Join us on the Original Seven Sea Cave Tour, and you will discover first hand why kayaking in La Jolla quickly became the 5th largest tourist attraction in San Diego! During your unforgettable Tour you can expect to see Dolphin, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Sea Turtles, Harmless Leopard Sharks, Garibaldi Fish (Nemo’s Cousin) and a variety of different bird life.+ Learn More
A kayak and snorkel tour is the only way to Fully Interact with all the amazing sea life in La Jolla's underwater park. La Jolla's sea life is very special in the sense that the animals will actively socialize with humans, which is very different than almost everywhere else on the planet. Like our customers our sea life is just cooler. This is a tour guide favorite, so expect a stoked guide with high seniority on this tour!+ Learn More
Sunset tours in La Jolla are simply the best tours to see DOLPHINS and Sea Lions feeding on bait balls of fish, which means Dolphins, Sea Lions and Seals are jumping out of the Pacific as Pelicans are diving into it. Our guides are always asked, "What's the coolest thing you can see!"...well Dolphins, Seals, Sea Lions and Pelicans feeding on thousands of fish within touching distance of your kayak is way way up there on our list! Also, at sunset the wind is usually down, which turns the water to glass, and the sun puts on a show. This tour is typically a smaller and much more intimate tour. Perfect for couples and families alike!+ Learn More
Go gills-over-tail crazy for La Jolla's legendary leopard sharks and other local marine life during SHARK SUMMER this July and August at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Celebrate these remarkable animals with a new exhibit, shark-savvy activities, field excursions, and exclusive interactions with Andy Nosal, a leopard shark researcher and Birch Aquarium's new DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology & Conservation.
Learn the basics of ocean kayaking while exploring the coastline and calm waters of La Jolla. Birch Aquarium naturalists will team up with guides at Everyday California to highlight the variety of sharks, rays, and other wildlife present. Experience the unique features of La Jolla's Matlahuayl Marine Reserve and discover why it's a hot spot for our leopard sharks. Ages 10+ (minors must also be accompanied by a paid adult). Price includes rental equipment. Pre-purchase required.
ONLY AVAILABLE – July 13,20*,28 August 4,10*,18 8am-10:30am. *Dr. Andy Nosal, Birch Aquarium's DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology & Conservation, will be leading the tours on only those days with an asterisk*. Please DO NOT book any days other than those offered here as you will be sent on a different tour without a Birch Aquarium naturalists.
RSVP Required: 858-454-6195 or book online. (Aquarium members please call 858.454.6195 to get your COUPON CODE)+ Learn More
Birch Aquarium Members: $45
Last whale watching season was one of epic proportions! OEX La Jolla's crew saw whales on approximately 80% of their tours. This season is even more anticipated then past seasons due to the increase of the Gray Whale population. Nearly hunted to extinction, the gray whale was removed from the endangered-species list in 1994. But not anymore! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Alaska cited agency estimates that put the entire Eastern North Pacific gray whale population at between 18,000-21,000 animals. What does this mean for you? Gray Whale spotting will be even more abundant this season!+ Learn More