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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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I went on the kayaking day trip in the sea caves of Santa Cruz Island. It was a wonderful day. The guides - Ry, Kenji and Esteban - were top notch. They were all very friendly, knowledgeable, safety conscious, fun to be with and clearly hold the great outdoors close to theirs hearts. I went by myself so I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a blast with my son on Santa Cruz Island. Great guides, Rye and Adam, were knowledgeable; sharing so much interesting information! They were expert instructors and made my first time kayaking tremendous fun! Thanks guys!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What a charming little adventure this kayaking trip turned out to be. My girlfriend and I were already on Santa Cruz Island camping for a few nights, and Andrea + Santa Barbara Adventure Co. made booking the day trip so easy. We just headed down to the water to meet the group coming off the ferry, and after a brief... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow, the most amazing day ever! I've never kayaked before but wanted to try something new so though I'd give this a go. So glad I did, it's by no means easy (my whole body is aching today!) but well worth the effort. We were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour and Esteban, our guide/friend for... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You have got to take this kayak trip! The Santa Barbara Adventure Co. took care of everything, from Andrea helping us with the booking details, to Adam, our amazing guide, giving us the all the info we needed to explore the incredible sea caves on the island. He answered every question and explained exactly what to expect and what to... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to the Channel Islands, and we loved it. The Santa Barbara Adventure Company put together a great trip, and we had perfect weather. Our guides, Adam and Rylan (sp?), were excellent. They got everyone feeling very comfortable in kayaks, even beginners. Their knowledge of the geology, history, and wildlife of the islands was very complete.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

1st time kayaking anywhere. Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBAC) was great! Easy check-in. Nice people. Expert instruction. Interesting caves. It was fun even though I was very tired at the end of the day. My younger son (19 years old) thoroughly enjoyed it! Only thing is that you need to be able-bodied and in decent shape. My older son was... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Truly excellent. From the moment we checked in at Ventura harbor, we felt in good hands. Halle and Kyle were fun,enthusiastic, and informative and made us all feel safe with their knowledge and tips. Their passion for their jobs we were evident and made our time with them all the more enjoyable. The sea caves were stunning, as well as... More

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

From the moment we arrived at the harbor in Ventura, we were taken care of and educated about the magical Channel Islands. Grant and Aaron were great guides, professional, well informed, safe and charming! The kayak's were all comfortable and clean and the tour around the sea caves was an experience I will never forget. I can't wait to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a great little excursion. Staff was very knowledgeable about the islands and wildlife. Wish we could have stayed longer. There is only enough time to kayak and hike or kayak and snorkel wish we could have done it all.

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