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Tandem Kayaking Adventure

My wife & I love to go to the Carlsbad Lagoon to tandem kayak to the back channels. Great weather... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
SirGooch
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Laguna Beach, California
Stand Up Paddle

Lots of people having fun. Stand Up Paddling is reasonably priced and coupons exist. The equipment... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Firefly_Shadow
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife & I love to go to the Carlsbad Lagoon to tandem kayak to the back channels. Great weather, a couple hours of exercise and you feel like you're in a different world paddling through the narrow channels, fish jumping around you and an occasional crane startling you. Check Groupon for their discounts. Only about $29 for kayaking or SUP.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SirGooch
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lots of people having fun. Stand Up Paddling is reasonably priced and coupons exist. The equipment was decent especially for the end of the tourist season. It went late in the day with wind blowing in from the ocean. It made for a challenge for first-time paddlers to return upwind to the rental area. It would have been nice if the attendants had provided a heads up about the wind in their brief explanation of how to SUP.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Firefly_Shadow
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

California Watersports is located on a large lagoon next to Highway 5 in Carlsbad, Ca. This unassuming location provides many affordable watercraft rentals to customers. Everything from canoes to jet skis are available for rent on an hourly, multi-hourly and full-day basis.

The lagoon is divided by into different areas for watercraft traffic. Non-motor kayaks, canoes, water bikes and stand-up paddle boards use the perimeter along the eastern shore to get to the larger open area towards the south end of the lagoon. Jet skis have their own section in the northern part of the lagoon, while ski boats use an area just beyond.

There are a few small beaches available to paddle your rental to so you can stretch you legs and even enjoy a picnic. While not an ideal swilling spot, you can splash around if you choose.

The main customer area is very modest, with a rental office, recently refurbished restrooms, boat launch, store and small beach side picnic area. There is free parking available. Get there early so you aren't parked too far away.

The employees here are young, tanned and very friendly. The girls welcome you to the rental office and process your order. The boys welcome you to the water's edge and happily send you off for your adventure. The customer service and the value keep us going back a few times a year.

California Watersports often runs Groupon specials where you can get a 2-hour non-motorized rental for under $30. It's a great deal.

With nice scenery, often calm waters, and the largest and most frequent jumping fish you may ever see, you are sure to have a great time. If you are looking for something to do on a warm summer day, head out to California Watersports and enjoy Carlsbad Lagoon.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jvptravels
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Colin was our wake board instructor and boat driver. He was super patient, helpful, and had a great attitude. I would recommend this place to anyone that wanted to try wake boarding. They also had a lot of other activities like paddle board.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DynamicFly
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fun afternoon on the lagoon; however, we were pressured into booking for 2 hours by the sales staff. Also, when we changed our minds about renting tandem kayaks instead of paddle boards, they wouldn't issue a refund. We paid for 4 toys when we only used 3...and they just said, "too bad." It was only $50, but it jjust put a damper on the beautiful day.

Date of experience: April 2017
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