Much of San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches, and the coastal neighborhood of La Jolla is no exception. In fact, many of La Jolla’s beaches are internationally recognized as amazing places to spend a typical warm Southern California afternoon, whether you’re soaking up the sun or hitting reef breaks for some world-class surf.
While it’s best known for its surfing scene, the neighborhood has plenty of other attractions and fun activities to offer visitors, especially those interested in kayaking and snorkeling along the jewel coast.
Kayaking in the Sea Caves in La Jolla is featured both in our Unique Things to Do in San Diego and our Best Things to do in San Diego articles.
Both snorkeling and kayaking are amazing ways to explore the Pacific Ocean and all its incredible natural features. Popular areas to explore include the sea caves off the coast, which can only be accessed via boat or kayak, and the kelp beds that are home to hundreds of different species of fish and other marine life in the protected San Diego - La Jolla Underwater Park.
For the best experience take a guided kayaking and snorkeling tours, where you’ll get to see the most impressive sights and have the highest chance of spotting rare wildlife, all with the help of a local professional.
In addition to any of the top tours listed below, the best way to get around the city is with a Go City San Diego pass, which offers discounts on many offshore tours in La Jolla and the rest of San Diego, as well as popular nearby local attractions like the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and San Diego Beach Tour.
The pass also includes savings on gear rentals for kayaks, snorkeling gear, and surfboards, as well as reduced costs on surf lessons. When you purchase a Go City San Diego pass using our exclusive discount code, you can save even more!