Water activity

Santa Barbara: 1.5-Hour Harbor Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Cal Coast Adventures
Water activity

Santa Barbara: 1.5-Hour Harbor Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Cal Coast Adventures

From US$ 60 per person

Paddle down the Santa Barbara Harbor and enjoy lovely views and see harbor seals. Learn about the history of the harbor from your licensed expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Take in the best views of Santa Barbara from the water
  • Great the harbor seals as you paddle by
  • Learn about the rich history of Santa Barbara from a local guide
Full description
Launch from the sand of Santa Barbara’s West Beach and follow your guide along Santa Barbara’s famous surf spot, the Sandspit. Admire panoramic views of the Waterfront, Santa Ynez Mountains, the Channel Islands, the Riviera, Stearns Wharf, and more. Paddle through the calm waters of Santa Barbara's harbor and enjoy views of sailboats, yachts, and fishing vessels. Learn valuable insight from your guide into the local landscape, topography, wildlife, and history of the harbor, as well as the best places to enjoy a fresh-caught meal.
  • Kayak rental for the duration of the tour
  • Life jackets
  • Expert guide
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's stand on West Beach, directly across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel (28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • - All participants must be able to swim
  • - Children ages 5 to 11 years must be in a tandem kayak with a parent or guardian, regardless of skill level
  • - Please remember to bring your swimsuit and towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Took a day trip from LA to SB with a friend and we had the best time kayaking! We booked a private tour and the two of us took a great tour around the harbor with our awesome guide, Paige. She was really fun and energetic as well as knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and history of Santa Barbara. Spending a few hours on the water learning about the city and seeing the beautiful sights was a great way to spend the day. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a unique way to experience Santa Barbara.

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December 5, 2021

We found the tour very good. Tray, our guide, was great!! :) Unfortunately, the time went very quickly. Were only on the road with three other boats, a total of 5 participants, great :) Sea lions, saw great boats, it's worth it!! :)

June 11, 2022

Product ID: 399515