We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paddle Sports Center

117 Harbor Way Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
+1 805-617-3425
Review Highlights
Professional, friendly and safe! Great paddling and stunning scenery

Fraser and his team at Paddle Sports Center in Santa Barbara are THE place to go for all your... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
A great family kayak

Took 4 kayaks out and had a great time - friendly and efficient staff, good range of equipment and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Andrew F
via mobile
Read all 557 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Explore the Santa Barbara waterfront by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Paddle with dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals, and marine birds. We provide instruction and comfy/quality gear. Our rental rates are the best in town. After the first hour, pay only for the time you spend on the water! Find us next to Brophy's Restaurant and the fish market. Reserve online and SAVE UP TO 40%!
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
117 Harbor Way Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2356
+1 805-617-3425

Similar Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Write a ReviewReviews (557)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Fraser and his team at Paddle Sports Center in Santa Barbara are THE place to go for all your paddle sports needs. The staff is friendly and helpful. The system they have for their locals to rent with a membership is amazing! I stopped by...More

Thank SUPAtitlan
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Took 4 kayaks out and had a great time - friendly and efficient staff, good range of equipment and a great location to get out and explore from

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had the pleasure of taking a "stand-up paddleboarding" adventure with this company, and boy was I impressed! As someone who grew up in Iowa I was never exposed to the ocean, so I had my doubts about riding a rickety piece of plastic above...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We just finished a week of vacation in California (up and down the coast), and our afternoon of kayaking in the SB harbor was one of the highlights. We'd had alternate plans, so this was a spontaneous decision to rent kayaks on our own -...More

Thank jackmom1112
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Had an incredible day on the water yesterday thanks to the efforts of the friendly folks at the Paddle Sports Center. My paddleboard rental was easy, accessible and fun. The guys at the shop provided a detailed rundown of paddleboarding techniques, and hooked me up...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Simply magnificent! The staff was so knowledgeable and eager to answer our questions. Clean vessel we were on and the best weather that day!

Thank richardmorgan2015
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours kayaking and paddle boarding with this great crew Spent a good time explaining the safety aspects technical tips and routes Equipment hire was brilliant Saw dolphins and seals on the triparound Stearns Wharf Pier Highly recommended

2  Thank cheddartrevor
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A well organized tour. Our guide (Chuck) was great and very knowledgeable. We got to see a variety of caves and he also had good advice for a quick hike. The day was cold and misty but the views were amazing. It seems like each...More

1  Thank dkh117
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We booked an epic adventure for a family of 4. JD was our guide- he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and willing to take us wherever the kids wanted. We hiked, kayaked and snorkeled. The weather was not perfect- but the we had a perfect visit. Our...More

1  Thank sapoypato
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've gone kayaking with Channel Islands Outfitters several times and every time is different than the last time. They take care of everything for your adventure and give instruction (and encouragement when needed). Even with not-so-good weather and water conditions (wind and strong current.. it...More

1  Thank LwindVta
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Santa Barbara
Best Western Beachside Inn
1,020 reviews
.53 km away
Castillo Inn at the Beach
866 reviews
.58 km away
West Beach Inn
534 reviews
.60 km away
Marina Beach Motel
596 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Toma Restaurant and Bar
1,516 reviews
.56 km away
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
1,239 reviews
.97 km away
Brophy Bros.
1,994 reviews
.05 km away
Sambo's Restaurant
901 reviews
.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shoreline Park
483 reviews
.99 km away
Santa Barbara Harbour
668 reviews
.02 km away
Stearns Wharf
1,605 reviews
1.02 km away
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
194 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
20 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GarrettK941 | Property representative |
The deepest of the caves on the Eastern side of Santa Cruz is about 800 feet long. In total there are 120 sea caves on the island, but the areas of Scorpion and Coche Point hold roughly 25 sea caves that are explorable by... More
Jeanne F
7 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Garrett N | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the beginning of June and the water was cold. We had wet suits to kayak and swim. Hiking was fine and it was warm.