Everyday California Adventures

Everyday California Adventures

Sep 27, 2020

There is perhaps no more educational and entertaining way to experience the La Jolla Ecological Reserve (the protected part of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park) than taking part in a kayak tour to explore the gorgeous sea cliffs and renowned Seven Sea Caves. Everyday California came highly recommended as “the” tour to take and it didn’t disappoint.

After getting geared up with helmets and life jackets, it’s was a quick stroll to the foot of Avenida de La Playa at the south end of La Jolla Shores. We kicked off our shoes at the “honor system” beach stand and headed to the water’s edge, where our guide, Trent, engaged the group a quick tutorial on the “do’s and don’ts” of paddling and we were off for the start of our two-hour tour.

IMG 1378

I’ve been on many a tour - land and sea - in my life and as amazing as the scenery is, I’ve found that a key component to how much you’ll take away from the experience rests with the knowledge and personality of your guide. We lucked out with Trent - a seasoned enthusiast who has been with the company for six years - and who proved to be a wealth of information about the environs while ensuring our group a safe, fun and highly entertaining experience.

Along the way paddling out to the caves (including Sunny Jim’s Cave and the Arch Cave), we saw amazing sandstone and limestone formations, sea lions sunbathing on the rocks, caught sight of bright orange Garibaldi beneath the surface (our California State fish) and even learned a bit about the kelp beds outside the caves. The water wasn’t quite clear enough to see the leopard sharks that Trent assured us were swimming around by the scores beneath us.

IMG 1418

When conditions permit, Everyday Callifornia guides help guests paddle inside Clams’ Cave - the only cave visible from land. Trent jumped into the water and literally guided our kayaks (two at a time) into the cave, keeping a running commentary on what to expect and introducing our kids to a giant sea lion inside that Trent surmised was the victor in a recent sea lion battle for this premium position.

On the way back to our starting off point, Trent stopped at the “perfect” spot to slide off the kayak for a quick swim in the 70-degree waters. Our 13-year-old son didn’t have to be asked twice and was the first one to jump in. Then it was back to the shoreline, where guides were waiting to help us “catch” a wave in. All in all ... a truly excellent adventure and one I’d highly recommend.


Everyday California
2261 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla
(858) 454-6195
EverydayCalifornia.com

Latest News

A Royal Escape at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Travel Jody Robinson

A Royal Escape at  The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The most recent season of Netflix’s revolutionary bio-drama The Crown follows Britain’s royal family to the...

45 Weeks

Education Becky Lomaka, MA, CT, Director of Grief Support and Education O’Connor Mortuary

45 Weeks

I was driving to work one chilly February morning and the radio talk show host mentioned that there were only 4...

How can cancer patients stay safe during COVID-19?

Health & Wellness Sorbet Mag

How can cancer patients stay safe during COVID-19?

If you are living with cancer, it’s understandable to be concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Edward ...

But What if I don’t Feel like Celebrating?

Entertainment Becky Lomaka, MA, CT, Director of Grief Support and Education O’Connor Mortuary

But What if I don’t Feel like Celebrating?

Finding Happiness this Holiday Season How do we make space for our grief while also being present during the h...

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest Place in OC for the Holidays!

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest  Place in OC for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous...

But What if I don’t Feel like Celebrating? Finding Happiness this Holiday Season

Education Becky Lomaka, MA, CT, Director of Grief Support and Education O’Connor Mortuary

But What if I don’t Feel like Celebrating? Finding Happiness  this Holiday Season

There are few periods that are as difficult for those who are grieving than the holidays, starting with Thanksg...

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest Place in HB for the Holidays!

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest  Place in HB for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous...

Be in The Know: Home Sellers Have Options

Business Showcase Sorbet Mag

Be in The Know:  Home Sellers Have Options

As the real estate industry continues to adapt to changes in the market, alternative methods of buying and sell...

Holidays and Grief

Home Life Sorbet Mag

Holidays and Grief

By Becky Lomaka, MA, CTDirector of Grief Support and Education O’Connor Mortuary There are few periods that ...

Reduce Peripheral Neuropathy and Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery!

Health & Wellness Sorbet Mag

Reduce Peripheral Neuropathy and Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery!

Infinity Medical and Wellness offers a tremendously successful treatment option - FDA Cleared and Covered by Me...

Glorietta Bay Inn a family favorite for a fun and sun “stay-cation” on Coronado Island

Travel Jody Robinson

Glorietta Bay Inn a family favorite for a fun and sun “stay-cation”  on Coronado Island

Travel for our family has always been an exciting opportunity to explore both far-flung destinations and closer...

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest Place in HB for the Holidays!

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest  Place in HB for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous...

Be in The Know: Home Sellers Have Options

Law: Estate Planning Sorbet Mag

Be in The Know:  Home Sellers Have Options

As the real estate industry continues to adapt to changes in the market, alternative methods of buying and sell...

What We Do with our Grief

Education Sorbet Mag

What We Do with our Grief

By Becky Lomaka, MA, CTDirector of Grief Support and Education O’Connor Mortuary It’s been a rough few wee...

A Century of Luxury at The Newport Beach Hotel

Travel Jody Robinson

A Century of Luxury at The Newport Beach Hotel

I’ve lived in Orange County a long time. Without completely dating myself, I moved here for college and never...

How Can I Tell If I Have Skin Cancer?

Health & Wellness Kristy Fleming, MD

How Can I Tell If I Have  Skin Cancer?

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Because...

Laid Back Luxury at Estancia La Jolla

Travel Jody Robinson

Laid Back Luxury at Estancia La Jolla

Southern California is well known for its gorgeous year-round weather. Truly though, there are few places with ...

How City of Hope’s World-Class Care Transformed a Grateful Patient’s Breast Cancer Journey

Health & Wellness Sorbet Mag

How City of Hope’s World-Class Care Transformed a Grateful Patient’s Breast Cancer Journey

Sarah Sanders wasn’t shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41 in September 2015. In fact, ...

Home Safety Advisors: Helping Seniors Live Safely in Their Own Home Longer!

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

Home Safety Advisors: Helping Seniors Live Safely in Their Own Home Longer!

By the time my friend’s grandmother passed away at 92, she had fallen six times. Two of those falls resulted ...

Terranea Resort

Travel Jody Robinson

Terranea Resort

Complete Coastal Comfort at a Hidden Gem on the Los Angeles Coast Just last summer, my husband and I had plans...