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Orange County Kayaking

Orange County Kayaking Overview

Orange County

Orange County kayak rentals, canoe rentals and (SUP) stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at harbors and beaches in the region. Many rental shops also offer tours and lessons to learn how to kayak. From the open ocean to calm harbors and secluded lakes we've found the perfect places to kayak in Orange County. These water sports are easy, fun and require little experience, making them the perfect summertime activity. Rent a paddleboard and arrive dockside at several restaurants in Newport Harbor. Head out of the breakwater of Dana Point Harbor and catch some waves at Doheny State Beach.

See our Whitewater Rafting pages for information on whitewater kayaking.

Sunset Beach

OEX Sunset Beach is located on the inland side of PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) on the peninsula separating Huntington Harbor from the Pacific Ocean. OEX offers ocean kayak (sit-on-top), pedal kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals. Rentals include pedal, single and double kayak. Paddle your way through the canals of Huntington Harbor amidst multi-million dollar homes and yachts, or in the calm waters of the estuary near the mouth of the harbor. Rentals are a great way to explore Huntington Harbor. Also offered are fishing and SUP classes. They have kayaks capable of making the 22-mile crossing to Catalina Island.

OEX Sunset Beach
16910 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, California 90742
(562) 592-5537

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Newport Beach

Marina WaterSports is located at the Balboa Island Ferry and Balboa Fun Zone. Rent ocean kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), pontoon boats, sailboats, electric boats, motorboats and more. Whether you're playing around in the bay or heading out into open water for fishing, diving or a trip to Catalina Island, they have the boat rental for you. Rentals are a great way to explore Newport Harbor. Rentals include single and double kayak.

Marina WaterSports
600 E. Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, California 92661
(949) 673-3372

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Newport Aquatic Center is located near the intersection of Dover and Westcliff Drives on the northern shore of the Newport Back Bay. This private water sports club offers some public amenities including ocean kayak (sit-on-top) and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals & tours. Rentals include single and double kayak. Paddle the calm waters of the Newport Back Bay Estuary that's rich with wildlife. Expect to see fish jumping and several varieties of waterfowl including white egrets, blue herons, brown pelicans, red-tailed hawks and more. Take advantage of several paddleboard and kayak tour options including full moon nighttime tours. Rentals are a great way to explore Newport Harbor.

Newport Aquatic Center
1 Whitecliffs Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 646-7725

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Southwind Kayak Center is located at PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and Bayside Drive on the Newport Back Bay. To find them from PCH, head east on Bayside Drive and make a quick left into the first driveway and follow to the end. Southwind offers ocean kayak (sit-on-top) and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) rentals. Rentals include single and double kayak. Launch from their dock at the mouth of the Newport Back Bay and choose to go west into the harbor where you'll find lots of activity, or head east into the Newport Back Bay estuary for bird watching and a more peaceful paddle. Rentals are a great way to explore Newport Harbor.

Southwind Kayak Center
East Coast Highway & Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 261-8702

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Dana Point

Capo Beach Watercraft Rentals is located in Dana Point Harbor near the sport fishing and whale watching charters. Capo Beach Watercraft offers Jet Ski, SeaDoo, WaveRunner and ocean kayak rentals. Launch into Dana Point Harbor where you can cruise the calm waters of the harbor or head directly out beyond the breakwater into open water. Rentals include single and double kayak.

Capo Beach Watercraft Rentals
34512 Embarcadero Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-1690

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