Santa Barbara Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

Water Sports in USA

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Stand-up paddle board with a local guide for the best views of Santa Barbara's legendary waterfront! This is an accessible sport for all ages and skill levels and provides a total body workout. Learn the basics from an instructor and get plenty of practice on the water during this 2-hour SUP session. You're treated to views of the coastal mountains and downtown Santa Barbara, all within walking distance of excellent restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Wetsuit and equipment are provided.
Meet your SUP instructor at the Sea Landing boat launch at the Santa Barbara Harbor and get oriented with a provided wetsuit, paddle, and board. This introductory stand-up paddleboard lesson offers a combination of group instruction and practice. Most participants are up and paddling within 30 minutes, and your guide will work with you to improve your paddling technique throughout the 2-hour session.Explore the California coastline while you learn about Santa Barbara’s rich marine environment as well as natural and human history. Enjoy the relaxed pace and panoramic views of the American Riviera from the water. The group will paddle through the harbor, past boats,the historic Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the Santa Barbara Maritime Musuem, around the Santa Barbara Sea Center and underneath Stearn's Wharf, out to buoys, and along the beach. There is an abundance of wildlife along the way; it's not uncommon to see dolphins, sea lions, and even migratory whales while you skim the tranquil waters on your board.

What’s included

  • Stand up paddleboard and all necessary gear
  • Instruction and lesson from experienced guide

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Guide gratuity: Our guides do their best to ensure you have a great time. It is customary, but always optional, to tip your guide if you had a positive experience. Guide gratuity is not included in your reservation fee and should be paid directly to your guide. (10-15% is standard). 
  • Parking is $2.00 per hour, maximum $12.00 per car. 


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level