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“Steve's ATV Rental....avoid” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coos Bay Boardwalk

Coos Bay Boardwalk
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Coos Bay
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Steve's ATV Rental....avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

I just returned from a drive up the Oregon Coast, a trip my son and I were planning for years.
It was a trip that was ruined by an experience at Steve's ATV rental in Coos Bay.

My son and I were greeted by Barry(more on him later) and he gave us a quick run down on the units.He couldn't figure out how to play the safety video....I should have taken this as a warning.

Barry said they had 30 rentals a day there,yet there was no one else to be seen,it looked like we were the first(and last rentals) of the day.

When we went out we immediately got stuck in the sand,the ATV's were simply underpowered and not designed for the area.After 20 minutes my son was getting stuck so much(and crying the whole time) we just wanted to get back.The problem was we couldn't get up any hills,the ATV's did not have enough power.Everyone else in their own machines had no problem,one fella even came up to us and said we should not be out there with those units.

Eventually my son's ATV got stuck and we could not get it out(no damage,just stuck in the sand).
When we returned I told Barry our problems and we said we were the first to have any problems there.Then,get this,he said they had only been there for 2 weeks.I bet we were the first to even rent those units out there.

OK,here's where it gets good.I told Barry I would like my money back.He said not only would I not get my money back but I was going to lose my $100 deposit for getting stuck!!

I couldn't believe it.When I persisted Barry said he was going to knock my blanking head off if I didn't leave.No dice I said,I wanted my money back.

Barry then hit me in the shoulder and knocked me against the door.

I immediately called the police.The Coos Bay sheriff was awesome.He said he could hook me up with a reputable company. I could press charges but I would have to return To Oregon to go to court.

I ended up trying to get ahold of Steve,but he would not return my calls or emails.

Just a terrible experience with thsi company,I would avoid them at all costs!!

Visited August 2012
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West Jordan, Utah
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“There is nothing on the boardwalk!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

A very small boardwalk with nothing except for a great little place to eat ( if you like seafood) very nice people that run the place. Do not go here expecting to do a lot of shopping because there is none! A little disappointing such a cute little town with nothing that stays open.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice info about the town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice display of info about the town of Coos Bay, but otherwise, nothing to really see at this boardwalk. Hope they add more things later.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Janhube
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“City dock houses some nice boats”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

It is actually a nice, but small, boardwalk with berth space for a dozen or so boats, depending on size. Access is a little awkward as is parking.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Jon B
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Rochester, New York
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

this is a nice place to stroll in the evening. There is a little "crab shack" in the water we wanted to go to but they closed at 7PM. The owner said he would keep it open for a bit, but we wanted to spend more time. Too bad.
The have also some historic exhibitions on the board walk.
Fun place

Visited June 2012
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