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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide

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Santa Barbara, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
  • Private tour of the Santa Barbara coastline by kayak
  • Choose from three different kayak rides with vistas of Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Mountains
  • Spot seals and dolphins in the sapphire-blue waters
  • Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced kayakers
  • Private tour provides a more personalized experience
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Departure Point

Cal Coast Adventures at West Beach, 45-99 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Go kayaking in Santa Barbara, beginning your kayak tour at Santa Barbara Harbor or Leadbetter Beach, depending on your selection at booking. Meet your private instructor for a safety briefing and receive kayaking instruction according to your skill level. 

Slip on the provided life jacket (and wetsuit if it’s chilly), then climb into your stable, top-of-the-line vessel and set off on your 1.5- to 2.5-hour private kayak tour of the Santa Barbara coastline. Choose from four different routes of varying duration and difficulty (see options in Itinerary below); your very own guide will tailor the speed of paddling to your preferences and customize commentary according to your interests.

You’ll appreciate the natural beauty of Santa Barbara from the water, including cliffside vistas and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains as your informative guide details Santa Barbara's history and attractions.

When your kayak tour is complete, each route loops back to its departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be meeting your guide at West Beach which is located on the beach directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel (28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara). You will see our blue rental flags, white equipment shed, and stand up paddle boards and kayaks.
  • Children ages 5 to 11 years must be in a tandem kayak with an parent or guardian regardless of skill level
  • All persons must be able to swim
  • Please remember to bring your swimsuit and towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Cal Coast Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara with Experienced Guide.

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Heather_M
, Oct 2020
We had a blast. Highly recommend! It was a great way for our family to experience Santa Barbara in a safe way.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks Heather! Glad you enjoyed how fun and safe our kayak tour was!
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We loved how Stella gave us options on the tour!
Susan_G
, Aug 2020
Wow!! We had a fantastic time kayaking. As novice kayakers, Stella was very thorough on giving tips and full of great information about Santa Barbara. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks so much for the STELLAr review! She will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We are so glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to see you next time! Take care.
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Kayak tour
JOBANA_P
, Aug 2020
We had a great time on our coastal kayaking tour with Brody (not sure on the spelling, sorry)!!! He pointed out fun facts and took his time with our family. Gave us some great tips on where to go and what to see while here in Santa Barbara. Would definitely recommend this company to others and we would also use them again for other activities when we come back to Santa Barbara. Thank you for a great little excursion!
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Seals!
George
, Aug 2020
Great guide and experience. Got to see harbor seals up close. Gorgeous views. The crew was helpful and friendly
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Great family experience!
Joe_M
, Aug 2020
The tour was great and Chuck was a very kind and friendly tour guide! Excellent service! Would come back.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for kayaking with us in Santa Barbara.
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Stella was very helpful friendly and trustful
Michelle_O
, Aug 2020
Stella our tour guide was extremely helpful, patient, and made our experience unforgettable. I totally recommended them.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for taking a kayak tour in Santa Barbara with us!
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Beautiful morning
Yunmi_M
, Aug 2020
Had a wonderful morning kayaking with the family in Santa Barbara. Chuck and Max were super helpful and made sure we were enjoying our experience. Would recommend did everyone even if you don’t have any experience kayaking.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for kayaking with us! Hope you enjoyed Santa Barbara!
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AMAZING TIME
Breana_T
, Jul 2020
I decided to take a trip up to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles for my birthday yesterday to kayak with this company. My boyfriend and I had so much fun. Our guide was Rose and there was also Stella who was in training. But they both had extensive knowledge of the area and did a great job guiding us as far as navigating the boat as it was both our first time. They both were also extremely friendly and made us feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend doing a kayaking tour with them. Also, you should definitely request Rose and Stella! Thank you guys so much for being a part of making my day as fun and amazing as it was!
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HIGHLY recommend
Gina_N
, Jul 2020
Ryan was great and took us on a nice tour of the marina, and to see some sea lions. Thank you for all the great pics you took!
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Good Pandemic Activity
Diana-W
, Jul 2020
Sean took us on a kayak tour around the harbor and coastline. He was knowledgeable about the area and gave us interesting information. He was very accommodating to the slower paddling speed Needed by a 63 and a 75 year old Woman. We had a great time! See you next year!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Happy to hear that your experience on the water with Sean was a memorable one. We'd love to see you back here in Santa Barbara!
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