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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 16 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The best tour ever! Vince came in on his day off to accommodate our schedule. We saved a bird, paddled through caves, saw tons of wildlife including whales, otters, birds, harbor seals and porpoise. Vince was high energy, funny, positive, knowledgable and all around a great tour guide. This tour was excellent & we will continue to kayak after such... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My 14 year old daughter and I embarked on the shell beach adventure tour. About a third of the way in, my daughter started acting whimpy. It would have been so easy for Vince to give up on her but he just kept encouraging her, gave her water and a protein bar, even tied a rope between their boats to... More

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Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The BEST place for all your paddlesport needs! Quality business with awesome owners, highly recommend them!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Vince at Avila Beach Paddlesports gave us an amazing tour of the caves. They provided all of the gear: wetsuit, helmet, etc. Vince was knowledgeable about the history, geology and wildlife of the area and made our tour interesting. We were in great hands as Vince showed us how to paddle and how to safely navigate the caves that were... More

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I never write reviews on tripadvisor but i had so much fun I felt like it was necessary. Vince and Emily true professionals! My fiance and I did the shell beach tour with Vince on Sunday and it was awesome! We were a younger, more athletic group so Vince showed us how to ride some of the swells near the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just got in from Kayaking with Vince and we couldn't be happier. He and Emily love what they do and you get the vibe from the minute that you show up that they want you to enjoy it too. The area of shell beach is beautiful and the caves are awesome, but the trip would not be the same with... More

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Lompoc, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Didn't know this place was here, but glad I found it. A great place to spend a relaxing day. Loves the SUP and will be doing this again soon. Everyone is friendly.

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La Quinta, California
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We enjoyed our vacation up to Carmel and we really lucked out as we chose THE best week weather-wise. NO rain, beautiful, hot days, and drove up the Pacific Coast Hwy with views so stunning, you know you are in the world's most beautiful place. Mom could not participate in any fun kayaking. She is suffering from an accident so... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have paddled all sorts of craft, all over the country... but we are still fairly new to SUP, especially on open water. Vince and his crew really impressed us with their "immediately freinds" attitude. Next thing we know we're being guided out to the end of the breakwater, and just a bit beyond. Sea lions, Harbor... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
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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