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The Paddle Sports Center “No Hassle Reservation Policy”

  • Reschedule on your own at any time using our rental portal. Free and easy!
  • 100% refund for all cancellations so long as it’s not the same day as the rental.
  • Best and easiest policies on the west coast!

Kayaking in the Santa Barbara harbor is one of the best activities to enjoy the waterfront, get some exercise, and view the marine wildlife.

  • Sea Lions at the Green Buoy
  • Paddle under Stearns Wharf
  • Celebrity boats!

Rental Rates

12 or older
single kayak

Single Kayak

$25 – 1 hour
$30 – 90 minute harbor paddle

$55 – enjoy ALL DAY!

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tandem kayak

Tandem Kayak

$35 – 1 hour
$45 – 90 minute harbor paddle

$80 – enjoy ALL DAY!

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Best before 1pm
stand up paddle and kayaking santa barbara

Paddleboard (SUP)

$35 – 1 hour
$45 – 90 minute harbor paddle
$80 – enjoy ALL DAY!

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All Day Rental - Take and Go
inflatable SUP

i SUP (inflatable SUP)

Take and Go!
(return by close)

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2 beach breaks to choose from
Surfboard rentals in Santa Barbara


$15 / 1 hour
$30/ All Day
(return by close)

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Multi-SUP Board!
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iSUP Multi Person

$40/1 hour
$60/ 90 min
$100/ All Day

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The 90 Minutes Harbor Paddle – The Best Deal in Santa Barbara!

Visit the Sea Lions – Paddle around Stearns Wharf – the perfect way to enjoy Santa Barbara’s Waterfront!

90 minutes is the perfect amount of time to enjoy the Santa Barbara harbor and visit the historic Stearns Wharf. Paddle out to the 1/2 mile green buoy where you’ll find sea lions resting. On your way out to the buoy you’ll pass the Sandspit where marine birds rest and feed. Once you’ve had your fill of Sea Lions, you’ll head back and under the historic Stearns Wharf and then along West Beach past the bait dock where Seals haul out to warm up. Then you’ll kayak under the iconic “Channel Cat” and then along the outside of the harbor and back to our shop.

Dog Friendly

SB’s Only Dog Friendly Paddling!

We are dog friendly! Bring your 4-legged and enjoy the ocean with your BFF. We have dog life jackets for getting them back in the kayak/SUP. No extra cost… but we may ask for a trick!


Reservations for Santa Barbara kayak & paddleboard rentals are not required but they are recommended.  Making a reservation in advance will speed up the rental process and also ensure that equipment is available for you when you arrive.

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Find Us Next to the Fish Market


117 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109



What are your hours of operation?

WE OPEN AT 8AM everyday of the year.

Our closing hours vary by season.

Do you have student or military pricing?

Yes, we offer 10% off for students, military, and first responders/hospital workers.

use code at checkout: student-military-10

How are you dealing with COVID?

Stay home if you are sick. Thank you.

Should I make a Reservation?

Yes, we recommend reservations but walk-ins are welcome at anytime.

If I'm a PSC Member, do I need to make a reservation?

No, you can come in at your convenience and we’ll set you up as quickly as we are able.

I have a discount card or Axxess, can I make a reservation?

No, please do not make a reservation if  you have a coupon, promotional offer, local discount card, Axxess or Groupon… you will need to bring it with you so we can redeem it before charging you. If you make a reservation and want to redeem a coupon when you arrive, we will have to refund the reservation and start all over again. Thanks!

Here are our age policies.

  • You must be 14 years old OR over 5’ tall to paddle on a Stand up paddleboard.
  • We do not allow more than one paddler on an SUP, sorry.
  • Kids 12 and over may paddle by themselves in a single kayak.
  • We do not allow 3 paddlers in tandem kayaks.
  • We reserve the right to change these age policies based on the current conditions at any time. We have the policies for your protection, thank you for being considerate and understanding.

Will I get wet?

Yes, you will get wet and you must know how to swim! Treat kayaking like going to a waterpark. It depends on the ride, but you have a very good chance of going swimming and getting soaking wet. 90% of people don’t get more than their butts wet, but the chance exists so dress for it!

Should I bring my cell phone?

Cell phones do not float, so they should be in a dry bag or attached to you in a lanyard. If you drop your cell phone in the harbor/ocean you will lose it.

We sell dry bags and phone cases in the shop.

Do you have lockers?

Yes, they are $3 per locker.

Do we have changing rooms?

Yes, changing rooms are in the back of the shop next to the lockers. You can use these to change into your water clothing or a wetsuit that you rent from us.

What is your "rental cancelation" policy?

No same day cancellations. All other cancellations can receive a full refund.