Los Angeles kayaking is active on the open ocean along much of the county’s 75 mile coastline, on flat water within its harbors and now even upon the navigable parts of the Los Angeles River.
Los Angeles Kayak Rentals
Kayaks on the Water – In a beautiful and user friendly marina, the water is almost always flat and calm. Little boat traffic. 562-434-0999
Malibu (at the Malibu Pier)
Malibu Surf Shack – Large fleets of sit on top kayaks for open ocean kayaking from beside the Malibu pier. 310-456-8508
Zuma Jay’s – Further walk to Malibu Pier open ocean launch, but best all day price. 310-456-8044
Marina Del Rey
UCLA Aquatic Center – Sea-kayak and sit-on-top rentals, classes, introductory and advanced outings. Paddling clubs. 310-823-0048
Marina Paddle – Single and tandem kayak rentals by the hour. 310-822-1888310.822.1888
Redondo Beach Marina
Rocky Point – Variety of kayaking experiences designed to suit level and desire. Ocean kayaks are sit on top type. 310-374-9858
Fast Kayak – Single and tandem kayaks for 1 or 2 people. 310-909-3179
Los Angeles Kayaking Tours
LA River Kayak Safari – Be one of the first to paddle this beautiful soft bottom stretch during the time-limited trial of boating on the LA River.
Palos Verdes Kayak – Paddle the point at easy pace with views of the lighthouse and Catalina, alive with sea life. 310-998-7020
REI Outdoor School (Palos Verdes) – Scenic ocean tour of coves, craggy headlands, Catalina views and forests of giant kelp.
Kayak Classes and Training
UCLA Aquatic Center – Learn the basics of kayaking, then expand your skills in the open ocean, surf zone and campus pools. One of the most complete kayaking programs on the West Coast.
Kayak Launch Places
Long Beach – Alamitos Bay. Marine Stadium. Davies Ramp. Granada Ramp. Golden Shores. Outer Harbor.
Marina Del Rey – Mothers Beach. Marina Del Rey Boat Launch.
Redondo Beach – King Harbor.
San Pedro – Cabrillo Beach.