Santa Barbara Coastal Kayaking Tours | Day & Sunset Paddles | Santa Barbara Adventure Co.

Coastal Kayaking

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Starting point and time

Sea Landing, Santa Barbara Harbor, departing at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Level of difficulty

Easy. Children under age 5 not permitted.

Cost

$55 per person.

Paddling time and distance

1-2 miles.

Tour includes:

Knowledgeable guide, basic instruction, all necessary kayaking gear and lifejackets. Have a large group and looking for an extended version with lunch? View our Santa Barbara Harbor Paddle

Overview

Join us for a relaxing introduction to kayaking where we’ll take a 2 hour paddling adventure around Santa Barbara shoreline. This tour is the perfect half day activity, and a great introduction to the exciting sport of sea kayaking. Fun and affordable for the whole family! This tour has a 2 person minimum and tour may be canceled if less than 2 people book on any tour date.

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Starting point and time

Refugio State Beach, 10am – 2pm.

Level of difficulty

Easy to Moderate. Children under age 5 not permitted.

Cost

$119 per person, 2 person minimum.

Paddling time and distance

3 miles.

Includes

All necessary kayaking gear, deli style lunch, comprehensive instruction, knowledgeable guide, and discussions of natural history and marine ecology.

Overview

A perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun in nature.
This is our most popular coastal trip, showing you an incredible section of coastline. The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California, and is home to more than 1500 species of plant and animal life.

We meet at Refugio State Beach, one of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful beaches. Your guide will outfit the members of your group and offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore. Once we are on the water, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about Marine Ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel, and hopefully kayaking with dolphins and sea lions. At mid-day we’ll stop for deli lunch, served on a secluded beach. As the trip progresses, your guide may offer a fun series of kayak challenges and games. This unforgettable trip provides great opportunities to swim, play or just float. It’s perfect for all ages of swimmers.

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Starting point and time

Santa Barbara Harbor at 5 -7pm. Start time vary depending on sunset, check your confirmation for your start time.

Level of difficulty

Easy to Moderate. Children under age 5 not permitted.

Cost

$89 per person*

Paddling time and distance

1-2 miles, 2+ hours on the water.

Minimum Age

Children need to be at least 7 years old and share a double kayak with an adult.

Tour includes

All necessary kayaking gear, basic paddling instruction, knowledgeable guide.

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Overview

An evening of paddling and watching the night sky. This twilight trip is a great way to end a full day.

We meet before sunset for a comprehensive kayaking lesson. Then we head out to sea in single or double kayaks where we watch the colors change and stars appear. While the sky’s transition from day to night is reflected on the water, our guides offer astronomy myths, pointing out constellations and visible planets. We tour the perfect distance before landing on the beach.

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