Have you always wanted to try stand up paddleboarding? The Avila Beach Adventure Paddleboard Tour offers the perfect introduction to SUP. Avila Beach is famous for its sunny, warm weather, and its calm waters make it a year-round favorite for local and visiting paddlers ... More info ›
Have you always wanted to try stand up paddleboarding? The Avila Beach Adventure Paddleboard Tour offers the perfect introduction to SUP. Avila Beach is famous for its sunny, warm weather, and its calm waters make it a year-round favorite for local and visiting paddlers. Become a better paddler, learn more about the history and natural wildlife of Avila Beach, and spend some time with resident sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins, and seabirds. If you're lucky, you may even spot a whale!
The Avila Beach Adventure Paddleboard Tour includes a break at a private beach, where you will be provided with a snack, water, and enough time to explore tide pools or take an easy stroll to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse. Photos included for no additional fee! Our tours are not private, but we do like to keep our groups small to enhance your experience and provide the best customer service (max 12 guests per tour).
Paddleboard tours start in the morning to ensure the best ocean conditions and opportunities to view local wildlife. Check in at Avila Beach Paddlesports, where the crew will get you fitted in the best gear to keep you warm and comfortable. Tours start on the beach where you'll learn the basics of SUP as well as useful safety instruction.
The adventure begins with an easy paddle to nearby kelp beds to visit the Southern Sea Otters and their adorable pups! Keep your eyes out for playful Harbor Seals and lots of sea birds. Our friendly guides are trained naturalists and love sharing their knowledge of the area with our guests. Your guides will take you for a scenic paddle through the Port San Luis Harbor area--an area rich with local history and lots of wildlife. Check out the Harford Pier, home to acrobatic sea lions and the home of our small, yet mighty, commercial fishing fleet. Make your way along the beautiful and rugged coastline.
Paddleboards are the perfect way to see this stretch of coastline that you can only access by boat. Paddle around Smith Island and look out for pelicans, cormorants, oyster catchers, gulls, and Osprey. Halfway through the tour, take a break on a secret beach. You'll have plenty of time to relax, enjoy water and snacks, use the restroom, explore tidepools, and walk up to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse. Don't forget to look out for whales! The second half of the tour is all about more fun and exploration as your group makes its way back to Avila Beach Paddlesports.
Total tour time is about 3 hours. On average you will spend about 2.5 hours on the water and 30 minutes for the break at the Lighthouse and beach. Hot showers and towels are available, parking is free, and there are great restaurants within walking distance to enjoy a well-deserved lunch!