Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board
Rentals & Guided Tours
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.
Want to feel like you’re walking on water? In addition to boat rentals, charters and kayak rentals, we offer stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. It’s as easy as it is cool. We also built a special launch pad just for stand-up paddle boarders. You can launch directly from our dock to explore The Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf, West Beach and beyond.
For a great solo workout try renting one of our rowing sculls. Row outside of the breakwater and up to Leadbetter Beach and back, or just enjoy an early morning tour of the harbor. This is a great way to get in shape and you can use your SBSC Punch Card to rent our rowing sculls whenever you like.
Life vests and paddles are included with all rentals and guided tours.
Ability to swim is required.
Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Guided 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. Guided SUP Tours are the best way to improve your paddling skills with instruction from a trained professional, and are a great option for both novices as well as experienced paddlers. Your guide will show you the best local spots to view wildlife, and might even help you catch a few waves!
Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Membership
Imagine going for a paddle before or after work, on weekends, or even during your lunch break – no buying, storing, or transporting – just hop in and go. Our stand-up paddle board (SUP) and kayak membership allows almost every age and level to get out on the water as often as they want (ability to swim is required). We will splash your choice of stand-up paddle board and single or double kayak in advance from our private dock into the calm waters of the Santa Barbara Harbor. It is an affordable and fun workout!
- Sunrise to Sunset access to all SUP & Kayak equipment
- Unlimited 3 hour rentals
- Family memberships are available. $20 per additional household family member
- Dockside shower
Members Receive 25% off
- Double Dolphin Cruises & Events
- Private Sailing Charters & Lessons
- Sailboat Rentals
- Rentals for friends and family only, not for company outings (member must be present and pay)
- Double Dolphin Private Charters – Members are not extended the 25% discount for company outings, this is for personal use only. Members must be the host for all charters booked where membership discounts are applied.
Membership Dues & Initiation
Initiation fee of $50 (This can be waived if you prepay for a year of dues).
$60 monthly dues ($50 for SBSC members). Members are billed for monthly dues on the first day of each month.
Corporate Memberships Available
No contract, cancel at any time. Membership can be cancelled by providing written notice before the first of the next month to be taken off billing. We accept major credit cards only. We do not accept cash.
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Kayaks & Boards
Here at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center we know how important equipment is to every sailor, kayaker & paddle boarder. We are proud to offer Ocean Kayak kayaks and YOLO stand-up paddle boards.
The Scrambler Single Kayak
The Scrambler is a tried and true sit-on-top Ocean Kayak. Stable, maneuverable and versatile, this is the kayak of choice for any skill level. This kayak performs well on flat water because of its molded-in keel and rides waves easily due to its short length. It’s the ideal for mid-sized paddlers who enjoy a little bit of everything.
*Maximum weight: 300-350 lbs
The Frenzy Single Kayak
The Frenzy is compact and affordable, providing fun for everyone in the family. It has the stability and fun of the Yak Board with the addition of a strong keel line for good tracking in a compact craft. It’s the kayak that people keep for a lifetime. Forgiving in the surf, riding waves or paddling calm waters. What’s not to love?
*Maximum weight: 275-325 lbs
Mailibu Two Tandem Kayak
The Malibu Two is considered to be the most stable tandem kayak on the market. It is beamy, comfortable and almost impossible to tip over. Ideal for families and beginning paddlers, the patented design allows two people to fit comfortably in one compact kayak.
*Maximum weight: 375-425 lbs
YOLO YAK - 11'10" YELLOW SUP
A perfect family board and favorite of rental and resort businesses due to its sturdiness and ease of use, the YOLO Yak is a full adventure board that combines the elements of a paddleboard with the durability of a kayak. Produced using the best marine technology available, the YOLO Yak is made of roto-molded polyethelene (just like your favorite sit-atop kayak) and is the most durable multi-use stand up paddleboard on the market, even tough enough for outdoor storage. Designed with a recessed deck to provide additional stability, the Yak is suitable for a variety of water pursuits including fishing, crabbing, or cruising your favorite flatwater spot.
* Weight Limit 320 lbs
YOLO COASTAL CRUISER - 10'6 POPSICLE SUP
10’6” (The # 1 choice for Yoga enthusiasts ….namaste!)
This Fiberglass/Epoxy board looks as good as it performs. It will hold up to 195 lbs which makes it perfect for ladies, kids, and men under 195 lbs. This board handles great on the water, while still offering a stable platform. The 10’6″ Coastal Cruiser is fun times and memories waiting to be made!
YOLO COASTAL CRUISER - 12' POPSICLE SUP
Perfect for paddling with kids and pups! The YOLO Coastal Cruiser provides the same superior stability and benefits as the best-selling 12′ Original at a great price point. With a cool glossy finish and a soft top EVA deck surface, the Coastal Cruiser offers ease of use for all water conditions. Manufactured with YOLO Board’s epoxy/fiberglass technology, the Coastal Cruiser includes a built-in bungee system for your PFD, fishing setups, or water bottle, traction pad, box fin and back leash grommets, convenient GoPro camera mount and a Gortex self-breathing valve.
YOLO HAMMERHEAD STEALTH 11'
The Hammerhead is a traditional fiberglass Stand Up Paddleboard with an EPS foam core wrapped in an ABS thermo-formed plastic. A tough band covers the rail seams and serves as extra protection to prevent damage from the paddle blade.