Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, United States

Experience hosted by John

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We'll start from Santa Barbara's center - WEST BEACH! Located on the sand directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel. From there you'll get geared up with ocean kayaks, paddles, life vests, and there will be a shed to lock up belongings you prefer not to get soggy :) We'll slide the kayaks into the ocean and off we'll be to explore!

Most paddles include gliding along the beautiful boats docked in our harbor. From there we'll experience Sandspit, a favorite little beach perfect for catching a tender wave, taking a break, and snapping some photos.

Our favorite part is showing you the adorable family of sea lions that sun bathe on a buoy out in the middle of the channel!

After saying goodbye to the sea lions we'll navigate along Stearn's Warf / Santa Barbara's Pier taking in the gorgeous riviera landscape all while letting the tide push you gently back to the coast making the return paddle a breeze.

Hope to paddle with you soon!

Other things to note:
Each participant must be able to swim to join this tour.
Parking is free on the streets around the hotels off of cabrillo blvd, or, if you don't mind paying there's an easy parking lot at Garden and Cabrillo to the left or south of the pier. This tour is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 tour-goers. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the tour we'll be in touch with alternate options.
We'll start from Santa Barbara's center - WEST BEACH! Located on the sand directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel. From there you'll get geared up with ocean kayaks, paddles, life vests, and there will be a shed to lock up belongings you prefer not to get soggy :) We'll slide the kayaks into the ocean and off we'll be to explore!

Most paddles include gliding along the beautiful boats docked in our harbor. From there we'll exper…

What's included

  • Equipment
    High-Quality Ocean Kayak with Paddles and Life Vests!

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hello! John & Sean here! We are two local kayakers and paddle board instructors who have been leading tours and teaching SUP for the past 5 years in Santa Barbara. We both carry a pride for the beautiful outdoors of Santa Barbara and look forward to showcasing the beauty it offers from the water! Our experience leading tours and lessons with a local tour company has provided us with a rich amount of knowledge about Santa Barbara's harbor and coastline that we can't wait to share with you. We look forward to grabbing some paddles, gliding past boats, and saying hi to the sea lions!
Hello! John & Sean here! We are two local kayakers and paddle board instructors who have been leading tours and teaching SUP for the past 5 years in Santa Barbara. We both carry a pride for the beautiful outdoors of Santa Barbara and look forward to showcasing the beauty it offers from the water! Our experience leading tours and lessons with a local tour company has provided us with a rich amount of knowledge about Santa Barbara's harbor and coastline that we can't wait to share with you. We loo…
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Wed, 28 Jul
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Fri, 30 Jul
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Where you'll be

We'll start from our white and blue kayak stand on WEST BEACH! Located on the sand directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel just to the right/north of the pier when looking at the ocean.

Places you'll explore while gliding over the water!
- West Beach
- Santa Barbara's Harbor
- Celebrity Boats in the Harbor
- Local Favorite Beach called Sandspit
- Buoy of Sea Lions
- Stearn's Warf / Santa Barbara's Pier

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 84 reviews.

Britton
July 2021
We had a fantastic afternoon kayaking with Kat and Sienna! They were super knowledgeable and friendly, and we were very happy with the experience. We were in tandem kayaks with our kids (12 and 14), and paddling through the marina and around the warf was excellent. We lucked out that the weather was darn near perfect for grand views of the area! Thanks so much!
We had a fantastic afternoon kayaking with Kat and Sienna! They were super knowledgeable and friendly, and we were very happy with the experience. We were in tandem kayaks with our…
Christy
July 2021
Such a fun tour around the marina. A great way to see the SB coastline Siena and Kat our guides were fantastic. Highly recommend!
Caitlin
July 2021
Kayaking along the coast was great! Jason and Paige did a wonderful job. They were knowledgeable and made it fun. We even got to see some sea lions! Thanks for the memorable adventure.
Sean
July 2021
Our guide’s name was Paige and she was awesome!! Very knowledgeable about restaurants and places to visit in the area, and she was a great guide!
Allison
July 2021
My husband and I loved this tour! Our guide’s name was Paige and she was so sweet and informative. The best part was seeing the sea lions and seals!! 😍
Colin
July 2021
It was such a great experience kayaking with Molly. She was super helpful with the instructions on how to maneuver the kayak before even touching the water. She made each of us feel very safe especially once we got out into the open water. Very insightful with recommendations for the rest of our trip and gave us options as to what pace that we wanted to go during our kayak trip. She’s competitive so if you feel like you’re up for a kayak race challenge her, she’ll be up for it! Molly is open to taking breaks along the trip and stopping for photos if you’d like. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend to all that are visiting Santa Barbara.
It was such a great experience kayaking with Molly. She was super helpful with the instructions on how to maneuver the kayak before even touching the water. She made each of us fee…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bathing Suit. Your legs and bum will get a little wet :)

Towel