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Santa Barbara Adventure Company

32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-884-9283
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Ranked #1 of 110 activities in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. We offer Santa Barbara kayaking & Channel Islands... more » 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was a little worried about booking with this company as they were the cheapest of the outfitters. But I was definitely worried for nothing. My almost 12 year old and I had a wonderful time! Our tour guide was very friendly and so sweet with him! All of the staff were very friendly. (I even called the day before... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our party of 8 had a blast on this tour. Very well-organized. Super fun and our guide Nate knew a ton about nature and geology. After the caves we snorkled. Chilly but gorgeous. After that a fun hike. Make sure the read their checklist and bring what they suggest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took two separate adventures. We Kayaked the channel island caves on one day with our guide Ry. He was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Our next adventure was stand up paddleboarding. Our guide Janelle explained techniques and then took my family on a fun tour of the harbor. I did take a swim (oops, lost my balance!) and... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Chose the Santa Barbara Adventure Company because of Trip Advisor rating, and they did not disappoint. Upon arrival to the Ventura dock, we were greeted by Caco (full name Ricardo, I think) he was extremely friendly. We were actually expecting he would be our guide for the day. After the short (pleasant) boat ride over to the island, we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We all had a wonderful entertaining educational all day time on the ocean. Getting close to wild life so close to home was amazing. Would like to do it again with a little more time. The Santa Barbara Adventure Company was professional and well informed about all aspects of the Channel Islands and made our visit fun, challenging and educational.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to do the water cave tour on Scorpion Anchorage because we love kayaking and water of any kind. The day starts with an hour boat ride to the island of Santa Cruz. The boat has a lot of seating so that's no issue. After docking at the island we checked in with our tour guide... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have just returned from a 3 week honeymoon in California and we both agree that the sea cave kayaking day trip to the Channel Islands with Santa Barbara Adventure Company was our most incredible and memorable experience of the whole action packed holiday. The staff were excellent from start to finish, particularly Halle our kayaking guide. Her calm and... More

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South East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely day at Santa Claus beach with very professional tuition from Janelle. She explained everything really well and there was lots of practical surfing. Great photo opportunities for the non-surfers on this lovely beach. Lunch was delicious too. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the second time I used Santa Barbara Adventure Company for kayaking at Channel Islands. They are very professional and the whole experience was very well run. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I will use them again in the future.

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Beverly Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My 9-year old niece and I took a 2 hour SUP lesson with Chris from Santa Barbara Adventure Co. in August, off the coast of Santa Barbara. The equipment was great, the setting was gorgeous, and our guide was a ton of fun! Highly recommend it!

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