Santa Barbara Harbor / West Beach Rentals


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Choose a kayak rental or paddle board rental!

Equipment available:

  • Single Kayak Rental
  • Tandem Kayak Rental
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
  • Paddles
  • Life Vests or PFD's
  • Wetsuits!

Call 805-628-2444 or walk over to west beach to begin your ocean adventure! For October through March please call to make a reservation.

Hourly Kayak & Paddle Board Rental Rates at West Beach

Single Kayak Rental

$20 / one hour 
$35 / two hours

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Tandem Kayak Rental

$30 / one hour 
$45 / two hours

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SUP Rental

$25 / one hour 
$40 / two hours

SUP Board

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Group Kayak Tour

$50 / person
1.5 Hour Tour


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Looking to pick up a Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak for multiple days?

We also offer multi-day rentals from our bike & surf shop located at 736 Carpinteria Street, Santa Barbara 93103.

To book a Multi-Day Paddle Board Rental click here and follow the steps upon selecting the book now button.

To book a Multi-Day Kayak Rental click here and follow the steps upon selecting the book now button.


west beach rental location

West Beach, Santa Barbara California

  • On the sand about 100 feet north (to the right) of the pier / stearn's warf.
  • Directly across from the Harbor View Inn.
  • You'll see a blue tent, white equipment sheds, and a baby blue lifeguard stand nearby.
  • Easy access into the calm harbor waters at the heart of Santa Barbara's waterfront.


see the sea lions of santa barbara on a kayaking adventure!

Please call for weekday availability October - March

  • Open 7 Days / Week 10am - 5pm April - September
  • Open Saturdays and Sundays October - March and by reservation on weekdays.
  • First rentals start at 9:30am.
  • Last rentals go out at 5pm in the Summer and 4pm Fall, Winter, and Spring.
  • Please call for custom rental times.

Group Kayak Tour for $50/person

When: every day at 1pm
Tour Length: 1.5 hours
Price: $50/person
Difficulty: Easy

Description: The Harbor Kayak Tour is a calm leisurely paddle through Santa Barbara’s beautiful waters. We’ll paddle in and out of the harbor passing all the onlookers from the pier and out to a buoy with some local seals. We’ll return by passing under the pier. There’s a lot to see in the harbor and our guides will be sure to point out some of the more interesting things you’ll be passing. This kayaking tour in Santa Barbara has one of the best views of the city and the mountains that enclose it. This is the perfect Santa Barbara kayaking experience for all levels as entry into the water is very easy as there are no waves but we can typically find some thrilling areas for those a little more adventurous. Ability to swim is required for all water sports rentals. Come enjoy the best group kayak tour in Santa Barbara!

kayak rental in santa barbara

Kayak Rental & SUP Rental Tips!

Interested in a kayak rental or paddle board rental while in Santa Barbara? Come stand up paddle or kayak at our downtown location. This is the newest beach rental stand in Santa Barbara located on the sand just to the right of the pier. Easy entry into the water with a kayak or sup as there are no waves to battle from this location making it easy and fun for the entire family. The best part, you can get to the open ocean if you like within minutes and to the buoys that are always covered with seals.

You can walk up and rent 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm at West Beach. For October through March please call to make a reservation. Stand up paddle board rentals and kayak rentals come with a paddle and pfd (personal flotation device). We do have a couple of spring suits/wetsuits on hand at this location as well. If you’d like to rent a single kayak, tandem kayak, or SUP in the harbor before 10 am we can open the stand earlier; just give us a call. For kayak tours or Stand up paddle lessons you can book online or call/email to schedule. Due to this kayak and SUP rental site being so central you can have an outstanding morning or afternoon on the water and be within walking distance to many great restaurants and bars afterward.

kayak rental stand on west beach
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