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Santa Barbara Adventure Company
Ranked #1 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. We offer Santa Barbara... 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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Ranked #2 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Sustainable Vine Wine Tours offers group and private winery tours to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley. Tours focus on... more » Owner description: Sustainable Vine Wine Tours offers group and private winery tours to Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley. Tours focus on tasting high quality wines while learning about the regions rich history, grape cultivation techniques, and the process of wine making. Locations visited focus on sustainable farming techniques including Organic and Biodynamic. All inclusive tours include door-to-door transportation, all tasting fees, a delicious organic picnic lunch, and a knowledgeable tour guide. « less
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Ranked #3 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Channel Islands Outfitters is an employee owned and operated service company that is committed to sharing our passion for the... more » Owner description: Channel Islands Outfitters is an employee owned and operated service company that is committed to sharing our passion for the ocean and the natural world with you! CIO has been guiding kayaking trips for over 20 years. Our guides have over 150 years of combined experience at the Channel Islands, putting you in capable and knowledgable hands for your paddling experience. We are a "Yes" company and are here to make your experience amazing! « less
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Ranked #4 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Segway Tours
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Ranked #5 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: We offer stand up paddle board Lessons in Santa Barbara as well as Rentals, kayak rentals and tours, Santa Barbara Road Bike... more » Owner description: We offer stand up paddle board Lessons in Santa Barbara as well as Rentals, kayak rentals and tours, Santa Barbara Road Bike Rentals and Tours, Full Suspension Mountain Bike Tours in the mountains above Santa Barbara and in Santa Ynez, Mountain Bike rentals are available as well, kiteboarding lessons, boogie board rentals, surf lessons at many of Santa Barbara's amazing beaches and surf board rentals as well. All of the above is catered toward leisurely fun. If someone is looking for training of any sort we can up the tempo and do have some trainers on staff that will lead you through beach workouts, SUP Yoga or paddle board yoga, fitness training on paddle boards, and personal training. « less
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Ranked #6 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: A helicopter tour is one of the best activities in Santa Barbara! We invite you to take to skies above Santa Barbara with an... more » Owner description: A helicopter tour is one of the best activities in Santa Barbara! We invite you to take to skies above Santa Barbara with an adventurous helicopter tour or luxurious helicopter charter. Explore the “American Riviera” by air, experience the breathtaking scenery and landmarks surrounding Santa Barbara County, including: Stern’s Wharf, Santa Barbara Mission, Clark Mansion, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, the Ronald Reagan Ranch, and Oprah Winfrey’s estate. We also offer ecotourism helicopter flights. These adventurous flights include: helicopter tours the City of Santa Barbara, Coastal and Beach Tours, helicopter Wine Country Tours of the world renowned vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley.The entire Santa Barbara Helicopters staff is committed to do its best to make your helicopter flight a safe and enjoyable experience. We guarantee lasting memories that will be the highlight of your Santa Barbara vacation. We hope you will fly with us soon; together we will create adventures and experiences that will last a lifetime.Enjoy your flight,Daniel Casey Chief Pilot of Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours - Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour - Get a perspective of Santa Barbara from inside a helicopter. In our Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour your pilot will fly the helicopter from the Santa Barbara Airport along the coast and beaches into the historical Downtown Santa Barbara area where you will have to opportunity to see Stearns Wharf, the waterfront, beaches and surrounding attractions like the Santa Barbara Mission. Approximate Route: 20 min $150 per person - Wine Country and Neverland Ranch Helicopter Tour-See the Famous Santa Barbara Wine Country and Neverland Ranch; home to the King of Pop. In addition to the Downtown Santa Barbara attractions, the pilot will fly you over the Los Padres Mountains for an aerial view of the Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, former President Ronald Reagan’s Ranch and the impressive downtown of Solvang. Our helicopter is very well equipped for in-flight wine tasting if you would like to bring your own bottle aboard this phenomenal helicopter tour.Approximate Route: 50 min $300 per person - -Luxury Helicopter Tour- Finding it difficult to choose? See it all.Join us and take advantage of our best tour; guaranteed to give you the experience of a lifetime. Combining the routes and attractions from all our flights, this helicopter tour has something for everyone to see: Santa Barbara coastline, Santa Barbara Wine Country, and Neverland Ranch. This tour is offered on a limited basis, and must be booked two weeks in advance.Approximate Route: 130miles $400 per person. « less
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Ranked #7 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Get ready for a flexible, fun-filled day in the vineyards, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local winemakers.... more » Owner description: Get ready for a flexible, fun-filled day in the vineyards, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local winemakers. Discover Santa Barbara's premier wine region aboard The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle – a fleet of deluxe shuttles with friendly hosts and thoughtfully arranged itineraries. Daily public tours as well as private group outings. « less
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Ranked #8 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Jeep Limo and 4-psngr jeep avail. to escort you to Wine country! Local owner operated with the goal of affordable, fun,... more » Owner description: Jeep Limo and 4-psngr jeep avail. to escort you to Wine country! Local owner operated with the goal of affordable, fun, memorable tours for our guests! We are flexible, casual, and accommodating. Our jeep tops can be on or off, you decide! « less
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Ranked #9 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Captain Jack's would like to thank everyone for voting us the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in the Santa Barbara News Press "2013... more » Owner description: Captain Jack's would like to thank everyone for voting us the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in the Santa Barbara News Press "2013 Readers Choice" reward. Tours include a $40 kayak tour, $35 Sunset Cruise, a $50 wine Tasting Tour & a $50 Beer Tasting tour. Horseback Riding tours start at $50. We offer many more tours. Please visit our web site. « less
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Ranked #10 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
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Ranked #11 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: Tours are publicly offered (not private tours) and are 3.5 hour guided, tasting, walking tours highlighting the delicious... more » Owner description: Tours are publicly offered (not private tours) and are 3.5 hour guided, tasting, walking tours highlighting the delicious food, wine and beer of Santa Barbara while also exploring some of the local architecture, history and sights of the American Riviera. This is a walking and tasting adventure - perfect for both visitors and locals alike! This edible and educational 2 mile stroll features local foods, flavors and fun! « less
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Ranked #12 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: See the wineries of the San Ynez Valley aboard a fleet of comfortable H-1 Hummers. Tours are offered daily from Santa Barbara... more » Owner description: See the wineries of the San Ynez Valley aboard a fleet of comfortable H-1 Hummers. Tours are offered daily from Santa Barbara hotels and include wine tasting fees, lunch and a complimentary wine glass.We are consistently recommended as the BEST WINE TOUR in Santa Barbara for several years by concierge, visitors center and locals alike. « less
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Ranked #13 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Market Forays offers Locavore Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures for leisure travelers. Sustainable Team Building Events... more » Owner description: Market Forays offers Locavore Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures for leisure travelers. Sustainable Team Building Events for Corporate Groups. Private Chef Services. Our classes are built around the freshest seasonal local ingredients, combined with a playful attitude that draws on my French upbringing, enriched by the cuisines of the many countries I have visited and by California's own multicultural richness. The preferences and restrictions of my guests are built into the day's lesson plan to ensure that everyone enjoys the experience. Sample menus can be viewed on the Market Forays website. Classes are hands-on, and a printed recipe guide is provided to each guest. The goal is not to impress you with my skills, it is to help you realize your own abilities. Saturday Market Forays classes begin at 8 in the morning at the harbor, continue on to the farmers market, and then we cook and share a feast. Class wraps up around 3:30 pm. Cost is $145 per person. Private classes available during the week, advance reservation is required. « less
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Ranked #14 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Single Day Bike Tours of the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Includes transport to/from Santa Barbara and wine country, bike... more » Owner description: Single Day Bike Tours of the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Includes transport to/from Santa Barbara and wine country, bike rental and helmets, guided tour, rustic gourmet picnic lunch, tasting at two wineries, and souvenir water bottle. « less
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Ranked #15 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
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Ranked #16 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Wine Edventures Wine Tours offers all inclusive group excursions out of Santa Barbara daily. Tours include tastings at four... more » Owner description: Wine Edventures Wine Tours offers all inclusive group excursions out of Santa Barbara daily. Tours include tastings at four wineries, a freshly made to order winery picnic lunch, a 19 oz. tasting glass and fully guided fun and educational tour. « less
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Ranked #17 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Eos Transportation has been providing wine tours for over a decade, so our guides are exceptionally knowledgeable about the... more » Owner description: Eos Transportation has been providing wine tours for over a decade, so our guides are exceptionally knowledgeable about the finest wines, winemakers, and wineries that the region has to offer. Based upon your wine preferences, we’ll help you pick out three Santa Ynez Valley wineries to visit. Then safely drive you in comfort to them for a leisurely five-hour tour and gourmet picnic lunch. If you don’t feel like doing the planning, we’ll be delighted to put a wonderful itinerary together for you. Got a special request? We’ll be happy to accommodate that, too. Whatever it takes, Eos Transportation & Wine Tours will see to it that your wine tour is definitely first rate and memorable. « less
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Ranked #18 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: At Evolutions Medical & Day Spa visitors can enjoy state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments and relaxing day spa services in our... more » Owner description: At Evolutions Medical & Day Spa visitors can enjoy state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments and relaxing day spa services in our 6,000 square foot facility. Our day spa provides a serene atmosphere with full shower and locker facilities, dry eucalyptus saunas and a tea lounge to enjoy with a treatment. Massage, facials, body treatments, and waxing are offered. A "getaway" in downtown Santa Barbara. « less
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Ranked #19 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #20 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Wineries
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Ranked #21 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
Owner description: Open Air H1 Hummer wine tours in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 4 stops/tastings, gourmet picnic lunch and... more » Owner description: Open Air H1 Hummer wine tours in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 4 stops/tastings, gourmet picnic lunch and tasting glass all included. Seating 9 guests in comfort and luxury. « less
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Ranked #22 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Water sports
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Ranked #23 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: A Taste of Santa Barbara, an intimate walking tour of the mid-State Street area, is currently being offered as a private tour... more » Owner description: A Taste of Santa Barbara, an intimate walking tour of the mid-State Street area, is currently being offered as a private tour option for groups of 8 - 15 people. Each tour stops at 6 different locations, where guests will enjoy tastings of some of the areas best food finds. As we walk the tour route, you'll meet chefs, entrepreneurs, and learn about the history of the area (including the Arlington Theater, the County Courthouse, and the Presidio). Our tasting tours are intimate and informal, giving you a behind the scenes look into some of our gourmet food producers and culinary purveyors.French pastries, Northern Italian dishes, gourmet cheese, local wine, handcrafted chocolates, East Coast deli fare, and dishes featured on the Food Network are amongst the tasting options. « less
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Ranked #24 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #25 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: iSurf is the Central Coast's only surf school designed for and dedicated to women. We offer specially tailored group and... more » Owner description: iSurf is the Central Coast's only surf school designed for and dedicated to women. We offer specially tailored group and private lessons to accommodate any level. Lots of classes available weekly and your board and wetsuit are included in the class fee! « less
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Ranked #26 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Owner description: Colleen Elizabeth Salon & Spa offers an array of body and skin therapies overseen by owner and skin-care educator Colleen... more » Owner description: Colleen Elizabeth Salon & Spa offers an array of body and skin therapies overseen by owner and skin-care educator Colleen Elizabeth. She is an expert regarding problem skin, anti-aging treatments, cellulite therapy, healing massage, body-waxing, brow design, and many other services. « less
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Ranked #27 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Wineries
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Ranked #28 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Tours
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Ranked #29 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Wineries
Owner description: Established in 1999. Carr Vineyards & Winery specializes in limited production wines from Santa Barbara County. Owner and... more » Owner description: Established in 1999. Carr Vineyards & Winery specializes in limited production wines from Santa Barbara County. Owner and Winemaker Ryan Carr also oversees the management of over 100 acres of vineyards, allowing him to handcraft each vintage from grapes grown to his specification. Varietals include Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Franc. Visit the 1940s Quonset Hut winery in downtown Santa Barbara to experience the art of winemaking. Open daily for wine tasting, wines by the glass, flights of wine & wine on tap! « less
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Ranked #30 of 101 activities in Santa Barbara
Category: Wineries
Owner description: Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994 Jaffurs has been producing... more » Owner description: Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994 Jaffurs has been producing small lots of highly acclaimed Rhone varietal wines including Syrah, Viognier,Grenache, and Petite Sirah. Call or email for tasting/visiting hours. « less
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