Vets Paddle Ocean Kayak Tours

Schedule a tour and take an adventure at Dana Point, CA

FREE for Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers

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Welcome to Vetspaddle.com. A Military Veterans Therapy Organization

Tour Guide: David "Doc" O'Connor
Veterans, family and friends. I'm David "Doc" O'Connor, United States Army Veteran, Honorable Discharge, "69-71", and the founder of VETSPADDLE.COM.

Our mission is to help our Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers with suicide prevention and PTSD issues by taking them and their families on an ocean kayaking adventure.

We use specialty equipment - Hobi Kayaks provided by Tim Boyer of Pure Water Sports, in Dana Point. CA. In February 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs released a study showing every day 22 veterans commit suicide. I decided to do something about it; that's when vetspaddle.com was born.

As the previous owner and operator of "Rentals and Tours", located at the William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Park Beach, of San Simeon , CA., I spent 5 years launching customers at a popular central, California beach break: I have extensive experience in kayak surfing, instructing and equipping individuals and groups, to experience the amazing waters of the Pacific Coast. 

Paddling a Kayak in the ocean is better for rehab than just being on a boat or a beach

Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers need a support system to help regain what they’ve lost. It’s hard for a them to explain to a civilian what's happened to them, and the camaraderie out on the ocean is invaluable. Vetspaddle.com, is a free program and is completely reliant on community and corporate donations. This program fills a vital need for the community in Southern California.

All tours are by appointment only. We offer harbor kayaking tours and kayak surfing FREE for Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers


Pure Watersports

34671 Puerto Place

Dana Point CA



Life Vest


Guided Tour


FREE for Veterans

FREE for Law Enforcement Officers

Making a Difference Army Veteran David ("Doc") O'Connor of vetspaddle.com created this organization solely to help make a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all take for granted. Let's give them something back and the support to heal from the atrocities of warfare.
Long Lasting Memories! Getting Veterans and active service personnel and their families out on the water where dolphins, whales, seals and other wild life frolic is for many a lasting first time experience. Creates memories and a chance to heal by interacting and experiencing the many wonders of the ocean.
Healing from PTSD If you know any Veterans or Law Enforcement Officials, or are related to one, who has experienced difficulties dealing with PTSD, make an appointment and let's get them out on the water where miracles happen everyday!

Sponsored by Hobie of Pure Watersports

Sponsored by Hobie distributor in the Dana Point harbor, Pure Watersports of Dana Point

Vetspaddle.com.Meeting location is on the beach at

Pure Watersports

34671 Puerto Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629