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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...more
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32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Santa Barbara for a few days and booked a last minute fun sea kayak tour. Our guide, Abby was great and very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful way to explore the harbour and coastline and our children (aged 11 and 13) loved...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself, hubbie and three children (17,14 and 11) really enjoyed our kayaking experience with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company. None of us are particularly experienced kayakers but we felt very confident in the hands of the guide, Caco, who gave us very thorough instructions before...More

Thank LouPaul170597
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in santa Barbara for the weekend and booked our kayaking tour on a whim and totally last minute. Lucky for us we were the only ones on the tour and basically got a private kayaking lesson. Our guide was super nice and very...More

Thank Lorena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great tour. The boat trip was awesome saw plenty wildlife. The caves are amazing and the guides great. We also hiked the island which is really worth it. Highly recommend this group.

Thank Benny1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked the Discovery Sea Cave tour, and had an amazing time! Our guide was Scott, and he was great! We were first time kayakers, and Scott's instructions were concise, and he was very encouraging! There was never a time during the...More

Thank Char M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Katilyn and Abbey were wonderful guides. They explained everything in detail and made us feel comfortable especially for us true beginners, 6 of the 7 in our party. Great weather, and delicious lunch which was accommodating for 3 teenage boys and one vegetarian as well....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 1/2 day Sea Kayak tour and enjoyed every minute. I am so glad we went with a guided tour, since if I were kayaking on my own I would have hesitated to go into some of the caves. But our guides (Kyle...More

Thank AmandaZona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really fantastic time with our tour guide, Brad. He was really knowledgeable about the local area. He provided a ton of information about how the islands and seas caves were formed, as well as so many facts about the flora and fauna. We...More

Thank dalejadamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been kayaking multiple times with my husband, and never received such great instruction or tour guidance. The area where we stored our things and acquired our equipment was well-kept and organized. The guys were knowledgeable and personable. We went into several sea caves,...More

Thank mrsrodrigues2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was Marc. He was amazing!!! We learned so much about the island and had a fantastic tour of the caves. I had no idea that we would have as much fun as we did! Thank you Marc, for accommodating us! We can't wait...More

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January 2, 2018|
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Response from SBAdventureCo | Property representative |
Hello, We unfortunately do not offer overnight trips, only day trips out to Santa Cruz island. However, you are able to camp on the island at the Scorpion Anchorage campground.
November 25, 2017|
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Response from SBAdventureCo | Property representative |
Hello! We unfortunately can't predict the weather into February. Generally Nov-Dec-Jan we have bigger swell but we have had some of the best "winter" weather ever these past few months. February generally is when the weather... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
We offer tours throughout the year! November is still lovely in Santa Barbara for kayaking. Talk to the office staff about the kids. They will help you work out a solution.