Santa Barbara Paragliding

Experience the Thrill of Paragliding Over Santa Barbara on a 15 Minute Tandem Flight

Santa Barbara Paragliding Lesson (optional):
  • Santa Barbara Paragliding Day Lesson Learn the basics and fly solo from the training hill! Learn how to launch unassisted, turn, approach and land. The lesson includes an overview of equipment, controlling the glider on the ground and in the air, flight plans, and more.

    + $100 Total: $200

About This Experience

General Information hide

Experience the tranquil but exhilarating thrill of Paragliding during a Tandem Paragliding Flight in Santa Barbara. A paragliding paradise, Santa Barbara is one of the top California Paragliding locations. In fact, the training hill where you will meet with your instructor is recognized as one of the premier paragliding training hills in the US!

Your experience begins on the beach south of Carpinteria with a brief ground instruction introducing you to the fundamentals of paraglider control, launching, and landing. Once ready, your Instructor will attach themself and your harness to the paraglider and the Scenic Flight will begin after jogging about fifty feet for take-off. Local area weather permits a year-round flying and the 4000' Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific offer amazing views.

This Santa Barbara Paragliding is the best way to experience the thrill of flight and its one of the most incredible ways to enjoy the stunning coastal vistas of California.

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Where It's Located hide

  • Santa Barbara, California

Who Is Included hide

The Santa Barbara Paragliding Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant.

You are welcome to invite guests to watch your Paragliding Experience.

When It Is Offered hide

The Tandem Paragliding Flights are offered seven days a week, year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place at 12:00 PM. *The additional option for the Day Lesson takes place at 10:00 AM

How Long Is It hide

The Santa Barbara Paraguilde Flights has an average flight time of 15 to 20 minutes with a total duration of approximately 50 minutes, unless the Day Lesson is selected.

Weather hide

The Santa Barbara Paragliding may be rescheduled by the instructor due to severe weather such as high winds or rain.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, layers, flat rubber-soled athletic shoes, and sunglasses are recommended for this aerial adventure. Participants will be provided with all necessary equipment. For this experinece, please wear sturdy footwear, preferably boots, sturdy pants, e.g. jeans, warm clothing layers, and warm gloves.

Additional Information hide

Participation in the Santa Barbara Tandem Paraguilde is limited to individuals over 10 years of age and weighing less than 250lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Santa Barbara Paragliding Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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