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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 111 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The trip was very well organized, safe, fun, and interesting. I went solo while my cousins worked in LA. An Airbnb stay in Ventura the night before made the early AM logistics much simpler. AFter the big group split up, we were on the ocean with two guides and about 6 kayaks (mostly tandems), so it was a nice ratio.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had a great time learning how to surf for the first time with my wife. The instructors Ryan and Chris were fantastic! They did a great job showing us the basics and then spent time out in the ocean pointing out the waves to catch. I highly recommend this place and would gladly book again!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Awesome day--worth the money!! Our guide Aaron was great, very knowledgeable. A well run adventure one of the highlights of our trip

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This kayaking tour of the Channel Islands was asolutely AMAZING! The tour guides, Nate & Mike, were very knowledgable and fun. My sister and I had never been ocean kayaking before, but they made us feel very safe and comfortable. The islands themselves are beautiful! Kayaking in and out of caves, seeing lots of marine life, hiking to the most... More

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Lamar, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Santa Barbara for our honeymoon. Neither of us had been there before. We did the biking wine tour which provided beautiful scenery. Our guide was very knowledgable about the area and very accommodating as well. I would definitely return!!!

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I chose Santa Barbara Adventure Company for the Wine & Cupcakes tour for my bachelorette party. Nine girls went, and we had the best day! Christie had great information for us about the area and the vineyards, took us on a little detour to see miniature horses, and kept us on track all day. She was pleasant and fun, and... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We used Santa Barbara Adventure Company for their Refugio Beach coastal kayak trip We had a great trip Our guide Janae was punctual, gave a full safety and addling lesson and offered much interesting information during the trip. She also did a great job of putting my wife at ease-it was her first time ocean kayaking. I would definitely recommend... More

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Yucaipa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went on the guided cave tour on Santa Cruz Island for our 41st wedding anniversary. What fun! Our guides, Laird and Janelle, were wonderful. Laird had so much information, history of the islands to facts about the caves. Everything from beginning to end was well prepared. We look forward to returning and camping so we can hike the island... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great trip kayaking to the painted caves of a Channel Islands. Beautiful sea and island, lots of marine animals. Blue sky and deep blue sea. Wish the tide was calmer and we could go in a bit deeper though. Understand that how far we could go in was limited by the tide conditions and the guides placed our safety as... More

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We decided to take our 7 and 8 year old grandkids on their first kayaking trip. We made the right decision in choosing the Santa Barbara Adventure company. Adam was our guide and he was excellent with the kids and their worried grandma. He was encouraging, skilled and experienced. The days was pricey, but worth the money.

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