Activities for Groups

PADDLE & GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR:

Families, Youth Groups, Corporate Groups

Get ready to learn a new sport, meet friendly people & introduce your family, friends, co-workers to the natural world…it’s easy and fun!

On the protected, lee shore of California paddling doesn’t end when the weather turns colder – we’re open year ‘round for rentals, camping, and daily guided kayak tours! Located at the Descanso Beach Club, Avalon – just west of the busy harbor and closer to secluded beaches waiting to be discovered. Our friendly crew will teach you the basics and you’ll be on your way!

CATALINA’S COASTLINE
is opposite the mainland’s where the waves hit -
you won’t find surf on the Avalon side of the island

FAMILY, YOUTH, CORPORATE GROUPS
Discounted guided kayak tour rates for groups of 13 or more

Offered for any of our daily, guided kayak tours.
A 5% discount will be applied for 13 or more participants.

Try our 2 hr. “Journey to Frog Rock” for a taste of paddling & Catalina Island.
For groups with more time: “Fox Canyon paddle & nature walk” (3 hrs) or the “Willow Cove Expedition” with snorkeling & picnic (4 hrs) will get you further from civilization.

If your group is spending the night, check out our “Meet the Morning”, or “Evening Paddle”. All tours are suitable for beginners, advanced gear is available for experienced paddlers.

Rental Activities for Groups:

Kayak relay races are a fun team-building activity for mornings before the hustle & bustle of the busy beach day.  We’ll help you plan your event – call the office Monday through Friday at 310-510-1588 for more information.



EQUIPMENT RENTAL VOUCHERS
For groups of 13 or more

A fun way for corporate, youth or family groups to spend a day at Descanso Beach is to utilize the water sports equipment that we rent, or take one of our guided natural history kayak tours. We have designed an activity voucher which offers a number of rentals with similar value, such as 1 hr. kayak or 3 hrs. boogie board. Members of your group are able to choose which equipment they desire and turn in the voucher at the time of rental. At the end of the day, your representative will pay for the rentals at 10% off our regular rates. We accept company or group (school, church, scouts) checks and most major credit cards (AMEX, MC & VISA). We would appreciate at least 1 week lead time to generate the master voucher, which will be mailed to you for copying for your group (3-up on a letter-sized page). If you have a group of children under 18 yrs., we need to also send a rental waiver for you to copy so that each child has a parent signature for permission to snorkel or kayak. Each participant using a voucher will also need to leave a deposit of a driver’s license or credit card at the time of rental, to be retained until the gear is returned.

Please call Mary or Auroura at group sales ph. 310-510-1588 for further information on group kayaking or snorkeling activities. We are always happy to help customize group events- especially during non-peak times!

During the summer season, be sure to contact the Descanso Beach Club 310-510-7410 for your group’s picnic or other festivities. The Beach Club is open on weekends during the shoulder seasons of spring & fall, and closes during winter. (Kayaking and snorkeling go all year with special winter paddle clothing or full wetsuits, come experience our gentle winters).

KAYAK KIDS FOR YOUTH GROUPS
Fun and fundamentals for ocean kayaking adventure

Ages 8 & up. Many requirements for Scout watersports badges can be covered in this class.

CLASS INCLUDES:

• Warm-up excercises
• Safety instruction
• Dry-land paddling practice
• In-the-ocean techniques
• Self-rescue practice
• Games
• Expedition planning
• Environmental awareness
• Guided, Catalina Island natural history paddle tour
• Souvenir certificate awarded.

WHAT TO WEAR, BRING & RESERVATIONS

Bathing suit or shorts (you will get wet in the seat); surf shoes or sandals, old tennis shoes or wetsuit booties (your feet will be wet and the waterline is comprised of smooth beach rocks, not much sand). Wear sunscreen and a hat. We will be practicing the self-rescue, kids will get all wet, so bring a towel and change of clothes (if desired). Lockers, changing rooms are available at the Descanso Beach Club.

• Bring signed parent permission waiver for each child under 18 years of age.
• Allow one and 1/2 – two hours total time. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
• Available year ‘round by reservation, except for Tuesday mornings. Available times: 9 am & 3:30 pm.
• Cost: $18.00 per person, children and adults (using double kayaks- two persons per boat)
• Reservation is made with credit card number, payment will be at time of class, by cash, credit card or group’s check. Tax is included

KAYAK/SNORKEL COMBO FOR OLDER YOUTH GROUPS
Designed for ages 12 years and up (Middle School)

Combines basic kayak and snorkel instruction with a short guided natural history paddle tour and snorkel session at a beach away from Descanso.  Many requirements for Scout watersports badges can be covered in this class.

Included: Double Kayak, PFD’s & Paddles; Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Shorty Wetsuits

• Bring signed parent permission waiver for each child under 18 years of age.
• Allow three hours for activity. Please arrive 30 min. before your scheduled time.
• Available year ‘round by reservation, except for Tuesday  mornings. Available times: 9 am.
• Cost: $44.00 per participant (using double kayaks- two kids per boat) adults are welcome to participate!
• Reservation is made with credit card number, payment will be at time of class, by cash, credit card or group’s check. Tax is included.

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