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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 133 Activities in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Our company decided to bring about 25 people to do tandem kayaking on Channel Island's Scorpion Anchorage through the Santa Barbara Adventure Company, which included our boat fairs and guided kayaking. The coastal rain had just come to a stop before the next storm was to come through. During the pause, we had the most perfect weather. The waters were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We did a day trip to Santa Cruz Island, and had the time of our lives! Truly amazing sights, service, and value. Highly recommend.

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Orinda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our family of four purchased two adventures with SBAC, a mountain bike ride from the top of the Santa Ynez Ridge and a Kayak Trip to the Channel Islands. Our guides were amazing, planning was flawless, excellent communication, and safety at all times. We highly recommend them to other families visiting the Santa Barbara area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you are struggling to find something to do near Santa Barbara, struggle no more. Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the perfect place to go. I went sea kayaking with them on the Santa Cruz islands and I had an amazing day with an amazing guide. It mays seem expensive but it is worth every penny. I will do it... More 

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Ridgway, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Best day of our California trip, hands down!!! Our kids had never surfed before, as we are from Colorado. Their instructor was awesome. He explored different beaches to find appropriate waves and winds, and had them up surfing by end of the day!! My son, an avid skier, is now ready to take up surfing! We will certainly do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My family really enjoyed our kayaking tour at Santa Cruz Island. The guides, Nate and Aaron, were very accommodating. My son was frightened and the guides were very understanding of his apprehension. My daughter and husband got sea sick, so they helped them get back to shore and allowed me to continue on in a single kayak. We saw seals,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We very much enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of Santa Barbara history, terrain and climate. He was quite talented playing guitar. A fabulous lunch was served out in the courtyard of the last winery we visited. Riding bikes from vineyard to vineyard is a wonderful way to see the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to the islands to go sea cave kayaking and had the best time. I couldn't believe how clear the water water was compared to the beaches in California. Santa Barbara adventure company took such great care of us. Ry, our guide, was terrific and completely hilarious. He led us safely through the caves and taught... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had so much fun on my first tour with Santa Barbara Adventure this past weekend! My husband and I did the Sea cave Kayaking tour in Santa Cruz Island and the whole experience was great. The boat ride from Ventura is not too long and once we arrived at the island our tour guide Caco welcomed us and went... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've used the SB Adventure Company the last few years for team building and there just aren't enough good things I can say. They have quality staff leading our group of 50+ through exercises that lead to many "Ah Ha" moments and strengthen our business relationships. We will most certainly hire them again in the future. I have also personally... More 

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