What could be finer than exploring Catalina Island by kayak? Beginners will learn quickly, experienced paddlers will love our gear!

Easy to maneuver “open deck” or “sit-on top” kayaks by Hobie, Malibu, Necky and Ocean Kayak. Stand Up Paddle Boards by Jimmy Styks, Hovie, GLS, Amundson and Ocean Kayak. All rentals include instruction & Coast Guard approved pfd’s (one for single, two for double boat). Overnight rentals for campers: check out our “Kayak Camping on your own” pages.

Hourly Kayak Rentals

1 Hour1/2 Day
(4 Hours)
Full Day
Single Kayak (1 person)$22$40$52
Double Kayak (2 persons + small child OK)$30$58$72
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Kids/Novices$24$46$60
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Touring/Expert$30

Pro-rated rates for other time increments.

All Kayak Rentals also include supportive backrests & comfortable paddling pfd’s designed by kayakers.

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports is open every day of the year at 9 am (weather permitting).

No reservations are needed for parties of less than 10 persons, however, we do appreciate any advance notice you can give us if you have a group coming out, especially if it is a group of students which would require parent signatures on our waiver.

Don’t stop paddling because of cooler weather… We rent paddle pants and jackets for year ’round comfort. You’ll discover Catalina Island’s spectacular “secret season” and the potential for whale and dolphin encounters, common winter visitors to our coast.

Lesson 1: What’s a pfd? It’s a Personal Flotation Device, a paddling vest, commonly referred to as a “life Jacket”

Snorkeling & Beach Fun

1 Hour2 HoursAll Day (or 24 Hours)
Mask & Snorkel
(Prescription Mask 2.0-6.0 $5 addtl charge)
Swim Fins
(Full foot. Size Child 2/3 - Adult 14)
Wetsuits (Shorty)$9.00$10.00$13.00
Wetsuits (Full: Jacket & John)$12.00$13.00$16.00
Boogie Board / Inner Tube
(Large tubes for grown up kids too!)
PFD (Personal Flotation Device) For xtra PFD's not included in kayak & SUP rentals.

“Not So Early Bird” Specials – Save $51

Bring your picnic and paddle to a secluded beach for your own piece of the island!

Half-day rentals COMPLETE for two persons only $75 (Plus applicable taxes).

Choice of two options: Snorkel Package or Cool Weather Package. Reservations suggested for groups of 10 or more- call 310-510-1226, so that we may serve you better. What’s “not-so-early”?…rent by 11:30 am in winter, rent by 10 am in summer. (We open at 9am year’round)

SNORKEL Package – $75 for four hours includes:
Double kayak & instruction
2 sets of snorkel gear with wetsuits (shorty in summer, full in winter)
1 dry bag for your own towels, supplies
1 soft cooler (no ice) for carrying own picnic lunch

COOL WEATHER Package – $75 for four hours includes:
Double kayak & instruction
2 sets of paddle wear (pants and windbreakers)
1 dry bag for your own towels, supplies
2 pairs of water sandals
1 soft cooler (no ice) for carrying own picnic lunch

All Day Kayak Renters – Maximize Your Day!

WITH ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ONLY! … CALL 310-510-1588 (Monday through Friday)

Quick transportation to remote sites for you and your kayak. No more than 5 passengers and 5 kayaks (double or single) per run. Paddle back to Avalon the “downhill” direction. Morning departures only. Narrated Coastal tour by Captain Randy. Base price $150, plus mileage and stand-by time. Rates subject to change (see rates and our Kayaker’s Map in our “Kayak Camping on your own” pages).