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Address: Descanso Beach, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 310-510-1226
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A sports shop that offers many types of rentals, as well as programs for...

A sports shop that offers many types of rentals, as well as programs for youngsters.

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Ocean Adventures

While visiting Catalina Island we walked to Descanso Beach and discovered Descanso Beach Ocean Sports where we rented kayaks for an afternoon paddle in the sea. After viewing a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Michelle S
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Manteca, California
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Manteca, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

While visiting Catalina Island we walked to Descanso Beach and discovered Descanso Beach Ocean Sports where we rented kayaks for an afternoon paddle in the sea. After viewing a map of the area we opted for two single kayaks and paddles 2 hours up the coast and back. We were able to see Frog Rock and several local hide aways... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We rented a couple kayaks for about four hours during a cruise ship stop. The rental office is on a beach a short walk from the pier. Two kayaks, paddles, and two snorkel masks cost about $80 for half a day. We were able to kayak north along the island and find a nice spot with no other people for... More 

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Fontana, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My family of four, kids ages 13 and 10, really enjoyed our Catalina kayaking experience. We have participated in two previous kayaking tours in the San Diego area where the groups are large and there is pressure to keep up pace with the larger group. Our experience in Catalina was so much more relaxing because the group was small and... More 

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Thank Suzanna H
Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I went to DBOS for a 2-hr kayak trip to Frog Rock. Sure, it would have been cheaper to rent a kayaks instead of signing up for a tour, but sometimes it's cool to get a local's perspective. The girl at check in was VERY happy, you can tell she enjoyed her job. Good for her! we... More 

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Thank CheekyMonkey12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We booked a kayak tour to Frog Rock. This was our first time to Catalina & first kayak. Our guide Amanda Sanchez was AWESOME!! Friendly, knowledgeable about the island, and patient with us first timers. The company also provides a water bottle and cookie snack. The cookie was the size of a tea saucer and delicious (we shared 2 and... More 

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1 Thank Elooli1
Burbank, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rented a paddleboard. The equipment was great and the prices were excellent. The water was crystal clear and there were a lots of critters to see. All types of fish and a spider crab too!

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Thank Victoria S
Petaluma, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the Willow Cove 1/2 day expedition and had a nice time. We love to kayak and had a great and informative guide with us. After a nice paddle we stopped at the cove and enjoyed a picnic lunch. Visibility wasn't that great so we chose to snorkel back at the dive center. All our gear was included (kayak,... More 

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Thank JAH82_11
San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had never used a kayak before, but the folks at DBOS were very friendly and helpful. Our daughter was nervous, and quite vocal about it, and the lady at the booth reassured her. They kept our bags safe while we went out kayaking, and after we returned the kayaks they let us keep the bags there while we went... More 

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1 Thank April K
Encinitas, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Everybody here was very helpful and informative as to how to paddle board, gave recommendations as to best technique, how not to loose your sunglasses, etc. They offer a variety of Aquatic sports and you couldn't get a better location.

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Thank Patrice H
Laguna Beach, California
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We rented advanced paddle boards here. There are very few places on the mainland where you can rent a paddle board & venture out on open ocean without a guide/staff member. Well, that's fantastic! Calm, quiet & challenging all at the same time. Views were simply awesome. Staff were warm, friendly & efficient. Prices were reasonable compared to the mainland.... More 

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