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Fun at Descanso Beach, Catalina Island with rentals of kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel equipment, tubes & viewboards. Featuring daily paddle tours and discounted rental packages. Support for kayak campers.
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Booked a kayak tour through our cruise ship and had a wonderful time. Orientation was fun - yes, we are all adults here! Opted to use the water proof pants, shirt and small dry sack that were provided at no cost. Best idea ever!!!! Yep,...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019
Hi, thanks for the kind words and we are so glad you chose us while on the cruise ship visiting our island. As was explained (I hope!) not every pair of paddle pants will keep you dry, but they definitely saved your dry clothes for...More
Recommended by my sister, we totally enjoyed our sea kayaking expedition on a recent cruise to Catalina Island. Everyone was helpful and nice, and the "Frog Rock" cookies were a total highlight! Brandon was awesome and I recommend this to families of all ages.
Date of experience: October 2018
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018
Glad you enjoyed your paddle tour with us (and the cookies from Catalina Island Brew House), I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Brandon. Thank you for taking the time to submit this review, we do appreciate it!
I took a tour with guide Daniel Sat 9/29. My sister and I rode tandem and we're both beginners. Daniel was great always scanning the boats and fish as we headed out to Frog Rock. The film festival was in town and we working rowing...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018
Glad you enjoyed your visit to Catalina Island and our Journey to Frog Rock kayak tour, where you can expect the unexpected! I'll pass your comments on to our guide, Daniel, he'll be happy to receive them.
We participated in the Frog Rock kayaking trip. Our guide, Brandon was WONDERFUL! Our family of 4 was the only group so we received very personalized service. Brandon told us a lot of interesting facts about the Island. We definitely recommend this activity!!
Date of experience: March 2018
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018
Thanks for letting us know how wonderful Brandon is, we think he is too! Hope to see you again some time out here on Catalina Island.
If you want a fun day on the water check out the kayak tours! We had a great experience kayaking to Frog Rock from the Descanso Beach. It was about a two hour tour and our guide Brian was great! He was informative and very...More
Date of experience: February 2018
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018
Thanks for your review Nicole! You just never know what the weather will be like or what you will experience, so glad you enjoyed your tour. I've passed this on to Brian, he'll be stoked too!
Decided to hang out at Descanso for the day and rented a couple of paddle boards for a couple hours. The prices weren’t outrageous and they had plenty of boards for rent.
I love the area for paddle boarding and it is very relaxing!! We...More
Date of experience: October 2017
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017
Hi Travis, thanks for coming out and enjoying this beautiful fall weather on our paddleboards! (and thanks for taking the time to write a little review)
My friends and I booked a half day guided tour that included kayaking to and from Willow Cove, picnic, and snorkeling. It was a fun, if not exhausting, day in the sun :) The whole trip is about 5 miles, so you definitely get in...More
Date of experience: September 2017
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017
I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with us, and happy to read your review. Sounds like nature put on a show for you!
Hi, yes there is a $2 fee to use the private beach at Descanso Beach. There are restrooms, changing rooms and rinse-off showers. The private beach is operated by the Descanso Beach Club, which is not the same as my kayak... More
Hi, yes there is a $2 fee to use the private beach at Descanso Beach. There are restrooms, changing rooms and rinse-off showers. The private beach is operated by the Descanso Beach Club, which is not the same as my kayak, snorkel and tour company which is located on their premises.