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Avila Beach Boat Charters

Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-703-0397
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Asked for the fossil cave tour but got the whale watching tour!! It was amazing seeing whales all... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Sacramento, California
via mobile
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 7 July 2016
Bakersfield, California
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Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-703-0397
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Reviewed 9 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!

Thank asianhottie
Reviewed 7 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 8 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
Seaweed-Express, Owner at Avila Beach Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

During July and august we only WHALE WATCH, he knew we were on a whale watching tour! We just hooked him up and gave him the coastal charter price of $35 instead of $59. What a jerk for giving us a bad review, can't believe...More

Reviewed 2 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!

Thank ofegan22
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 30 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
Reviewed 29 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
You mentioned a 6 person max. What is the min.because it would just be my wife and i. Wouldnt mind others to join. Would like the otter trip and is this an ok time to do it within the next month. Thank you
15 December 2015|
Response from Tommy W |
Can my wife and i go on otter trip. Dont mind if others go. Is this an ok time to go within a month