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Address: 229 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1247
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+1 949-673-4280
10:00 - 18:00
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My friend and I got a little thrown off trying to find the rental spot, but once we did we had a great time. The people renting out the kayaks are very nice, and the process easy... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

My friend and I got a little thrown off trying to find the rental spot, but once we did we had a great time. The people renting out the kayaks are very nice, and the process easy as can be. We had a fantastic time out on the water and would gladly come again!

Thank Marley32253
Bettendorf, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My teenage sons and I wanted to try paddleboarding as we had never done it before. We saw good reviews so decided to go with Island Paddle Board. It was difficult to find as you have to go into a clothing store to rent the paddle boards. There was only 1 young guy in charge of the paddle board portion... More 

1 Thank Linda T
Newport Beach, California
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495 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This place is 100 feet from my house. Every day I watch people having a lot of fun on these paddleboards. Yeah, it takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's a blast. The guys help you with the boards. All you have to do is cruise around Newport Bay. You launch right on the... More 

2 Thank Goodness4you
North Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

My husband and I wanted to try paddle boarding for the first time during a vacation to Newport Beach, CA. Our host offered a few recommendations and we ended up renting from Island Paddle Board. The store associates were really friendly and upbeat. They put the paddle boards in the bay for us and gave us a quick tutorial and... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth D
Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

My husband and I rented SUP's here and paddled around Balboa Island. It was so much fun, inexpensive, and so easy! We paid at the store which is 2 short blocks from the channel, then walked over to the garage to get our boards. The very helpful guide carried our boards to the water and off we went! Everyone was... More 

1 Thank Michele33657
Lima, Peru
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I was totally new to paddle boarding and went to Island Paddleboard from the tripadvisor reviews. The lesson and instructor were perfect. He was prompt. The equipment was in excellent condition. All the instructions were clear and he was so patient. Thank you for a great experience and I will be coming again.

2 Thank travelerdhh
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We took a tour with Brian at Island Paddleboard. It was pretty cool. We paddled around Newport Harbor and were shown some of the local beaches and coves. I was surprised at the wildlife in the area. I probably best liked seeing all the seals sunning themselves on this one boat. I would bring sunscreen, sandals, and wear a bathing... More 

3 Thank Jane C
Poipu, Kauai
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Great time... beautiful surroundings, the perfect equipment, excellent good ole family service. Highly recommended!

1 Thank havilnut
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We are a family of five and spent a few hours with Brian, who taught us how to paddle board. The location is perfect! We rolled the boards down to the bay and went over the basics before launching. Brian was great and really helped encourage us and get us going. We paddled up and down and then went out... More 

5 Thank Julia S

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