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, *double kayaks, all necessary kayaking gear and lifejackets.

*single kayaks are available for solo travelers or odd numbered parties

Have a large group and looking for an extended version with lunch? Please give us a call at 805-884-9283 ext. 100 to inquire.

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

Haskell’s Beach*, 9:30am – 12:30pm.
*Due to COVID, Refugio State Beach (our usual tour location) is currently closed so our Coastline Kayak tour will start/end at Haskell’s Beach. Driving directions will be included in your confirmation email.

Level of difficulty

Easy to Moderate. Children under age 5 not permitted.

Cost

$122 per person, 2 person minimum.

Paddling time and distance

3 miles.

Includes

All necessary kayaking gear, 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 Haskell’s Beach, a secluded icon in the Santa Barbara beach scene. 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. If you want to pack a sack lunch we can stop mid-way through for a beach picnic for an hour or so or you’re welcome to have a beach picnic at the conclusion of your tour! 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 adventure seekers!

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Starting point and time

Santa Barbara Harbor between 3pm and 7pm – start times vary throughout the year and trips meet 2 hours prior to sunset.

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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  • Canoe association Santa Barbara CA
  • American Outdoors Association - Santa Barbara Adventure Company
  • Readers Choice 2020 - Santa Barbara Adventure Company