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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: +1 805-884-9283
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Sea Cave kayaking was more than we could have expected!

During the planning of our PCH road trip, I stumbled upon the Channel Islands National Park and looked up the activities available. I chose SB Adventure Co and chatted online with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great day out. The ferry ride was a bit bumpy, but well worth it when we got to see a rare sighting of a blue whale - amazing! Quite unbelievable really. We were looked after really well on the boat and then when we arrived at the Island. Had a great Kayaking experience. Saw some seals and some... More 

Thank MarianneFLewis
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wine/olive/horse country itself was beautiful, and our guide, Kyle, was all you could ask for - helpful, informative, patient, respectful. Bikes could benefit from an upgrade, perhaps to hybrids as the terrain is paved and doesn't require the knobby tired mountain bikes that were provided.

Thank JPB3375
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During the planning of our PCH road trip, I stumbled upon the Channel Islands National Park and looked up the activities available. I chose SB Adventure Co and chatted online with someone from their site who was very helpful and then called to learn more and book the trip. Dani was great on the phone and set us up with... More 

Thank Carlyle317
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide Spencer was the best tour guide ever! He tailor fit the tour towards out interests and gave the best tips for having a safe, easy and fun kayak trip. Spencer was also a wealth of information about the island's biology and history. Plus, everyone else who we had contact with in the Santa Barbara Adventure Company was friendly,... More 

Thank 400glad
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great day on the water with SB Adventure Company. Two moms took two 12-year old boys and two 11-year old girls out to Santa Cruz Island to Kayak through the sea caves. We travelled out of Ventura Harbor to the islands on a large passenger boat and then split off with SB Adventure Company. They supplied all the equipment we... More 

Thank Tiffany805
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took SBAC's full-day sea cave kayak tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our lead guide, Matt, was extremely experienced and made us feel well taken care of. He also was extremely kind to - and inclusive of - the one child on our tour (a 7 year-old). Our second guide, Spencer, was newer to the company but clearly was excited... More 

Thank ontheroadoften
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Santa Barbara Adventure Co offers trips out of Oxnard Harbor to Anacapa Island State Park (Channel Islands). The guides we had were fantastic. Helped us feel safe on the water, were patient when we got tired and encouraged us when climbing in/out of kayaks. The boat ride over was a chartered trip and very comfortable passage to /from the island.... More 

Thank hollyt512
Framingham, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to book the full day sea cave kayak tour but all the slots were already reserved so we could only find the afternoon to evening tour. We had a wonderful time on the island and on the sea cave kayak tour. We left around 8am from Ventura Harbor and reached Scorpion Bay on Santa Cruz Island around 9:30am.... More 

Thank famaus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the kids on a downhill bike tour. Our professional guides, Spencer and Kyle, drove us 45 minutes up the mountain. We were outfitted with our bikes and equipment and began our amazing journey. Spencer led our group down a ride with incredible views around every turn. He stopped readily to take pictures, and Kyle followed closely in the... More 

Thank floridajohnny
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scheduling this trip was simple and the customer service was very professional. The trip itself was a fantastic experience. When we arrived, the two tour guides were ready and waiting for us, with all the necessary equipment. They were both very knowledgeable, provided a lot of interesting information about the area we toured and they were very careful about keeping... More 

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