Mon, Feb 19|
La Jolla Shores
KAYAK WHALE WATCHING
Join us in February for a private kayak marine life tour, an adventure that might unveil the incredible migration of gray whales. An experience blending education and nature awaits – reserve your spot and adventure with us!
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2024, 9:45 AM – 2:45 PM
La Jolla Shores, 8277 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
About the event
Date: Monday, February 19, 2024
Location: La Jolla, CA
Cost: $99 per student, $89 per adult
Includes: pre-trip lesson, 2-hour private HFAC guided kayak tour, an immersive educational experience, and the post-trip gathering. All equipment, helmet, lifejackets, are provided. Wetsuits can be rented for $12 in shop, if needed. Otherwise, wear beach gear!
Set out on a captivating kayak tour with us that holds the potential to reveal the wonders of gray whale migration. Gather at the meeting point for a brief educational session with your California Naturalist, setting the stage for the marine life adventure ahead.
As a group, we'll embark on an intimate exploration of the gray whale migration, all from the tranquility of a kayak! As these magnificent creatures journey from the Arctic to the lagoons of Mexico, witness their natural migration past San Diego during the winter. Our eco-friendly and non-intrusive kayak adventure provides a unique opportunity to connect with one of the planet's most majestic mammals.
Guided by experienced leaders, the group will paddle approximately two miles offshore, reaching prime locations to observe gray whales. Throughout the journey, absorb fascinating insights into the whales, along with captivating facts about other marine life and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. It's important to note that gray whales are wild animals, and while a significant number are encountered during the season, we cannot guarantee sightings. However, the marine world has more surprises in store, and you may also catch glimpses of dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and other captivating marine life.
For a more enjoyable experience, we recommend one adult per kayak with a student, or two strong teenagers. A triple kayak may be available for two parents and a younger student.
After our adventure on the water, we'll regroup for a special gathering by the beach. Share your experiences, play games, connect with fellow homeschoolers, replinish with packed lunches, and relish the beauty of the coastal landscape.
This event is a voyage into the unknown, an opportunity to embrace the unpredictability of nature. It is sure to be a day of exploration, connection, and the joy of discovering the secrets the sea may reveal.
Non-refundable after January 19th
Payment Plan available
This is a winter adventure. Please be prepared for cooler weather.
Wetsuits can be rented for $12 if desired, from the tour guides. Traditional beach gear can also be worn.
This adventure requires strength and endurance to kayak two miles from shore into the open ocean.
If you would like to hire a personal guide for your student on this tour, this can be arranged for an additional charge.
Trained guides will be guiding the kayak tour.
Wilderness First Responder present throughout the trip
*Single Registered high school students can be paired with other strong teens or adults. We will pair as necessary and per each participant's needs.
- Ticket type
Student should be accompanied by an adult (ticket needed) or we can pair them with a strong kayaker. Wetsuits can be rented for $12 if desired, from the tour guides.Price$99.00
+$2.48 service fee+$2.48 service fee
- Ticket type
This ticket is for one adult kayak adventure. Wetsuits can be rented for $12 if desired, from the tour guides.Price$89.00
+$2.23 service fee+$2.23 service fee
- Ticket type
Tickets are sold out? We are building a second group to go out on the water! Join the waitlist and we will contact you if there is an opening. Thank you!Price$0.00