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Paddle. Enjoy. Explore the Magnificent Waters of the Central Coast.


Welcome to Central Coast Kayaks! We are a full service kayak shop offering:

  • Tours of the Central Coast from Avila to Pismo
  • Classes to help make you a better paddler
  • Rentals if you’d prefer to do your own thing.

Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get out on the water. We carry products by Necky, Ocean Kayaks, Old Town, Aquabound, and Werner. As an NRS dealer we supply a wide variety of accessories. Need to transport your boat? Central Coast Kayaks carries the full line of Thule and Yakima car racks and accessories. Visit us for Central Coast kayaking, kayaking Pismo Beach, Shell Beach kayak, things to do San Luis Obispo, and more.

CentralCoastKayaksPic6Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get out on the water.

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Tours
Whether it is your first time kayaking on the Central Coast or your hundredth, guided tours are a great way to explore the coastal waters. Central Coast Kayaks offers three main tours that explore the coast from Port San Luis to Pismo Beach.
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Cave Expedition
Whether it is your first time kayaking on the Central Coast or your hundredth, guided tours are a great way to explore the coastal waters. Central Coast Kayaks offers three main tours that explore the coast from Port San Luis to Pismo Beach.
Requirements: Ability to Swim, 12 or older
Duration: 2.5-3 hrs
Cost: $70 per person
Includes Guide, Instruction, all paddling equipment, water, snack, and pictures from your tour
Please call at least a day before desired date to reserve your spot 805-773-3500

CentralCoastKayaksPic16This is our most exciting and rewarding tour!!! The Cave Expedition is enjoyed by novice and seasoned kayaker alike. There are a series of arches, caves, and rock gardens that are only accessible from the water and your kayak is the best vehicle for exploring. This tour is exhilarating and at times strenuous. Your guide will instruct and assist you with a surf zone launch. Once passed the breakers you will venture along spectacular coastal vistas, grottos, arches, kelp forests, and protected coves to the Dinosaur Caves our marine playground. This tour can be taken by the novice or experienced paddler. These caves are both intriguing and challenging, so you choose how much adventure you can handle. Our guides teach you the basic strokes and show you some of the best caves in our area. Central Coast Kayaks has offered this expedition longer than any other. Be careful you might get hooked! Note: If conditions for the Cave Expedition are not favorable we may defer to the Tomol Tour as an alternative.

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Tomol Tour
Requirements: Ability to Swim, 12 or older
Duration: 2.5-3 hrs
Cost: $60 per person
Includes: Guide, Instruction, all paddling equipment, water, snack, and pictures from your tour
Please call at least a day before desired date to reserve your spot 805-773-3500

This is a great family and or novice excursion. The protected waters of Avila Beach and Port San Luis offers a beautiful and relaxing setting for this special outing. Paddle with sea lions, otter, marine birds, and if we’re lucky, dolphin. Much like the native Chumash Indians in their plank canoe aka Tomol we’ll explore this very special area with its unique geology and history. This excursion often also includes a visit to the historic Point San Luis Light House. We often defer to the Tomol Tour when the very popular Cave Expedition is not possible due to ocean conditions.

Pirates’ Excursion
Requirements: Ability to Swim, 18 or older
Duration: 4-5 hrs
Cost: $120 per person
Includes: Guide, Instruction, all paddling equipment, water, snack, and pictures from your tour
Please call at least a day before desired date to reserve your spot 805-773-3500

This 4-5 hour guided excursion is designed for experienced beginners to expert paddlers and provides a taste of the best kayak touring. Starting with a beach launch at historic Port San Luis or Avila Beach, you will explore where famed pirates and explorers ventured in the 16th century. Great coastal vistas, kelp forests, secluded beaches, sea carved rock grottos, arches, and caves will fulfill your adventuresome spirit. An abundance of sea life awaits you. Otters, seals, and dolphin often visit and live in the area. Time and conditions allowing, we will venture and explore the Dinosaur Caves of Shell Beach. All equipment is provided.
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For large groups or special occasions we can customize your experience to help fit your needs. For more information please call 805-773-3500.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all Tours and Classes. A valid credit card number is required at time of booking for all tours and classes. We also require 7 days notice for a full refund. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations LESS THAN 7 DAYS before the tour or class or no shows. Central Coast Kayaks reserves the right to cancel a Tour or Class based on poor/unsafe weather conditions. In this event, Central Coast Kayaks will contact you as soon as possible and issue a FULL REFUND or offer to RESCHEDULE your tour or class.
Light rain or heavy fog will not always cancel your Tour or Class, as long as conditions remain calm and safe.
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Rentals
Come explore the Central Coast on your own with a Kayak or Standup Paddle Board (SUP) rental. All rentals include On Shore Instruction, Lifejacket, Helmet, Paddle, and boat transportation to the beach.
Region
Hourly Rate Solo Tandem SUP
Per Hour $19 $24 $25
Three Hours $50 $60 $50

Stay warmer… get a Wetsuit, Paddle Jacket and Booties for just $3 with any Kayak rental.

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Seasonal Specials
Special Discounts happen during different seasons. Check in to see what specials are happening or coming soon!

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Overnight Special
Have your own way to transport a boat? Pick one up at 4:00pm and bring it back at 8:00am and only pay for three hours! Offer valid any day of the week. Subject to boat availability.
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Offseason Mid-Week Special
available October through May
Have your own boat transportation? Pick a boat up at 4:00pm on Monday and bring it back the next morning we are open and only pay for three hours! Subject to boat availability

Visit us for Central Coast kayaking, kayaking Pismo Beach, Shell Beach kayak, things to do San Luis Obispo, and more!

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