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Avila Beach Paddlesports

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Address: 3915 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (Formerly SLO Coast Kayaks)
Phone Number: +1 805-704-6902
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION 1/18/16 TO 2/4/16. KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS,...

CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION 1/18/16 TO 2/4/16. KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, LESSONS, and eco ADVENTURE TOURS in sunny Avila Beach. Explore the pristine waters, sea caves, and secret beaches of Avila, the hidden gem of San Luis Obispo County, with Avila Beach Paddlesports. Avila Beach has the best weather on the Central Coast, so don't forget your sunblock! Avila Beach Paddlesports offers year-round kayak and SUP rentals, lessons, eco-friendly Adventure Tours. Beginners are welcome and free instruction and safety information is always included with kayak and paddleboard rentals. The friendly SuperCrew at Avila Beach Paddlesports has the local knowledge and expertise to create the best experience for you and your family! 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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Great for adults and kids

I took my son, his friend, and my friend on a tour. We were greeted warmly (even though we were running late) and were well-outfitted. After a briefing on equipment and safety we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
K M
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I took my son, his friend, and my friend on a tour. We were greeted warmly (even though we were running late) and were well-outfitted. After a briefing on equipment and safety we set of on our tour with guide Ken, who was fun and informative. A great experience! We will definitely return for the Cave Tour or to rent... More 

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740 Park Street
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Wow!! this place is amazing. The owners take the time with you to get you dialed in and comfortable. Great equipment/boards and the day we went out in late November was such a perfect day on the water. It is so easy to get onto your paddle board with the assistant, making it a really gentle transition from the dock... More 

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Arroyo Grande
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Everyone at Avila Beach Paddlesports is friendly and professional. From the front counter paperwork to the dockside help with the boards, they make our experience comfortable, easy, and hassle-free. I highly recommend visiting Vince, Emily, and the rest of the crew next time you are in town and want to paddle the bay!

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Thank melroese
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

You can rent kayaks and paddle boards by the hour here, but I would highly recommend a kayak tour. All of the top-quality gear is included, plus your group gets personalized instruction from an incredibly passionate guide. Vince challenged us to try some things we never thought we could conquer in a kayak (paddling through "chutes" near the rocks), but... More 

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1 Thank Midwestroadtrip
San Francisco
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We learned so much about the elements along this stretch of coast, the wildlife and skills that I never imagined I would enjoy practicing. Vince and Emily made it all easy. Their positivity and joy for this sport are infectious. I highly recommend taking a tour. I look forward to my next.

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Thank Alex a
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I , along with another couple, went out on a four hour guided kayak tour, and had the best time! Everything was prepped and waiting for us when we arrived, including helmets with each of our names on them. We all thought that was overkill, until we found out we were going to get to paddle right... More 

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Thank rahulan317
Watsonville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I had taken a paddle boarding class with REI, but wasn't comfortable going out on my own while vacationing in Avila. Emily suggested an individual lesson with Vince, and boy, did I get a lesson! He is super knowledgeable, and a ton of fun, but definitely takes the safety aspect of the education seriously. Among other things, I learned how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Everyone was soo friendly and informative. It's also a steal at only $15 an hour!! Loved that they showed us the best way to paddle over to the lighthouse.

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1 Thank Marissa E
Nipomo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Fantastic kayaking experience! Fun & safe, these guys know how to make the tour or lesson as enjoyable and educational as possible! And what luck to see whales feeding right there, a dream come true for me. My husband and daughter tried out the paddleboards on Labor day, loved that as well. We cant wait to go out again! We... More 

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Thank Martina M
Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I would rate Avila Beach Paddlesports very highly. Vince, and the other staff members were very friendly. They gave my daughter and I a free lession before we went out, since it was our first time. The overall experience was great.

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