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Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-884-9283
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Ranked #1 of 144 Activities in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast...
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Boulder
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This kayak trip truly was an adventure. Ry is an inspiring, helpful and knowledgeable leader who clearly loves his job. He deftly led us in and out of sea caves, explained the history of the island, and discussed kelp, birds and other wildlife. In addition to kayaking, we snorkeled through kelp beds and saw colorful fish. Finally, on the ferry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I surprised my husband this year with a birthday adventure to the Channel Islands... I'm so happy that I signed us up for such a fun and exhilarating trip! Santa Cruz Island was absolutely breathtaking and being able to sea kayak along it's coast, explore different sea caves, and watch all of the unique wildlife solidified the day as one... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had an excellent experience with Aaron as our kayaking guide this past week, off El Refugio State Beach. He was prompt, professional, very helpful and flexible, and made us a wonderful lunch on a little beach up the coast. We were particularly lucky to have a couple of grey whales surface surprisingly close by.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I took the kayaking tour about a month ago and have been meaning to write a review. The tour I thought was going to be GREAT, there were a lot of good reviews, and to be honest it was a good tour, however, it could have been a bit better. The title of the tour is a bit misleading as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Couldn't be happier with Santa Barbara Adventure company. Booked a 2-day kayaking/camping trip on the Channel Islands with them. Unfortunately, adverse weather conditions meant that it was not possible to kayak on the first day. Their excellent guide Adam ensured that we were kept fully informed and made sure we ended-up on a guided nature hike instead. When we arrived... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My partner and I did the Santa Barbara Adventure Company Wine Country by Bike Tour. It was a guided Tour. in the Santa Ynez Valley. My partner and I are both in our 60's and do a bit of bike riding at home in Australia. We found this ride a very easy ride in the most beautiful country in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a great trip to Santa Cruz. Luckily everyone in the group had kayaked before so we all had great fun in the waves and got to try out lots of caves including some tight entrances and exits which were great fun. Saw lots of birds avid sealions. Walking trails on the island well worth a hike to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a great beginners start to ocean kayaking. Try to go on a calm day and you will get to see more stuff. We went on a rough day and it limited us to where we could go. Kyle was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable. Very fun day!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our company decided to bring about 25 people to do tandem kayaking on Channel Island's Scorpion Anchorage through the Santa Barbara Adventure Company, which included our boat fairs and guided kayaking. The coastal rain had just come to a stop before the next storm was to come through. During the pause, we had the most perfect weather. The waters were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We did a day trip to Santa Cruz Island, and had the time of our lives! Truly amazing sights, service, and value. Highly recommend.

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