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Central Coast Kayaks

1879 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #3 of 10 activities in Pismo Beach
Type: Boat Tours
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Roseville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I took the Sea Cave Tour with my family and the experience was fantastic. We signed in they had our wet suits and other gear all ready for us. Once suited up, the guides went over some basic kayaking skills and then we were off. All through the expedition the guides were taking pictures and pointing out wild life. We... More

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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We did the cave tour and were so happy to see dolphins and whales and seals, from a distance but still super cool. The caves themselves were fun to go through and the guides did a great job leading the group through areas we certainly wouldnt have gone through on our own but felt safe on the tour. They do... More

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Atascadero, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a great time kayaking with our hosts Marc and Trevor who made sure we were ready for each upcoming cave or wave. Yes, we kayaked into some interesting ocean caves. I left knowing Central Coast Kayaks is a very professional run kayaking business. It was FUN and they made sure it was safe.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My son and I had great fun in a tandem kayak going out to sea. Make sure you wake up in time for this treat as it starts at 8 a.m. Everthing was well arranged, suits in the right sizes were ready and the boats were waiting for us at the beach. The tour is beautiful and you really do... More

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have kayaked before, but they showed me some new techniques. We entered caves with some good swell and waves coming at us, but found it no problem. I normally wouldn't do that , but Pro John, did demonstrations first, and there we go !

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Philadelphia, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of doing the sea kayak cave tour in February which was our first time launching from surf, paddling caves, and being in this kind of open water even though we are avid kayakers. Paul was so helpful in setting up our trip. Our guide Matt was wonderful with teaching us skills in a fun and incremental way... More

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Watsonville, CA
Top Contributor
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64 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A friend bought a high end paddle at a great price. The next time I was in the area, I got a similar deal, about half price. They are a friendly bunch, and they sell equipment and offer tours of the local and very incredible sea arches and caves.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was a truly spectacular experience which I'll never forget. My girlfriend and myself along with one other got explore the caves along Pismo Beach with our awesome guide John. It was high tide when we went and ended up having a roaring time on the water for a few hours! I had experience kayaking in Monterey Bay before which... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very organized, even asked if you get cold easily and gave thicker clothes. Very knowledgable guide who took great pictures throughout the tour. we took the caves tour and had a lot of fun paddling through the caves. Great family adventure

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Pismo Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Although I had kayaked before, on this guided excursion I did much more adventurous kayaking than I would have attempted on my own. We had a group of 6 family members. Our guide instructed us to enter the ocean through the surf. We then explored caves and kelp beds. We saw a lot of wildlife. Equipment was first rate.

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