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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
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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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channel islands kayaking

Fantastic! I would highly recommend this trip. Truth be told wasn't sure how things would turn out because of the weather (the morning was marred by strong Santa Ana winds). It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! I would highly recommend this trip. Truth be told wasn't sure how things would turn out because of the weather (the morning was marred by strong Santa Ana winds). It made the boat ride over a bit bumpy! Our guide Aaron was great! First, he was upfront about the conditions and gave us the option of rescheduling or a... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wonderful kayaking trip! Super easy to book with SBAC. We lucked out to be in a small group of 4 and had incredible weather. Our guide Adam was awesome! Very personable and knowledgeable about Santa Cruz island history and local wildlife. Took us into some caves that are not accessible when weather is not so perfect... really wish we'd picked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great fun, kayaking under boats, under the pier, getting wet, riding some waves, seeing seal and sealions, learning about SB ecology, a great lunch, friendly people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was visiting California as a couple and this tour came recommended by a family friend to check out the island. We were spoiled by our awesome tour guide, Adam, and perfect weather. Great experiance with this hidden gem of California. A great highlight of our trip.

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We did the Sea Cave tour. It's great for beginners like us. Pupil to guide ratio was about 6 to 1. The guides give you instructions on kayaking dos and don'ts. We went into about 3-4 caves. Our sea conditions were great. Our guide, Kyle, told us the week before the conditions were so bad, they did not go into... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience kayaking the caves in the channel islands. Hallie, our guide was very friendly and eased any fears we had about venturing into a dark cave in a kayak! You can choose to spend half of the time on the island kayaking and are able to hike the other half. Or, you can spend your entire time... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our day starting out taking the ferry to the island and the crew was great and even stopped to do some whale watching, which they didn't have to, but so glad they did it was INCREDIBLE, we saw 4 humpback whales. Then our guide Holly demonstrated all the needed kayaking information and we headed out- she took great care of... More 

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Danville, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

These guys are great. Our surf instructor took care of us and new how to work with me and my son. A good group. I recommend them

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As part of our 8th grade graduation cruise, I booked our group, of 4 adults and 6 teenage boys, a kayaking adventure with Santa Barbara Adventure Company. We got off the ship and walked over to Sea Landing where Matt and Ryan were waiting for us. It was our first time kayaking and it was perfect. Matt and Ryan were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Booked a full day lesson for my two boys, and they both had a blast! While my youngest had more fun just riding waves on his belly all the way to shore, the instructor worked hard with my oldest and got him to catch a few waves standing up by the end of the day! Awesome trip!

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