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…
PADDLE BOARD HENDRY’S BEACH TO SANTA BARBARA HARBOR
Our Santa Barbara paddle boarding journey starts at Hendry’s beach and is a one-way 3.5-mile paddle down the coast to the Santa Barbara Harbor. This adventure treats the coast like a river and you and your guide will paddle down-current and downwind.
We launch the SUPs from the beach at Arroyo Burro (Hendry’s) and paddle down the coast back to our Santa Barbara Harbor shop on Leadbetter Beach.
The perspective from a SUP is unique, giving the paddler a five- to six-foot perspective into the water where it is common to see the fish and dolphins swimming below the surface. In addition to being able to see the world below the water, the view from on top of the water is equally impressive.
Get a tan and a good workout on this one-of-a-kind Santa Barbara adventure! The tour departs daily from Santa Barbara Harbor at 9 a.m. Must reserve space in advance. Afternoon paddles are available upon special request.
What to Bring
- Reusable water bottle
- Sunscreen, sun protection (hat, UV shirt), sunglasses (available at the shop)
- Personal medication
- Waterproof case (available at the shop) or waterproof camera