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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 #1 of 15 attractions in Avila Beach
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 February 28, 2014

Everyone one is friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and very helpful. If you are a first timer they take the time to make you feel ready. If you know what you are doing....well they are just great people. We have brought family members from far away and they came back with a great experience. It is how you wish other business's ran.... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a blast and cannot wait to go back to share the experience with our grandchildren! The staff were so friendly and informative and the best part were the reasonable rates!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Avila beach paddlesports are the most hospitable, and knowledgeable place to go for first timers and experienced paddlers. They set us up with great equipment, answered all of our questions and provided us with the best experience.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is my second time kayacking with Avila Beach Paddlesports and love it again! Vincent and his wife are very kind a very helpful! I live in the are -San Luis Obispo -but have family and friends visiting from all over and this is becaming my favorite place to take them. The oportunity to watch the otters, see lions and... More

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Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My Dad and I decided to go kayaking on a beautiful day in Avila. We stopped in and we were greeted warmly and on our way within 10 minutes! The lady who helped us was awesome. She explained things well and told us some cool spots to check out like the beach by the lighthouse. Our time didn't start until... More

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Coquille, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very fun kayaking the bay. Otters were gathered on the kelp & the seals/sea lions were everywhere. Paddled over & climbed up to the lighthouse. Beautiful! The Paddlesports staff was wonderful & gave us a lot of info on the wildlife & ocean ecology around Avila and San Luis. The Port of San Luis beach camping is super nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Emily and Vince make it fast and easy to get on the water and start having fun. Nice equipment, great advice, super easy launch spot, amazing location, excellent and friendly service make Avila Paddle Sports the place to SUP or kayak. Go early while the water and wind are calm and enjoy visiting with the harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I are fairly experienced kayakers and found that we would be around the Avila Beach area (on our way to wine tasting in Paso). We found Avila Beach Paddlesports on line and set a tour with them on Oct. 17, 2013 (thurs). We opted for the harbor tour (the easiest) as my wife is intimidated by beach... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a great shop run by the most knowledgeable paddlesporting couple! They're always willing to go out of their way and answer any questions for first timers on the water. Plus, safety is their number one goal and during bad weather will not hesitate to turn people away at the expense of their business. Vince and Emily, you two... More

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san luis obispo CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Please take time out of your vacation here on the Central Coast and go down to Avila Beach and check out Avila Beach Paddlesports. Once you have spent time with Vince (the owner) and his wife Em, you will have a deeper understanding on the beauty of San Luis Bay. Both have a thorough knowledge of the Marine life found... More

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