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“Kayak adventure”

Paddle Sports Center
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US$ 15.00*
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Kayak Rental
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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 25 September 2015 via mobile

Totally encourage the adventure. Beginner friendly yet challenging. Our guide JD was very knowledgable. You could tell he cared about the Channel Islands. The amount of time spent on the water was perfect. We will return with our family.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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