Gaviota Coastal Kayaking

Explore The PRISTINE coastline of Hollister Ranch

We can't say enough about the Gaviota Coast; it is wild, untouched, remote, and simply beautiful.  This ocean adventure will take visitors on an unforgettable journey up the coast into Hollister Ranch.  Currently, there is no public access to the ranch, except by sea.  This exclusive and highly guarded jewel of a property makes up the largest stretch of undeveloped coastline in Southern California.  This tour will allow participants a rare opportunity to explore the pristine coastline and untouched beaches of The Ranch.  Your leader for this journey is a local filmmaker (creator of the Documentary Film: 'Gaviota' the End of Southern California) and experienced kayak guide.  This trip is seasonal and depends on favorable weather, as the ranch is known for strong winds and surf.  We request that participants have previous paddling experience. 

Pricing: $150/person    |  4+ 5% OFF  |  10+ 10%OFF (max 16ppl)

Duration: 3+hrs

Start Time: 9am

Paddling Distance: 5-6 miles

Min age: 18 yrs old



The Gaviota coast is home to the largest coastal Mediterranean ecosystem anywhere in North America and happens to be the last undeveloped stretch of coastline left in Southern California.  Experience the magic of Gaviota's remote beaches, mountain and island views, rural landscapes, and abundant marine life- by kayak.  For this expedition, we will launch at Gaviota and paddle downwind to Refugio where we'll camp for the night.  On day two, we continue south from Refugio with a memorable stop for lunch at Naples (the Crown jewel of the Gaviota Coast.) The last stretch will take us around Sands, Campus Point Marine Reserve and finally we end our journey at Goleta Beach.  This excursion is not for first-timers, previous long-distance paddling experience is a must.  All paddling gear is included, with the option to include meals and snacks.  Typically we paddle in Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros or RTM Tempos, both of which hold plenty of space for food, water and gear.  If desired, you can paddle a tandem with your mate. If you're looking for an unforgettable way to experience the last frontier of California's untouched beauty, this is the trip for you!

Pricing: $249/person*    |  4-6ppl 5% OFF

Duration: 2 Days

Start Time: 10am (once a month May-Oct)

Paddling Distance: +/- 24 miles (10mi Day 1, 14 mil Day 2) downwind

Min age: 18 yrs old + previous experience

*min 4 ppl, max 6 ppl - $10/person use fee required for California State Parks

What to Bring:

  • Reusable water bottle (1gal per day)

  • sunscreen, sun protection (hat, UV Shirt), sunglasses (available at shop)

  • personal medication

  • Warm set of clothing for nighttime

  • waterproof case (available at shop) or waterproof camera

  • Camping Equipment (also available for rent)

  • food (we can provide - more info at checkout)