Water activity

Santa Barbara: Harbor Wildlife & History Kayak Tour

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Santa Barbara: Harbor Wildlife & History Kayak Tour

From $60 per person

This tour explores the Santa Barbara Harbor and waterfront. Discuss the history of the waterfront and meet some ocean marine life, such as sea birds, sea lions, dolphins and potentially even whales.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Meet local wildlife
  • Learn the history of Santa Barbara waterfront
Full description
Paddling Santa Barbara's "American Riviera": Sandwiched between rugged coastal mountains and south-facing beaches, Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. The dramatic geography and warm Mediterranean climate are best appreciated on the ocean, by kayak. This guided kayak tour of the Santa Barbara Harbor and waterfront area is a wonderful experience for the whole family. The knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through history, and offer you a front row seat to view wildlife of the region. From sea lions and sea stars to pelicans, egrets, and herons, this coastline has an abundance of beautiful creatures to admire. If you're lucky you could paddle with a family of dolphins or wave to grey whales passing by on their yearly migration pattern. This is the perfect activity if you are visiting Santa Barbara and looking for unique things to do with your friends or family.
  • Kayaks and all necessary equipment including PFD's, paddles, seats and wet-suits
  • Lockers
  • Changing rooms
  • Shower
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Located in the main Santa Barbara harbor village between Brophy's Bro Restaurant and the SB Fish Market.

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    Important information

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    • Children under 4 years old are free
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    Max was a great guide and we totally loved the whole experience!

    July 25, 2021

    The tour was just great. The guide was very interested in making the tour great for us. Highly recommended!

    September 23, 2019

    August 7, 2019

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    Product ID: 138803