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“Great fun kayaking and paddle boarding”

Paddle Sports Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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%!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours kayaking and paddle boarding with this great crew
Spent a good time explaining the safety aspects technical tips and routes
Equipment hire was brilliant
Saw dolphins and seals on the triparound Stearns Wharf Pier
Highly recommended

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

A well organized tour. Our guide (Chuck) was great and very knowledgeable. We got to see a variety of caves and he also had good advice for a quick hike. The day was cold and misty but the views were amazing. It seems like each trip would be different depending on water levels and weather so I wouldn't hesitate about booking another adventure.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We booked an epic adventure for a family of 4. JD was our guide- he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and willing to take us wherever the kids wanted. We hiked, kayaked and snorkeled. The weather was not perfect- but the we had a perfect visit.

Our adventure included packed lunches and water bottles- we just had to show up. We recommend layers for the ferry ride, and a towel.

1  Thank sapoypato
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I've gone kayaking with Channel Islands Outfitters several times and every time is different than the last time. They take care of everything for your adventure and give instruction (and encouragement when needed). Even with not-so-good weather and water conditions (wind and strong current.. it is winter, after all!), the three of us had a great time. Our guide Chuck encouraged us (and helped me) during these difficult conditions. One of my friends was happy because she did more than she thought she would, because of Chuck's instruction and thorough information provided. The caves are amazing: we saw seals, sea lions, interesting birds and cool rock formations. The Green Room is probably my favorite. And lunch was yummy too.

1  Thank LwindVta
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a wonderful time. Our guide Marina was very friendly, supportive and informative. We couldn't go into all the caves because of big swells, sleeping seals, and my nervousness about the waves in one of the caves, but the ones we did were fun and kayaking along the edge of the islands was just amazing. And the snacks were tasty. Highly recommend ordering breakfast as well - great burrito and ham and cheese roll to get you started on the adventure.

Thank Anne S
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