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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 our coastal waters. Central Coast Kayaks offers three main tours that explore the beautiful stretch of coastline between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach. All tours include full outfitting, a light snack, and photos of your adventure.

Tours meet an hour before they begin. For instance a three hour tour meeting at 8am starts at 9am and returns at noon.

Requirements Ability to swim, 16 years or older for solo kayaks, under 16 years accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak
Duration 2.5-3 hrs
Cost $75 per person
Includes guide, instruction, all paddling equipment, water, light snack, and pictures from your tour
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Cave Excursion

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  • Beautiful rock formations!

    This is our most exciting and rewarding tour!!! The Cave Excursion is enjoyed by novice and seasoned kayakers 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, grottoes, 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 tour longer than any other. Be careful you might get hooked!

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    Requirements Ability to Swim, 16 years or older for solo kayaks, under 16 years accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak/td>
    Duration 2-2.5 hrs
    Cost $60 per person
    Includes guide, instruction, all paddling equipment, water, light snack, and pictures from your tour
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    Naturalist Exploration

    Photo from the Naturalist Exploration Tour

    Exploring Rock Gardens

    This guided exploration is our most moderate tour and is perfect for all levels including beginners and families. Our Naturalist Tour explores the near shore environment along our coast. Highlighting the creatures and landscape of the area. We will paddle between rock outcroppings and kelp forests in search of the abundant sea life that inhabits this area. Otters, seals, and dolphins often visit and live in the area. If conditions are favorable we will even stop along the way to explore and enjoy the incredible tide pools which are home to crabs, sea stars, sea anemone, and urchins.

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    Requirements Ability to Swim, 16 years or older for solo kayaks, under 16 years accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak/td>
    Duration 4.5-5 hrs
    Cost $110 per person
    Includes guide, instruction, all paddling equipment, water, light snack, and pictures from your tour
    Please book online!
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    Paddler's Expedition

    Photo from the Naturalist Exploration Tour

    Exploring Rock Gardens

    This expedition is for more experienced paddlers looking for a longer adventure that will take them further up the coast toward Avila Beach. This tour explores areas of our coastline that aren't usually seen on our other tours and provides paddlers with some beautiful open water touring and a chance to view whales as they migrate along the Central Coast. Be aware that previous paddling experience is helpful and that this tour can be strenuous due to distances and the possibility of changing conditions.

    Groups and custom tours

    For large groups or special occasions we can customize your experience to help fit your needs. For more information please call 805.931.6348.

    Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Reservations are required for all Tours and Classes. Full payment is required at the time of booking. If you need to cancel we will issue a full refund up to 7 days before your scheduled reservation. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations LESS THAN 7 DAYS before your booking or for "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 booking.

    Light rain or heavy fog will not always cancel your booking, as long as conditions remain calm and safe.