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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
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117 Harbor Way, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great fun and Luke was amazing and very informative!!! We’ll be back for sure! One of my daughters was a little afraid but ended up having a blast! Thank you guys!

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We contacted them out of the blue for a tour on Kayaks and they were more than happy to fit us in the next day. We Enjoyed it so much we hired out Kayaks again in the afternoon. Our Guide was really cool and super...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I was so glad to have gone there for paddle board lessons with my granddaughter. Terrific instruction and really nice people and facilities.

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beryl K
Reviewed 23 July 2018
Review of: Kayak Rental

Had a great time in the water. It was slightly unclear coming back the route how to dock our kayaks, ended up going into the main boat channel. I recommend that they give out dry bags for personal contents, since the bottoms of the single...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

The people at Paddle Sports Center were so helpful and nice! I've never paddle boarded before and i was able to pick up the activity really well thanks to the advise and teachings of the staff. They told us where all the fun places to...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

My daughter and I had a great paddle experience last week with our guide Tam at Refugio Beach. His paddle knowledge, coupled with his extensive understanding of the local marine environment made for a very interesting and informative outing in the local waters. It could...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

I rented a kayak for a 6 mile swim. They had the kayaks avail. At the start of the swim and picked them up the end. They gave a safety educational talk to everyone. Friendly guys

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

rented a kayak to escort my friend on the 6 mile Semana Nautica swim. Pick up and drop off where super easy, the waiver was signed on line and it was all easy, friendly and gear was super

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

One of the two highlights in our 17 days trip in California. We had a great awesome guide and she took us to see Sea Lions. We were also lucky to meet Dolphins.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gideon R
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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Date of experience: June 2018
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dwmjrjam
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.
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19 November 2016|
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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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Jeanne F
6 October 2016|
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Response from 403darlenen | 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.
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