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Mission Bay Aquatic Center
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“paddle boarding”(29 reviews)
“double kayak”(4 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7228
+1 858-488-1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented kayaks for an afternoon. The kayaks were in good shape and it was easy to paddle around the bay. There were free lockers to store our bags and showers to use when we were done. The best part of this place was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many fun unique opportunities for kids and adults to play and learn. Learn to SUP or sail!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time on a stand up paddle board. Mission Bay Aquatic Center was the perfect place to get on the water for the first time. There was no wait, and the dock master explained all of the things to avoid and how...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very easy rental procedure; it was also nice that there were locking lockers to store things we didn't want to take with us.

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Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had such a wonderful experience renting a Hobie Cat, SUP and kayaks. It was very inexpensive to rent. Check out was super easy. All of the equipment was clean and safe. The weather was picture perfect the entire day. We will definitely come...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic facility! Staff at the desk are wonderful, lots of activities to choose from. The bathroom is big and serviceable. A bit rustic, but perfectly adequate. Note: the locker room has baskets that are secured if you bring your own lock. However, there...More

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Thank TamarannCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mission bay was great We kayaked around the bay and enjoyed the beautiful scenery Would recommend this as a family or couples outing!

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Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I decided to go kayaking on a Sat. A little tough getting parking around the noon timeframe but we eventually found a spot. Spent 2 hours on the water and had a blast. We rented two single kayaks and everything from the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. There are many activities from which to choose. They provide all the equipment and accessories you'll need at no additional cost. Looking forward to going back soon. Be warned that parking in the lot is difficult because of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great experience at Mission Bay. Kenny was a great dock master. He was very friendly and warm when it came to explaining how to use everything we rented.

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