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Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

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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.
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5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

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
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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

Reviewed October 23, 2018

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
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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!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

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
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi there, 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.

Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Relatively inexpensive. Kids loved it, saw 7 seals. One was only feet away. Only out for an hour, which was enough for us.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you Carol, for taking the time to post this review. We're glad your family enjoyed the best of Catalina Island with us!

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

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
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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.

Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

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
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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!

Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome location, great views, loved the clam chowder served in a cob loaf, yum, excellent service.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

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
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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)

Reviewed October 5, 2017

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
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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!

Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful. Equipment was in good condition and the prices were reasonable. We had a great time!

Date of experience: August 2017
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lorrainedelcid
April 4, 2019|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
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
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Travelervg
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
Our water sports business featuring kayaking, SUP, snorkeling rentals and guided eco tours is located at the Descanso Beach Club in Avalon and yes, the Beach Club has fresh water rinse off showers.
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