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The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. We offer Santa Barbara kayaking & Channel Islands kayaking, surf lessons, wine country tours by van or bike, mountain biking, rock climbing and team building programs. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides offer exceptional service and share with you a side of the Santa Barbara area few visitors ever get to experience.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
+1 805-884-9283
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a trip on the ocean with canoes and we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this company for living real fun and safe adventures in Santa Barabara, CA area.

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was traveling with two kids 9 and 13 to the area and wanted to explore the area with knowledge guides and get some great exercise at the same time. Santa Barbara Adventure Company met our every expectation. They were great with communication from the...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband had booked this "Wine and Cupcake Tour" as a surprise for my friend and I who were celebrating our 60th birthdays over the weekend. The Santa Barbara Adventure Company picked the four of us (her husband was also with us) at the hotel...More

Thank pfkanagy
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great group of folks! I booked a Kayaking tour of the Painted Caves on Channel Islands off the California Coast with Santa Barbara Adventure Co and they provided an amazing and fun filled day! Our tour guides were Hector, Billy, Pierce and Scott....More

Thank 5ZVP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the day kayaking trip - our two teenagers and both of us in two tandems. It was awesome. This was not our first time kayaking. The paddling was pretty easy - no strong winds or waves. Everyone loved it. Our guide - John...More

Thank Travelingrvfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was excellent for one reason the most. Guides were outstanding!! We had Alex W, and Spencer. They were both quite knowledgeable of local bird , sea life and kayaking. Professional and fun! Ask for them for sure!!! Two very educated kind locals. If...More

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than 20 miles from the mainland, but you feel like you've been transported to somewhere exotic! Great viewing of dolphin and whales on the way, then a whole other experience with the kayaking. Our guide, Alex, was great at making sure we were safe,...More

Thank nalexander831
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took three adults and five children ages 7-15 on this trip and it was perfect for everyone! The guides were awesome! We will use this company again.

Thank Wendi Warren B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll be delighted by this experience. I took my wife and kid (12) to explore the sea caves, which were fantastic. The tour guides are very professional and well-trained. Take something to shade yourself, because on a hot day, there's no much shade at all...More

Thank adamliebi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Channel islands National Park is a remarkable place to visit, and SB Adventure Co really knows what they're doing. After booking the trip to Santa Cruz Island (which included the ferry ride to the island and a guided sea-kayak tour of caves) they sent us...More

Thank MrsEaves
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19 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
depending on where you want to get to in LA, Ventura is 1.5 to 2 hours drive. We have a list of some hotels in Ventura that are close to the harbor sbadventureco dot come /visitor-center -- they are mid-way down the page. I... More
16 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
Great question! We have this information on the website - but I TA isn't letting me post the link. So I copied it! How to dress for a kayaking tour February 24, 2011 A day out on the ocean can quickly became uncomfortable... More
Sarita S
28 June 2016|
Response from SBAdventureCo | Property representative |
Hi Sarita! We recommend bringing a small cooler for all of your food. You can eat breakfast before you get on the boat, or on the ride over. Something simple, such as sandwiches, are a good choice for lunch. You can leave... More