Due to COVID-19, we’ve made adjustments to our kayak tours to ensure that you stay healthy and enjoy your adventure with peace of mind. La Jolla Kayak follows the latest CDC and San Diego County guidelines and monitors these mandates weekly.

What our staff is doing:

  • All snorkel equipment will be sanitized with CDC approved solution after every use.
  • Disposable mouthpieces are available for purchase at the shop.
  • We will be handing out sanitized personal flotation devices (PFD) to eliminate handling.
  • To avoid crowding around the lockers, we offer a limited number of lockers at this time.

What we ask of you:

  • If you’re experiencing any symptoms, please stay home. We will refund you 100%.
  • Please come prepared and dressed—fitting rooms are not available except for clients renting wetsuit gear.
  • Our restrooms remain closed to the public at this time.
  • Face coverings are required inside the kayak shop at all times. For kayak tours, rentals, and all ocean activities you aren’t required to wear one, but we will be implementing safe distancing at all times.
Dive in and explore La Jolla Shores!

This introductory tour is designed to teach the fundamentals of snorkeling while exploring the sandy and rocky reef in the area’s ecological reserve. Our experienced tour guides will lead you to Leopard sharks, Garibaldi, and various other reef fish that call this area home! Many of these species are here year-round including our area’s favorite leopard sharks. These leopard sharks can often be seen just a few yards from shore and they are HARMLESS to humans. From June to September thousands of Leopard Sharks migrate to La Jolla Shores for their mating season and often remain in the area year-round and can still be seen.

This adventure is suitable for swimmers ages 6+ (with an adult), must be comfortable in the water.

  • Single space starting at $49*

*Prices may vary based on date and time.

Tour details

Departs everyday 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM (weather permitting)

Ages swimmers 6+ (with adult), must be comfortable in the water

Mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit included.

Total duration 1 hour in the water and rentals up to 3 hours after

Reserve your tour today!
What to expect:

Your La Jolla Shores Snorkel Tour will start off at the La Jolla Kayak storefront where you will check in with our front desk staff. You’ll be introduced to your tour guide and they’ll help you get fitted with your personal floatation device and snorkel gear. You’ll then walk together to La Jolla Shores beach snorkeling areas (1-2 blocks).

  • Please wear comfortable snorkel gear, like a bathing suit. Wetsuits are provided for this tour.
  • Shoes are not required for the tour but please wear sandals or water shoes to walk to the beach.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen!
  • We rent lockers to safely store your personal belongings for an additional charge.
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