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Paddle Sports Center

117 Harbor Way Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
+1 805-617-3425
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What an adventure!

Our second trip to the Channel Islands for a guided kayaking tour was just as thrilling as the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Brandon N
Kayak trip to Channel Islands

Had a great time with the guides and all the people in our group. Very professional and calming... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Whittier, California
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Explore the Santa Barbara waterfront by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Paddle with dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals, and marine birds. We provide instruction and comfy/quality gear. Our rental rates are the best in town. After the first hour, pay only for the time you spend on the water! Find us next to Brophy's Restaurant and the fish market. Reserve online and SAVE UP TO 40%!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
117 Harbor Way Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our second trip to the Channel Islands for a guided kayaking tour was just as thrilling as the first, years ago. This time we added on the option of snorkeling too, which was well worth it! We were first guided through some fairly easy caves....More

Thank Brandon N
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a great time with the guides and all the people in our group. Very professional and calming. Would recommend this company over and over again. They made sure we were comfortable with everything we were doing and if someone didn't want to try a...More

Thank keeisenman
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We celebrated my son's birthday with Kayaking party with both adults and kids (teenagers). this place was fabulous with both setting it up the day and outfitting each person in our party. I can't speak enough about their customer service. Nothing was too much to...More

Thank Christa R
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My family generally has a 'self-outfitting' mentality. I personally have done a lot of sea-kayaking, and have an ingrained suspicion of tours. However, we were visiting our soccer-playing college kid in the Central Valley, and decided to give Channel Island Outfitters a try. First off-...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

SO MUCH FUN! Our tour guide DJ was wonderful. We saw beautiful sites & the caves were amazing. They provided a delicious lunch & snacks for the day. Very well organized company.

Thank KKW500
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went on the Sea Caves Kayaking Tour with my wife and we had a great time. Ryan Boucher was our guide & we found him to be truly excellent. He is very knowledgeable about Santa Cruz Island, its geology, bird and sea life, the kelp...More

Thank Harvey S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to the Channel Islands for a weekend of camping. Decided to go kayaking and snorkeling with the CIO group. It was a great time and the instructors were amazing. Brad was our guide and he was knowledgeable about the island's history and the...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We booked a kayaking excursion with Channel Island Outfitters. First of all this National Park is a must see. The day could not have gone better. We meet our guide DJ and he got us prepared. The day was full of amazing sights and experiences...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 9 September 2016

An amazing view complimented by amazing team of guides. Only precaution is that the boat ride is cold and can be wet. Dress accordingly and have fun!

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was able to fly in, rent all the camping gear needed, kayak,snorkel , and have chef quality food all because of the service of this company. They make everything so easy to plan a trip and take care of all the details. They were...More

Thank tuckerd62016
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15 January 2017|
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Response from Fernando M | Reviewed this property |
As has been mentioned, the wetsuits don't have sleeves, So if that's of concern to you, being a rashguard. Otherwise, the wetsuit they provide you is fine.
19 November 2016|
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Response from GarrettK941 | Property representative |
The deepest of the caves on the Eastern side of Santa Cruz is about 800 feet long. In total there are 120 sea caves on the island, but the areas of Scorpion and Coche Point hold roughly 25 sea caves that are explorable by... More
Jeanne F
6 October 2016|
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Response from Garrett N | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the beginning of June and the water was cold. We had wet suits to kayak and swim. Hiking was fine and it was warm.