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About Santa Barbara Adventure Company
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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Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

Take in great views of Santa Barbara and get a bit of exercise in the process with this kayaking adventure. You'll start with a safety and paddling demonstration from your guide, followed by a trip out through the harbor. You may even spot seals, sea lions, and marine birds along the way.
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2 hours
from $63.47

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

Paddle into the sunset along the Southern California coast during this beginner-friendly kayaking trip from Santa Barbara. Watch the last rays of the day melt into the Pacific as you travel through the glassy waters of Santa Barbara Harbor. As you move, you’ll pass by the historic wharf and past other boats, keeping your eyes out for marine life. An included lesson in astronomy and ecology from your guide is an added bonus. A guide and all necessary kayaking gear is included.
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2 hours
from $102.70

Coastline Kayak Tour near Santa Barbara

Paddle off for some adventure and wildlife spotting during this kayaking trip along the shores of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Float along the Gaviota Coast, one of the last undeveloped, open sections of the California shore, stopping to look at underwater kelp beds and search for dolphins. You’ll cap it all off with lunch on a secluded beach plus swimming and kayaking games. A guide, lunch and all gear is included.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $137.31

Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson

Ride the waves near Santa Barbara like a pro during this introductory surfing lesson. Get the hang of surfing fundamentals like paddling, ‘reading’ waves, catching waves, and standing up as you learn on the world-famous surfing beaches of Southern California. Your knowledgeable instructors, with more than 25 years of experience combined, will teach you all the skills you need.
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2 hours
from $102.70

Santa Barbara Surfing Day Lesson with Beach Lunch

Benefit from personalized instruction as you learn the basics of surfing during a half-day lesson in Santa Barbara. Your instructor teaches you how to read the water, paddle, pop up, and ride, along with the etiquette of sharing the waves. Recharge your energy with a beach picnic that is served up mid-day.
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4 hours
from $137.31
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Brenda P wrote a review Oct 23
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Had an amazing time kayaking with our guide, Hector. He was very informative about the ecology and incredibly helpful with kayaking tips. I have kayaked many times in the past, but learned more from this trip about kayaking efficiencies than other past guides. Its clear that he loves what he does. Coastline was beautiful and full of adventure and bird wildlife. We will be back to do the kayak cave tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Na F wrote a review Oct 11
Beijing5 contributions
High quality equipment; informative guide; interesting routes to experience both the harbor and the ocean; good spots to see different wildlife. It gives us a sense of exploring. The tutorial about kayaking was comprehensive. It helps beginners to understand how to kayak safely. The guide is experienced and reliable. The only thing I wished the guide would do differently is to wear a mask on land, since all guests were wearing masks. I will highly recommend this tour, as the sunset is very beautiful and it is a really special experience to see it while kayaking.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Flo L wrote a review Oct 8
Santa Clarita, California50 contributions6 helpful votes
We have enjoyed several wine tasting tours over the years. This one was good, especially considering the current conditions. We went with two other couples, and there was adequate room in the van. We wore masks most of the time (except when tasting). Our driver was pleasant and knowledgeable. I'd love to try this again when conditions are more relaxed.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jenny R wrote a review Oct 7
Laguna Beach, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our experience! Adam was a super-knowledgeable guide, and my boyfriend and I learned so much about the wildlife and sea life of Santa Cruz Island while having fun and being active.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kenny1113 wrote a review Oct 5
San Luis Obispo, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
Prisoners Harbor Kayak Tour was fantastic! Chuck is INCREDIBLY knowledgable and took us on a very fun 2.5 hour tour along the coastline of Santa Cruz Island. The water visibility was fantastic and we could see all sorts of seals, garibaldi, sea stars, urchins, etc. It was a blast for all skill levels!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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