We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Caves & Coves guided kayak tour was great!”

Paddle Sports Center
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 15.00*
and up
Kayak Rental
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The kayak caves & coves guides were wonderful and knowledgeable, the food provided was delicious and locally sourced they said, and the snorkeling after, while waiting for the next ferry back, was fun too!

Thank Michele K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (570)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sea lions"
in 45 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 34 reviews
"epic adventure"
in 6 reviews
"kayak tour"
in 29 reviews
"awesome guide"
in 6 reviews
"these guys"
in 20 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 6 reviews
"jd"
in 79 reviews
"caves"
in 268 reviews
"equipment"
in 54 reviews
"wildlife"
in 60 reviews
"fraser"
in 13 reviews
"chuck"
in 36 reviews
"safety"
in 40 reviews
"kayakers"
in 26 reviews
"garrett"
in 6 reviews
"ocean"
in 43 reviews
Filter

117 - 121 of 570 reviews

Reviewed 21 September 2015

We went on a guided kayak tour of Santa Cruz Island this past weekend, and the staff was fantastic. Our group had a lot of diversity in level of experience, including several kids, and the staff was very helpful in walking everyone through the basics of the tour. The Caves and Coves tour was awesome! Very cool experience to kayak through many of the sea caves around the island. Snorkel gear was free to borrow after the kayak tour as well and was a great way to end the day. Would definitely go again!

Thank Jensen W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This group of guides was so friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them to anyone that asks. Well worth every penny!

Thank Amado A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I'm 62 and my wife is 56. We had just a little kayaking experience prior to this trip We could not have been more pleased. Our guides were superb - very knowledgeable, entertaining but with a "safety-first" attitude. The scenery around Santa Cruz island is magnificent. On the trip we saw up close and personal, sea lions, seals, all kinds of birds. The kelp forests were magnificent. But the absolute highlight were the caves. We paddled into at least half a dozen of them. Our guides were very sensitive to the the varying capabilities of our group. The whole trip went smoothly from start to finish. And.... when I left my paddling gloves at the site, I got a call from Channel Island Outfitters the next day wanting to know where to mail them. Talk about service! Book with these guys and you won't regret it!

Thank Bob T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We camped on Santa Cruz Island and met up with CIO on Saturday, 9/12/15 for a Caves & Coves tour. The entire staff was well informed and friendly, our pre-kayak safety talk was comprehensive and useful. The gear was in good condition and our guide, Emily, was fun and knowledgeable, giving us tidbits of the history of the islands as we toured the coast and caves. She entered each cave first to make sure it was suitable for our group, then safely led us each into the caves. The scenery is spectacular and I highly recommend this tour and this company. Emily even took photos of us which were available online for free!

1  Thank tbonkers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Paddle Sports Center also viewed

 

Been to Paddle Sports Center? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing