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Address: Descanso Beach, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 310-510-1226
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Kayaking
Description: 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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Great equipment and prices!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Victoria S
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Burbank, California
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Burbank, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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Petaluma, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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San Diego, California, United States
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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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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Laguna Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Pahrump, Nevada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
25 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a great time. The walk from the pier was short and the guide was very informative. (Far better than our adventure on Hawaii.) The gear was first rate... The kayak guide was a young man who was very knowledgeable about Catalina Island and the fish/sharks in the ocean we were kayaking. He was great at spotting the batrays,... More 

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our family of 4 took on kayaking on Catalina Island, kids ages 10/13. We are newbies to kayaking and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. Overall, it was a 2.5 hour experience with a 2 person kayak. What made this attraction average was the lack of safety standards and procedures other than the signature of their waiver form absolving them of all... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We got a tip to rent kayaks at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports and I'm so glad we checked it out. Aurora was extremely friendly and accommodating. She made sure we got exactly what we needed at a great price and was flexible about our return time. The equipment was in great shape and they helped us get the kayaks in... More 

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Orange, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

I had a great time kayaking and paddle boarding at descanso beach last week during my visit to Avalon! Vincent Tejeda was wonderfully helpful! Thank you so much for all the fun!

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Port Richey, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I'm sure my wife would give five stars, as she is a kayak fanatic. I'm not, but still had a great time when I booked a tour with Descanso Beach Ocean Sports. They were very friendly and quickly outfitted us with all we needed for a morning tour. You can pretty much tailor your tour to your interest and skill... More 

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