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Half-mile La Jolla Cove ocean swim

San Diego, United States

Experience hosted by David

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We'll meet at a designated place in La Jolla. Guests will be transported a short distance and we'll begin with a short walk on a trail overlooking the designated swim lane of scenic La Jolla Cove. Once we reach the Cove, we'll suit up and swim with Garibaldi and sea lions to an offshore 1/4 mile buoy. After enjoying some sea level views of the San Diego coastline, we'll return to the La Jolla Cove shoreline with the exhilarating sense of accomplishment that comes from swimming a 1/2 mile in open ocean.
Other things to note
Guests will be transported short distance to location from meeting place, and returned after experience. Please bring swim suit if not swimming in a wetsuit. Swim cap is optional, but recommended.
We'll meet at a designated place in La Jolla. Guests will be transported a short distance and we'll begin with a short walk on a trail overlooking the designated swim lane of scenic La Jolla Cove. Once we reach the Cove, we'll suit up and swim with Garibaldi and sea lions to an offshore 1/4 mile buoy. After enjoying some sea level views of the San Diego coastline, we'll return to the La Jolla Cove shoreline with the exhilarating sense of accom…

What's included

  • Equipment
    disposable earplugs, some loaner wetsuits available (inquire at time of boo...

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been swimming and surfing in Southern California waters for decades. I started swimming La Jolla Cove 10 years ago to train for the Alcatraz Challenge, the intense open water swim from Alcatraz to Crissy Field. I do not usually compete in races. I swim to maintain fitness, and to enjoy and share the wonderment of the ocean.
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Where you'll be

This experience takes place in La Jolla, CA. The swim takes place in the La Jolla Cove marine reserve/swim lane area, straight offshore in the Pacific Ocean.
Douglas
May 2019
David is a very friendly guy and I had a great time talking to him throughout. He was very good about safety and checking in with me throughout to make sure I was having a good time. The cool highlight, which I would not have tried on my own was swimming through one of the La Jolla sea caves. This was a terrific experience. You should do it!
David is a very friendly guy and I had a great time talking to him throughout. He was very good about safety and checking in with me throughout to make sure I was having a good t…
Aditya
March 2019
David was extremely informative and helpful throughout the experience. He sent out updates on weather conditions, 1-2 days prior to the swim and also assisted with the wet-suit rental (not included in trip cost but David does have spare suits which he could provide if reqd). Beautiful sightings of sea lions and garibaldi fish throughout the swim. We also swam through the cave which made the experience even more amazing. Would surely recommend!
David was extremely informative and helpful throughout the experience. He sent out updates on weather conditions, 1-2 days prior to the swim and also assisted with the wet-suit ren…
Georgia
November 2018
The swim with David was amazing. The visibility was incredible and the water was beautiful. We swam past a group of seals playing in the water... it was just amazing. David was really good to swim with, made sure that the pace was ok and adjusted the swim to my capability. Really really enjoyed swimming through the cave... was immensely fun and I felt really safe and that David was an experienced and safe swimmer to be with. The only bad part was having to get out of the water.. I didn’t want the swim to end!
The swim with David was amazing. The visibility was incredible and the water was beautiful. We swam past a group of seals playing in the water... it was just amazing. David was rea…
Courtney
July 2018
I've been working on my open water skills lately and David gave me some really good tips. I had a great time and we even came within 10-15 ft of a sea lion! It was absolutely exhilarating and a huge confidence booster for me!
Kristina
July 2018
Dave was SO awesome!!! It was exactly the swim experience I was looking for. As an endurance swimmer, I wanted to test the waters at La Jolla Cove, but didn't want to venture out alone. Dave was kind enough to re-arrange his schedule to fit me in, he also kindly to the time to take me to La Jolla Swim and Sport, a wonderful selection of swimsuits! Thanks SO much Dave. You're the BEST! Kristina
Dave was SO awesome!!! It was exactly the swim experience I was looking for. As an endurance swimmer, I wanted to test the waters at La Jolla Cove, but didn't want to venture out…
Hilary
June 2018
Amazing way to experience La Jolla Cove! David will go at your pace and make you feel comfortable and taken care of. He was very helpful and communicative about parking, wetsuit rental, and other logistics. He pointed out local landmarks on the swim and helped me get closer to sea lions and beautiful fish. The swim was gorgeous!
Amazing way to experience La Jolla Cove! David will go at your pace and make you feel comfortable and taken care of. He was very helpful and communicative about parking, wetsuit r…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes/sweats, swim suit, swim cap (optional), walking shoes/sandals