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Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara

Goleta, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Paddle off for some adventure and wildlife spotting during this kayaking trip along the shores of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Float along the Gaviota Coast, one of the last undeveloped, open sections of the California shore, stopping to look at underwater kelp beds and search for dolphins. You’ll cap it all off with lunch on a secluded beach plus swimming and kayaking games. A guide, lunch and all gear is included.
  • Take a kayak tour along Refugio State Beach
  • Paddle along an undeveloped shoreline
  • Look for wildlife, including dolphins
  • Dig into a tasty lunch situated on a beautiful, secluded beach
  • Great trip for families and children
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Knowledgeable guide and discussion of natural history/marine ecology
Kayaking gear (wetsuit, paddle jacket, PFD, and helmet)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Transportation to meeting point
Personal expenses
Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.

Departure Point

Haskell's Beach, Goleta, CA 93117, USA

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Explore the sunny shores near Santa Barbara during this kayaking adventure along the coast of Refugio State Beach. This family-friendly, laid-back adventure is a great way to scout for Pacific Ocean marine life while enjoying the legendary scenery of the California coast.

Head to Refugio State Beach in the morning for the start of your kayaking trip. Before climbing into your boat you’ll get outfitted with gear and provide a safety lesson, paddling demonstration, and explanation of how to get in and out. Once you’re feeling ready, continue on for the journey along the shore of this beautiful area.

As you paddle, your guide will stop to point out marine life like pristine underwater kelp and some of the more than 1,500 species of plants and animals that call this state preserve home. If you’re particularly lucky, you’ll also see some of Refugio State Beach’s dolphin residents. Enjoy lunch on a secluded beach before hitting the water again for the ride back, during which you’ll play a series of fun kayak games and challenges to keep things interesting.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • If your contact number is international, please include your email address in the comment section.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our kayak tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please feel free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Children under 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.
  • What you will need:
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A full water bottle. One liter or larger - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle
  • A hat with a brim.
  • A beach towel
  • Beach shoes or flips.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt or sweater and a dry change of clothes
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Lycra rashguard. (optional)
  • Neoprene booties. (optional)
  • To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
  • Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Barbara Adventure Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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, Apr 2021
Overall it was pretty good but the description advertised lunch on a secluded beach and we foubd out when we arrived that wasn’t part of the tour which was a little disappointing.
Awesome - high class start to finish!
, Jul 2020
Jose was AWESOME!!!! Was super engaging - made everything really easy!! And the company was great to work with! We had a blast and would do it again!

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