Water activity

Santa Barbara: Private Kayaking Tour

Santa Barbara: Private Kayaking Tour

From US$ 90 per person

Step into a kayak and paddle in the calm waters of the protected, historic harbor of Santa Barbara.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Receive introductory lessons for kayaking and safety
  • Use well-maintained equipment, including kayaks, paddles, and life vests
  • Enjoy a 75-minute kayak tour in the Pacific
  • Venture out to a buoy to see California’s native wildlife, including sea lions, basking in the sun
  • Paddle under the historic Stearns Wharf – the town’s iconic wooden pier
Full description
Experience Santa Barbara from the beautiful waters of the town's historic harbor. Enjoy California's beach life on your private tour, where the waters are calm each morning and invite even the beginners to hop into a kayak and explore the pristine waters. Your guide will give you all the safety and training you need for this experience and also introduce you to the area’s native wildlife – from the obvious avian friends to the mysterious and beloved humpback whales, which migrate through the area twice a year. Discover the serenity the ocean invites, and learn Santa Barbara's fascinating history, which can be tracked back almost 13,000 years. Paddle under the California's oldest working pier, which was constructed in the mid-19th century, and look for starfish and oysters that have made their homes on the pier. Eventually, make your way back to the boat launch, where your tour ends.
  • Private guide for your own group
  • Kayaks, paddles and life vests
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Santa Barbara Harbor boat launch, which is located at 132-A Harbor Way in Santa Barbara, California.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All kayaking equipment is included
  • This tour will take place in light rain
  • The tour may be cancelled due to rough seas or heavy rain
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Product ID: 399232