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Central Coast Kayaks

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Address: 1879 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone Number: 805.773.3500
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An exhilarating experience

We were lucky to be able to get on the water during a period when the swell had been too high for any trips. We were able to see a couple of caves, but just being out on the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LondonMazzy
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London
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be able to get on the water during a period when the swell had been too high for any trips. We were able to see a couple of caves, but just being out on the water was a lovely experience. The baby otter who popped up calling for its mum was an added bonus! The owner... More 

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Thank LondonMazzy
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

When the surf was too high to do the cave tour, I was skeptical of doing a normal coast tour. But we only had a day in the area and I really wanted to get out on the water so went for the tamer trip. It was still a blast - they included all the equipment we needed and took... More 

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Thank Dashley311
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My buddy and I were traveling up the coast and wanted to do some kayaking. We signed up for the cave tour, but the surf was definitely too high. Instead we did the coast tour up to the light house - and it was awesome! Not only was our guide, John really knowledgeable of the area, he was the previous... More 

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Thank Randum311
Clovis, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We wanted to do something different and memorable for our 5 year anniversary. This definitely fit the bill. The instructors were great. They made sure we felt safe and had a great time. The cave tour was a ton of fun!

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2 Thank Amanda O
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband, two kids (ages 10 and 13) and I just fInished the Cave sea kayaking tour. We were lucky because the water was super calm and we were able to maneuver the kayaks pretty easily. The guides were really knowledge and helpful and very friendly. This is a workout for sure but lots of fun and seeing the caves... More 

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1 Thank NJMom2011
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What an amazing kayaking experience. Our guides John and Nick were knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time during our visit to the Central Coast. The kayaks were is good condition and all the wet suits, dry jacket, booties, and helmets were clean and in good condition.

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1 Thank Dorice H
southern california
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138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We decided to book this trip based on all the awesome reviews from Yelp and Trip Advisor. So glad we did!! We looked at the surf report before booking our trip. We did The Cave Tour. 3 hours was just about right. Nice that everything was provided. All gear is ready for you when you get there. Once your ready... More 

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1 Thank southerncaligirl72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do something out of the ordinary for our friend's birthday. The Cave Tour was perfect. They definitely know what they are doing as we were very prepared for the day. I was nervous that I would be cold but they have all the gear to keep you warm and safe while out. I was also nervous about... More 

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Thank Tia K
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I thought it sounded great when we booked it but the night before, we started to worry about the water being too cold or too much paddling. But we went for it and were glad we did! The wet suit, boots, and wind breakers kept us warm and even thouh we had never kayaked, we paddled through... More 

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2 Thank bruce H
Lemoore, CA
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Spent the day with my wife kayaking with Central Coast Kayaks and we were NOT disappointed. We are both experienced kayakers but this tour offered some unique opportunities to paddle through several cave and rock formations along the coast. You are asked about your experience and adventure level (1-10) because some of the cave openings took some courage. All kayakers... More 

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