- 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!
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.
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.
Find Us Next to the Fish Market
SANTA BARBARA HARBOR
117 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
WE OPEN AT 8AM everyday of the year.
Our closing hours vary by season.
Yes, we offer 10% off for students, military, and first responders/hospital workers.
use code at checkout: student-military-10
Stay home if you are sick. Thank you.
Yes, we recommend reservations but walk-ins are welcome at anytime.
No, you can come in at your convenience and we’ll set you up as quickly as we are able.
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!
- EVERYONE MUST KNOW HOW TO FLOAT
- 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.
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!
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.
Yes, they are $3 per locker.
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.
No same day cancellations. All other cancellations can receive a full refund.