Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fantastic conditions right now!

Today it is again "Lake La Jolla", with no wind, very smooth conditions, lots of Leopard sharks, Sea Lions still hanging in the Clam Cave, air temp 80, water temp 67, ideal conditions!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yesterday: Small craft advisory - Today: let's go kayaking!

Yesterday we had strong winds and choppy waters, but today is a new and beautiful day!
The 10:00 AM tour had on board Nicolee & Mark whom were celebrating their anniversary, and Bob, Terry, Jen and Austin from Goodyear, AZ. Their guide was Jesse.
They saw Leopard sharks at the Shores, and they met our locals Sea Lions in the Clam Cave. The swell was still rocking a bit at the Cave, but by carefully timing the entry, Jesse was able to get everybody in, one boat at a time and for a short period of time (in and out!).

The group (from left to right):
Nicolee, Mark, Terry, austin, Bob, Jen and Jesse.

Leftover from yesterday's storm:
a seaweed specimen called
Bull Whip Kelp (also called Ribbon Kelp)

Nicolee & Mark
(with Cyril)

Austin's landing.

 Terry's landing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another foggy start...

It was foggy again this morning, but not as much as yesterday, today we were able to see the cliff from the shores! And the sun is already coming out (it is 12:21 PM);
The Sea Lions are still hanging in the back of the Clam cave... who knows for how long...

the picture bellow is where we are going...
view from the Shores to the caves
Marcia, Bob and Dan

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Foggy Day...

It started with a 1 mile visibility this morning at 7:00 AM, but luckily it did clear up for the 9:20 AM Tour. That said because of the grey sky and the waves, we were not able to see many sharks, but all tours did manage to enter the Clam Cave and greet the Sea Lions in the back of the cave :-)
For the first tour we had a group of students from Hilltop, they all did enjoy the waves and the cave very much.


Early set up for the day (we are the Yellow boats!)

Group huddle before take off... GO HILLTOP!

Before things gets loose...

Time to go!

Let's do it!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

No more red tide!

After a week dealing with patches of red tide from the Shores to the Cove, finally it did clear up.
The early tour at 9:20 was able to see about a dozen of Leopard sharks, to get in the cave and observe sleeping beauties ... Sea Lions...  Later on the sun came out to warm the air, and it got a little bit busier but it is so beautiful and calm.

Those pictures were taken on the 9:20 AM tour with Annette and David from Texas, with Dom as a guide.

Guitarfish Shovelnose (juvenile) at the take off

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The "After Labor Day Effect"

Calm streets, calm beach, calm and undisturbed wildlife, clear (and calm!) water, this is La Jolla Shores at its BEST! Look for yourself with those pictures and video taken this morning...

Leopard Sharks at the take off and landing zone

Leopard Sharks at the take off and landing zone


Sea Lion at the caves

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

One of those perfect days in La Jolla

Blue sky, the ocean is gentle, clear and full of life lately; we saw (again) dozens of Leopard Sharks at the slide in very shallow waters, Sea Lions in the Clam Cave, and even one Sevengill shark and 2 Soupfin sharks, all harmless to people, no worries ;-)

We didn't have the chance to spot the Sea Turtle, unfortunately, but others did, so we know it is still around....

Damien & Sidney

Leopard Sharks at the slide

Jan & John exiting the Clam Cave

Sea Lions in the Clam Cave

Damien & Sidney enjoying the warm water.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tara's Birthday Party on the water

Yesterday we had a Private tour set up for Tara's birthday; despite the waves being pretty big at the caves (always nice to watch from a safe distance!), we all had a great time on the water, racing, standing up, having fun.
A Sea Lion swam by, the Cormorants surrounded us, Pelicans flew above us in formation, though overcast the water was warm, good time.

Tara (Birthday Girl, back paddler) & Kristi Ann

Kristi Ann jumping out

The Cormorants

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sea Lions everywhere!

Finally we got the sun back, and with it a very good visibility at the caves where more and more Sea Lions are basking on the rocks, and playing in the water!
Yesterday with Chase and Jenna we spent almost 10 minutes in the Clam Cave watching 2 Sea Lions swimming around and climbing on the edge just a few feet away from us.
Remember that Sunday is Mother's Day, and that we have a Special online for the occasion!

A new guard at the Clam's door!

Chase & Jenna about to enter the Clam Cave.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Birthday Party on the water!

For Chatanya's birthday, Manali wanted to surprise him with a private tour for them and Aditi and Manas, so we set up birthday balloons in the shop, and on the boats! Chatanya was totally unaware and surpised about it. Manali even brought in cupcakes and candles, hiding them in a beach bag as they were just supposed to go spend the day on the beach!
Cyril getting ready to push out the boats

Manali and Chatanya

They made it!

 Aditi and Manas.
We paddled along the shores to the caves, a lot of cormorants on the cliff, and a lot of sea lions everywhere, all sizes, all ages!

Then the low tide and calm swell allowed us to land at Emerald Cove for a mini birthday party with cake!

Landing at Emerald cove.
Back of the Clam Cave from Emerald Cove.
Then it was time to go through the Clam Cave...
... and head back to shores with a little playtime on the way.
Happy Birthday Chatanya!