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October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am 2:30 pm

Experience a special part of the undeveloped Gaviota Coast from the vantage point of an aquatic creature. Let Santa Barbara Adventure Company meet you at the water’s edge with their necessary kayaks and gear. Their seasoned guides will take care of everything once you arrive. We meet at Refugio State Beach, a 15-20 minute drive north of Santa Barbara. Once outfitted, your guides offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore, including instruction for surf entries and exits. Once we are on the water and feeling comfortable, 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 paddling with dolphins. As the trip progresses, we offer a fun series of kayak challenges and games. This unforgettable trip provides great opportunities to swim, play or just float. It’s perfect for kids (age 5 and older) as well. At the end of the paddle we will land back at Refugio state Beach.

Starting point and time: Refugio State Beach, 9:30am

Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate.

Paddling time and distance: 3 miles.

Minimum Age for Kayaking: 5 years old. (Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean, able to follow instructions, paddle, and get in/out of kayak independently. Must be in a double kayak if younger than 12.


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$99 – $122 $122/adult and $99/children. There is also a $10 day use fee at Refugio. 25% of your registration fee goes to benefit Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

(805) 884-9283

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Refugio State Beach

10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta, California 93117 United States
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(805) 968-1033
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