Bright orange Garibaldi fish, leopard sharks, dolphins, giant sea turtles, sea lions, and seven sea caves to explore―it's
not Kauai, it's La Jolla’s Ecological Preserve. The caves are just a half-mile from shore via kayak, and OEX Dive & Kayak
Center offers 1½-hour tours that include guided trips inside the Clam― at high tide, you can go all the way through. About
those silhouettes gliding underneath the boats: Hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of leopard sharks swim below the kayaks,
most abundantly in summer. We’re glad that leopard sharks have small teeth (they use suction to eat). For the daring, snorkeling
is another option.
Last Reviewed February 2012