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Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour provided by Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour
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About
Join us for a relaxing sunset ocean kayak tour. This is a great way to end your day. We’ll enjoy 2-hours together on the water exploring the Santa Barbara harbor & shoreline as the sun sets, creating a gorgeous backdrop of the city and the Santa Ynez Mountain range. This tour is fun and affordable for the whole family! Plus, it’s great for all sea kayaking skill levels including beginners to advanced.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Get out on the water and learn about the unique coastal environment of Southern California during this Santa Barbara kayaking trip. Whether you’re brand-new to kayaking or just looking for a great way to admire this beautiful coastal area from the water, you’re sure to enjoy this outdoor adventure. Begin your trip in the late afternoon from Santa Barbara Harbor, beginning your adventure with a comprehensive lesson in kayaking safety and technique. You’ll receive a personal floatation device and a splash jacket, along with an explanation of how to paddle to maximize each stroke with minimal effort. Once you’re ready, travel out into the harbor in either a double- or single-person boat. As you complete your paddle trip, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the beautiful surroundings, checking out gorgeous views of the nearby beaches as you continue. Best of all, your trip takes place in the golden light at the end of the day, offering amazing chance to admire the ocean as its color slowly changes to a rosy orange and subtle pink in the setting sun. While you paddle, your guide will also offer an introduction to the marine ecology and astronomy of Southern California, helping you to better connect to the natural environment of this unique aquatic environment. Return back to your original departure point to finish your kayaking adventure.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Get out on the water and learn about the unique coastal environment of Southern California during this Santa Barbara kayaking trip. Whether you’re brand-new to kayaking or just looking for a great way to admire this beautiful coastal area from the water, you’re sure to enjoy this outdoor adventure. Begin your trip in the late afternoon from Santa Barbara Harbor, beginning your adventure with a comprehensive lesson in kayaking safety and technique. You’ll receive a personal floatation device and a splash jacket, along with an explanation of how to paddle to maximize each stroke with minimal effort. Once you’re ready, travel out into the harbor in either a double- or single-person boat. As you complete your paddle trip, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the beautiful surroundings, checking out gorgeous views of the nearby beaches as you continue. Best of all, your trip takes place in the golden light at the end of the day, offering amazing chance to admire the ocean as its color slowly changes to a rosy orange and subtle pink in the setting sun. While you paddle, your guide will also offer an introduction to the marine ecology and astronomy of Southern California, helping you to better connect to the natural environment of this unique aquatic environment. Return back to your original departure point to finish your kayaking adventure.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7270P10
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All associated kayaking gear (wet suit, PFD, helmet, paddle, etc.
  • Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
  • Spectacular views of Santa Barbara
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Parking is $2.00 per hour, maximum $12.00 per car.
  • Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Turn left into the harbor at Harbor Way. Turn left again, enter the harbor at the kiosk. In the harbor, go back towards the pier. Follow the signs to boat launch area. We will meet you at the “Sea Landing” at the end of the Harbor. Look for your guide with the kayaks.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • PLEASE NOTE: The start time changes throughout the year and is approximately 2 hours prior to sunset. Please call our office for confirmation of your meet time.
  • If your contact number is international please include your email address in the comment section.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our kayak tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please feel free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Children under 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
  • Although we offer dry bags to help keep gear dry, everything that comes on the kayaking trip runs the risk of getting wet. We therefore recommend that you only bring personal gear that can get wet or damp during the trip. Items that must stay dry such as cameras or other electronic devices, change of clothes or personal belongings should stay in your vehicle.
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A hat with a brim.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • 1-quart (or greater) water bottle filled with water - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle.
  • Wet shoes such as "Tevas" or "Aqua Socks" or an old pair of tennies.
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt
  • A beach towel
  • Waterproof camera (recyclable).(optional)
  • Polyester shirt or other synthetic clothing (layering). (optional)
  • Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All associated kayaking gear (wet suit, PFD, helmet, paddle, etc.
  • Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
  • Spectacular views of Santa Barbara
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Parking is $2.00 per hour, maximum $12.00 per car.
  • Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
Departure details
  • 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Turn left into the harbor at Harbor Way. Turn left again, enter the harbor at the kiosk. In the harbor, go back towards the pier. Follow the signs to boat launch area. We will meet you at the “Sea Landing” at the end of the Harbor. Look for your guide with the kayaks.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • PLEASE NOTE: The start time changes throughout the year and is approximately 2 hours prior to sunset. Please call our office for confirmation of your meet time.
  • If your contact number is international please include your email address in the comment section.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our kayak tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please feel free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Children under 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
  • Although we offer dry bags to help keep gear dry, everything that comes on the kayaking trip runs the risk of getting wet. We therefore recommend that you only bring personal gear that can get wet or damp during the trip. Items that must stay dry such as cameras or other electronic devices, change of clothes or personal belongings should stay in your vehicle.
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A hat with a brim.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • 1-quart (or greater) water bottle filled with water - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle.
  • Wet shoes such as "Tevas" or "Aqua Socks" or an old pair of tennies.
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt
  • A beach towel
  • Waterproof camera (recyclable).(optional)
  • Polyester shirt or other synthetic clothing (layering). (optional)
  • Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun. 2020
A note from Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour
Santa Barbara Adventure Co. is actively following regulations and directives of county, state, and federal authorities to mitigate the possibility of COVID-19 exposure. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priorities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
9 reviews
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568jeff
Houston, TX5 contributions
Not so great
May 2021
Took the sunset tour a few days ago. The guide was mediocre. Nice person and certainly seemed knowledgeable about kayaking and making sure we were safe. but was not interesting at all. Two hours of some boring information and small talk as we paddled around. When we finished, the sun was still higher than the photo shown in the advertisement for the "sunset" tour.
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tod D
1 contribution
Highly recommend the company
Jan. 2021
My son and I had a great time watching the first sunset of 2021 . The guide was very knowledgeable and provided us lots of information about the harbor and pier.
I highly recommend them as a guiding service.
Written 28 January 2021
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Na F
Beijing5 contributions
Beautiful and adventurous
Oct. 2020
High quality equipment; informative guide; interesting routes to experience both the harbor and the ocean; good spots to see different wildlife. It gives us a sense of exploring.

The tutorial about kayaking was comprehensive. It helps beginners to understand how to kayak safely. The guide is experienced and reliable. The only thing I wished the guide would do differently is to wear a mask on land, since all guests were wearing masks.

I will highly recommend this tour, as the sunset is very beautiful and it is a really special experience to see it while kayaking.
Written 11 October 2020
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Gaurav G
San Jose, CA26 contributions
Beautiful Kayaking experience
Sep. 2020 • Friends
We were a group of 4 and did Sunset Kayak tour. It was excellent. We didnt have much experience with Kayaking but our guide was helpful and made us feel safe.
Written 8 September 2020
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Jeanette
1 contribution
Great time!
My daughter and I just had to get away for awhile during the pandemic and Santa Barbara seemed perfect. Although we were the only two on the tour, they didn’t cancel it (the policy says they can). I had zero kayaking experience but our guide made me feel comfortable and confident that I’d be fine. It was an amazing two hours and I felt completely safe and entertained the entire time. Would highly recommend this company.
Written 17 July 2020
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sunshinesullivan
Belfast, NY7 contributions
Relaxing and Enjoyable
Jul. 2019
We began exploring kayaking here. It was amazing! We now are owners of kayaks and have been on rivers and lakes 3-4 days every week. The guides made us feel safe and adventurous at the same time. We loved it!
Written 9 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alma A
1 contribution
Awesome Kayaking
Sep. 2018 • Family
The phone representative was friendly and helpful. Our kayak guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. She made it a great experience.
Written 3 September 2018
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1vipmaryj
San Luis Obispo, CA1 contribution
take this tour!
Apr. 2018 • Couples
!t was an overall great experience! The beauty of Santa Barbra and all the wildlife we saw definitely made this a trip to remember. Even before we go to the ocean and out of the harbor we were surrounded by about 6 dolphins! The tour guides were phenomenal, so friendly and informative, which is what truly made the experience. Not only did they stop along to way picking up sea stars and educating us on the beautiful creatures, but they were filled with great jokes along the way. I have never heard of another company offering a sunset tour and it was truly a special experience.
Written 1 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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