Water activity

West Beach: Kayak Rental

Activity provider: Cal Coast Adventures
Water activity

West Beach: Kayak Rental

Activity provider: Cal Coast Adventures

From US$ 30 per person

Explore the Santa Barbara Harbor in a tandem or single kayak. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the harbor searching for wildlife, beautiful yachts, and sailboats.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • Master your kayak and enjoy the sunshine along the beautiful south coast of Santa Barbara
  • Search for sea life, including sea lions, seals, and dolphins
  • Paddle past the Channel Cat, Warren Buffet's catamaran
Full description

Rent a kayak and set off from West Beach for a one or two-hour adventure. At the rental stand, everything will be ready for you to get out on the water. The kayaks can fit two people or be adapted to accommodate solo paddlers. Enter the water with ease, as there are no waves in the area. Reach the open ocean within minutes and explore the south coast of Santa Barbara, where the buoys may be surrounded by seals. Look out for sea lions and other wildlife that might be curious enough to cruise into the harbor.

  • Tandem kayaks and single kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Life jackets or PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices)
  • Basic instructions on how to use the kayak
  • Safety instructions on paddling in the harbor
  • Transportation to and from the beach
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Cal Coast Adventures stand on West Beach, located directly across from the Harbor View Inn (28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara). You can park at the Palm Park Parking Lot next to the skate park (paid parking). It's an easy 5-minute walk to the beach stand on the other side of the pier. If you don't want to pay for parking, there are a couple of streets in the West Beach neighborhood behind the hotels that have free street parking during business hours. Alternatively, you can try using the 90-minute parking on W Cabrillo Blvd or Chapala St. Please leave any valuables in your car. Phones, keys, towels, and bags can be stored in the equipment shed while you're out on the water.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All participants, regardless of age, need to be able to swim.
  • This activity is suitable for beginner kayakers.

Product ID: 403448