Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

What to expect
  • 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
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!

Note: All necessary kayak gear and deli style lunch are included in the activity. Please choose between the use of single or double kayak and indicate if anyone is over 230 pounds in the "Special Request" box.
Key Highlights
Price $122.00 per guest
Duration / Session 5 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 132 positive reviews
A full refund, minus a $35.00 per person processing fee, is available up to 7 days prior to the trip.The trip will be non-cancellable within 7 days of your trip. The trip will be non-cancellable within 7 days of your trip. This activity has a 2 person minimum. If less than 2 people book, this activity may be cancelled.

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