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“Best activity on the island!”
Review of Wet Spot Rentals

Wet Spot Rentals
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Owner description: Summer fun since '91! Kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding are the things to do on Catalina Island. Our booth is located at the Avalon boat landing, just a 3 minute walk from Lovers Cove Marine Preserve. Rent a set of snorkel gear or a glass bottom kayak to explore this protected, fish filled bay or paddle a kayak or stand up paddle board down the coast to gain a new perspective of Catalina Island's natural beauty. Kayak, stand up paddle board and snorkel Catalina Island with Wet Spot Rentals, it will be the highlight of your Catalina Island vacation.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

After looking around at some of the other tours we came to talk to Chip at Wet Spot. We were looking for a tour of the island. He offered us a 6 hour tour including 3-4 hours of kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, stand up paddle boarding, and lunch at one of the best quiet beaches on the island. Not only was he willing to call in extra help for the day in order to accommodate us, he was also willing to schedule an early tour for us the next day since our boat would be leaving too early. He drove us himself in an air conditioned van and told us about the history of the island as well as what it was like growing up and living on the island. We stopped at the airport and picked up lunch which was sandwiches, chips, a cookie, and plenty of water. He took us to the opposite side of the island. He set up beach chairs and umbrellas, provided us with wetsuits and snorkel gear, and let us do whatever we wanted for the next few hours. He was extremely friendly and answered all our questions and took as many pictures as we wanted. He even showed us some of he cool wildlife on the island. We saw buffalo, lemon sharks, lots of fish, trapdoor spiders, and a stingray. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. I would definitely do it again. It is probably the best activity on the island.

3  Thank Scott S
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Chip and his son, Zack, 3rd and 4th generation family on Catalina Is provide a insider's knowledge of the history, wildlife and nature trails -- along with a great lunch and kayak -- all included -- at a secluded beach on the windward side of the island. Our five hour tour was the highlight of our time on the magical island.

Thank 404Barbara
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had an overall fantastic experience. Our trip to Little Harbor was excellent and filled with entertaining stories and facts about the island. As a family, we had no complaints.

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Decided to consider stand up paddleboarding. There are three places in Avalon that will rent these things. I watched some people at the first place, most fell in. I asked their spotter a few questions, and he just kept saying it is easy, just go out and get the hang of it, and shrugged off my questions. They were not very understanding of people who wanted to wear the life vest instead of strapping it to the board; made me uncomfortable. Saw another rental place and asked those people about paddleboarding; they did not seem to know much about it or were not interested in answering questions but very interested in selling. Looked up and saw there was a third rental place: WET SPOT. Walked over and asked the young man at the booth several questions and he was very helpful, and patient. He explained the process to me, answered all my questions, and made suggestions. No hard sell, which made me even more comfortable.

Rental was easy. They will let you store your shoes and phone in their booth. They don't make fun of you if you want to wear a lifejacket. The young man in the booth hands you off to a young man who gets you on the paddleboard. He was very good at explaining how to get on without falling in, how best to hold the paddle, how to steer and balance, and suggestions on areas to paddle in, and stay away from. Very patient and polite. Followed the instruction and did not fall in once. Had a great time.

WET SPOT was far and above better than any of the other rental places. Seems like a family place, as the one guy working there owned it and talked about his wife working there. WET SPOT was also slightly more affordable than the others. If you are going to rent equipment for water fun, rent it from these guys.

Thank Just_IMHO
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

On that tour, we were the only ones signed up, which meant that we went in a pick-up truck. We didn't know what to expect being just us and the guide. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our guide knew just about everything there is to know about the Island. His love for the island was really shining through. There were facts and funny anekdotes and stories the entire way. He took into considration, what our interests were, especially photo ops. We saw a lot of wildlife. We will never forget the two birds, which did what he told them to.
We highly recommend trying out the outback tour with Wet Spot rentals

3  Thank Søren V
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