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Kayaking is a fun and easy way to experience the natural beauty of Santa Catalina Island. Enjoy the otherwise inaccessible coastline by kayaking from Avalon along magnificent cliffs and into secluded coves. Make a reservation and you can kayak to your secluded boat-in campground. Several shops rent kayaks and other equipment for boaters of all abilities.
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports has a great selection of sit-on-top and touring kayaks. Guided kayak excursions are available every day, and all expeditions are led by skilled kayak guides trained in first aid and CPR. Emphasis is on the Natural History of Santa Catalina Island, its original inhabitants, and its ecology. For more information, please call 310-510-1226.
Joe’s Rent-A-Boat allows you to be your own tour guide. Boats are available for sightseeing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Motor boats, kayaks, pedal boats and paddle boards are also available. Open daily April through October. For more information, please call 310-510-0455.
Located at the Avalon Boat Landing, Wet Spot Rentals helps you explore Santa Catalina Island as the natives did thousands of years ago. Kayak and snorkeling equipment rentals are available by reservation. For more information, please call 310-510-2229.