Full Moon Paddle Outs

Full Moon Paddle Outs

Join us for a beautiful moonlit kayaking tour out in the Santa Barbara Harbor. Participants have the chance to explore the ocean together and feel a greater connection to our Mother Earth.

All paddle outs will meet at the Paddle Sports Center in the Santa Barbara Harbor. There will be no use of the locker room, so make sure you come ready to paddle as you are. All Equipment (besides headlamps) will be provided by Paddle Sports. Scholarships are available.

Upcomming Events

BIPOC Adult Practitioners/Mentors Night @ Full Moon Paddle Out

Thursday, August 31  |  7-9pm 

The BIPOC community paddle out is a celebration of Black Indigenous People of Color in Santa Barbara. We want to offer a place and space for rest, recharge and connection.

This event is offered as a token of gratitude for the outstanding work done by BIPOC adult practitioners and mentors in our community and is offered at no cost to participants. Spaces are limited. Contact kpyner@jlc.bet for more information.

Teen Night @ Full Moon Paddle Out

Thursday, September 28  |  7-9pm 

This night is open to teens from Wilderness Youth Project, REACH, PAL, and Pacific Pride. This is a special time to connect with WYP mentors and other teens and is offered at no cost to participants. Spaces are limited. Contact kpyner@jlc.bet for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

A paddle out involves a group going out to sea together as a symbolic and reflective activity– in memory or celebration as a community. For our events we will be using kayaks.

Absolutely! If you have questions about accessibility please contact us at vasb@jlc.bet or 805-964-8096.

  • Headlamp
  • Rain jacket/windbreaker
  • Water-friendly non-cotton pants/short

Wilderness Youth Project offers community paddle outs as an offering of gratitude and connection to community groups, like teens or BIPOC mentors. 

We believe that affinity spaces are a rare opportunity to hold sacred space. We have experienced, firsthand, the kind of healing, connection, and freedom that is possible when we do so. 

I am an Ally, how can I support?: We love and appreciate our allies. You can support by donating to help provide these events free of cost to participants. 

Can't join us but want to support experiences like these? 

You can make a donation online to gift a participant with their own awe inspiring Wilderness Youth Project experience.