Santa Barbara Kayak Rentals & Kayaking Tours
The Ultimate Way to Get Around!
A kayak gets you up close and personal with the Santa Barbara Harbor area. Head on out to the Sand Spit, circle the sea-lions sunbathing on the buoys, or check out the famous Santa Barbara Wharf. The scenery changes, every day, and with concierge service, you’ll paddle and play in style. Choose from group or private guided tours, or head out on your own and explore the beautiful hidden sights of the Santa Barbara coastline.
Life vests and paddles are included with all kayak rentals. Ability to swim is required.
Kayak Rental Rates
Members: $9 Per Hour/$36 Per Day
Public: $12 Per Hour/$48 Per Day
Members: $18 Per Hour/$72 Per Day
Public: $24 Per Hour/$96 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. We accept major credit cards only. We do not accept cash.
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.Contact Us To Schedule
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.
Sunrise to Sunset access to Kayak and SUP equipment
25% 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)
One time initiation fee of $50
(This can be waived if you prepay for a year of dues)
$60 monthly dues ($50 for SBSC members)
No contract, cancel at any time. We accept major credit cards only. We do not accept cash.Apply For Membership
The Malibu Two
Kayak Rental "Frequent Paddle Hours"
12 hours of prepaid rental time saves you 50%!
Good for Single and Double (Tandem) Kayaks. Prices include damage insurance. We accept major credit cards only. We do not accept cash.
Beginner Introduction to Kayaking
Click on the image below to view the introduction to kayaking video.
Kayak Docks Virtual Tour
Take a Virtual Tour of Our Kayak Docks