If you’re looking to explore the waters along the Central Coast, kayaks are a great vehicle to do so! Get up close and personal with our flippered-friends while kayaking or paddling along the Central Coast. The mild weather, scenic views, and lively sea life on the Central Coast make for an ideal kayak vacation. Kayaking in Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Los Osos, and Avila Beach is perfect for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. The majority of the year, you can anticipate clear, glassy waters and incredible views. However, conditions can vary and you can expect more wind in the spring, some fog in the summer, and an occasional rain in the winter.
Be prepared to be in awe while paddling the local estuaries, bays, coastlines, sea caves and lakes. Common animals you will see while touring include sea otters, dolphins, harbor seals, sea lions, and hundreds of species of birds. Some people even fish kayak and surf kayak. When planning your water adventure, head out on a coastal kayaking tour or just rent a kayak and explore solo. Below is a list of kayak and paddleboard shops that offer rentals and kayak tours around the Central Coast.
Guided kayak tours of Fossil Point or Port San Luis with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rent. Beer and wine tasting is available after your paddle in the Port Harford Chandlery & Pub, housed in the same building.