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La Jolla Caves Snorkel & Paddleboard Rental

Water Sports Equipment Rental Service in San Diego
Open today until 4:30 PM
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Conditions have been super calm at the cove and are forecasted to be good through at least Thursday. We will be open!

Good morning and happy Saturday! Unfortunately conditions are still forecasted to be rough and possibly unsafe with rip currents. Conditions are forecasted to be much calmer tomorrow and we will be open unless something changes. Thank you!

Forecasted conditions are rough Wednesday - Friday, we will be closed for safety and the quality of your experience. We will reopen Saturday in the hopes conditions will improve. Thank you and enjoy your week!

Sorry for any trouble finding us! Our address, 1160 Coast Blvd is correct - however more specifically we are located at the top of the Northwest staircase down to the La Jolla Cove. Please call us if you have any trouble finding us and as always we appreciate you!

We are open today and as always there is so much to see! Come say hi and check out all the babies, whether they be cormorants, seagulls, or sea lions!

Conditions have been pretty calm all week! Forecasts call for rough waters Monday and Tuesday but we are here for your weekend, come check it out!

It has been pretty nice at the cove the past couple of days… please feel free to give us a call and check on conditions we are happy to provide info and help!


9 months ago
We had a great experience snorkeling at the cove. The sea lions were very active and we were fortunate enough to get many photos. We are so grateful for the free phone lanyards we received as part of our rental. We are looking forward to going out a few more times this week when the water has more visibility. I would recommend this business to anyone looking for a fun outing. We returned to snorkel twice more and we’re able to wade with and swim the waters with the leopard sharks. This is such an amazing experience! I would give 6 stars if I could!
- Tiff W
4 months ago
Alex was great, super responsive gave me everything I needed to snorkel + surf at an awesome rate. It was the off season and I went to their inland location to pick up. They were super nice helping me get fitted. Then when I needed to extend my rental they were super flexible. Gave me some great tips on where to go and their rates were exceedingly fair. Responded to literally every text within 2 minutes. Great customer care and a family business. What more can you ask for? Highly recommend checking them out if you're in San Diego.
- Mike P
a month ago
Such a great experience with these guys! They really do care most about giving the customer a great experience over anything else. Super easy to communicate and book with, they provided us with the wetsuits, snorkel gear, and a waterproof camera bag. They offer a great rate with no time limit either! They want you to have the best experience without feeling limited to time. Both of the owners were really nice and personable, so we will definitely be referring them to our friends and also returning to snorkel with them ourselves. 10/10.
- Alicia H

More About Us

Our mission is to provide the best experience possible for everyone visiting San Diego and locals alike, for snorkeling, paddleboarding, or just enjoying our beautiful beaches.  We try to think of every necessity and convenience to provide our customers the best experience possible, including reef safe sunscreen, secure private storage, antifog and more!  We strive to be the most knowledgeable with ocean conditions and wildlife information, the lowest priced supplier of high quality equipment, and also the best in customer service available.  Our priority is always your happiness - we never put your safety or the quality of your experience ahead of money!  We are flexible and aim to accommodate any time constraint and every circumstance.  All of our snorkel equipment is US DIVERS brand and include features such as dry tops, purge valves and silicon material meant for comfort. We thoroughly disinfect all equipment with bleach after any use, including when something is handled by anyone but our staff. We provide all the information needed to safely snorkel with leopard sharks, turtles, sea lions as well as the fish species and other wildlife local to the Marine Reserve.  We have the NICEST paddleboards you will find in San Diego for rent, with multiple different lengths for different experience levels.  

Our range of services include but are not limited to:

  • Snorkel Rentals - Onsite or at our shop, overnight rentals available

  • Paddleboard Rentals - Delivered to La Jolla or Mission Bay or the San Diego Harbor

  • GoPro Rentals - Hero 8/10 with memory card and optional editing services

  • Beach Rentals - Tommy Bahama chairs and umbrellas

  • Personalized Drone Videos - 4K drone used to film & editing to create professional videos (Samples Available)

  • SeaWorld Fireworks Paddle sessions - RESERVATION REQUIRED
          APRIL 2022: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00 

                                                           COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We are proud to provide snorkel equipment for Urbn Surf 4 Kids ( for their events free of charge and would love to partner with other nonprofits to supplement our presence in the San Diego community and abroad!

In addition to the discount we have in place for all Active duty members of our Armed Forces, we are partnering with our U.S. Marines for an Earth Day ocean cleanup event on  4/22/22 where we will be providing free snorkel/masks and fins to anyone who wants to participate in the cleanup effort.

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  • (858) 707-5572


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1160 Coast Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92037

Business Hours

Tue:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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