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About Paddle Sports Center
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 comfortable/quality gear. Our rental rates are the best in town and our local guides are extremely knowledgable about the area. We have been serving the local community for over 25 years, and we guarantee that you will have an enjoyable experience.
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Brian R wrote a review Aug 6
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We had a wonderful time exploring the harbor of Santa Barbara. Savannah was great, pointing out the highlights of the harbor and diving for silver dollars with our kids. Would highly recommend for a family who wants to get out on the water.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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aschlingheyde wrote a review Jul 2022
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Last week my family and I were traveling in California and we did the Sea Lion Kayak Tour with the Paddle Sports Center in Santa Barbara. It was amazing 2 hour tour! Our guide, Max, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as information about the harbor itself and the animals that live there. The highlight was when we kayaked out into the open ocean where the sea lions were taking a nap on a buoy! Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Meghan T wrote a review Jun 2022
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Our family of 5 had a blast on our sunset kayak tour with our awesome guide, Jeff. The views were beautiful, we saw lots of wildlife, and Jeff had lots of interesting stories to share about the area.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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EAJ32655 wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour and guide and saw lots of animals. guide is excellent to explain the animals and history of the are.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Eric A wrote a review Sep 2021
Santa Barbara, California2 contributions
We went on the Painted Cave Kayak Expedition and had a great time. The Capitan John and crew were excellent. Our guide Craig was knowledgeable and very nice. The breakfast and lunch by Tim was delicious The boat was very clean and was in excellent condition. Paddling the tandem kayak was fun and paddling down wind was pretty easy. The caves were fascinating. The other guests on the boat were nice.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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