Santa Barbara Sailing Center Stand-Up Paddling

Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours

The Ultimate Way to Get Around!

A kayak is a great way to cruise the Santa Barbara Harbor and surrounding areas. Head on out to the Sand Spit, circle the sea-lions sunbathing on the buoys, or check out the famous Santa Barbara Wharf. With so much to see and do, our kayak rentals will get you there in style. Choose from group or private guided tours, or head out on your own and enjoy all the beautiful sights that the Santa Barbara coastline has to offer.

Life vests and paddles are included with all kayak rentals.

Kayak Rental Rates

Single Kayaks
Members: $12 Per Hour/$48 Per Day
Public: $15 Per Hour/$60 Per Day

Double Kayaks
Members: $19 Per Hour/$76 Per Day
Public: $25 Per Hour/$100 Per Day

Discounts are available for students under 25 with a valid current college ID: Only $10 per hour for a single kayak. $20 per hour for a double kayak. *Prices include damage insurance and tax.

Private Kayak Tours

If you would like to have a professional kayak guide with you as you explore the Santa Barbara coastline, this option is the way to go.

Any 2 hours between 9:30am - 4:30pm

$60 Per Person (2 person minimum)

*It is customary to leave your guide a gratuity if you enjoyed your excursion.

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Group Kayak Tours

Join us for an exciting 2 hour guided kayak/SUP tour every Sunday from 10am-12pm.  Our groups will max out with 6 people and will need a minimum of 2 sign-ups to go out.  Experience an array of marine life, as well as the pristine coastline, with a seasoned guide.

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Excluding Holiday Weekends)

$50 Per Person

*It is customary to leave your guide a gratuity if you enjoyed your excursion.

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Kayaking Memberships

Our stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking membership allows you to get out on the water as often as you want! It provides a unique alternative to buying and storing a stand-up paddle board or kayak and the equipment and time associated. Our staff conveniently launches you right from our private docks into the calm waters of the Santa Barbara Harbor. We encourage you to go for a paddle before or after work, on your weekends, or even during your lunch break. We have a wide variety of stand-up paddle boards and single & double kayaks for all levels and ages. It provides an exciting outdoor alternative for exercise at a much more affordable rate than a gym membership.

Membership Details:
Sunrise to Sunset access to Kayak and SUP equipment
10% off other Sailing Center services & member perks
Unlimited three hour rentals
Discount for friends and family
Family Memberships available. $20 per additional adult, $15 per additional child under 18 (6 and under is free)
Dockside shower

One time initiation fee of $50
(This can be waived if you prepay for a year of dues)

$60 monthly dues ($40 for SBSC members)

No contract, cancel at any time

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Single Kayaks:

The Scrambler

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The Frenzy

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Tandem Kayak:

The Malibu Two

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Kayak Rental "Punch Cards"

12 hours of prepaid rental time saves you 50%!

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Punch Card Flags "Yellow Card"
$110 members
$145 public

Good for Single and Double (Tandem) Kayaks. Prices include damage insurance.

Beginner Introduction to Kayaking

Click on the image below to view the introduction to kayaking video.