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“Great Family Kayaking Adventure”

Avila Beach Paddlesports
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Avila Beach Adventure Kayak Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Avila Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: WINNER 2016 VOTED BEST OF SLO COUNTY! KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, LESSONS, and eco ADVENTURE TOURS in sunny Avila Beach. Explore the pristine waters, sea caves, and secret beaches of Avila, the hidden gem of San Luis Obispo County, with Avila Beach Paddlesports. Avila Beach has the best weather on the Central Coast, so don't forget your sunblock! Beginners are welcome and free instruction and safety information is always included with kayak and paddleboard rentals. The friendly SuperCrew at Avila Beach Paddlesports has the local knowledge and expertise to create the best experience for you and your family! Their staff and professional guides have decades of local water knowledge and the skills to teach you how to explore, be safe, become a better paddler, and have fun!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Family Kayaking Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a great adventure kayaking with Vince. Based on our phone conversation, he picked a great tour for me and my two children - it was so much fun. Lots of caves and waves, and of course marine life along the way. It was a great time!

Visited August 2012
Thank Monica S
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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180 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“BEST rental place on the central coast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

There are several things that make up a good time kayaking here, the weather is nice, the port is relatively protected from the ocean, and the cove offers lots of wildlife. What makes the experience most enjoyable are the enthusiastic staff and the prices. We went out for just a little while and had a blast, you can paddle all over the place and there is a private beach to the west where you can land and check out the lighthouse. We brought our pup and she had fun too! I work and live locally, I recommend this place to anybody: couples, families with kids, large groups... They have stand up paddle boards too.

Visited July 2012
Thank Andrew F
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Goleta, California
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Vince runs a great business---Ken is a great guide.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

We met Ken on a hike to the Port San Luis Lighthouse, and learned that he was one of the guides for SLO Coast Kayaks. We were impressed with his knowledge of the area, and his relaxed approach, as well as his emphasis on safety. My partner and I had been wanting to try kayaking for a while, but had never been kayaking, and were a bit apprehensive, because we are not the most athletic kids on the team.

Vince set everything up, and Ken was a terrific guide. We had a three hour tour of the Port San Luis Harbor area. The sea was calm enough to permit us to go around the breakwater out to the beach under the Port San Luis Lighthouse. In the process, we learned how to launch and beach the kayaks, how to paddle, steer, and stop. We saw sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, pelicans, cormorants, grebes, sea stars, sea anemone, giant kelp, and bull kelp. it was a great experience.

Visited January 2012
Thank PhillC
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Long Beach, California
1 review
“Perfect day at the beach due to SLO Coast Kayaks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

We saw the bay full of marine wildlife and then we easily found SLO Coast Kayaks and Paddleboards. Vince readily set us up with a 2 person sit on top kayak and was so accommodating!! He was super outgoing and friendly, telling us where we could best see the wildlife and what a good trip would entail. We saw sea otters, dolphins, sea lions, seals and harbor seals. All the animals were SO cute to be surrounded by. We were truly lucky to be in the water that day and SLO Coast Kayaks made it happen! We plan on taking a trip with friends to explore the caves soon!

Thanks SLO Coast Kayaks!

Visited September 2011
Thank KatieDahl
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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

Wonderful experience.Have been back several times.great gear. Very comfortable boats.Easy stuff for beginners and harder areas more the more advanced kayaker. Vince and Emily are awesome.Lots of gun for the price.best activity in the area.

Thank Jpullen
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