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Southwind Kayak Center Rental Base

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Tours, Classes and Rentals, Rental Boats
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100 N Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-261-0200
https://www.southwindkayaks.com/pages/newport-beach-kayak-rentals
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Paddle in scenic Newport Harbor or observe wildlife in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. The largest selection of kayaks, parddleboards, canoes, and paddling accessories for sale and rent in ... Read more
Southern California.

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Local from Santa Ana, California, USA

Feeling outdoorsy and want a good arm workout? Go Kayaking! Especially if you're looking a fun and simple activity this summer.

We got super lucky with the weather - sunny and breezy - and easily spent about an hour paddling up and down the bay. They were able to accommodate our group of 14 with all the equipment, and we all had so much fun! I shared a double-kayak with my friend and it was about $10 per person.

It's a little hard to find this place at first, but make sure you turn into the white gated lot as soon as you turn on Bayside. Don't forget to slather on the sunscreen to protect your skin! I'll definitely have to try paddleboarding in the future next time :)

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Local from Newport Beach

Really great service and rates at this kayak rental under a bridge. Robert really helped me and my family out even though we were beginners. The staff here is always super friendly. We rented 2 doubles and one paddle board. The paddle board can be a tough workout so be prepared if you are not in shape. Will definitely return with guests.

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El Monte, California

Rented a paddleboard from here a few months ago. The guys got us on the water very quickly in under 5 minutes. The paddle boards here were very stable, which was good since it is cold and I am a beginner. The boards also had good padding so my feet didn't get too sore. If you go to the harbor, you might see some dolphins like we did!

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Don't be deceived by the somewhat sketchy rental area (it's under a bridge). This is a great option for an active way to check out Newport Beach and Balboa Island - just rent a kayak or paddle board and take your time cruising around the bay.

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Azusa, California, USA

I really like kayaking at Newport Harbor! This was my first time kayaking here and thanks to Southwind Kayak center, my friend and I got to enjoy a relaxing 1 hr kayaking experience. Prices are around $20+ tax for a double kayak/hr. Location is a bit difficult to find since they are located near the bridge and you can't really see the bridge unless you drive all the way to the end of the parking lot when you first arrive. There are a lot of wildlife to see at the Newport Harbor, my friend and I even got to get a glimpse of some fishes jumping out of the water!

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Local from Irvine, California, USA
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