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Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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BEST kayaking trip with Guide Brandon

We participated in the Frog Rock kayaking trip. Our guide, Brandon was WONDERFUL! Our family of 4... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzie623
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York, Nebraska
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Kayaking to Frog Rock

If you want a fun day on the water check out the kayak tours! We had a great experience kayaking to... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Nicole M
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!

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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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!

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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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Reviewed 24 July 2017

After setting up our group at Descanso Beach Club with blankets to lay down on the sand and putting up our beach umbrellas, we headed over to this place to rent some kayaks. You need to sign their waiver form and leave your driver’s license...More

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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi James, thanks for your candid remarks- sounds like you had some fun and learned a new skill! Most visitors to Avalon don't get beyond the city limits to experience the actual "island" part of Catalina Island. Thanks again for your review, see ya next...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This outfit was the best! The three of us kayaked out and back as far as we could in an hour and got a great workout and beautiful scenery. And, we didn't have to spends lot of time paddling around moored boat. Would definitely go...More

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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks for that exclamation point, we appreciate your comment!

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Not bad visibility and the temp was 62 degrees F. There were large bass and other sea creatures. Sort of like they know this is a marine sanctuary. We tied our boat up on a mooring closest to the gardens outside of Avalon and had...More

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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
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