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“Beautiful day out at sea!!!”

Central Coast Kayaks
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Northridge,CA
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful day out at sea!!!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

I have been up to the central coast many times but never got around to doing a tour with central coast kayaks. This time made sure I left time in my schedule to do it. I'm so glad I did. They provide you will all of the gear including booties, wetsuit, helmet, sunscreen, etc.. The day I went the swells were less than foot, it was like kayaking on a lake. The landscapes from the ocean were beautiful. Saw a ton of marine life including seals and dolphins. Went inside to several different caves and even stopped for a snack on a remote beach only accessed from the water. Great adventure with friendly guide(john was our guide) who even takes pictures of the outing that you get on a cd when the trip is over.

Visited June 2012
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northernwrx
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“Amazing day on the water!”
Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

These guys build up your confidence and they know the area so well. Amazing fun day, so much to see. Live the fact they give military discount and burn a cd of pics from your trip. I will be going back!

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“Best Kayak adventure!”
Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

CCK is awesome! The cave tours are amazing, going over the swells is exhilarating and you don't have to have any prior experience. The staff provide great instruction and are very helpful. A definite must do for anyone in the area. Take the tour!

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London
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfect mix of exercise, fun and information!”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

We booked on the Pirates' Excursion about a week before we arrived in Pismo. They were good at emailing back to confirm details. The excursion itself is one of their tougher kayaking tours - you need to be fairly fit to do it all. (They have other, slightly easier tours as well.) We had a fantastic time - we saw lots of animals, beautiful rocky coast, beaches and some other hotspots. We had a great guide, Matt, who told us bits of history, geology, geography and about the plants and animals as we went round. It was a great balance between excercise in a gorgeous location and learning a bit about where you are. The prices were also very reasonable, and all the kit was provided for us - all you needed was your bathing suit. The Pirates' Excursion is between 3-5 hours. We did about 4 before we reached the end of our energy against the wind.

One of the nicest things is that our guide Matt took a waterproof camera with him and took photos for us. We then received these on a CD at the end. Previously, we've had to buy CDs of photos from trips like this, and usually haven't because they're often really expensive – so it was really refreshing to get a record of our tour as part of the package. Keep it free – it really adds to the experience to have a record of it.

All in all - brilliant, would do it again any day!

Visited April 2012
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San Rafael, California
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“Great time in Kayaks on the Pacific shoreline.”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

We pretty well just happened across them on my 57th B/D camping trip in the area, and were so glad we did. Great location, great whether (not always guranteed!) good equipment and great guide. We opted for the guided tour and are glad we did, because Jason (?) was able to give us some simple tips on sea kayak handling that made life easier.

Visited July 2011
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