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.