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Come Explore the Santa Barbara Coast on Our Coastal Kayaking Tours

Enjoy the best part of Santa Barbara through a relaxing coastal kayaking tour. A seaside adventure for you, your corporate team or the family, your kayaking experience with Santa Barbara Adventure Company will take you through an exploration of the areas majestic California shoreline geography while introducing you to the invigorating sport. This island kayaking adventure is sure to be one of the highlights of your time here on the coast!

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Harbor Fun Paddle Tour

What to Expect While Kayaking in Santa Barbara

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced kayaker, our guides begin your tour through the harbor with safety and skills training to guarantee you have a delightful exploration. As you navigate the waters during one of three tours with options for all ages, you will learn about the history of the region through fascinating stories and get an up-close view of local marine life. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will accommodate varying points of interest and skill level, delighting all your senses as you take in your surroundings. Whether there are only two in your group or you have more with you, we will make sure that your Santa Barbara kayaking adventure is a memorable experience for everyone.

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Santa Barbara’s Beautiful Coastline

All of our tours come with all your necessary kayaking gear, lifejackets, and an experienced guide who is equipped to ensure the safety of all on the tour. Starting at a minimum of two-hours, the length, distance, location and time of tours vary by tour type and should be selected to meet your group’s specific needs.

Choose from the following tour types:

Harbor Wildlife Kayak Tour – Best for beginners and parents with children over 5 years old

Gaviota Coast Kayak Tour – Best for those interested in the history and ecology of the area

Sunset Kayak Tour– Best for a late afternoon adventure

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Sunset Kayak Tour

Best Places To Eat While In Santa Barbara

This captivating kayaking adventure taking in the refreshing view of the region’s caves, mountains, beaches and it’s diverse marine flora and fauna will work up an appetite best served by dining at some of Santa Barbara’s highest-rated restaurants. Lunch can be provided during an extended version of our tours to prevent wait times and allow you to have a seamless
staycation or getaway in one of the west coast’s most popular hotspots Whether you’re in the mood for Asian-fusion, some of the best Mexican cuisine or your palate is fixed for locally-sourced, fresh ingredients at another of our favorite dining establishments, we can bring the flavor to you or point you to an immersive experience for dinner on-site at a nearby location.

Our favorites include:

Hana Kitchen – Asian-fusion
Mony’s – Mexican
Shalhoob Meat Co. – Tri-tip (they also brew their own beer!) Brophy Bros. – Seafood
The Lark – Light, fresh fare

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Kayaking through Santa Barbara Harbor

Whether you’re new to the area, on a vacation or just want an exciting local activity to do with your team or family, our Santa Barbara Kayaking tours are an affordable and enjoyable must-do for all who join. Check out our customer reviews and book your paddling tour with Santa Barbara Adventure Company today!

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