 02 Jul 22
We had an awesome experience on the kayak tour. Our guides, Morgan and Alex were absolutely wonderful. They were very... knowledgeable about the ecosystems and very attentive to everyone in our group. We were a little nervous because we did not have a lot of experience with kayaking but we felt very safe. Going inside the cave was amazing! Definitely worth it!read more
D J
D J
18:35 25 Jun 22
My family and I did a kayak and snorkeling trip. Our tour group had beginners and experienced paddlers and snorkelers.... The staff did a great job of providing instructions. Waves by the see sea caves were quite rough so we moved to an alternative snorkeling location. We were able to see many different species of fish and sharks. We also saw a sea turtle. Guides Emma and Brooks had a great attitude and provided a great tour experience.read more
Taylor Comer
Taylor Comer
01:59 20 Jun 22
My boyfriend and I did the 7 Cave Kayak Tour today, and it was easily the highlight of our trip! Our guides Zoe and... Lena were amazing, providing such a fun, interactive, and informative experience. We particularly loved learning about the different ecosystems and the marine life within them, and having the opportunity to explore Clams’ Cave was spectacular. Each staff member was amazing and extremely helpful when answering questions. We highly recommend and give them a 12 out of 10!read more
Teja Parasa
Teja Parasa
05:52 13 Jun 22
Anna and Emma were the best tour guides ever. Perfect combination of tour guide energy and being conversational. They... showed us seals, dolphins, and more. They were super helpful when people struggled kayaking and very kind about it too. The caves they showed us and the information about the place was so interesting. All the other staff there were so kind and helpful and upbeat tooread more
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
18:51 23 May 22
Great place to rent bikes, kayaks, and more. They also have a big selection of swimwear, suntan lotion, hats,... waterproof phone cases, and other adventure accessories. We rented an ocean kayak for 90 minutes and had a blast seeing the caves, sealions, and mansions on the cliffs. The only negative was the grumpy guy on the beach who put us in the kayak and launched us without making sure the seats were adjusted right. Did not apricots his attitude. Other than grumpy, I highly recommend renting here.read more
Jenifer Radland
Jenifer Radland
13:50 25 Apr 22
Great experience and would definitely do this again...The guides we had (Sam, Anthony, Justin? He had an awesome... Australian accent) were great!!!! So helpful. So animated. So funny. Soooo much fun overall.Sadly, we had "A typical weather" and couldn't get to the caves but the guides still made it a ton of fun.P.s. She wasn't one of our guides but Elaine was a complete bad @$$. She is awesome and works hard for her money.Remember to tip your guides, they do this multiple times a day and you'll understand sore after your session, now imagine 3 or 4 of them in a single day.read more
Family Neunuebel
Family Neunuebel
06:12 09 Apr 22
Amazing and patient service! We are locals who decided to book some kayaks at the last minute, but our schedules were... completely off. The Bike and Kayak Tours Team (and Donny) were very accommodating to our requests, while ensuring that we were compliant and safe. We will be back for sure!read more
Richard Rundhaug
Richard Rundhaug
22:59 09 Jan 22
My wife and I went snorkeling with this firm. I booked on line and everything went well. The equipment was in good... repair. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. We made our way to La Jolla Caves where snorkeling was incredibly fun fun and educational. We felt safe and paid attention to all day long. We had a great experience with with this company.read more
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
Cyndi Lehn
Cyndi Lehn
20:17 24 Aug 21
Ben and Randy were fantastic guides! Ben’s stories ranged from interesting to hilarious and back again. Randy literally... had our backs. We felt super safe with these two. It was a blast!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
Antwan22
Antwan22
00:55 25 Jul 21
Sam and George are great guys. They really made my wife and I feel accomplished after we had trouble with our kayak. If... you guys read this, Thanks for the brain bonnet (inside joke)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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