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Santa Barbara: Haskell's Beach Kayaking Tour

Santa Barbara: Haskell's Beach Kayaking Tour

From US$ 122 per person

This kayak trip is a great chance to discover a stunning section of coastline, home to more than 1,500 species of plant and animal life.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Kayak through stunning undeveloped, expansive California coastline
  • Learn about marine ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel
  • Swim in the refreshing and beautiful water
Full description
Join us on an exploration of the Gaviota Coast, home to more than 1,500 species of plant and animal life. This is our most popular coastal trip and offers a perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun in nature. We will meet at Haskell’s Beach, a secluded icon in the Santa Barbara beach scene. Your guide will outfit the members of your group and offer a thorough kayaking lesson onshore. Once on the water, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about marine ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel (and hopefully kayak with dolphins and sea lions!). If you want to pack a sack lunch, we can stop mid-way through for a beach picnic for an hour or so or you’re welcome to picnic at the conclusion of your tour. As the trip progresses, your guide may offer a fun series of kayak challenges and games. This unforgettable trip will provide great opportunities to swim, play or just float. It’s perfect for all ages of adventure seekers!
Includes
  • All necessary kayaking gear
  • Comprehensive instruction
  • Knowledgeable guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years

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    Date

    Meeting point

    Refugio State Beach Your guide will be set up with kayaks and a Santa Barbara Adventure Company umbrella on the beach. They will be in a bright blue sun shirt with "Guide" on the back. If you cannot find your guide within a few minutes - PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.  From the South: Follow Hwy 101 north of Santa Barbara approximately 19 miles (2 miles past El Capitan State beach). Exit at Refugio State Beach turn off. Turn left on Refugio Road, go under the hwy overpass and enter Refugio State Beach on you right. From the North: Follow Hwy 101 South towards Santa Barbara, stopping approximately 17 miles north of town (2 miles north of El Capitan State beach). Exit at Refugio State Beach turn off. Turn right on Refugio Road and enter Refugio State Beach on you right. Once you enter: $10 day use fee payable at the rangers Kiosk. Enter the park. Take your first left then a quick right then another quick left towards the waterfront. Park near the camp store.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • The level of difficulty is easy to moderate with a paddling distance of 3 miles (4.8 km)
    • Children under the age 5 are not permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
    • Double kayaks are automatically provided. Singles are available for odd number parties. Guests over 230lbs will be provided a single kayak
    • This tour requires a minimum number of 2 participants in order to run
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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    November 27, 2022

    Product ID: 199654