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Mission Bay Aquatic Center

1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7228
+1 858-488-1000
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Good price, friendly staff

No reservations taken but ample kayaks and other options. Came on a Saturday at noon and plenty... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Lucia A
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San Diego, California
Amazing Time. Great Job MBAC!!

My wife, mother in-law, best friend and I went on a 2.5 hour kayak adventure in Mission Bay. All of... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
JarrettHart
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San Diego, California
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Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) is an instructional watersports facility owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University and UC San Diego Recreation. Students at those two universities are provided a discount on programs, but the center is open to the public. MBAC is one of the world's largest instructional waterfront facilities. Last year over 25,000 participants experienced wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, stand up paddling, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing at MBAC. MBAC offers group classes, private lessons, youth camps, and events.
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“paddle boarding” (60 reviews)
“double kayak” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7228
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"learn how"
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"super fun"
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"awesome experience"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No reservations taken but ample kayaks and other options. Came on a Saturday at noon and plenty available. Competitive prices. The only issue was the parking; took over an hour to find a spot.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife, mother in-law, best friend and I went on a 2.5 hour kayak adventure in Mission Bay. All of the staff was amazing and helpful. We had all kayaked before but love it, love how easy it was to come in and rent equipment...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff is friendly, the place is clean, and equipment is in good condition. We rented two kayaks and had a great time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone was great. Made my girls feel comfortable, sun safe and excited about trying new water sports. I highly recommend this experience

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I explicitly stated multiple times that I did not want to receive any emails and was told I would not.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very competent and friendly service! Would definitely recommend! We loved the stand up paddles and kayaks

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great paddle boards! The boards were brand new, lightweight and easy to balance on. The staff was very friendly too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rent from here whenever we visit Mission bay. Everyone is always so helpful and the prices are great..! We have rented canoes and paddle boards

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went paddle boarding! It was great. Equipment was in great condition, love the fanny pack life jackets. The staff were friendly and helpful! I really like their location and cant wait to come back! Free rentals on your birthday!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Equipment was good condition. Return was easy. Appreciated the locker included in rental fee.

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