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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, LESSONS, and eco ADVENTURE TOURS in sunny...
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 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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Kayaking or paddle boarding at Avila Beach

This is an adventure for children and adults. You have the opportunity to kayak or paddle boarding near or under the pier, observe the sea lions and seals from a distance and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is an adventure for children and adults. You have the opportunity to kayak or paddle boarding near or under the pier, observe the sea lions and seals from a distance and explore the outside of century-old lighthouse at the point just off the breakwater. This is just not kayaking, this is exploring the bay that has so much to... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love the cheerful staff, the amazing bay, and the surprise snapshot sent to us of our group as we came back to the dock! Also, I've not seen a more conscientious rental company who advised us how to manage winds...and supplied us with a helmet for our toddler (should the winds lift the boat up off the sand). Will... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Kayaked out to the lighthouse to propose to my girlfriend. I called ahead and the staff was very friendly. The rental process was smooth and we saw dolphins on the way out. When we got back, they were so excited for my fiancé and I! They were more than happy to take pictures for us and gave us a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I would've given this 5 stars but the accessible kayaking area is pretty limited. The staff was great though. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. I would recommend this service to someone who has never done kayaking before, but if you are experienced... Probably not the best place to drop in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

For my first kayaking, this was a fantastic trip! Emily was so kind and helpful. Ken was nice and so knowledgeable about the area. He was very patient and a great instructor. We got to see sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, lots of birds and a humpback whale. We walked up to the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Would definitely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Walked in and we were immediately helped by Emily who got us set up with a tandem kayak, some paddles and a dry bag. The more interesting parts of the cove were pointed out to us and we set off! On the way we saw seals and various birds before we beached the kayak like an employee suggested. We hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The staff was very helpful and friendly , had a great time in a very beautiful place !!!!! Would do it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First time on a kayak. The people here were AMAZING! Gave me everything I needed, explained and showed me what to do. We saw some paddles out there and turned out to be one of the owners, He was kind enough to take a few pics of us and email them to us. Unexpected kindnes. They really go above and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great pricing, basic education and fun. Able to observe sea otters, sea lions and head out to the lighthouse are of the bay. Staff was helpful and insightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Awesome. Vince was a fantastic r guide. We spent hours on the water and saw lots of wildlife. Stopped at the lighthouse for a quick break. The gear is in great shape and everything you need was provided. Bring a waterproof camera. You will get wet.

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