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The Paddle Sports Center is Santa Barbara's premier Kayak | SUP | Surf rental, membership, instruction, and tour center. Explore the Santa Barbara waterfront & view sea birds, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and even whales! We provide instruction and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
117 Harbor Way, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2357
+1 805-617-3425
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Santa Barbara's Paddle Sports Center did an amazing job at introducing me to the sport of SUP Boarding! I had the pleasure of taking my first lesson from owner/instructor, Kaya, who did an amazing job of introducing the basics. Not only is she knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Thanks so much for providing us with a fun and safe family adventure. It was wonderful that you helped us bring our dogs along!

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Thank rubiepink1234
Reviewed 12 June 2018

What better way to see the marina than from a paddle board or kayak? Friendly and knowledgeable staff too!

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Thank celiney889
Reviewed 11 June 2018
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We contacted the Sports Centre late with a large group wanting to do a quick paddle arounf the harbour. Jordan looked after us, made sure we had everything we needed, and had a great time with the kids paddling around the harbour. Great for kids...More

Thank Dean E
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Our guide was awesome. He made it easy even for a 250 pound 65 year old to get in and out of the kayak. We all had a great time can't wait to come back.

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Thank iranmach1
Reviewed 17 April 2018

An amazing team. Very professional and friendly people. Helpful. Definitely will come back . There are all info online. An amazing location.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had a really great time doing SUP for the first time with an instructor from PSC, he knows to adjust the plan based on skill level, learning speed, and weather. I learnt some great SUP techniques and saw some amazing sea lions. Definitely recommend this...More

Thank Mike Z
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The staff was super helpful and patient as we learned how to SUP! The gear was good quality and the conditions while cold were pretty calm so it was a good learning setup.

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Thank PhillipR801
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Our family of four (kids ages 10 and 14) plus grandparents took a harbor and wildlife kayak tour. The weather conditions were a little foggy and choppy waves but our tour guide, Jordan, was great. He was friendly and helpful. He even gave grandma a...More

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Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 29 March 2018

These guides are great and Paddle Sports contribute to the protection of the rural Gaviota Coast! Fraser, Tam and the crew support the work of Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition in keeping this amazing part of the coast clean and healthy for all living...More

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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
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Response from Darlene 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.