• Location: Santa Barbara, California
  • Duration: Flexible
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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.


  • Private tour of the Santa Barbara coastline by kayak
  • Choose from three different kayak rides with vistas of Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Mountains
  • Spot seals and dolphins in the sapphire-blue waters
  • Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced kayakers
  • Private tour provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

Kayak Tour from Santa Barbara

Go kayaking in Santa Barbara, beginning your kayak tour at Santa Barbara Harbor or Leadbetter Beach, depending on your selection at booking. Meet your private instructor for a safety briefing and receive kayaking instruction according to your skill level. 

Slip on the provided life jacket (and wetsuit if it’s chilly), then climb into your stable, top-of-the-line vessel and set off on your 1.5- to 2.5-hour private kayak tour of the Santa Barbara coastline. Choose from four different routes of varying duration and difficulty (see options in Itinerary below); your very own guide will tailor the speed of paddling to your preferences and customize commentary according to your interests.

You’ll appreciate the natural beauty of Santa Barbara from the water, including cliffside vistas and views of the Santa Ynez Mountains as your informative guide details Santa Barbara's history and attractions.

When your kayak tour is complete, each route loops back to its departure point.


Customer Reviews

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic Highly Recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great job AJ on the tour and info of the city!

Mark L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great tour. The guides went above and beyond to make it special for me even though I ended up being the only one on the tour. Jack was a great guide and matched the complexity of the tour to my skill level. It was great and just challenging enough to make it very interesting and worthwhile.

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