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Hadn't been here in years - still a great experience

My wife & I (both senior citizens) first rented sailboats & kayaks at MBAC in the early 2000s when... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
dannyboy5365
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San Diego, California
Highly Recommended

The staff were very knowledgable and made sure that I knew what I was doing before going out onto... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
kwiley5
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San Diego, California
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Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) is an instructional watersports facility owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University and UC San Diego Recreation. Students at those two universities are provided a discount on programs, but the center is open to the public. MBAC is one of the world's largest instructional waterfront facilities. Last year over 25,000 participants experienced wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, stand up paddling, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing at MBAC. MBAC offers group classes, private lessons, youth camps, and events.
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1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego, CA 92109-7228
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife & I (both senior citizens) first rented sailboats & kayaks at MBAC in the early 2000s when she was an adult junior at SDSU. We are former sailboat owners, and veterans of many sail & power boat & kayak rentals on both east...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very knowledgable and made sure that I knew what I was doing before going out onto the water and into the kayak. They were also very nice and joked around as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is terrible but the staff at the Aquatic Center were friendly and helpful. We rented paddle boards for the kids and they had a blast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a paddle board for my teenage daughter and my 4 year old and I played on the beach of the bay. The staff was helpful, the water beautiful for paddle boarding, and the beach was soft and perfect for us to play on....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location and reasonable prices. Just don't tell too many people--it was nice to visit a rental spot that was not overcrowded.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prices were very reasonable, everyone was very kind and informative. If they see you having trouble with a kayak, or any other rentals they will boat into the water to offer help. The water was very calm as well!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented paddle boards for the family and had a blast bobbing around the bay. Easy transaction, fair prices and nice staff. Our kiddos are 4 and 6 and loved sitting on the front while we worked :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented 3 kayaks; 2 double and a single for our group of 5. Entire process was fast and easy. Staff was professional and helpful. Price is excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I rented a stand-up paddle board from MBAC. They were great, gave us good service, and got us on our way quickly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to explore mission bay by renting a kayak to explore around the bay. Being students, we got a discounted rate for a double kayak! The staff was so helpful and friendly! We will definitely be back to rent equipment in...More

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