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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

  • 2-hour kayak tour in Santa Barbara
  • Receive instruction on paddling and steering the kayak
  • Watch harbor seals, sea lions, and other wildlife in their natural environment
Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
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Get another perspective on the southern California coast during a leisurely 2-hour kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the boat launch at Santa Barbara Harbor to meet your kayak guide.

Start by getting outfitted with paddle jackets, PFDs, a paddle and kayak. Your guide provides a paddling demonstration and safety talk, then makes sure you are comfortable in your boat. Set out on the water from the boat launch and paddle through the harbor, passing other boats, the historic wharf, under the pier, and along the beach. Along the way, look for wildlife like harbor seals, sea lions, brown pelicans, sea stars, cormorants, and sea gulls.

Expect to paddle approximately 1 - 2 miles (1.5 - 3 km) along the coast before returning to the boat dock where your tour ends.
Reviews (8)
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile
Amazing Kayak Tour

My wife and I booked this trip for our last full day in the area. It was an awesome way to end our trip. The employees were all very kind and courteous. Our guide for the Kayak tour was knowledgable and was great at communicating...More

Thank Jordan V
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile
Santa Barbara Kayak tour

This trip is so worth it. Amazing experience paddling through the caves. Lots of wild life and on the way back we saw lots of dolphins.

Thank E8067FCdiegor
Reviewed October 6, 2018
Fantastic experience

Although the boat crossing over to the islands was quite rough and a liitle longer than we imagined, the kayaking was awesome. Well drilled staff led us through health and safety and the actual tour of the caves and the various wildlife and habitat. Highlight...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MattJones6789
Reviewed October 2, 2018
First Kayaking Tour and it won't be the last!

My group of four had a wonderful time. Two of them were very nervous about doing the tour, but Hector our tour guide made them feel really at ease with his comforting words of how the day was about us having a good time and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SweetSil
Reviewed September 28, 2018
Kayaking with sea lions, dolphins and harbor seals !!!!!

We had so much fun on our first kayak trip that we booked a second one. It was worth it. Since we wanted to have a more personal tour, we booked all of the spots, even though there were only 2 of us. What a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa G
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