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USD 55.00
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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the boat launch at Santa Barbara Harbor to meet your kayak guide.

    Start by getting outfitted with paddle jackets, PFDs, a paddle, and a kayak. Your guide provides a paddling demonstration and safety talk, then makes sure you are comfortable in your boat. Set out on the water from the boat launch and paddle through the harbor, passing other boats, the historic wharf, under the pier, and along the beach. Along the way, look for wildlife like harbor seals, sea lions, brown pelicans, sea stars, cormorants, and seagulls.

    Expect to paddle approximately one to two miles (1.5–3 km) along the coast before returning to the boat dock where your tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Santa Barbara Harbor at the Sea Landing boat launch
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • All associated kayaking gear (wet suit, PFD, helmet, paddle, etc.
    • Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
    • Spectacular views of Santa Barbara
    • 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.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • 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.
    • What you will need:
    • 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)
    • To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My boyfriend, Paul, & I had an AMAZING experience kayaking with Spencer as our tour guide on 09/21/19. We wanted to celebrate Paul's birthday out in the island, and the trip was definitely one for the book! Spencer was adventurous, knowledgeable, and definitively courteous for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank vyykaa
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Did kayak and snorkel but not on the list of choices !!! Super day with a totally different view of the Californian coast 👍🏻 The ferry there and back was accompanied by pods of dolphins, doing wonderful shows for us ! That was equally as...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank J299
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My husband and I kayaked with this tour company today and it happens to be a glorious weather day in Santa Barbara. We did this tour through our cruise ship. PETER was our guide and he was very professional, accommodating, and easy going! We enjoyed...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Lonestar438
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My sister in law and I had such a great time. Pablo was the nicest guy. We would highly recommend this trip.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kimberly C
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Guides were excellent . Beautiful harbor, saw pelicans, sea lions, herons A little challenging once we got out of the harbor

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank huicholmagic
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