People often describe strange sea creatures by comparing them to familiar land animals, giving the name "cows of the sea" to manatees and "yaks of the sea" to kayaks. Encounter marine mammals with this Groupon.
$35 for a Two-Hour Whale-Watching Kayak Tour (Up to $119 Value)
Tours launch daily at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to explore whale migration routes from stable, sit-on-top kayaks that are ideal for beginners. The certified guides possess knowledge about the local wildlife and history of the area and mete out anecdotal tidbits that leave tour-goers hungry for more. Last season, OEX La Jolla encountered whales on 80% of its tours, and its groups regularly encounter barking harbor seals and sea lions, curious dolphins, and harmless leopard sharks—proof that a leopard can't change its spots but can exchange its legs for fins.
Rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Action water-sports shop Everyday California (formerly OEX), wrangles an experienced team of experts to escort patrons on kayak, surfing, and snorkeling tours. The shop as been lauded by publications including the Chicago Tribune for its exploration of the earth's watery expanses that offer glimpses of marine creatures such as sea turtles, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and cormorants. Kayak tours take paddlers out on a variety of adventures, including destinations such as seven sea caves, the paths of migrating gray whales, and underwater kelp forests. Everyday California also rents out kayaks, snorkel gear, surfboards, paddleboards, and saddles for baby belugas.
We saw dolphins, sea lions and jellyfish. It was an awesome time and I would definitely recommend them to my friends.Sarah W., 2/6/12
Great place, knowledgable guides, quality equipment and a whole lotta fun. I highly recommend!Michele W., Yelp, 4/9/12
93% of 1,359 customers
“Joey, Lindsey and this other instructor were all great!:)”
“try to go on a day where waves are calm so you can go inside the caves ! :) ”
“Great responsible tour guides with a good sense of humor”
La Jolla Shores
2243 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, California 92037Get Directions