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  4. La Jolla Cove

La Jolla: Kayak & Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 328031
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Gray whales provide kayakers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when leaving the waters of the Arctic and heading south to the lagoons of Mexico. Join this 2-hour kayak and whale watching adventure and get up close and personal to these majestic creatures.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the majestic gray whale from the seat of your kayak, as they migrate from the Arctic and head south to Mexico
  • Learn about the history of the gray whale and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve from your knowledgeable guide
  • See whales and other marine wildlife, such as dolphins, sea lions, and harbor seals in the most intimate and non-polluting way
Full description
Experience the gray whale migration from the seat of a kayak. Leaving the waters of the Arctic and heading south to the lagoons of Mexico, gray whales naturally migrate past La Jolla during the winter. This is a non-polluting, non-threatening, and intimate way to experience one of the most majestic mammals on the planet.

Your guides will lead the group about two miles out from shore, where you’ll stop at the best spots to view gray whales. Along the way you’ll learn interesting facts and history about the whales, other marine life, and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.

Keep in mind that gray whales are wild animals. While gray whales are abundant during the season, a sighting can't be guaranteed, although groups can often see dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and other marine life as well.
  • 2-hour whale watching tour by kayak
  • Professional guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety instruction
  • Tour overview prior to launch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• No experience is required to take this tour
• Lockers are available to store your belongings for a small fee
• Note that whale sightings are not guaranteed, although groups do often see whales during the season: other marine wildlife that is commonly found are dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and more
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Everyday California

Product ID: 328031