Experience the grey whale migration from the seat of a kayak! Leaving the waters of the Arctic and heading south to the lagoons of Mexico, grey whales naturally migrate past La Jolla during the winter. We'll paddle about two miles out to the path of the whale migration, learning interesting facts and history about the surrounding area and marine life along the way.
Note: La Jolla's unique natural boat launch allows safe ocean access for kayaking all year-round.
This is a non polluting, non threatening and intimate way to experience grey whales, one of the most majestic mammals on the planet. We often see dolphins deep in the water as well, along with sea lions, harbor seals, and more.
No experience is required and your guide will kick things off with a paddle tutorial. Note that the water can get choppy at times, even with La Jolla being one of the calmest places to kayak in California, so if you are susceptible come prepared with your motion sickness medication.
*Note: Grey whales are wild animals, and although we see a large number of them during the season we cannot guarantee a sighting.
La Jolla's climate and water conditions are typically pleasant in the "winter".