Private Kayak Tour

From: $85   


Santa Barbara, CA


Daily 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, pending guide availability

Enjoy a calming, two mile aquatic adventure on the Private Kayak Tour in beautiful Santa Barbara!
  • Trip Advisor Top 5 Santa Barbara activity and recipient of their Certificate of Excellence award
  • Private, 2-hour tour lets participants pick the pace while enjoying the scenery
  • Delight in possible sightings of seals, dolphins and other marine life while kayaking
  • Perfect outing for both visitors to and residents of the Santa Barbara area!

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Enjoy beautiful views of Southern California on the personalized and private Kayak Tour in Santa Barbara.

Your experienced guide will your group through the small surf and out into calmer waters to begin the tour. The approximately two mile guided trip offers some of the most spectacular views that may include:

  • Santa Barbara Pier
  • American Riveria
  • Gorgeous Montecito Homes
  • Santa Ynez Mountains

On a clear Southern California day, participants may catch a glimpse of the Channel Islands, as well as seals, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life!

Participants enjoy the freedom to pick their perfect pace for gliding through the water and along the coast in a top-of-the-line kayak. Choose between a single kayak or take on the water as a team in a tandem kayak.

The private Santa Barbara Kayak Tour is geared toward beginner-level paddlers, but is enjoyable for all levels.

If you're looking for a relaxing yet adventurous experience in the great outdoors, the Santa Barbara Private Kayak Tour is the perfect find!

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Essential Information:

Choose between a single or tandem kayak.

No experience necessary. The tour is designed to move at a pace most comfortable for participants.

All necessary equipment and gear is provided.

Gratuity for tour guide is not included, but is appreciated if experience is enjoyed.

Accommodations can be made for large groups. Please contact Cloud 9 Living for groups over 6 participants.

2 Hours

Maximum Participants:
No maximum participants for your private tour. The student-to-guide ratio is typically 6-to-1.

This experience is for participants only.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent but does run in most conditions. Always contact the experience provider directly with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Swim suits are recommended. Wetsuits and life jackets will be provided.

Booking Information:
For this Private Kayak Tour experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and/or rescheduling is allowed up to 24 hours prior to the experience. Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 24 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. Are there any age restrictions?
    Tour participants must be over the age of 5 and know how to swim; they will be able to ride in a tandem kayak with a parent or guardian.
  2. What are the kayaks like?
    Choose between a tandem or single, top-of-the-line sea kayak for this experience.
  3. How hard is it?
    This kayaking experience is customized to appropriately fit participant's skill, comfort and fitness level. Tour guide will work with participants to design the perfect tour outing.
  4. I'm visiting Santa Barbara. Can I get picked up for my tour?
    Yes! Transportation can be provided from anywhere in Santa Barbara county.
  5. How long is the experience?
    Private Kayak Tour will be approximately 2 hours in length, covering roughly 2 miles in distance on the water.

Customer Reviews:

  • Private Kayak Tour

  • November 03, 2015

  • 5

  • Santa Barbara

"I highly recommend Nathan as your guide! He made the experience that much better with his kind and fun attitude. "