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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-884-9283
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The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel...

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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Chanel Islands kayak

Fabulous day with Adam and Matt. Great weather, wildlife (dolphin, seals, sea lions, fox), caves and company. Got in a hike too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous day with Adam and Matt. Great weather, wildlife (dolphin, seals, sea lions, fox), caves and company. Got in a hike too!

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In mid-January, 2016, I, my wife, and my 8 year old daughter went on Santa Barbara Adventure Company's sea cave kayaking adventure on Santa Cruz Island. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way, and it turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Santa Barbara. Leading up to the trip, I called SBAC several times with questions... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip to the Channel Islands National Park was one I won't forget. I went there by myself but it sure didn't feel like it since the staff and other fellow travelers were very friendly. I had an amazing experience from beginning to end. I got to see a wale, the dolphins followed us for some time on the way... More 

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SBAdventureCo, Owner at Santa Barbara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! We're happy our guide was able to make you feel included and at ease during your Sea Cave Kayak tour. We glad you enjoyed your time with us, and hope you'll come on another adventure soon! More 

Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These folks are flexible, professional and fun. We've done winery trips, whale watching, kayaking and camping with them - all were excellent from start to finish. I used them to show visiting relatives around - a hit! We booked them to travel with a group of international students - trip went without a hitch! I've experienced them three times for... More 

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SBAdventureCo, Manager at Santa Barbara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thanks, Ingrid! We're happy we could facilitate a variety of tours for you, and we greatly appreciate the review. Hopefully we'll see you again for a tour soon! More 

San Salvador Department, El Salvador
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It was a beautiful experience, Kile (the driver) came on time and he explained us about the tour (it was our first experience at a wine tour) and also during the visits he guide us in the activities undertaken. We visited three places where we could enjoy different varieties of wines, which allowed us to learn a little more about... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We took my 6 and 9 year old nephews on the Santa Barbara Harbor trip. They loved seeing seals, sea lions, and birds. Our guide, Laird, was knowledgeable and friendly. The paddle was very manageable. My nephews said they'd like to do the trip again, or perhaps go to the sea caves next year.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

wow, was our trip to the channel islands ever a once-in-a-lifetime experience! from the start a month before our trip, brooke and others in the sb adventure co office were generous with their time and advice, offering flexible options for us to kayak one one or two of the three days we spent on the island. brooke provided maps, first... More 

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SBAdventureCo, Manager at Santa Barbara Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Sam! We're happy your trip ran smoothly from start to finish, and we're glad you had an awesome day despite the choppy seas. More 

Roseville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our kayaking in the Channel islands. We were nervous at first since we had only kayaked once before but our guide briefed us before we went out and was very helpful during the trip out. It was one of the highlights of our trip to the central California coast. Jim Koehne

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Great few hours on the water. Friendly and knowledgeable guide clearly passionate about flora & fauna. Ended up on the trip with 4 marine biologists so was educational and fun. We spent longer on the water than the other tours on the island that day. Excellent would go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Mark C. is a really friendly and fun guide. He explained things clearly and shared a lot of fun facts. Both my friend and I enjoyed the paddling experience and will definitely recommend it to other people! :)

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