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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara provided by Cal Coast Adventures

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Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

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2 adults
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Departure Point
Cal Coast Adventures at West Beach, 45-99 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayaks
  • Life jackets
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be meeting your guide at West Beach which is located on the beach directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel (28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara). You will see our blue rental flags, white equipment shed, and stand up paddle boards and kayaks.
  • Children ages 5 to 11 years must be in a tandem kayak with an parent or guardian regardless of skill level
  • All persons must be able to swim
  • Please remember to bring your swimsuit and towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ryan wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Took my girl kayaking for her first tie and we loved it! Our tour guide was Evan and he was great. Completely went at our own pace and toured the entire harbor. Highly recommended for both couples and friends on a trip together.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Hello, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your Santa Barbara Kayak Tour experience with Evan. Thank you kindly for your recommendation. We hope to see you on your next Santa Barbara adventure!
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Brad H wrote a review Aug 2019
Chandler, Arizona3 contributions3 helpful votes
The description and pictures in Trip Advisor suggested this would be a real adventure up the coast and even exploring some caves. In reality, it was a tour around the harbor. Emily was nice and very helpful but having a private guide was probably not necessary for this milder
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Response from Mitch H, Manager at Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara
Responded 22 Aug 2019
Thank you for the feedback Brad. Glad to hear that the kayak tour was relaxing and beautiful. The caves that can be explored are 26 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara on the islands and an all day event. We as a company don't do any tours through caves out there. I'm guessing you we're looking at a description from another tour company on Trip Advisor? I've checked our descriptions on Trip Advisor and can't find a mention of caves anywhere. If you do see it please message us as we would definitely want to edit that. That tour would of also be 4 times the cost as well from the companies that do them. Our kayak tours are leisurely tours along the coast of Santa Barbara. Also, we offer private tours at 11am and group tours at 1pm. For anyone that wants just there group going the 11am tour is the way to go as it's the private tour. With the 1pm tour as it is a group tour and others can sign up it may just be you or it can be another couple groups of varying abilities. If anyone in that group is struggling a bit our guides are taught to give them a little more focus just for safety purposes. Apologies it took away from your group a little bit. Hope your family enjoyed Santa Barbara and we added to that. thanks Brad!
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TravOt wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Liam was our guide and gave us a beautiful tour of the harbor, despite the fog. He shared history of the area and accommodated our paddling pace. Would definitely recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: August 2019
gerrardscrossmum wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom61 contributions12 helpful votes
We went out with Liam a guide, 2 teens and me in 2 double kayaks. Relaxing trip, not pressured to go at a pace. Saw some sea lions on a buoy and a couple of birds. Pleasant trip with a bit of local information. Always nice to be on the water and see the town from the water. We
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara
Responded 3 Aug 2019
Hi Gerrard, We're glad you enjoyed your Santa Barbara Kayak Tour experience. Kayaking is a relaxing and unique way to explore the wonderful Santa Barbara waterfront. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Elise T wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
The tour was super relaxing and so much fun! Emily was our tour guide and was super fun, chill and easy to talk to. My friends and I had a great time and would definitely do it again!
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Thanks Elise! So cool to hear that your kayak tour guide Emily made the adventure so fun and smooth. Hope to get you kayaking more in the future! safe travels!
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  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, and 1 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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