SB Harbor Wildlife & History Tour

Paddling Santa Barbara's 'American RIVIERA'

Sandwiched between rugged coastal mountains and south-facing beaches, Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera.  The dramatic geography and warm Mediterranean climate are best appreciated on the ocean, by kayak.  This guided kayak tour of the Santa Barbara Harbor and waterfront area is a wonderful experience for the whole family.  Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through history, and offer you a front row seat to view wildlife of the region. From sea lions and sea stars to pelicans, egrets, and herons, our coastline has an abundance of beautiful creatures to admire.  If you're lucky you could paddle with a family of dolphins or wave to grey whales passing by on their yearly migration pattern.  This is the perfect activity if you are visiting Santa Barbara and looking for unique things to do with your friends or family.  This is our most popular excursion.



Pricing: $60/person    |  4+ 5% OFF  |  10+ 10%OFF  |  20+ 25% OFF

Duration: 2hrs

Start Time: Daily - 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm

Paddling Distance: +/- 2miles

Min age: No minimum age, as long as paddling with an adult

What to Bring:

  • Reusable water bottle

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

  • personal medication

  • waterproof case (available at shop) or waterproof camera

Goleta Beach Wildlife & History Kayaking

Paddling Campus Point State Marine Conservation Area

Where UCSB, Isla Vista & Goleta Beach Meet the ocean, lays a 10.51 sq mile state conservation area known as Campus Point.  This area is completely a 'No-Take Zone' where fishing is strictly not allowed.  When you leave the ocean to it's own desires, it thrives.  Paddling over this rocky reef, you will find an abundance of marine life below your feet.  We meet and launch from our satellite location on Goleta Beach.

Pricing: $65/person*     |  4+ 5% OFF |  10+ 10%OFF |  20+ 25% OFF

Duration: 2hrs

Start Time: Daily - 10:00am

Paddling Distance: +/- 2miles

Min age: Minimum age 5 years old with an adult