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Avila Beach Paddlesports

3915 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (Formerly SLO Coast Kayaks)
805-704-6902
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Avila Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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! « less
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

If you like kayaking or paddleboards this is the best place on the central coast to do it! My husband and I are locals and we always bring our visitors here so they can experience the amazing views from this kayak spot and every time our guests are blown away! Everytime we have been out we have gotten to see,... More

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Nipomo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Vincent and Emily are so friendly and knowledgeable of the Avila Bay are. I have rented Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP's) and Kayaks from them several times over the last year. I always get good gear and good advice. You can enter the water from the beach or their dock. I like the dock so I don't get tumbled by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We are locals and bring visiting friends here to rent paddleboards several times a year. The people are friendly, helpful, and all about safety. They give a quick lesson on land and advise where to go and not to go. The views are wonderful. Tip: be there early for the calmest water. They open at 9. Even an hour makes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We had an AWESOME time kayaking! Got there about 9:30...kayaked to the beach and lighthouse and had a relaxing blast. The people were so nice and friendly. Will definitely return and have nothing negative at all to say! Plus it was so cheap!!! Definitely recommend to anybody

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our favorite and coming back for sure! We moved from New York city to the central coast 8 years ago and are constantly entertaining our out-of-town guests at the beach when they come to visit. Needless to say, we have rented from several Kayaking and SUP rentals in the area and hands down LOVE Avila Beach Paddlesports the best. The... More

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The tour was fun and a great experience. The tour guide was very informative and did well in explaining and showing the techniques. I learned a lot and it was awesome. I recommend anyone (experience-no experience) to take the tour. TRY IT OUT! Shell Beach Tour was great.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I run a 4 day fitness retreat and we have participants from all over! This past retreat we had participants from Canada to Texas and Florida! We pack it up but add some California adventures for them and Vince and Emily made our group not only super excited but end their first time PaddleBoarding experience with BIG... More

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took our Fitness Retreat clients out on a paddle board tour and Vince Shay the owner was our guide and couldnt have been any nicer or more accomodating with our group. We had one gal who feared the water and within minutes she took her life vest off. I only wish we didnt have such a tight schedule due... More

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My fiancé and I were there for the day and went kayaking for the first time and it was amazing!! Emily was so helpful and fun it made for a great experience!! I highly recommend anyone going to Avila to go try kayaking or SUP! Next time we will be going on a cave tour and I'll try the SUP... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the best kayak/SUP rental company around. Great location, helpful staff, and the owners are genuine and fantastic. I live locally and have visited numerous times, and it has always been great. Perfect spot for beginners or the experienced - you can rest assured you'll be taken care of.

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