Tandem Kayaking in Santa Barbara
A perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun. This is our most popular coastal trip, showing you an incredible section of coastline. The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California, and is home to more than 1500 species of plant and animal life. We meet at Refugio State Beach. Once outfitted, your guide will offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore, including instruction for surf entries and exits. Once we are on the water and feeling comfortable, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about Marine Ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel, and hopefully kayaking with dolphins. At mid-day we’ll stop for lunch, served on a secluded beach (included in your fee). As the trip progresses, we offer a fun series of kayak challenges and games. This unforgettable trip provides great opportunities to swim, play or just float. It’s perfect for kids (age 7 and older) as well. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 2 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
Celebrating 15 years of Excellence! Since 1998, Santa Barbara Adventure Company has been the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast while serving thousands of guests every year. We’re committed to creating unforgettable adventures of the highest quality, focusing on the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and coastal waters. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides offer exceptional service and share with you a side of the Santa Barbara area few visitors ever get to experience.Come to Santa Barbara! Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains and also known as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is the perfect location for a weekend getaway. Santa Barbara boasts a rich Spanish heritage, beautiful vistas, a cozy downtown, an historic pier, and the Queen of the Missions. Our south-facing mountain range creates a Mediterranean-like climate with 300 days of sunshine each year, protected waters and pristine marine environment.Outdoor adventures are limitless in the Santa Barbara area. The Santa Ynez mountains are home to numerous bike trails and rock climbing sites that allow you to explore the backcountry and all its inhabitants, and our local wine country boasts some of the state’s finest wineries. Meanwhile the Gaviota Coast is perfect for water adventures like coastal kayaking and surfing lessons. Or you can see all this from a higher perspective when you learn to paraglide. The sky is literally the limit at Santa Barbara Adventure Company.What sets us apart? We offer more than just the activity. We are not in business to sell outdoor equipment, and we pride ourselves on being a full-service outfitter. We provide everything you’ll need to comfortably enjoy your day, including an excellent lunch in a beautiful setting. We are a group of skilled guides who have a deep love for the area, offering insight to our guests about the marine environment and local plants and wildlife.Interesting Natural and Human History are elements of every Santa Barbara Adventure Company experience. Our guides are well versed in local knowledge, from marine ecology and edible plants to Chumash culture and our Spanish Colonial heritage. Whether you’re biking through wine country, kayaking among dolphins and curious sea lions, or hiking in to our climbing site, you’ll find our adventures are as informative as they are fun.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.