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The Paddle Sports Center is Santa Barbara's premier Kayak | SUP | Surf rental, membership, instruction, and tour center. Explore the Santa Barbara waterfront & view sea birds, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and even whales! We provide instruction and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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117 Harbor Way, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

This was my first time kayaking and could not have asked for a better guide. Wanted to do something special with my daughter for her 36th birthday and also work on my "bucket list". Check, check :) Thank you all for a wonderful time.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We both enjoyed the guided history tour with Adam. He was both knowledgeable, and engaging in his historical review of Santa Barbara harbor. We will definitely return the next time we visit.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

A beautiful evening on the water. The guide was personable and shared tidbits of info about the boats in the harbor and marine life.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I’m a beginner and took a lesson with Adam. Skilled and patient instructor. I’m going back for more.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We booked this as an outing while visiting Santa Barbara for a weekend. The price was reasonable, too. Paddle Sports can not guarantee the weather and because of the offshore fog, we weren't able to view the sunset. However, the weather was calm and we...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The day of our trip the power was out at the time, but Paddle Sport still made our visit successful 1

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Highly recommended. Adam the instructor did a great job of showing us around the harbour and out to the mile marker.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This is such an awesome option whether you’re a local or a tourist. I used to be a resident and took advantage of their membership as well as their full moon paddles. Now as a visitor, it’s so good to be able to rent a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Staff was extremely helpful. The experience of being out in the ocean on a paddle board was unlike any other. Can't wait to go out again.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

our young guide was very personable and engaging and gave us a great tour. We would be happy to recommend this service.

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dwmjrjam
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Fernando M | Reviewed this property |
As has been mentioned, the wetsuits don't have sleeves, So if that's of concern to you, being a rashguard. Otherwise, the wetsuit they provide you is fine.
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November 19, 2016|
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The deepest of the caves on the Eastern side of Santa Cruz is about 800 feet long. In total there are 120 sea caves on the island, but the areas of Scorpion and Coche Point hold roughly 25 sea caves that are explorable by... More
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Jeanne F
October 6, 2016|
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Response from 403darlenen | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the beginning of June and the water was cold. We had wet suits to kayak and swim. Hiking was fine and it was warm.
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