What You'll Get
Kayak tours start in the morning to ensure the best ocean conditions and opportunities to view local wildlife. Check in at Avila Beach Paddlesports, where the crew will get you fitted in the best gear to keep you warm and comfortable. Tours start on the beach where you'll receive basic kayak and safety instruction.
The adventure begins with an easy paddle to nearby kelp beds to visit Southern Sea Otters and their adorable pups! Keep your eyes out for playful Harbor Seals and lots of sea birds. Our friendly guides are trained naturalists and love sharing their knowledge of the area with our guests. Your guides will take you for a scenic paddle through the Port San Luis Harbor area--an area rich with local history and lots of wildlife. Check out the Harford Pier, home to acrobatic sea lions and the home of our small, yet mighty, commercial fishing fleet. Make your way along the beautiful and rugged coastline.
Kayaks are the perfect way to see this stretch of coastline that you can only access by boat. Paddle around Smith Island and look out for pelicans, cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, and Osprey. Halfway through the tour, take a break on a secret beach. You'll have plenty of time to relax, enjoy water and snacks, use the restroom, explore tidepools, and walk up to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse. Don't forget to look out for whales! The second half of the tour is all about more fun and exploration as your group makes its way back to Avila Beach Paddlesports.
Total tour time is typically about 3.5 hours. On average you will spend about 3 hours on the water and 30 minutes for the break at the Lighthouse and beach. Hot showers and towels are available, parking is free, and there are great restaurants within walking distance to enjoy a well-deserved lunch!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- Recommended age 13+
- For families with younger children (7-12) we recommend the Little Explorers Kayak Tour
- For safety reasons, pregnant women and guests who cannot swim are not permitted on Adventure Tours or rentals
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Wetsuit (if needed)
- Bottled water
- Local Guide
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port San Luis, Avila Beach
3 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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