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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
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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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Great Sea Kayaking trip

Well organized, safe and also adventurous! Adam was our guide and did a great job, very knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well organized, safe and also adventurous! Adam was our guide and did a great job, very knowledgeable.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My dad booked a surfing lesson for my son (12) and his cousin (14) through SB Adventure Co. Marc was a great instructor, able to tailor the experience and his instruction for varying abilities. It was a lot of fun for both boys - and those of us who watched.

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Yreka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Adam and Hector organized an excellent adventure for 3 hours along the sea caves of Santa Cruz island. Both were very knowledgeable about the natural history of the inland and its surroundings. I'd do this trip again in a heartbeat.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had stopped in Santa Barbara last Monday as part of a cruise ship stop and I had booked a Sea Kayak tour with SBAdventure Co. What a great idea this was. Our guide Halli and her trainee Ben were there waiting for us by the time our tender came into port and helped us suit up with all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Me and my husband took our 2 boys (7 & 9) to Santa Cruz island. The trip was organized through Santa Barbara adventure company. They were so organized and wonderful! Our kayaking guide, Adam, was really great! They did a great job helping us prepare for the trip. Once we got to the island they had all the gear to... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Santa Barbara and wanted to partake in some adventure while we were there. We stumbled upon Santa Barbara Adventure Company to see what kayaking experiences they had, and there were so many choices, from a few hours to experiencing a whole day of it! We decided to go to Santa Cruz/Channel Islands... More 

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our first kayaking adventure and it did not disappoint! We had such a wonderful time and our guide Esteban was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and just a lot of fun to be around. We cannot wait to go again!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Enjoyed a true adventure kayaking the sea caves on Santa Cruz Island. Our guide, Caco, kept us safe during sometimes challenging conditions with wind and swells. We enjoyed hiking and great views in the afternoon, and loved seeing the Island Foxes. All the equipment was in excellent condition, including the long wet suits that kept us warm. Although our preferred... More 

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Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a wonderful time with my friend at Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion Anchorage! The island is beautiful and the view from hiking trails is breathtaking! The Sea Cave Kayak Tour was exhilarating and we saw lots of wildlife: California sea lions, harbor seals, Garibaldi fish, brown pelicans, two species of cormorants, and pigeon guillemots! We even saw cute island foxes!!!... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Free parking. Saw dolphins and whales on the way out. Caves were great. Guides knew the environment. Saw wild foxes, snakes, fish, several types of sea kelp, fish in the very clear waters. Dress warmly.

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