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Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

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Fun at Descanso Beach, Catalina Island with rentals of kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel equipment, tubes & viewboards. Featuring daily paddle tours and discounted rental packages. Support for kayak campers.
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5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Recommended by my sister, we totally enjoyed our sea kayaking expedition on a recent cruise to Catalina Island. Everyone was helpful and nice, and the "Frog Rock" cookies were a total highlight! Brandon was awesome and I recommend this to families of all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed your paddle tour with us (and the cookies from Catalina Island Brew House), I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Brandon. Thank you for taking the time to submit this review, we do appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I took a tour with guide Daniel Sat 9/29. My sister and I rode tandem and we're both beginners. Daniel was great always scanning the boats and fish as we headed out to Frog Rock. The film festival was in town and we working rowing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi there, Glad you enjoyed your visit to Catalina Island and our Journey to Frog Rock kayak tour, where you can expect the unexpected! I'll pass your comments on to our guide, Daniel, he'll be happy to receive them.

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Relatively inexpensive. Kids loved it, saw 7 seals. One was only feet away. Only out for an hour, which was enough for us.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you Carol, for taking the time to post this review. We're glad your family enjoyed the best of Catalina Island with us!

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We participated in the Frog Rock kayaking trip. Our guide, Brandon was WONDERFUL! Our family of 4 was the only group so we received very personalized service. Brandon told us a lot of interesting facts about the Island. We definitely recommend this activity!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for letting us know how wonderful Brandon is, we think he is too! Hope to see you again some time out here on Catalina Island.

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

If you want a fun day on the water check out the kayak tours! We had a great experience kayaking to Frog Rock from the Descanso Beach. It was about a two hour tour and our guide Brian was great! He was informative and very...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for your review Nicole! You just never know what the weather will be like or what you will experience, so glad you enjoyed your tour. I've passed this on to Brian, he'll be stoked too!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome location, great views, loved the clam chowder served in a cob loaf, yum, excellent service.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to hang out at Descanso for the day and rented a couple of paddle boards for a couple hours. The prices weren’t outrageous and they had plenty of boards for rent. I love the area for paddle boarding and it is very relaxing!! We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Travis, thanks for coming out and enjoying this beautiful fall weather on our paddleboards! (and thanks for taking the time to write a little review)

Reviewed 6 October 2017

My friends and I booked a half day guided tour that included kayaking to and from Willow Cove, picnic, and snorkeling. It was a fun, if not exhausting, day in the sun :) The whole trip is about 5 miles, so you definitely get in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with us, and happy to read your review. Sounds like nature put on a show for you!

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful. Equipment was in good condition and the prices were reasonable. We had a great time!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Chose this as part of a cruise excursion. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Experience helps, but anyone can use these kayaks. The route doesn't seem that long but does give you a solid workout. For those who are more adventurous or...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your participation and your comments, glad you enjoyed yourself!

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31 July 2018|
Response from Mary S | Property representative |
Our water sports business featuring kayaking, SUP, snorkeling rentals and guided eco tours is located at the Descanso Beach Club in Avalon and yes, the Beach Club has fresh water rinse off showers.
Denny W
24 July 2017|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
Hi Denny, I'll assume you're asking how much a double kayak for one hour will set you back - that answer is almost $33. We pro-rate all of hour rental rates, they are less expensive the longer you stay out. (for instance... More