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Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1226
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Absolutely awesome location, great views, loved the clam chowder served in a cob loaf, yum... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Paddle boarding

Decided to hang out at Descanso for the day and rented a couple of paddle boards for a couple... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Travis L
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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5 St Catherine Way, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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

Thank Travis L
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 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

Thank wfish52
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!

Thank andreasmithGG
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

Thank vtaylo2888
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!

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 28 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

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
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

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Denny W
23 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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