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Central Coast Kayaks

1879 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Ranked #4 of 10 Activities in Pismo Beach
Type: Boat Tours
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had some fun kayaking from Pismo Beach, and there was a lot that was positive, but it wasn't what we expected nor as good as other kayaking tours we've been on. First the positives. The team know what they are doing. The kit was good, the briefing comprehensive and John, our guide, has plenty of experience. We saw some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I did this on our honeymoon, and it was a blast! Definitely one of our favorite things we did along our California coast tour. We had never been kayaking before, but our guides gave everyone instructions before getting out on the water. We did the Cave Expedition and would definitely recommend it! We got to kayak through... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pismo beach was a welcome change from the big resorts and cities along the Californian Coast, which was a big surprise as we came here as a stop over from Monterey to Santa Barbara. It has a charm of its own and, for us, captured a slice of America that we had not picked up elsewhere. Our most memorable activity... More

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Roseville, California
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6 attraction reviews
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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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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
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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
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64 attraction reviews
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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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