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Santa Barbara Adventure Company

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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-884-9283
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8:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Kayaking in Santa Barbara

Reserved a morning for my family and we had the time of our lives. Ocean was calm, the guides were helpful and the two hours was perfect. Would definitely book again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Reserved a morning for my family and we had the time of our lives. Ocean was calm, the guides were helpful and the two hours was perfect. Would definitely book again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have done the channel islands cave kayaking tour twice, both with the Santa Barbara Adventure Co. and it was great both times. The guides are very attentive and knowledgeable about the island and paddling. I highly recommend this trip, it is a great way to experience the ocean around the channel islands.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

a fantastic adventure in an unbelievably beautiful setting, just the right amount of adrenalin; kayaking around inside the sea-caves, and tour guides who were professional and knowledgeable. Ryeland in particular was so enthusiastic about his love of the area and local fauna. This is a solid operation, great for beginners. They know what why are doing.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I brought my son out for a kayaking trip at Painted Cave... and the day was amazing. Whales were spouting and breaching on the way out with Dolphins riding the bow much of the way. With the exception of a bit of paddling from the drop off point to the pickup BBQ... the guides made the trip effortless. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Santa Barbara Channel island kayaking adventure. All our guides were great: Hector, Cooper, and Matt were the perfect balance between very professional, laid back and fun to both instill confidence and put you at ease. Hector was our kayaking guide and he was excellent. His attention and knowledge of the wildlife made the trip extra special. During the boat ride... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

When I ordered this trip I expected that the ferry went from Santa Barbara, but in fact we had to drive 30 minutes to a city called Ventura. That is just something to be aware of. The main word for this trip is waiting. First we had to wait an hour for the ferry. We arrived in ventura at 7,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My boys and I went to Santa Barbara for summer vacation. We went to their surfing lesson and kayaking tour. The surfing instructor is very good at teaching. Mark (C something) taught my son to surf in one or two tries. We had a great time. The second day we went with their kayak tour (El Capitan State Beach). Lyndon... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I booked a kayak adventure around the Channel Islands and Painted Caves and was super impressed in the SB Adventure guides and the chartered boat ride out and back. The guides were all personable, informative, positive; they love what they do and it shows. The boat, the Truth, and captain were aimed to please and made you feel like it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A must see adventure. We got to see hump back whales on our trip out to the Channel Island. It is a full day adventure. We saw seals in the kelp beds and had fun kayaking in and out of the cave openings on the island.

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Santa Barbara, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a last minute surfing package with SB Adventures and were happy to have been accommodated. Marc was an excellent and patient instructor and all three of my girls surfed on a challenging day of bigger than normal waves. Thanks so much!

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Additional Information about Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-884-9283
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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