Channel Islands Outfitters' Paddle Sports Center

Santa Barbara

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In a Nutshell

Experienced guides loan standup boards & kayaks & include all gear for exploring Santa Barbara coastline alongside dolphins & sea lions

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 8/15/12, rentals expire 3 months and 1 year from activation date for 3-month and 1-year options respectively. Valid only for option purchased. Participants under 18 must have signed parental consent. 450lb tandem weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Free classes and livery service not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today’s Groupon to Channel Islands Outfitters’ Paddle Sports Center. Choose from the following options:

  • For $20, you get a two-hour standup-paddleboard (SUP) or tandem-kayak rental (a $40 value).
  • For $99, you get a water-sports package (up to a $220 total value) that includes the following:
  • Three months of unlimited water-sports gear rentals (up to a $195 value)
  • A lifetime Adventure Co-op membership (a $25 value)
  • For $299, you get a water-sports package (up to a $625 total value) that includes the following:
  • One year of unlimited water-sports gear rentals (up to a $600 value)
  • A lifetime Adventure Co-op membership (a $25 value)<p>

The experienced seafarers at Channel Islands Outfitters’ Paddle Sports Center share their adoration for the open waters by lending paddlers high-quality standup paddleboards and kayaks. Upright rowers can choose from Surftech Tuflite boards ranging from 8 to 14 feet in length or soft-top boards that proffer safe wave riding for novices or professional wrestlers entering their watercraft by elbow drop. Alternatively, kayaks allow Pacific pioneers to recline and test upper-body strength. Rentals come with paddles and life vests, as well as leashes and wetsuits for standup boards if preferred, although fish-scented perfume to woo sea lions is not included. Whether standing or sitting, floaters can explore the entire Santa Barbara coastline, catching sight of dolphins, sea lions, and other wildlife skirting beneath the azure surface.

Channel Islands Outfitters’ Paddle Sports Center allows customers to further survey the lush aquamarine landscape with a limitless supply of rental gear— available in two-hour slots—for three months or one year. Patrons can tame riptides with kayaks, or traverse the seas the same way ancient Vikings did, atop surfboards and boogie boards. Additionally, the knowledgeable staff regales campers with supplies such as tents and sleeping bags for overnight excursions. The three-month and one-year rental options grant discounts on camping-equipment rentals at certain REI stores. Furthermore, Adventure Co-op members help support the facility’s environmental endeavors and receive a 10% discount on select future purchases from the Channel Islands Outfitters’ Paddle Sports Center retail store.

Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.

Channel Islands Outfitters' Paddle Sports Center

For more than 20 years, Channel Islands Outfitters's Paddle Sports Center has helped humans commune with nature through their guided expeditions, courses, and gear rentals. Their expert guides lead kayakers and hikers to California destinations such as Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island, where explorers enjoy picturesque scenery and native wildlife that haven’t yet learned about sarcasm. The outdoor fitness center also offers instruction for outdoorsmen ranging from courses that cultivate Wilderness First Responders to lessons in the art of standup paddleboarding. Meanwhile, their surf shop doles out aquatic equipment such as surfboards, paddleboards, and an array of kayaks that are available in single-seat or tandem models.

Customer Reviews

This company is awesome. The folks who work there are very nice, very helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. Once you get out on the water you realize why this is such a beautiful place. And for those of us who can't own our own equipment for whatever reason, it is oh so easy and convenient to go use theirs. Now you don't have to deal with transport or storage or anything. Just slide on in to the water and enjoy! They even provide safety gear and rash guards. Very nice.
Rosalie M. · August 25, 2012
I had been there but had never rented anything there until signing up for the Groupon. Staff are great and they make it all easy.
Ben H. · August 15, 2012
Quick, easy and affordable way to get in the water and enjoy Santa Barbara :)
Caroline B. · August 15, 2012
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    Santa Barbara

    117 Harbor Way

    Suite B

    Santa Barbara, CA 93109


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