Tips on Kayaking on Catalina Island
Kayaking is a great way to sample the coast of the island. Not only do you get a sea level view of the island, but you can also experience the thrill of the glide. When you kayak, you make little noise and thus are treated to an up-close view of wildlife like sea lions and pelicans. New designs in single and double kayak vessels make controlling these boats easy.
The best area for kayaking on Catalina Island is on the eastern shore. The water here faces the mainland, and feels much smoother than in other areas. You can explore the Isthmus or the shores of the harbor area. Remember when choosing a kayak, that narrow models are faster, whereas wider ones are slower and more stable. You can launch the kayak from another boat or from the beach area.
Explore the beautiful waters around Catalina Island
One of the most popular kayaking eco-tours is the Descanso Beach Ocean Sports Kayak Tour. This guided tour allows visitors to kayak down the coastline and to dive using snorkel gear. Wet Spot Rentals is another kayak rental company that is located in Avalon next to the Avalon Boat Landing. They have been family owned and operated on Catalina Island for over 25 years and can help you with all your kayaking needs. Wet Spots Rentals is open daily April through September, weather permitting. If you are a little more adventurous, they can set you up for the day or weekend to explore by kayak Little Harbor by renting for 24 hour periods or more. In addition to a kayak rentals, they can help get you geared up with snorkeling equipment. Ocean kayaking is an eco-adventure in itself and one commonly suggested route is from Avalon to Long Point. Parson’s Landing is another popular spot for its scenic views.
Be careful when kayaking and watch for boating traffic, particularly in the summer. You must also respect the rules and not invade wildlife territory. While some kayaking tours allow you to free-roam the area, exercise common sense when it comes to approaching fauna life.
You can experience a brand new perspective of Catalina Island when you take a kayaking adventure!