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Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour provided by Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

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2 adults
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Important Information
Departure Point
Refugio State Beach, 10 Refugio Beach Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Kayaking gear (wetsuit, paddle jacket, PFD, and helmet)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transportation to Refugio State Beach
  • Personal expenses
  • State Beach parking fee is $10
  • Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If your contact number is international, please include your email address in the comment section.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will provide either a DELI or VEGETARIAN LUNCH
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our kayak tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please feel free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Children under 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
  • What you will need:
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A full water bottle. One liter or larger - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle
  • A hat with a brim.
  • A beach towel
  • Beach shoes or flips.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt or sweater and a dry change of clothes
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Lycra rashguard. (optional)
  • Neoprene booties. (optional)
  • To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
  • Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sandy H wrote a review Sep 2019
Santa Barbara, California2 contributions
Fun trip with Pierce, our excellent guide! He offered information about different sea life, plants and the surrounding areas of coastline. A delicious lunch was provided at a secluded beach stop. Pierce ensured that our launch into the ocean and our landings on the beach were
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Date of experience: September 2019
Kateri J wrote a review Sep 2018
Brooklyn, New York, United States4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day on the water with Laird and Pat. They were very attentive to our group - we were two adults and two kids (9,12) - making sure we had all the equipment we needed, sticking with us when we needed help with our seats and jackets, and sharing with us their
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gregmissy wrote a review Jul 2018
Westlake Village, California1 contribution
Our kayak excursion could not have been better! Scott, our tour guide, really made the trip special with his professionalism , expertise and knowledge of the local marine life & the environment. Customer service is also a high priority with this company as we were pampered and
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Date of experience: July 2018
EddieFin wrote a review May 2018
Encinitas, California3 contributions
We had an excellent time on our Rufugio tour. All of the staff was very helpful. Pierce was our guide who was simply amazing. He took great care of us from the very beginning to the end. His knowledge of marine life was very impressive and he attended to our every need. Highly
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Date of experience: May 2018
Janette M wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
My husband and I had an adventure weekend planned for celebrations and had one of the best experiences working with the team and planning an excursion exploring Sea Caves. Kim helped us with logistics, and was constantly in touch with spring weather updates and suggested
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Date of experience: April 2018
About the operator

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By: Santa Barbara Adventure Company
Afternoon of fun and learning
Kyle was so thorough, I felt prepared and comfortable getting on the water. Once out paddling, he shared so much hi
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great kayaking excursion
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Great experience for the inexperienced
This was the first time kayaking for us. Aubrey was a great guide, very knowledgeable and a good instructor. It wa
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So much fun!! Our guide was wonderful. We could tell that he was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife, the is
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Megan G
friendly and knowledgable guide
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The kayak tour on the Channel islands was great. the tour guide was very good. The company should pay the guides
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Serena M
Awesome surf lesson
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Key Details
  • Refugio State Park and Beach
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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