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Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour provided by Santa Barbara Adventure Company

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Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour
Santa Barbara Adventure Co. is actively following regulations and directives of county, state, and federal authorities to mitigate the possibility of COVID-19 exposure. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priorities.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All associated kayaking gear (wet suit, PFD, helmet, paddle, etc.
  • Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
  • Spectacular views of Santa Barbara
  • Personal expenses
  • Parking is $2.00 per hour, maximum $12.00 per car.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Although we offer dry bags to help keep gear dry, everything that comes on the kayaking trip runs the risk of getting wet. We therefore recommend that you only bring personal gear that can get wet or damp during the trip. Items that must stay dry such as cameras or other electronic devices, change of clothes or personal belongings should stay in your vehicle.
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A hat with a brim.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • 1-quart (or greater) water bottle filled with water - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle.
  • Wet shoes such as "Tevas" or "Aqua Socks" or an old pair of tennies.
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt
  • A beach towel
  • Waterproof camera (recyclable).(optional)
  • Polyester shirt or other synthetic clothing (layering). (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)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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Na F wrote a review Oct 2020
Beijing5 contributions
High quality equipment; informative guide; interesting routes to experience both the harbor and the ocean; good spots to see different wildlife. It gives us a sense of exploring. The tutorial about kayaking was comprehensive. It helps beginners to understand how to kayak
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Date of experience: October 2020
Gaurav G wrote a review Sep 2020
Pune, India26 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a group of 4 and did Sunset Kayak tour. It was excellent. We didnt have much experience with Kayaking but our guide was helpful and made us feel safe.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jeanette wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
My daughter and I just had to get away for awhile during the pandemic and Santa Barbara seemed perfect. Although we were the only two on the tour, they didn’t cancel it (the policy says they can). I had zero kayaking experience but our guide made me feel comfortable and
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sunshinesullivan wrote a review Aug 2019
Belfast, New York7 contributions
We began exploring kayaking here. It was amazing! We now are owners of kayaks and have been on rivers and lakes 3-4 days every week. The guides made us feel safe and adventurous at the same time. We loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Alma A wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution
The phone representative was friendly and helpful. Our kayak guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. She made it a great experience.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Key Details
  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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