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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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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 comfortable/quality gear. Our rental rates are the best in town and our local guides are extremely knowledgable about the area. We have been serving the local community for over 25 years, and we guarantee that you will have an enjoyable experience.
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“kayak tour” (28 reviews)
“these guys” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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117 Harbor Way, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
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+1 805-617-3425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour provided by Jordan who was very informative and friendly. We got up close and personal with many sea lions which was the highlight!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We participated in the SUP Mesa Excursion and had an amazing experience. Our guide, Luke, was very knowledgeable about the area and local marine life, but was also very laid back and let us set the pace of our adventure as amateur SUP individuals. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Willow456
20 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
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Jeanne F
7 October 2016|
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Response from Darlene 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.
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