What to expect
- Treat yourself to a private kayak adventure off of West Beach
- Explore the Santa Barbara Harbor and check out playful seals up close
- Learn the basics of kayaking alongside an experienced guide
- Enjoy a light upper body workout that will get you pumped
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About this Activity
You'll travel alongside a local guide, learning the essentials of paddling. Because this is a private tour, whatever amount of instruction you desire will be yours. Experience this wildly popular watersport to its fullest, at a comfortable pace.
You'll explore the harbor inside and out, traveling alongside the piers, out to where the seals play. This scenic paddle will offer both cityscape sights and views of the Santa Ynez mountains rising above.
Water you waiting for???
|Price||$65.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
|Rating||37 positive reviews|
Amy A.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) March 27, 2017
Did a stand up paddle board lesson/tour for a group of five and it was terrific. Peter did a nice job with the instruction and made everyone feel at ease. He pointed out a bunch of interesting things in the harbor and some interesting local facts. Mitch was very easy to book with and very responsive.
Megan O.Private West Beach Kayak Tour February 12, 2017
Had a great hike with the guide Connor in Montecito. He was friendly and knew the trails. Will definitely do this again next time I visit that part of California.
dm0hr .Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara October 31, 2016
Awesome SUP Rental for surfers
I contacted Cal Coast Adventures about renting a SUP for surfing and they were very accommodating and got me a board that fit my style and experience and delivered it to the break for me. First class service and excellent equipment plus they cater to surfers and not just flat water paddlers.
clark w.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) September 14, 2016
Very Friendly and Informative!!!
Everyone was very friendly and helpful over the phone, and throughout the lesson. A great experience and we will gladly surf with Cal Coast Adventures again. Thanks Guys!!!
Julian P.Private West Beach Kayak Tour August 14, 2016
Sea Kayak tour
Great tour with our guide Robert who was knowledgeable and fun. Sea Lions sunbathing, kelp, sardines. Oil rigs in the far distance prompted discussion of the development of the local environmental movement. Our kids 5 and 7 were fine, but they are adventurous and well behaved.
Sara A.Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara August 14, 2016
Awesome Stand Up Paddleboard lesson with Robert! Thanks for the instruction and the fun. I'm confident I can rent a board and go on my own tomorrow!!!
Thomas R.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) August 10, 2016
Great day with the fine crew and excellent gear provided by Cal Coast. Staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. Special thanks to Caleb who helped out my teenagers who lost track of time (grrrr) and ended up on the other side of the shipping channel at closing. Everyone had a great experience paddle boarding in such an exceptionally beautiful place. Thanks Cal Coast! We will be back.
Season S.Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara August 6, 2016
We're staying at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara and rented a Standup Paddleboard from Cal Coast Adventures which has a tent up on the beach in front of the hotel. Elias helped me get situated on the Paddleboard and gave me all the instructions and tips for success! He's a great guy and I had a great day on the water!
Elisabetta F.Group West Beach Kayak Tour (3-4 People) May 27, 2016
Nice first time on a kayak
Good experience overall. Very safe, very easy, you get close to some wildlife. I guess people with more experience will also go a bit further South, away from the pier. My guide, Sean, was very friendly. Reliable booking system, very flexible on scheduling, and easy payment. Only :( : no the lowest rate you can get in SB
KitchB .Group West Beach Kayak Tour (5+ People) February 16, 2016
Nice rentals but awesome service!
We wanted to take our son kayaking for the first time. We stopped by to get some information and mey Connor. He took the time to explain all they had to offer. We were looking for a 3 person kayak but they did not have one available but offered to add an additional backrest to a tanden so our sone could take his first kayak ride. Connor was very patient in helping my son find a lifevest that fit him just right, all this while helping 3 other customers. Connor was very helpful and friendly, he even offered up some good food suggestions after we finished paddling. We will definitely be back because of him. Thanks Connor.
Regkev17 .Group West Beach Kayak Tour (3-4 People) October 21, 2015
Awesome 1st time
Last Sunday my husband and I decide to try kayaking. We called SB Fitness and booked a guide. They gave us cruisers to ride down to the beach from their location they have a small set up on the beach. Our guide was Austin and he was great. This was our first time and I personally am not a huge fan of deep water. He made me feel very comfortable and safe. He was very personable, relaxed, and knowledgable about the sport and the area that we were kayaking in. This was such a great first time experience. We will be back!
jwalker456 .Group West Beach Kayak Tour (3-4 People) September 17, 2015
Great family kayak experience
I took my wife and 3 kids down to the beach and hadn't planned on kayaking. But I saw many people having a good experience, so my family and I decided we would try it. Mark made me and my wife feel comfortable that it would be safe for the kids. They provided us all with life jackets and allowed our 5 year old to sit on my lap in my kayak. It was a wonderful and safe experience. We rented 2 tandems for out family and definitely want to come back to try the stand up paddleboards.
Hayden A.Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara September 15, 2015
Paddle Board Adventure
My friends and I decided to rent paddle boards the other day from West Beach and tried out paddle boarding for the first time. What a blast! If you decide to try out paddle boarding head down to west beach and rent a paddle board from SB Fit Tours!
Make sure to ask for Cody when you do, what a friendly and informative guy he was! He was super helpful and got us quickly on our boards and out in the water.
Andrew M.Private West Beach Kayak Tour September 9, 2015
I've used sbbikestogo.com, now Santa Barbara fitness tours, for many years now and they have always been great. The service is excellent and the bikes have always been perfect to get a few good training rides in while visiting friends. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Emily T.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) August 27, 2015
Great Instructors, Great beach
We had two instructors, Ben and Jake, for paddle boarding and surfing. Both were friendly and on our level. We enjoyed the beach and the water. We would definitely recommend to others!
Leily F.Group West Beach Kayak Tour (5+ People) August 25, 2015
Great Kayaking Experience!
By the time my friend and I made it to the beach, SB Fitness was technically closed for the day; nevertheless, Mark (I'm pretty sure that was his name - auburn hair, super friendly, and very cute), gave us the chance to rent kayaks. We had an absolutely wonderful time and even got to see some seals, which was a great surprise. I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend my afternoon.
Overall awesome experience; Mark was extremely courteous, professional, an
mikecarver616 .Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara August 20, 2015
Stand up paddle boarding!
My girl friend and myself rented a paddle board from Cody the other day and had a blast!! We will definitely come back because not only did we have a great time but had a really good experience
Syd T.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) August 19, 2015
I did the beginner tour with my 2 kids, 9 and 12 both first time mountain bikers. Jessie was our guide. He was great at matching the terrain to the kids abilities and challenging them a little at the same time. Jessie constantly asked me what I was comfortable with, which was great. Kids had a great time and so did I.
Nate H.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) August 18, 2015
Really awesome experience! I'll definitely come back!
It's been a while since I have been in Santa Barbara and I've always wanted to paddle board, so my dad got me a lesson with Santa Barbara Fitness tours and off the bat they were really friendly and the price was a really good deal! My instructor Mark Salvoni was a really cool guy. To my surprise as we interacted during the lesson he was to my surprise a alumni of my high school i recently graduated and that he graduated my dream school (UCSB). It was awesome to talk to a guy like Mark. With this in mind, this shows that the employees not only there just teach lessons and give out rentals, but they really get to know the customer that they're servicing. I will definitely be returning as soon as I can for another lesson. Good job guys!!
Casey G.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) August 18, 2015
Paddle board rental
Mark was very helpful! We were first timers on the paddleboards... He made us feel very comfortable before we went out. We will definitely come back again!!
Taranasif .Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) August 18, 2015
Great paddle boarding experience!
Mark and Emily helped my family get on 4 standup paddle boards and we had a great time! The weather was perfect and the water was so warm and nice!
Travelergirl135 .Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) August 18, 2015
Rented stand up paddle boards. Easy to get a hang of after the first few wipe outs! Mark at the tent was very helpful in getting us started. Ps ask for specials if the beach is empty!
marktato .Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara August 17, 2015
Amazing Stand up Paddleboard adventure!
Mark at the tent was extremely helpful and gave us a quick rundown on how to conquer our first time participating in stand up paddle boarding. He was very patient in helping us and if we ever feel like paddle boarding again we will be looking for Mark!
Anthony C.Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara August 17, 2015
Fun paddle board experience
Mark gave a brief instruction on the beach had a great time paddle boarding! The water is like glass in the morning. Definitely coming back.
Laura H.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) August 13, 2015
Excellent SUP Lesson Again!
2nd time doing a SUP lesson with SB Fitness Tours! Jake was knowledgable and helpful but not a know-it-all! He geared the lesson based on our ability level but provided some challenge to keep it exciting!
Ana J.Private West Beach Kayak Tour July 8, 2015
Mark help me with the kayak and taught me how to use a paddle board, hands on one of the best experience i have had.
Paulmroman217 .Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) July 8, 2015
Went on a paddle boarding lesson with instructor mark. Totally awesome and fun, had a great time. Can't wait to try paddle boarding back home. Would definitely recommend this!
Scotty B.Private West Beach Kayak Tour July 6, 2015
The peak adventure of our trip!
We arrived to Santa Barbara a few days ago and saw the west beach SUP and kayak rental stand. My girlfriend and I, rented 2 Sup boards from Cody, he offered a quick 10 min lesson explaining technique. He also gave us some recommendations on where to go on our ocean adventure (he kept my girlfriends ability in mind witch was thoughtful and much appreciated). The equipment was emaculate and in great shape. After our hour adventure Cody helped us bring in with the boards. He then gave us some awesome local knowledge that made the rest of our trip in Santa Barbara unforgetable. We were treated like royalty! We will absolutely will be back to rent again!
vn805 .Group West Beach Kayak Tour (3-4 People) July 3, 2015
Awesome service and West Beach convenience!!
We are locals and occasionally rent SUP's for our daughters and their friends. Santa Barbara Fitness Tours are conveniently located on West Beach close to the water. No need to negotiate your SUP through boats coming in and out of the channel. The guys, Cody and Cormac, were great and even carried the board down to the water and brought it back when we were done. Highly recommended.
Nick1738 .Private West Beach Kayak Tour July 3, 2015
Great Paddleboard experience
I rented a kayak from The west beach stand. Mark and Emily were very energetic and enthusiastic and made the whole experience fun for us. They brought the kayak up and down the beach for us.
Sbgreen P .Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (3-4 People) July 1, 2015
Great service, great gear, passionate employees
I rented some stand up paddleboards last week on west beach. the gear was very new and definitely was well kept. Cody was running the stand and offered to bring the boards down to the water for me and my girlfriend. Cody offered a quick 15 minute tutorial on how to maneuver the paddle and some insite on the beach it was extremely helpful to have the extra guidance. price was fair. i will definitely be returning to west beach SB FITTNES TOURS on my next trip to santa barbara for some activities.
stephanie_ d.Group Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara (5+ people) June 29, 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful paddleboard tour. Mark was an excellent guide and we'll definitely be back : )
JoAnne B.Group West Beach Kayak Tour (5+ People) May 30, 2015
Catching the wave
Great experience! These guys were so helpful and truly seemed to enjoy what they do. Even made a pure novice like me feel comfortable. Highly recommend.
Jennifer S.Group West Beach Kayak Tour (5+ People) May 23, 2015
I had wanted to try ocean kayaking here in SB for some time, and finally got down there yesterday. Nathan was extremely helpful on the phone, and made sure I knew what to bring and where to go. My tour guide and instructor, Jeremy, was awesome. A very friendly guy who made me feel very at ease.
It certainly was not their fault that I'm not as oceanworthy as I'd like to be, and Jeremy seemed to sense I wasn't feeling well. He asked at the right moment if I was OK, and I decided it was time to go in. There was no judgement or questions, he just helped direct me and kept me focused. He and his colleague gave me some suggestions for sea sickness that I will try--because it was such a beautiful experience I'd love to try it again!
hostelguy1 .Private Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson Santa Barbara February 7, 2015
Great Time - Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lesson
I recently took a trip to Santa Barbara and had Brad as my instructor. What a fantastic tour -- and loved the company was so accommodating. After hitting some major traffic because of the long weekend (and a beautiful So Cal day), I ended up about 1 hour late to my reserved time! But the team at Santa Barbara Fitness Tours were so chill about it. I think I was more stressed than they were about running late! I never did stand up paddle boarding, but Brad was a great instructor. And seemed to really enjoy his job. I also liked that they offered discounts on future bookings if I wanted to head out again. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a fun and active trip to Santa Barbara.
washingtondc2015 .Private West Beach Kayak Tour January 21, 2015
Picture-Perfect Personal Kayak Tour
One of the only companies in Santa Barbara that offers personal kayak tours, as opposed to group tours. For those with prior kayak experience, a personal tour is the way to go. More time on the water and more ability to spend time seeing the things that interest you the most. The prices are reasonable and the departure location is extremely convenient. Our guide, Brad, was personable and professional and took us to exactly what we wanted to see on the tour, including the breakwater, brown pelicans, seals, fantastic landscapes along the coast, and the beautiful sunset. We were even able to bring professional camera equipment aboard to take some great photographs. We will kayak with Santa Barbara Fitness Tours again and highly recommend them!
Buckster007 .Group West Beach Kayak Tour (5+ People) March 27, 2016
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