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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour provided by Santa Barbara Adventure Company

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Santa Barbara Kayak Tour
Santa Barbara Adventure Company 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.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Take in great views of Santa Barbara and get a bit of exercise in the process with this kayaking adventure. You'll start with a safety and paddling demonstration from your guide, followed by a trip out through the harbor. You may even spot seals, sea lions, and marine birds along the way.
Highlights
  • Get great views of Santa Barbara with this kayaking tour
  • A local guide will escort you along the Santa Barbara coast
  • Paddling instruction will be provided before you launch
  • All safety equipment, including wetsuits, will be provided
Important Information
Departure Point
301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
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.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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SarahTravel13 wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York8 contributions
really amazing experience set up safely for COVID-19. wish we could have kayaked longer, and explored even more of the channel islands like the painted caves! definitely worth visiting.
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Sandra L wrote a review Sep 2020
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This was the first time we had gone on a kayak tour. The guides were really patient and informative. My husband needed extra help and they went above and beyond to make sure he was safe. Unfortunately, the day was very foggy and we didn’t get to see sea lions on the buoy, but
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JohnSpokes wrote a review Sep 2020
Harlow, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great tour guide, Dustin, and two other couples join us for a trip from Haskell’s Beach. We saw lots of animal and bird species on and around the kelp forest. Barney, the cormorant, hitched a ride, taking several naps and drying his wings. The highlight was leaving the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Hunter wrote a review Jul 2020
Brusly, Louisiana3 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a blast kayaking. Well worth the price. Hannah was a great guide and I liked the facts she told us about the harbor and Santa Barbara in general. Will definitely try another adventure if I’m in the area again
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Ricardo M Casillas wrote a review Jul 2020
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I never imagined how wonderful this Kayak Adventure tour was going to be until I personally experienced it. It’s beyond words to describe how amazing everything was especially because our tour guide Pablo made us feel special and he was always helpful. Also the ocean views and
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By: Santa Barbara Adventure Company
chilistate
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Cool adventure!
It was a neat adventure. You do need to work for it, however! It can get pretty cold and windy with choppy waters.
cmondiaz
cmondiaz
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Great guides!
My husband and I were late but the guides were still super friendly and patient with us. We managed to make it for
daydreaming121
daydreaming121
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Super accommodating...fun surfing!
Very happy with the experience! The company was friendly and helpful. Our sea cave kayaking around the islands was
christopherl3109
christopherl3109
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Fun in Santa Barbra
We really enjoyed kayaking Santa Barbara, our guide was very nice and shared so much about Santa Barbra that we did
todd819
todd819
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Highly recommend the company
My son and I had a great time watching the first sunset of 2021 . The guide was very knowledgeable and provided us
Angiee1112
Angiee1112
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What a GREAT trip!
It was SUPER fun! We did the kayaking tour at Prisoners Harbor. Everything went smooth! I had a question the night
99vikram
99vikram
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A great way to experience Channel Islands!
My wife and I drove down to Ventura for our anniversary around Thanksgiving. Santa Barbara Adventure Company set us
W3875WPisabelles
W3875WPisabelles
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Best way to see California’s wildlife
The kayak tour on Santa Cruz Island was the best thing we did on a 3 week tour if Californias nature . Our guide, C
948kailad
948kailad
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Fun afternoon activity
I loved this kayak tour around the harbor so much, I signed up again for the sunset kayak the next week! I felt rea
Jess_seas_the_world
Jess_seas_the_world
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Channel Islands kayaking
This was a great experience! Excellent tour guide. We even got close to sea lions who were hunting for their lunch.
moshen996
moshen996
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Five stars
We had a great time kayaking the Channel Islands with SBAC. Kyle was an excellent guide: he was super friendly, res
BParnell1
BParnell1
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Great coastal kayaking
Had an amazing time kayaking with our guide, Hector. He was very informative about the ecology and incredibly help
fannana
fannana
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Beautiful and adventurous
High quality equipment; informative guide; interesting routes to experience both the harbor and the ocean; good spo
Flo L
Flo L
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It was a nice way to spend a day.
We have enjoyed several wine tasting tours over the years. This one was good, especially considering the current co
DrJennyGR
DrJennyGR
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Fun & Informative
We loved our experience! Adam was a super-knowledgeable guide, and my boyfriend and I learned so much about the wil
Key Details
  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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