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Avila Beach Boat Charters

Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-703-0397
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Amazing!

Asked for the fossil cave tour but got the whale watching tour!! It was amazing seeing whales all... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
asianhottie
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Sacramento, California
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Once in a lifetime experience

We have been on whale watching tours before but it is so different in the smaller boat Captain Lee... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
diditomate
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Bakersfield, California
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Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Asked for the fossil cave tour but got the whale watching tour!! It was amazing seeing whales all around us. Would certainly do the tour again. Capt Lee is very knowledgeable and loves showing us his backyard! Definitely worth every penny!

1  Thank asianhottie
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We have been on whale watching tours before but it is so different in the smaller boat Captain Lee had us boarding. At first, I was a little afraid because it was basically a dingy or a large kayak to me which was different than...More

Thank diditomate
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We called and signed up for the whale watching tour at 8 on a Wednesday. Just my husband, 10 year old daughter and me on the tour. Met Captain Lee at the pier, such a nice, down-to-earth guy. He let us know that we may...More

1  Thank Alissa L
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I signed up for the 1 hour coastline exploration to view the advertised Otter Town, Fossil Cave, and Pirates Bay. When we boarded the Zodiac, the captain mentioned that we were going out to see whales. I replied that this was supposed...More

2  Thank Chuck246
albatross2012, Owner at Avila Beach Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

I recently logged in to see that a response was made to this review, This was written by a former staff member and I sincerely apologize for what was said, I value each and every tour and every individuals experience means everything to me, My...More

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Lee was so interesting he knew all of the history I definitely recommend going I loved it! We saw whales and dolphins lee even let the kids drive he was so impressive!

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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Had wonderful tour with Lee, he customized the trip for our young children. We saw Sea Otters and seals. Lee is so knowledgeable, he explained everything and it felt like getting a tour from a family member.

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My husband and I had a great time on the boat. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the ocean. The tour is only an hour but it's only $25 per person you can not beat it. We only saw one whale but...More

1  Thank todarcie
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Saw sign on wharf and it said to call for reservations. No brochures in slot for any info. Checked here saw all good ratings so called. Got voice mail. Left message for reservation. Late that evening they called and said they could possibly work us...More

1  Thank Izoom3
albatross2012, Owner at Avila Beach Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

I regret keeping you waiting and taking up your vacation time, my boat plug was missing and without it the boat would fill with water, I was told by the boatyard that they had one, Then relayed that info by phone to my passengers waiting,...More

Reviewed 28 November 2013

Avila Beach CA - An Amazing Vacation Destination - by Gary and Sue Minkin This is becoming an immensely popular tourist vacation mecca and whale watching and water-sport hotspot with Avila Beach Boat Charters. Avila has five decent hotels and the San Luis Bay Inn,...More

3  Thank garyminkin
Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you find yourself on the Central Coast, do yourself a favor and head over to the 3rd pier in Avila Beach (Harford Pier) and book a charter with Avila Beach Boat Charters. I live in Avila Beach and am a pro photographer who takes...More

1  Thank lexus1155
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Tommy W
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Can my wife and i go on otter trip. Dont mind if others go. Is this an ok time to go within a month
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