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Paddle Sports Center

117 B Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
+1 805-617-3425
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Such an amazing day!

This was an amazing day for our group. JD made us all feel comfortable even though we had one in... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
via mobile
Amazing wildlife

We went for a kayaking and snorkeling trip to Santa Cruz which I would highly recommend to anyone... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2015
Joana M
Bern, Switzerland
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Explore the Santa Barbara waterfront by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Paddle with dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals, and marine birds. We provide instruction and comfy/quality gear. Our rental rates are the best in town. After the first hour, pay only for the time you spend on the water! Find us next to Brophy's Restaurant and the fish market. Reserve online and SAVE UP TO 40%!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
117 B Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
+1 805-617-3425

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Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing day for our group. JD made us all feel comfortable even though we had one in our group that was terrified of the water. We saw so many great things on the cave tour. I also have to praise the Island...More

Thank mocha2
Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went for a kayaking and snorkeling trip to Santa Cruz which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in seeing marine wildlife. Already on our way to the island, we watched grey whales, sea lions and dolphins. Kayaking was very adventurous and half of...More

1  Thank Joana M
Reviewed March 16, 2015

C.I.O. led an excellent adventure for my and my wife from Scorpion Beach on the Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands. Every staff encounter was top-notch, friendly, knowledgeable, proactive. The setting is unreal. In an 8-hour day, we saw: grey whales, humpback whale, common...More

Thank nathaniel510
Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife, son (18), and daughter had an excellent day on Channel Islands. It started with the Island Packers ferry ride to the islands where we got to see a baby great white shark and dolphins. We then had an enjoyable kayak trip with Matt...More

Thank sdavi
Reviewed March 9, 2015

Years of dedicated experience from our guide, JD, made me feel safe and well taken care of so I could relax and truly enjoy the full sensory experience of kayaking around this world treasure of an island. I learned a lot about kayaking, the history...More

Thank Vaughnda J
Reviewed March 9, 2015

The guys at Channel Islands Outfitters were awesome! My boyfriend, his son and I spent the day kayaking with our guide Mike. He was so helpful and knowledgeable about the island, the caves, the sea life, etc... The entire trip was exciting! the caves were...More

Thank lvprincebaxterbear
Reviewed March 9, 2015

five friends went camping and booked the sea caves kayaking. We were joined by another couple and of course our guide, JD, for an intimate, beautiful, and fun tour. JD was truly prepared for all contingencies in the group and did an excellent job giving...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed March 7, 2015

So I booked this trip on the fly for something to take up time and do for the day. I thought it was just going to be another fun day out on the water in a kayak and paddling around on the water. J.D. our...More

2  Thank JonAr7
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be sea kayaking around caves and through waves at what feels like Jurassic Park. Santa Cruz Island and Scorpion Ranch feel like nature at its finest, and JD helped me feel safe, ensured we were comfortable,...More

1  Thank AdventuresofRandR
Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is now my third time on this trip and every time has something new and different. On the way over we were able to see three Grey Whales, that the ferry detoured a bit for so we could get a better look at them....More

Thank Kealoha S
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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.
November 19, 2016|
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Response from GarrettK941 | Property representative |
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
Jeanne F
October 6, 2016|
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Response from Garrett N | 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.