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See native wildlife in their natural environment
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Ideal choice for families
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Guests meet their guides at the boat launch at Santa Barbara Harbor, where they outfit everyone in paddle jackets and PFDs. Guides will give a basic paddling demonstration and safety talk before setting out on the water. The launch is easy, right out of the boat launch. This is a great introductory lesson to kayaking or a nice relaxing kayak for more experienced paddlers! Once on the water, guests will paddle approximately 1-2 miles along the coast surrounded by beautiful beaches and marine life. Enjoy the relaxed pace and panoramic views of the American Riviera from the water. The group will paddle through the harbor, past boats,the historic Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, around the Santa Barbara Sea Center and underneath Stearn's Wharf, out to buoys, and along the beach. There is an abundance of wildlife along the way - such as harbor seals, sea lions, brown pelicans, sea stars, cormorants, and of course sea gulls.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
All associated kayaking gear (wet suit, PFD, helmet, paddle, etc.
Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
Spectacular views of Santa Barbara
Parking is $2.00 per hour, maximum $12.00 per car.
Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
If your contact number is international please include your email address in the comment section.
Minimum numbers apply. Our kayak tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
If you are a single traveler, please feel free to call our office to confirm availability
Children under 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
Equipment List for Kayaking Trips
Although we offer dry bags to help keep gear dry, everything that comes on the kayaking trip runs the risk of
We therefore recommend that you only bring personal gear that can get wet or damp during the trip. Items that must stay dry such as cameras or other electronic devices, change of clothes or personal belongings should stay in your vehicle.
What you will need:
Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
A hat with a brim.
Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
1-quart (or greater) water bottle filled with water - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle.
Wet shoes such as "Tevas" or "Aqua Socks" or an old pair of tennies.
Swim suit or swim trunks
A beach towel
Waterproof camera (recyclable).(optional)
Polyester shirt or other synthetic clothing (layering). (optional)
To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak.
Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
Santa Barbara Harbor at the Sea Landing boat launch
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port