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Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

Get another perspective on the southern California coast during a leisurely 2-hour kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

Paddle into the sunset along the Southern California coast during this 2-hour beginner-friendly kayaking trip from Santa Barbara. Watch the last rays of the day melt into the Pacific as you travel 1-2 miles (1.5-3 kilometers) through the glassy waters of Santa Barbara Harbor. As you move, you’ll pass by the historic wharf and past other boats, keeping your eyes out for marine life. An included lesson in astronomy and ecology from your guide is an added bonus. A guide and all necessary kayaking gear is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak Rental

Renting a kayak in Santa Barbara is a fun and active way to explore the harbor without the hassle of bringing your own gear. This rental package includes a high-quality kayak, paddle, and life jacket, plus the option to rent a wetsuit. Though you’re free to explore anywhere you’d like around the harbor, your guide suggests a route for optimized wildlife sightings.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD15.00
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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak

Paddle through Santa Barbara Harbor and the California coast for a day of fun-filled adventure on the water on this 4-hour kayaking trip. Travel out into the calm waters of this aquatic playground, floating past sights like the city’s historic pier vast underwater kelp forests. You’ll also have time to spot marine life like sea lions (and if you’re lucky, whales) before enjoying lunch on a secluded beach. A guide, lunch and all kayaking gear is covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.00

Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

Paddle off for some adventure and wildlife spotting during this 4-hour kayaking trip along the shores of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Float along the Gaviota Coast, one of the last undeveloped, open sections of the California shore, as you travel 3 miles (4.8 km), stopping to look at underwater kelp beds and search for dolphins. You’ll cap it all off with lunch on a secluded beach plus swimming and kayaking games. A guide, lunch and all gear is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD112.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak Tour

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California’s most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family. Your tour starts at the boat launch, winds through the harbor, under Stearns Wharf, and out to the one mile buoy. Chances are good the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, California sea lions, and harbor seals may cruise by to say hello. Please visit www.captainjackstours.com for information on wine tasting tours, horseback riding, sunset cruises and much more!
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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