Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | December 7, 2011

Paddle Boarding with Ryan at the Hilton!

Check out this video demonstration for Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Located on the quiet part of the Bay, the Hilton is a great place to try SUP for the 1st time!

Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | November 28, 2011

Have you tried the ElliptiGo?

With the beautiful weekend weather we just had and perhaps the necessity to work off those Thanksgiving pounds, why not try the ElliptiGo?   Once you try it, you’ll be hooked as riding the ElliptiGo is like running on air!  The best part about the ElliptiGo is that you can get a great cardio workout without the jarring impact of running or the discomfort of traditional cycling.

Check out the how-to video below:

Riding the ElliptiGo is easier than it looks!

Here are some interesting facts according to the ElliptiGo website:

Advantages over Running

  • Low impact – the elliptical bike is much less damaging to the body
  • Quicker recovery – can do longer training and more intense training with fewer days off
  • More exhilarating – the speed and high-performance experience of elliptical biking can be more thrilling

Similarities to Running

  • Closest substitute for the outdoor running experience
  • Efficient and effective cardiovascular workout
  • Can achieve the “runner’s high”
  • Can wear running clothes and shoes
  • Weight-bearing exercise
  • Conditions similar muscle groups

Disadvantages Compared to Running

  • Need equipment (bike, helmet) – can’t just throw on a pair of shoes and go
  • Running provides a slightly more efficient workout
  • Usually have to deal with more traffic/car issues
  • Requires balance and skill
  • Currently elliptical biking is limited to the road
  • Potential to have a workout interrupted by a flat tire or mechanical problem

Advantages Over Cycling

  • Requires less time to get a good workout
  • No seat pain
  • Significantly less strain on the neck and shoulders
  • More enjoyable workout experience because of the improved visibility and head position
  • Weight-bearing exercise better maintains bone density
  • Upright riding position improves visibility – both being seen by drivers and ability to see over vehicles and other obstacles

Similarities to Cycling

  • Similar speed and efficiency of travel – can cover a lot of ground
  • Ability to climb hills
  • Easy to balance and maneuver
  • Similar width and length to a bicycle
  • Built from industry standard cycling components
  • Same shifting and braking systems

Disadvantages Compared to Cycling

  • Worse aerodynamics – have to work harder than cyclists to maintain high speeds (> 18 mph)
  • Heavier than most road bicycles
  • Different size and shape reduce the number of off-the-shelf bicycle accessories that will accommodate the ElliptiGO

Advantages Over the Elliptical Trainer

  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Travel from one place to another
  • Longer stride length and modified recovery angle better emulate running
  • Balancing required strengthens the core muscles

Similarities to the Elliptical Trainer

  • Same low-impact workout
  • Similar comfortable motion
  • One size fits most people
  • Efficient, weight-bearing workout

Disadvantages Compared to the Elliptical Trainer

  • Requires balance and skill
  • Usually requires navigating traffic and other obstacles
  • Workouts can be adversely impacted by the weather

Come try it out for yourself!  And if you do, let us know your thoughts



Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | November 17, 2011

Mark your calendars for Jingle Shells Bay Sail December 3rd, 10th and 17th!

Santa on a sleigh with reindeer

Join us for Jingle Shells Bay Sail at the Paradise Point Resort!

Jingle Shells Bay Sail is finally here!
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th starting at 3:45
Paradise Point Resort

Santa has traded in his old sleigh for something a bit more practical for our coastal location.  Hop aboard our festively-decorated water taxi and cozy up for a distinctly-San Diego holiday event.  Take in the holiday light-lined shores during a 45-minute scenic cruise around Mission Bay complete with warm beverages, snug blankets, holiday music, caroling and more!

Ticket price includes hot cocoa for the little ones, and mulled wine or other alcoholic beverage for those who wish to imbibe.  Space is limited, reservations recommended.

$10 for children, $15 for adults

Please note: Santa will not be present

Email for additional details and reservations

Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | November 17, 2011

The Water Taxi is back for December!

Just in time for the holiday season, our Water Taxi is back in action!  SeaWorld has an amazing new holiday program called Christmas Celebration running on weekends from November 19th through December 11th and then daily from December 17th through January 1st.  The program is described as follows:

“The moment you arrive at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration you’ll feel a wave of holiday spirit splash over you. Christmas fills that air and the Skytower sparkles after dark. Shamu’s Christmas show brings the season to life beneath the stars in a way you have to see to believe. In our wintery, watery wonderland, you can play in the snow at the all-new SnowWorld, enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, share a smile with a sea lion and get immersed in the wonders of The Polar Express 4-D Experience. And don’t miss the pet-stravaganza Christmas Tails show. With everything from elves to Elmo, and from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made.

Event included with park admission. Event talent, dates and times subject to change or cancellation without notice.”

Why not take advantage of our Water Taxi and head over to SeaWorld for the day?  With Christmas Celebration, Clyde and Seamore’s Night Before Christmas and Christmas Tails, it sounds like there are some really fun ways to spend time with family and friends this holiday season!

Here is our Water Taxi schedule for December:

Starting every weekend in December…..
12/3 & 12/4, 12/10 & 12/11, 12/17 & 12/18 and 12/24
9:30 AM departure from Paradise Point, heading to SeaWorld
5:00 PM departure from SeaWorld, returning to Paradise Point
Daily departures 12/26 through 12/31….
9:30 AM departure from Paradise Point, heading to SeaWorld
5:00 PM departure from SeaWorld, returning to Paradise Point

Tickets for the Water Taxi and for SeaWorld can be purchased from Paradise Point’s Island Market Place.  All passengers MUST have a SeaWorld ticket prior to boarding the Water Taxi as tickets will not be available at the SeaWorld gate.  Also, Water Taxi tickets are ONLY sold at the Island Market Place; tickets are not available at the Paradise Point Marina.



Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | November 15, 2011

Weekly Special starting 11/14!

Make sure to tune in every Monday to see our weekly special. This week we’re offering 25% off of all jet ski rentals!

Even though its November, those of us living in San Diego know we often get our best warm weather well past summer’s Labor Day expiration date. So take advantage of warmer fall temperatures and rent a jet ski. You’ll beat the summer crowds and enjoy a beautiful day out on the Bay!

Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | April 2, 2011

Announcing our new Stand Up Paddle Board Club

Designed for our local sailors and stand-up paddle boarders, the Sail and SUP Club gives you more hours out on the water for less money.

Choose your watercraft, select the number of pre-paid hours
and get out on the water all while saving money….it’s that simple!

Click here for pricing information

Posted by: Action Sport Rentals | March 17, 2011

New Bike Rental Location!

It is finally here…the new bike rental at Paradise Point Resort!  There’s a little bit of construction which will be finished tomorrow but the bikes are up and running.  We have everything from surrey bikes to kids’ bikes to tandems.   With the good weather heading our way, what better way than to get outside and cruise around Mission Bay on one of our bikes?