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
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
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 1 week ago
Nicole M
via mobile
A must do.

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

Reviewed 5 November 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Read all 45 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“frog rock” (6 reviews)
“descanso beach” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"frog rock"
in 6 reviews
"leopard sharks"
in 3 reviews
"descanso beach"
in 10 reviews
"kayaking experience"
in 2 reviews
"staff were exceptional"
in 2 reviews
"waiver form"
in 2 reviews
"water shoes"
in 3 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful trip"
in 2 reviews
"cookies"
in 3 reviews
"willow"
in 4 reviews
"cove"
in 4 reviews
"snorkel"
in 5 reviews
"garibaldi"
in 4 reviews
"equipment"
in 7 reviews
"rental"
in 4 reviews
"shore"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Nicole M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
9
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

1  Thank James C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mary S, Owner at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks for that exclamation point, we appreciate your comment!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Catalina Island
Aurora Hotel
317 reviews
.56 km away
Portofino Hotel
518 reviews
.59 km away
Catalina Boat House
151 reviews
.60 km away
Hotel Catalina
202 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,186 reviews
.77 km away
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
1,111 reviews
.67 km away
Descanso Beach Club Dining
510 reviews
.08 km away
Maggie's Blue Rose
369 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby Attractions
Catalina Island Casino
733 reviews
.26 km away
Catalina Island Museum
169 reviews
.74 km away
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
271 reviews
.20 km away
Avalon Theater
269 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