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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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Channel Island Sea Caves and Coves

We prepared for this adventure by taking a refresher kayaking course the week before. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Ascot, United Kingdom
Perfect Amazing Day

The four of us did the EPIC tour with Ben, a fantastic guide who not only is an expert kayaker and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Pj C
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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 18 August 2016

We prepared for this adventure by taking a refresher kayaking course the week before. I recommend this if you want to be able to focus on the thrill of kayaking at sea. Our guide Dan was fantastic. He took care to encourage bravery without pushing...More

Thank Kaye012
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The four of us did the EPIC tour with Ben, a fantastic guide who not only is an expert kayaker and extremely knowledgeable about the islands' and ocean's fauna and flora, history and evolution, but also was able to serve us up some freshly caught...More

Thank Pj C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Fantastic adventure!!!! Saw large pod of dolphins and sea liond on the boat over. Spent 3 hours kayaking through the sea caves..some very technical . Guides were very informed friendly and felt 100% safe. Cove is protected with beautiful turquoise water. Hard to believe this...More

Thank phneil
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I booked combo kayak and snorkel trip last Friday. Our tour guide was amazing, and the view was nice. The caves for snorkel was pretty (cant wait to see our photos), and the water for snorkel was warm.

Thank Trang P
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Action Packed adventure! Friendly, efficient Matt set us up w/ferries, lunch, camp rentals & site & kayak & snorkel gear! He made it so easy!. JD helped us w/camp gear & Marina was superb, guiding us by kayak through fascinating sea caves & then snorkeling...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great people, great equipment, great "frequent user" programs keep costs down. Kayak in the harbor, around the jetty, take a look at the seals and view Santa Barbara "backward" from the water...NICE !!!

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Just as others say, Channel Islands Outfitters makes your trip one to remember forever! They are professional, yet laid back and fun. Organizing these trips every day is quite something to behold, and they are so comfortable with it that it makes you feel at...More

Thank mahlrond
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The day spent with CIO (guide Bjorn) was the best day ever! The sea kayaking was incredible and we learned so much & felt very safe. It was a day we will cherish forever! A fabulous lunch and a short hike in the afternoon were...More

Thank tandb2016
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My friend booked this trip for us, and it was super easy. We got there in plenty of time to catch the ferry. The team was waiting for us with our lunches, and explained how the day would go.Once we got to the island, they...More

Thank judyhrob
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my daughter birthday kayaking through the caves and the experience could not have been better. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the island and the sea lions seemed to foww us where ever we went. On the way back to the mainland the captain...More

Thank Tim W
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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.