We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1226
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Sister's Trip

The staff was friendly and helpful. Equipment was in good condition and the prices were reasonable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
andreasmithGG
,
Tucson, Arizona
via mobile
Pretty views, solid workout

Chose this as part of a cruise excursion. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
vtaylo2888
,
Jackson, Tennessee
via mobile
Read all 40 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
CONTACT
Website
+1 310-510-1226

Similar Things to Do in Avalon

Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank andreasmithGG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank vtaylo2888
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank James C
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

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

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

Thanks for that exclamation point, we appreciate your comment!

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Kayaking as a family was one of the many highlights to a wonderful trip. Our 4 & 6 year old boys loved seeing the Garibaldi underneath us.

Thank MrRussinMB
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We love to hear about these happy highlights, and your kind words - thanks!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We signed up for the 9am kayak to fox canyon and loved it! Our guide, Nick, was so friendly and fun to hang out with. The staff are very friendly and provide you with a dry bag for anything you want to bring with you,...More

1  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is the second time we have used this place for sea kayaking, and they don't disappoint. Our guide provided us all with water shoes, pants and jackets. We still got wet, but at least we were warm! Beautiful experience, will definitely return!

1  Thank Beth S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My Girlfriend and I wanted to do something more but not too much more during our weekend get-away March 16-20. We decided on the Willow Cove Expedition because it fit the criteria. We were very impressed with the hospitality and professionalism of the staff. Our...More

1  Thank Matthew K
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...More

2  Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 22 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...More

2  Thank KrysMills
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,136 reviews
.77 km away
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
1,039 reviews
.67 km away
Avalon Grille
918 reviews
.80 km away
Descanso Beach Club Dining
500 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Catalina Island Casino
692 reviews
.26 km away
Catalina Island Museum
123 reviews
.74 km away
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
262 reviews
.27 km away
Avalon Theater
268 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Denny W
23 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes