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Address: 5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-1226
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Fun at Descanso Beach, Catalina Island with rentals of kayaks,...

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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go for the 'not so Early Bird' kayak/snorkel rental

Great spot for water activity rentals located right on the water away from the hustle and bustle of Avalon. Just a short walk from Avalon by way of the Avalon Casino. Very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great spot for water activity rentals located right on the water away from the hustle and bustle of Avalon. Just a short walk from Avalon by way of the Avalon Casino. Very friendly staff. They have a great Early Bird rental offer if you rent by 11am: 4hr Kayak/Snorkel package for $75. You can Kayak to more remote areas of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We arrived in Catalina from the Star Princess on October 15 and walked to Descanso Beach from the tender dock, about 15 mins along the shore. We'd booked the kyak trip independently of the cruise line because we'd done it the year before and had picked up the visitors' guide for Catalina which gave us the contact info we needed.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We rented 2 double kayaks. They were clean and the staff was friendly. We paddled north for a little bit. We stopped at a few beaches so we could swim in the water. It was cool and our kids (8 and 10) really enjoyed it too.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We planned a 12-person, 6-kayak, 5 day/4 night trip from Parson's Landing to Avalon, over the Fourth of July weekend, no less. Clearly a recipe for disaster, or at least high anxiety. Not even close -- thanks to Descanso Beach Ocean Sports. During the planning phases, Mary was very helpful in arranging the right equipment as well as transport to... More 

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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Really appreciate hearing back from you - I'll be sure to share with my crew More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Location, location, location- away from the bay so less congested area to kayak. Great service- started the rental "clock" 10-15 minutes after the rental forms were completed which gave us some cushion for the hour rental. Very helpful for instruction as well as getting in and out of kayak. Notice someone who had flipped their kayak and they were right... More 

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Northridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We took the two-hour tour to Frog Rock. It was a VERY LEISURELY PACE. This trip was great for beginners. The guide was knowledgable and very pleasant. They loaned us gear so we wouldn't get wet (optional). I used it so I wouldn't get sunburned!! Now that we've done it with the guide, we could probably do it on our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

was a fun tour . Staff was great. very helpful and friendly. We had a great time with the kayak. If you want a small lesson before. they help you get ready for first timers.

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Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We're proud of our crew and the fine job they do! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I have been to Avalon many times but never knew about this little gem. WE were two friends away from the husbands for a stress relieving get away. AHHHHH. And that is was. Her is the wonderful thing...whatever you need to kayak...THEY GOT IT. We rented wind pants, water shoes, sunscreen. They also had snorkeling gear. Teri helped get us... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

While visiting Catalina Island we walked to Descanso Beach and discovered Descanso Beach Ocean Sports where we rented kayaks for an afternoon paddle in the sea. After viewing a map of the area we opted for two single kayaks and paddles 2 hours up the coast and back. We were able to see Frog Rock and several local hide aways... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We rented a couple kayaks for about four hours during a cruise ship stop. The rental office is on a beach a short walk from the pier. Two kayaks, paddles, and two snorkel masks cost about $80 for half a day. We were able to kayak north along the island and find a nice spot with no other people for... More 

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