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Avila Beach Paddlesports

Address: 3915 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (Formerly SLO Coast Kayaks)
Phone Number: 805-704-6902
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Whether you are a SLO County local or visiting California's beautiful Central Coast for vacation...
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Owner description: Whether you are a SLO County local or visiting California's beautiful Central Coast for vacation, Avila Beach Paddlesports is your home for kayaking and stand up paddling (SUP) adventures! Explore the pristine waters, sea caves, and secret beaches of Avila Beach, the hidden gem of San Luis Obispo County, with Avila Beach Paddlesports. Avila Beach Paddlesports offers year-round kayak and SUP rentals, lessons, eco-friendly Adventure Tours, and the best customer service around! From the calm waters of the scenic Port San Luis Harbor Adventure Tour to the excitement of the sea caves at Fossil Point and Shell Beach, they have tours for all ages and ability levels. Avila Beach Paddlesports is also the only outfitter on the Central Coast that has exclusive access to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse for private tours! Avila Beach Paddlesports has the local knowledge and expertise to create the best experience for you and your family! They also have an excellent selection of kayaks, SUPs and other paddling gear for sale. Their staff and professional guides have decades of local water knowledge and the skills to teach you how to explore, be safe, become a better paddler, and have fun!Visit Avila's only kayak and paddleboard company and prepare to have the time of your life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Last year, while we spent January in San Luis Obispo to escape winter, we took a great guided kayak tour with staff from Avila Beach Paddlesports. Not only was the kayaking great (we're amateurs), but we learned so much about the area and about marine life from our guide, Jess. We went back this year, my wife thinking that it... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times now and it's my favorite getaway when I am in the area. The staff is great! So friendly and knowledgeable, they really made us feel confident our first time out and were just as welcoming when we came back. We paddled our hearts out and had a blast! Saw sea lions, otters, jellyfish and... More 

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It's one thing to rent kayaks for an hour or two and tool around in the bay - but it is an entirely different experience to have a skilled and knowledgable tour guide teach you how to properly paddle and maneuver your kayak! I have kayaked in Morro Bay, Long Beach, San Diego and Hume Lake before and assumed I... More 

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Exeter, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We used Avila Paddlesports to Kayak this last weekend. My husband had never kayaked and I had only once , my son in law was a bit more experienced. The shop owner and the staff were so helpful in making us comfortable and explaining proper techniques. The reccommeded areas were great. We would totally do this again and I we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great day with friends out on the water, paddling to the lighthouse, checking out the sea life. Such nice people at this place. We've used them several times and we will continue to in the future. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have used Avila Paddlesports several times to rent both kayaks and paddleboards. The owners and staff are friendly, experienced and helpful. They give a short lesson for first timers before sending you out and make you feel comfortable. This last weekend, they made sure we knew where the otters and seals were hanging out so we could see them... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We went to Avila Beach Paddlesports to rent kayaks. They were super quick in getting me set up with my rental and gave us great tips on getting out in the water. They also showed us a few neat little routes that would take us by seals, under the pier, and to a secluded beach with hiking leading to an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great time, ocean was serene and this was a wonderful family event! Paddling out to the Lighthouse was exciting and fun to explore the beach near the Lighthouse.

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Shell Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My teenaged kids and I have rented kayaks and SUPs here numerous times. We're locals and know many other families who come here often. Vince is friendly and easy-going, and knows what he's doing. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon if you're visiting Avila or Pismo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Emily and Vincent are super hosts. Great customer service. Upbeat and friendly. Avila bay is a beautiful place and well worth a 2 hour explore paddle. Kelp beds, Sea lions, seals, pelicans, and sea otters. Beautiful beaches. Plastic sit on top kayaks not really my thing, Would have been nice to have the option of a real kayak with a... More 

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