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Olympic Outdoor Center

602 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6939
+1 512-203-0093
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NOT WORTH YOUR TIME OR $$

Unkept, unorganized, unkind, unfriendly, unworthy, unethical. Save your sanity, your time and your... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
tanalsykes
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Buda, Texas
via mobile
This is a horrible experience.

He suggested a river putting us to danger and we almost got killed. When we left, he did not... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Beihua X
via mobile
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Olympic Outdoor Center leads a variety of daily recreational water activities geared toward providing irresistible fun for everyone. Enjoy a day -- or just an afternoon -- of riverside BBQ, Kayaking, Fishing, Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Canoeing, Surfing, and more in the beautiful, clear waters of San Marcos Springs. We are committed to providing you with the best programs available by immersing ourselves in the activities that we offer. No matter your age or abilities, you will enjoy personalized attention from our skilled instructors. Come see why paddling is the best way to get outside in Texas with more river trails, beautiful scenery, and good company than anything else in the state! Since the City of San Marcos banned BBQ's, and shade structures by the river we have openned up 10 of these cabanas on the water to keep this American Tradition alive here on the coolest, clearest river in Texas. Reserve yours today at www.KayakInstruction.org
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
602 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6939
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+1 512-203-0093
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Unkept, unorganized, unkind, unfriendly, unworthy, unethical. Save your sanity, your time and your money by avoiding this place. (Staff member, Cameron, is excluded from this otherwise dreadful experience.)

1  Thank tanalsykes
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

He suggested a river putting us to danger and we almost got killed. When we left, he did not mention charges, he put on $175 on our card next day and lied to the bank that we pre-proved it.

6  Thank Beihua X
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have always had good experiences renting kayaks here. They have a real variety of kayaks for rent and the staff is great. Access to the San Marcos River is easy and you will be able to experience one of the cleanest and free flowing...More

Thank Clarke H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great experience all around. This organization offers rentals for kayaks, SUPS and more. They also offer excellent international kayaking trips to Central America.

Thank heldkarla
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We almost died. There was eight of us and the tour guide didn't come with us after we told her that we were first timers. Then, we all got flipped and almost drowned because she told us that we didn't have to wear our life...More

13  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I first got into whitewater kayaking about 8 years ago and this was the place I received all my instruction from. This first thing to note is that Ben will tell you that you have to be an "Active Participant" on the water and in...More

1  Thank snowtiger9
Reviewed 24 July 2016

After reading the quite negative reviews, I decided to give this location a shot because the groupon brought the cost down significantly. My son brought 12 other college age kids with him. To ensure I would not be left stranded like previous reviewers, I sent...More

3  Thank gggg1234
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is the most unorganized business I have ever visited. I purchased a half day float for my family from Groupon. We arrived and the place is a disorganized mess. The kayaks are laying all over the property and they are nasty and full of...More

5  Thank HLF_12
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I myself have been kayaking for years however my friends had never been which we made very clear to the staff. They gave us a little run down on where to and where not to go which we didn't really understand so he gave us...More

6  Thank Emmy C
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Get Ben Kvanli to instruct you in basics and then take a skirted boat on a run through Rio Vista, it will be an unforgettable experience!

1  Thank amcalistertx
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