Half Moon Bay is a fun place for a kayak paddle because you can take it easy in Pillar Point Harbor, or venture out into rougher waters. To have this much fun for half off, take a day trip to the San Mateo Coastside and grab this deal on a one-hour kayak or paddleboard rental.
Kayaking can be a gear-intensive sport, but when you rent a kayak from the guys at Half Moon Bay Kayak, they throw in the gear as part of the package, including life jacket, water resistant paddle jacket, kayak appropriate Farmer John-style wetsuit (which you may not need), paddle and explanation of how to use it, with a quick kayak safety instruction.
I’ve purchased this deal a couple of times, and I can tell you the team over there makes the experience easy and fun. My skills were a little rusty, but they were kind, encouraging, and to their credit they didn’t laugh once.
DEAL: Half Moon Bay One-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for Two People, Discount Tickets 50% Off — $30 (reg. $60). Follow the link for more info and tickets. UPDATE: This daily deal source appears to be sold out, but they often get more. May be worth a look.
HOW: Choose from two standup paddleboards, two single-seat kayaks, or one double-seat kayak. Includes a wetsuit, a water-resistant paddle jacket, a life jacket, and a cell-phone dry bag. You’ll also get a basic paddle explanation and safety lesson.
WHEN: Expires 180 days after purchase. Reservation required.
WHERE: Half Moon Bay Kayak Co., 2 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Park in the “C” lot.
STAYING OVER: Check out the hotels in Half Moon Bay (but book early).