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“sea lions”(48 reviews)
“marine life”(22 reviews)
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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
117 Harbor Way, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
+1 805-617-3425
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a beautiful early fall day I stopped by Paddle Sports Center for an hour of kayaking and thoroughly enjoyed it. The online reservations were very easy, the parking was convenient, and the staff was totally friendly and efficient. I spent about an hour paddling...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seaoco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paddle Sports Center offers several water sports activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and stand-up paddle board yoga. My husband and I had a fun filled day. I started out with the stand-up paddle board yoga with an amazing instructor while my husband explored the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rbartrx10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Review of: Kayak Rental

Was great they let me full because I wasn't feeling well at that moment at no charge so the next day I got to have my full experience and it was amazing thank you for the experience will return soon

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jaylover4eva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They got me in last minute on a guided solo paddle boarding through the harbor and to the first green buoy to see young sea lions. If the wind hadn’t picked up we could have done more but it was a fun time! Adam did...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with this company. They were patient with us and answered all our questions. The employees even recommended booking online rather than in person to save 10%. We had a great time. We would not hesitate to use this company again...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hardybhar53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paddle Sports Center is a great choice for locals or visitors who want to explore Santa Barbara by kayak or stand-up paddle board. Close to downtown, nearby parking, and friendly service make Paddle Sports Center an easy choice. Lockers and changing rooms available. Paddle sports...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hesitant at first , not sure if I was even going to be fun or worth it . I loved it so much I would like to start doing it more. Its fun and easy . Cant wait to do it again. I...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Resort517196
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adam... was awesome! Such a brilliant, funny and informative guide to our first ever go on a kayak. Great ride out into the bay... really wanted to turn back round and do it all again. Can’t recommend highly enough..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An early morning SUP with guide was amazing for a bunch of novice paddlers. Even though all of us had some experience none of us had learned any formal techniques. We were locals who felt like we were on vacation

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Qatarsusie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: Kayak Rental

Helpful and easy going staff showed us the ropes (kayaks) and off we went. Lovey paddle out of the harbour to ocean past pelicans sea lions and occasional yacht. Small beach if you want a break. Delightful

Date of experience: September 2019
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Yvonne R
22 May 2019|
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Response from PaddlingGuide | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay! 350lbs for a single kayak
23 April 2019|
Response from PaddlingGuide | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay!! You can see Sea Lions from the harbor, our wildlife & history kayaking tour is a great option
15 January 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.