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About Us

Our passion, our mission

As long-time residents of the Central Coast and lifelong outdoor & watersport enthusiasts, we strive to share our love of the ocean and the surrounding area with our guests. We are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most pristine coastline and incredible sea life in the State. We want to inspire and help people to get outdoors and experience the natural beauty of the world around them.

Paddle. Explore. Discover.

Our business, our philosophy

Central Coast Kayaks has been a fixture in Shell Beach since 1993. Offering locals and area visitors the opportunity to learn, explore, discover, and embrace life’s adventures. Providing our guests with a positive experience is our priority, leaving our guests with a passion to continue their exploration and adventure in their own life is our ultimate dream.

Being a close-knit, local business, we believe that our customers are of utmost importance and our employees are family. Our employees are our backbone and our connection to the customer. Aligning ourselves with like-minded, passionate, and adventure-seeking employees gives you, the customer, an enjoyable and unforgettable paddling experience.

Give us a call, explore our website, or stop by the shop and let us help make your adventure come alive.

Central Coast Kayaks
Tom Reilly and Eric Tebbets

The morning is the ideal time to get on the water, before the wind comes up. Paddling early will maximize your time and experience on the water providing the best conditions and offering better opportunities for viewing wildlife. When booking a tour or rental consider paddling before noon.