Recreation

Avila Beach Paddlesports Logo Opens in new windowAvila Beach Paddlesports

Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, Adventure Tours, and gift shop. Beginners and families with kids welcome. Open year-round. Reservations are available online. Walk-ins for rentals (weather permitting). Visit their shop right on the water in Port San Luis Harbor at 3915 Avila Beach Drive (trailer boat launch building). 

Please visit their website or call (805) 704-6902 for more information.

Avila Beach Whale Watching Pacific Flyer Power Boat with Guests on Tour

Book a one-hour wildlife tour on the bay or two-hour whale watching excursions departing daily from the Harford Pier aboard the smooth-riding 28’ power catamaran "Pacific Flyer."  Either tour is a wonderful adventure for the whole family.

Please visit our website or call (805) 540-4667 for more information or to book a tour.

Patriot SportfishingPatriots Sportfishing building at sunset Opens in new window

We are open every day depending upon weather, season and scheduled boats.

Please visit our website or call (805) 595-7200 to make a reservation.

Sea Barn Beach Rentals

Were you hoping to spend the day at the beach but forgot your beach gear?  Contact the Sea Barn for all of your beach needs at (805) 595-2142.

SLO Tours

Scenic harbor and whale watching ocean rafting tours from the Harford Pier aboard our Military Zodiac RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).

Please visit our website or call (805) 705-8681 for more information or to book a tour.

Van Curaza Surf School

Van and his crew of professionals offer surf lessons all year long and seasonal surf camps. For rates and information visit the Van Curaza Surf School website or call (805) 543-7873.

Whale’s Tale SailingWhales Tale pic Opens in new window

Whale’s Tale Sailing’s Mission is to provide one-in-a-lifetime, personal sailing experiences to leave guests more in-tune with the ecology and history of Port San Luis.  

Please visit our website or call (831) 428-5541 for more information or to book a tour.

Pier Fishing

Port San Luis has two public fishing piers, Avila Pier and Harford Pier. Thanks to the open ocean conditions, clean water, and an abundance of baitfish, these piers enjoy excellent fishing opportunities.

In the spring, you can fish for halibut, salmon, and mackerel. Rockfish, sharks, and barracuda are caught in summer and fall. No license is required when fishing from either of the Port San Luis piers. If you decide to do some surf fishing, however, you must obtain a fishing license. Various types of fishing licenses are available from Patriot Sportfishing.