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.  



Pricing: $55/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

Santa Barbara Safari

Combine Kayaking with Wine Tasting


The Santa Barbara Safari takes guest on a magical journey; experiencing the best of what Santa Barbara has to offer.  Start off in the Santa Barbara Harbor, gliding on kayaks meeting a few of our local friends- Seal Lions, Harbor Seals, a large variety of Sea Birds, Dolphins and even Whales!  After 2hrs paddling with an experienced naturalist, you will have approximately 45min to explore the harbor front We recommend lunching! Our wine tour partner (Wine Canyon Tours) will whisk you off to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in one of their luxurious chariots visiting 2premium boutique vineyards(tastings included)+ an olive oil tasting. Including a stop in the charming village of Los Olivos (free time to explore ultra-boutique tasting rooms, local breweries, outdoor cafés, specialty shops, etc..) Both Wine Canyon Tours & Paddle Sports Center, have 25 years experience taking travelers out on the ocean and into wine country, respectively.  This is a new offering in our partnership, combining both our most popular tours into a full day of adventure.  

Pricing: $199/person    |  4+ 5% OFF  |  10+ 10%OFF  |  20+ 25% OFF (minimum 4ppl for the tour to run)

Duration: 2hrs Kayaking | 3.5hrs Wine Tour

Start Time: Daily at 10am

Paddling Distance: +/- 2miles

Min age: 21yrs Old