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    Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

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    Looking for a little more fun in the California sun? Join Santa Barbara Adventure Company for a perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun! On their most popular coastal trip, you'll see an incredible section of coastline. The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California, and is home to more than 1500 species of plant and animal life. You'll meet at Refugio State Beach, and, once outfitted, your guide will offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore, including instruction for surf entries and exits. When you're in the water and feeling comfortable, you will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about marine ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel (and maybe even get the chance to kayak with dolphins!). At midday you'll stop for lunch, served on a secluded beach. This unforgettable trip provides great opportunities to swim, play or just float. You might even find yourself engaged in a few kayaking games ... The folks at Santa Barbara Adventure Company like to keep things fluid!
    Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Embark on an invigorating, half-day kayak tour along the undeveloped Gaviota Coast
    • Learn about the marine ecology and natural history of the coastline as you paddle
    • Stop for a beachside lunch, cool off with a swim, and play various kayak games
    • Spot a variety of marine life common to the area, perhaps including dolphins
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    Sunset Kayak Tour

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    Sure, sunset in Santa Barbara is going to be beautiful from pretty much anywhere. But caught from the water during a relaxing kayak paddle ... Let's just this tour doesn't play fair. During this early evening adventure, you'll set out from the harbor for a surreal experience on the open water. There, you'll enjoy a lessons in kayaking from an experienced guide, exploring one or two miles of gorgeous coastline. On the water, you may catch sight of a variety of marine wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins, and perhaps even whales. But the main event lies in watching the sun cast the illusion of fire on the water as it dips below the horizon, and the first stars appear for the night. Don't forget to make a wish!
    Sunset Kayak Tour

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Embark on a sea kayaking adventure off the coast of Santa Barbara during twilight
    • Spot marine life, and enjoy breathtaking vistas and a remarkable sunset as you paddle
    • Receive lessons in kayaking as you travel for 1-2 miles over open water
    • Enjoy a relaxing, physical experience that's the perfect way to celebrate the day
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    Refugio State Beach Kayaking

    Are you looking for a calm and peaceful day? Then this kayak adventure is perfect for you! Located just 20 miles up the coast, Refugio beach is a gentle cove lined with date palms. The Chumash called Refugio “Qasil” meaning beautiful, once served as a central port between the island and inland native populations. Paddling Refugio is truly an extraordinary experience. During this tour you will glide through lush kelp forests and past secluded beaches, while your friendly and knowledgeable guides narrate the history and culture of this special stretch of coastline. But your journey does not end there! The Gaviota Coast is home to many sea creatures and wildlife. Take your time spotting out the various wildlife you cross paths with. This can include sea otters, dolphins, sea lions, and many species of sea birds. This is an unforgettable kayak adventure, rich with cultural and natural history that you will not want to miss out on!
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    Refugio State Beach Kayaking

    35 Refugio Beach Rd, , Goleta

    • Kayak through the gentle date palm-lined Refugio Beach
    • Glide through lush kelp forests and secluded beaches
    • See the region's various wildlife including sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, and sea birds
    • Enjoy an adventure-filled day paddling through the Gaviota Coast
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    Wildlife & History Kayaking Tour

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    Kayak in the American Riviera? I think YES! Whether you look to kayak or not, you'll find yourself having a wonderful experience. This guided kayak tour takes place between the rugged coastal mountains and south-facing beaches at a place known as Santa Barbara or more commonly known as the American Riviera. You will continue your journey by passing by various wildlife from sea lions and sea stars to pelicans, egrets, and herons. Now get ready to embark on a kayak tour of a lifetime! And if your lucky you could even paddle with a family of dolphins or wave to grey whales passing by on their yearly migration!
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    Wildlife & History Kayaking Tour

    117 B Harbor Way , Santa Barbara

    • Kayak through the calm and breathtaking waters of Santa Barbara
    • See the region's various wildlife including sea lions, sea stars, pelicans, dolphins, and herons
    • Learn the history behind the American Riviera from knowledgable guides
    • Enjoy an adventure-filled day paddling through the warm Mediterranian climate
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    SUNSET KAYAKING

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    Santa Barbara sunsets are world renowned and winter happens to be the best time of year to see a dazzling display of rainbow sherbert colors spattered across the sky. Once the sun crosses the horizon, the majestic mountains are aglow with deep purple hues. Summer provides a little more warmth and a later start time. Viewing sunset by kayak is truly a unique Santa Barbara experience. This is a great activity or romantic date idea!
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    SUNSET KAYAKING

    117 B Harbor Way , Santa Barbara

    • Experience the magic of twilight as Santa Barbara transitions from day to night
    • Watch the stars come out and spot constellations
    • Learn the basics about navigation at night
    • Professional guides ensure safe & fun experience
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    25 positive reviews
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    LA River Kayaking (Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, near Encino)

    Join us in paddling the Los Angeles River and participate in this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles experience! These guided kayak tours are in the Sepulveda Basin which is the most natural, wonderfully green part of the river which passes through one of two official Recreational Zones. It is a leisurely, 3-mile flatwater paddle which is manageable for beginners and fun for other skill levels, too. You will observe numerous bird species as you paddle along, and spot locals as they fish from the banks. You'll pick up safety and paddling skills, all while having fun and getting some great exercise along the way. We run this trip as a loop to avoid any hassles of portaging around hazards or barriers, or waiting to be transported back to your vehicle. All in all, after this trip you won't be able to look at Los Angeles in quite the same way again.  LA River Expeditions is the original boating outfit on the river and the only one leading tours in both Recreational Zones. We are the group that, in 2008, paddled the 51-miles of the river to help win environmental protections for the river under the Clean Water Act. Were proud of our contributions to our city's education, recreation and activism. We do all this because we are avid kayakers and all-around river enthusiasts. We love rivers and we love sharing the river experience with others. Our guides have decades of collective experience running rivers worldwide. They are professionally trained and certified in both river safety and first aid/CPR. You'll be in good hands!
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    LA River Kayaking (Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, near Encino)

    Woodley Ave & Burbank Blvd, Encino

    • Paddle in your single kayak for approximately 2 ¼ hours over roughly 3 miles flatwater. All basic equipment provided. Experienced and certified river guides teach paddling & river safety skills. Beginner through advanced skills welcome.
    • Our Educators provide environmental education along the way, teaching all about the LA River: Watershed, wildlife, history and the politics of your hometown river.
    • This summer is your chance to paddle the river and participate in a one-of-a-kind experience. This river section is the most natural area with soft-bottom and tree-lined banks offering a serene experience with fish, flora and fauna. This is truly an eye-opening unforgettable event that should be on the bucket list of any Angelo.
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    LA River Kayaking (Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone, near Downtown LA)

    Join us in paddling the Los Angeles River and participate in this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles experience! These guided kayak tours in the Glendale Narrows section run through a sporty 2 ½-mile stretch within an official river Recreation Zone. These trips pass through the Frogtown neighborhood, which is just over the hill, east of Dodger Stadium and close to Atwater Village, Echo Park, Silverlake and Mt. Washington. Unlike our trips in the Sepulveda Basin, these trips include moderate Class-I rapids mixed with some flatwater stretches, adventurous and fun, but not dangerous. You will observe numerous bird species and usually see fisherman and other city denizens doing their thing along the river. You'll pick up safety and paddling skills, all while having fun and getting some great exercise along the way. While in Frogtown, stop in for lunch or breakfast at Spoke Bicycle Cafe before or after your trip. www.spokebicyclecafe.com. Be part of this culturally and recreationally vibrant portion of the LA River. LA River Expeditions is the original boating outfit on the river and the only one leading tours in both Recreational Zones. We are the group that, in 2008, paddled the 51-miles of the river to help win environmental protections for the river under the Clean Water Act.  We're proud of our contributions to our city's education, recreation and activism. We do all this because we are avid kayakers and all-around river enthusiasts. We love rivers and we love sharing the river experience with others. Our guides have decades of collective experience running rivers worldwide. They are professionally trained and certified in both river safety and first aid/CPR. You'll be in good hands!
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    LA River Kayaking (Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone, near Downtown LA)

    Rattlesnake Park, Los Angeles

    • Paddle in your single kayak for approximately 2 1/4 hours over roughly 3 miles flatwater. All basic equipment provided. Experienced and certified river guides teach paddling & river safety skills. Beginner through advanced skills welcome.
    • Our Educators provide environmental education along the way, teaching all about the LA River: Watershed, wildlife, history and the politics of your hometown river.
    • This summer is your chance to paddle the river and participate in a one-of-a-kind experience. This river section is the most natural area with soft-bottom and tree-lined banks offering a serene experience with fish, flora and fauna. This is truly an eye-opening unforgettable event that should be on the bucket list of any Angeleno.
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    Single Kayak Rental (Goleta Beach)

    How do you enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather, get a great workout and relax all at the same time? By going out on a kayak, of course! Rent a kayak from Paddle Sports Center and only pay for the time that you use it. That means that you can spend the day however you please -- you can go straight out to the ocean, or you can cartop that baby and look for the perfect beach. It's entirely up to you! There's no better way to spend a morning or afternoon in the So. Cal sun! So what are you waiting for? Rent a kayak today!
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    Single Kayak Rental (Goleta Beach)

    117 Harbor Way , Santa Barbara

    • Rent a kayak from Paddle Sports Center and spend an incredible day in the gorgeous Southern California weather
    • Get a great workout while paddling around at whatever pace you'd like
    • Cartop your kayak and look for the perfect beach
    • Enjoy the lovely nature while paddling around the ocean or the bay
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    Single Kayak Rental (Santa Barbara)

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    How do you enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather, get a great workout and relax all at the same time? By going out on a kayak, of course! Rent a kayak from Paddle Sports Center and only pay for the time that you use it. That means that you can spend the day however you please -- you can go straight out to the ocean, or you can cartop that baby and look for the perfect beach. It's entirely up to you! There's no better way to spend a morning or afternoon in the So. Cal sun! So what are you waiting for? Rent a kayak today!
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    Single Kayak Rental (Santa Barbara)

    117 B Harbor Way , Santa Barbara

    • Rent a kayak from Paddle Sports Center and spend an incredible day in the gorgeous Southern California weather
    • Get a great workout while paddling around at whatever pace you'd like
    • Cartop your kayak and look for the perfect beach
    • Enjoy the lovely nature while paddling around the ocean or the bay
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    Painted Cave Excursion - Single Kayak

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    Islands (and caves) of adventure await during this kayaking experience! With Santa Barbara Adventure Company, explore the less traveled west end of Santa Cruz Island and the beautiful Painted Cave. Relax and let them take care of the all the details on this unforgettable Channel Islands kayaking tour. This all inclusive day trip departs out of the Santa Barbara Harbor aboard a splendid charter vessel complete with hot showers and bunks. You'll enjoy breakfast, first class whale watching, and a scenic cruise to Santa Cruz Island where the boat will anchor giving you time to take an amazing kayak tour of Painted Cave and a series of other caves and coves nearby. After exploring the magnificent cave, they give you some time for snorkeling, taking photos or to take a hot shower on the boat. A hot lunch will be served on the boat before heading back to Santa Barbara. And if you really want to kick things up a notch, bring your own adult beverages to enjoy on the boat. Although, we suspect this surreal adventure will be intoxicating enough without the added help!
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    Painted Cave Excursion - Single Kayak

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Explore the Painted Cave of Santa Cruz and other sea caves during three hours of sea kayaking
    • Spot whales and enjoy the scenery during a round-trip boat ride from Santa Barbara Harbor to the island
    • Enjoy free time to snorkel, and fuel up with included breakfast and lunch on the boat
    • Discover the joys of sea kayaking while exploring one of California's most beautiful coastal wonders
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