Kayakers laughing on the Pacific Ocean with Everyday California Kayak Rentals at the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
A family kayaking by the Seven Sea Caves with Everyday California Kayak Rentals at the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
The La Jolla Seven Sea Caves which can be seen kayaking on a Kayak Rental with Everyday California in San Diego
Two kayakers kayaking in San Diego on a Kayak Rental with Everyday California in front of the sea caves in La Jolla Ecological Reserve
The sea lions in San Diego caught sunbathing which can be seen on a kayak rental with Everyday California
A kayaking couple in front of the San Diego Sea Caves on a kayak rental with Everyday California
Everyday California Kayak Rentals laughing and having a good time at the La Jolla Ecological Reserve

La Jolla Kayak Rentals


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La Jolla Kayak Rentals

Looking for a way to paddle around at your own pace? Rent a single kayak, a double kayak, or enough boats for a group and explore the La Jolla Ecological Reserve on your own!

Guests may see a variety of marine life while kayaking around the ecological reserve. You might see different kinds of fish, birds, seals, sea lions, dolphins and even whales (depending on the time of year). You will also get to see the beautiful town of La Jolla from the water, and take in the amazing scenery!

Please note that we give a safety briefing to each renter, but we do not provide kayaking lessons for rentals. If you're new to kayaking and would like to learn how, we recommend that you check out our guided tours first.

Kayak Rentals are NOT permitted into the Sea Caves. All guests must be able to swim comfortably in order to take a kayak out on their own. All participants must be five years or older in order to participate in the activity.

La Jolla Kayak Rentals

Our kayak rentals give you 90 minutes to cruise around the reserve at your own pace. We’ll provide all the equipment you’ll need, along with a safety briefing so you know where you can and can’t go. You’ll just need to check in at our shop, and kayaks and paddles will be waiting for you at the beach!

Depending on the conditions, kayak rentals may not be available. Be sure to call to make a reservation or check for availability. If you’ve never kayaked on your own before, we recommend you check out our guided tours first.

When: We rent kayaks year round!

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Start Times: Throughout the Day

Meeting Place: Everyday California Shop. 2261 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Price: Best Price Guaranteed!

Group Size: Varies Depending on Time of Year

Ages: 5+

Give The Gift Of Adventure
Want to give the gift of a Kayak Rental? We’ve got you covered.

Pick our e-gift option below, then rent at a later date. Each kayak rental guest spot that is booked is valid for two guests in one double kayak (a kayak with seats for two people). Single kayaks are not available for gift vouchers at this time. Adventure gift certificates are valid for water sports only, and are not transferable for apparel items.

La Jolla Kayak Rentals FAQ

It’s a San Diego City rule that all kayak rentals stay out of the caves, due to safety. It’s a $300 fine from the Life Guards if a kayak renter enters the sea caves. If you would like to kayak through the Sea Caves, book one of our Sea Cave Kayak Tours.
After check-in inside our shop, each guest will be shown a map of exactly where to paddle and where not to paddle. Employees at the beach will also assist guests before they hit the water where it’s safe to paddle.
Each time block is set for 90 minutes. If you’d like extra time, please reserve the next available time block.
Sea Kayaking takes place in the beautiful ocean, which has one major difference from freshwater kayaking: Kayak Surfing! When returning to land in a Sea Kayak, you get the opportunity to catch and ride a wave all the way in.
We've had tons of people who have never kayaked before and don't know how to swim that had amazing experiences. However, if your activity includes snorkeling, then by state regulations you do need to be comfortable in the water.
No experience is required to come on a tour! We’ve had everyone from children to senior citizens who are first time kayakers come out and have a blast on one of our kayak adventures.
We transport the kayaks and paddles down to the beach. All you need to do is check-in at our shop, and walk down to the beach with your life jacket.
No. Due to city rules and insurance regulations, the kayak rentals must stay at La Jolla Shores.
We kayak in a Marine Protected Area, so nothing can be taken but photos. We will paddle and snorkel with sea life, and take direction from The Marine Protection Act of 1972.
Absolutely! La Jolla is one of the best snorkeling spots in California. If you go on a tour with us, we’ll even give you a great discount on snorkel gear. Just ask us if you want to try!
We use tandem sit-on-top kayaks because they are safer and more fun!
The weight limit for each kayak is 425lbs / 193kg.
The city of San Diego and the San Diego lifeguards have set the age requirement at 5 years and older.
There is plenty of parking in the residential streets surrounding our shop where you can park all day. Do not park in the lot adjacent to our shop: we don't own it, so if you park there you run the risk of being towed. We also do not recommend parking in a 90 minute commercial zone, as you will be here longer than that and will run the risk of getting ticketed.
We have lockers available for rent (they're $6) if you want to leave your stuff behind. If you don’t want to rent a locker we recommend keeping your valuables in your car.


  • Great place to rent kayaks
    Great employees from shop to beach crew. Great afternoon on the water with kayak rentals that were easy, quick and no nonsense.

    Lisa D.

  • The friendliest staff
    We went to a couple of rental places in the area during our stay and this place was easily the best to work with and has the friendliest staff. I will go there EVERY TIME. THANK YOU!

    Candi M.

  • Wonderful experience!
    2 person kayak rental which was a great deal for a wonderful experience! Short walk from the store to the beach. The coves and cliffs were gorgeous, and you can get decently close to lots of sea lions on the shore.

    Kiley Bitner-Parish

  • Lots of animals to see!
    We had a great time! Everything went super smooth ! Party of 6, rented the kayaks, the guys on the beach were really helpful & nice ~ The location was beautiful & and had amazing views. We saw all kinds of animals! I had a seal right by my kayak!

    Casey S.

  • The staff was absolutely incredible
    Can't say enough good things about our Kayak rental in La Jolla. The staff was absolutely incredible and we even got to see some seals.

    Party P.