Friday, September 7, 2012

Summer is still here!

The Leopard Sharks (lots of sharks) are swimming in very shallow waters at the Shores, rays of all sizes everywhere, visibility at 15 feet (which is very good for La Jolla, perfect for snorkeling), the ocean is calm, easy take off and landing, easy cave entry, Sun's bright and warm, no more crowd... it is Paradise here! NOW is the best time of the year for a fun kayaking experience, come join us!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Unplanned destination

The P. Family were at the airport, on their way to the Cayman Islands, when they checked the weather before boarding and saw that an hurricane was heading to the islands! So they cancelled on the spot their trip, and flew to San Diego instead!  Jose, Wendy, Jacob and Sarah joined us on a tour to the caves last Friday, and were enchanted by the adventure.  When they told me about their sudden change in plans, I thought that they were disappointed, but no, they were just enjoying their stay, and loved the cave tour!

Wendy, Jose, Sarah and Jacob with Liz, Lifeguard Ambassador.






Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer is here, with the leopard sharks!

We went snorkeling at 2:00 PM today, and saw schools of guitarfish shovelnoses everywhere, leopard sharks in the tide pools, batrays, garibaldis, a nice size  lobster, a flounder, sea basses, wrasses, it was amazing! the visibility was about 15 feet, with patches of 20 feet visibility, and it was more than enough to see plenty.
The sharks's population is La Jolla is composed at 97% by females.Join us on a kayaking and/or snorkeling tour to learn more about them!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Great Conditions!

It is so nice right now, the visibility is more that 15 feet, the sharks are all over, the rays, no waves, easy take off and landing, perfect conditions at the Caves...  and the sun is coming out already!
Here are a few pictures from Saturday.

Assisted take off by Johny

at the caves

exit from the Clam

Trying stand up





Friday, June 29, 2012

Sharks, Shovelnoses, Sea Lions, ...

Finally, summer has arrived, with the Leopard sharks, the Guitarfish Shovelnoses, superb visibility (20 feet, pretty good for San Diego!), and jellyfishes! They are very pretty though, and so big that you you cannot miss them!
The cave is mellow, the take off and landing are easy, it is perfect!  In the kelp bed, a sea lion was basking in the sun, cooling off (check the video).
Bellow are a few pictures from the 2:00 PM tour, with Nicole, Johny, Suzana, Barbara, Jenny and Joshem.
Dom.






Sunday, June 24, 2012

Has Summer finally arrived in La Jolla?

It looks like the Sun is finally among us!  The water temperature is on the rise, 3 Leopard Sharks have been spotted yesterday, AND we had Dolphins in front of La Jolla Cove jumping out of the water yesterday afternoon, on the 4:00 PM tour! Caves were a little bit rocky, but we managed to enter between the sets.
In the morning, Will and I had a Private Tour for Mariela's bachelorette party... It was a gift from her sister Cricket, with photographic package, and we all had a blast :-) and we wish you THE BEST Mariela!
Dom & Will.
Assisted Take Off by Will
The group on their way to the caves
Arriving at the caves
Entering the Clam
About to land with Arthur and Johny ready to assist
Landing in style with Cricket and Vanessa

The Bachelorettes:
Genevieve, Kari and Laeticia (back)
Cricket, Mariela, Alice, Katherine, Vanessa.






Friday, June 15, 2012

Private Tour with Eli & Suzanne

For Eli's birthday, his sister Jessica offered him a Private tour with photography;
I was lucky to take them out, the advantage of the private tour being that we can take more time, and you are alone with the guide! We went in the cave, we only saw a dozen of Sea Lions on the rocks, but that was enough to make our day! We saw Sterns fishing, Cormorants swimming by, it was very nice. At the end of the tour the sun finally decided to show up, which was nice too!
Assited take off

in front of the Arch

frominsoide the Clam

at Razor Point, with Sea Lions on the rocks

Landing...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Gloom

OKAY, I agree, the overcast layer is a little bit of a bummer, but let's take in on the bright side: no sunburn!
And the Ocean is getting warmer, yesterday we saw for the first time the Guitarfish Shovelnose at the Marine Room, Sting Rays and Bat Rays. The Clam is easy to get in and out, the Sea Lions are close to the caves, the water is clear... it was fun.
At 11:30 with Pamela, Arielle, Kevin, Amanda, Martyn, Tyler and Natasha, we played on our way back, trying to stand up on the boat, and Arielle, Pamela and Natasha were very good at it, as you can see on the pictures!
Pamela, Arielle and Kevin

Tyler, Amanda, Natasha, Martyn


Arielle, getting air!

Natasha jumping 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

The Weekend started with strong surge, wind and waves on Saturday, to the point that we had to cancel our 9:00 AM, it was just too hard to go out, and then the swell was big out there, not fun. The late morning tour and the afternoon were able to go out, Thanks to the high tide!
On Sunday, things got a lot better, it was sunny and warm, beautiful... and so many people on the water and on land!
Today, Memorial Day, is perfect, very small waves at the take off, little wind, less people, a nice summer day!
Hopefully the water temperature will keep rising, and the sharks will show up soon.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In the cave today!

Both tours were able to go inside the Clam today, the conditions are getting better by the day now, finally!
Almost no wind, even at 2:00 PM, enough waves for fun at the take off but easy landing for all.
Sea Lions on the rocks, very good visibility, but no sharks yet. Soon... the water is getting warmer too...





video

Nice Sunny Day

video

Arthur & Will firing up the group in the shop before walking down to the beach for their 11:30 AM Tour to the caves!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sea Lions

 The 9:20 and 11:30 tours went through some surf at the take off today, and of course we had to surf in at the landing, which everybody loved! the tide was very low early, so the caves were rocking, but around 12:30 we were able to go in one boat at a time in between the sets.

Stephanie was on her way back home after a 3 months journey from Africa to Europe, then the US then Australia (home) on Wednesday.

Aimee and her daughter Season came to SD for Aimee's brother wedding, and Lynn and Joyce are starting their 2 weeks journey from SD to San Francisco on the 101.

We saw a lot of Sea Lions basking on the rocks around the cave at Emerald Cove.
Staff: Cyril, Bryson & Dom.



 
 




 Left: The Clam (view fron inside)
Above: Sea Lions

Left: Bryson jumping out of his boat for fun!

                    
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