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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
Phone Number: +1 805-884-9283
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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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Amazing island sea cave kayaking trip!

My 6yo daughter and I went kayaking with Santa Barbara Adventure Company to Santa Cruz island this last weekend. We had a fantastic trip, and I especially wanted to call out our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 6yo daughter and I went kayaking with Santa Barbara Adventure Company to Santa Cruz island this last weekend. We had a fantastic trip, and I especially wanted to call out our guides Billy and Marc for a fantastic job. They were both so friendly and good with my daughter. She had a ton of questions (imagine a firehose of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your looking for a perfect Kayaking trip, choose them! We had Hector and he was informative and fun!!! Will go again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great adventure! Fantastic company. Second time I've done this trip with them. They are professional, informed and a whole lot of fun. Highest Safety Standards too.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Truth to Santa Cruz island. The breakfast was good and the crew were very helpful. Clean, comfortable vessel. Mark and Aaron were our two kayak guides and they were terrific. Very informative, helpful, safety - conscious and entertaining. Lunch back on board was hot and well beyond what we were expecting. Overall an excellent experience. Would highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day starting with the ferry to the Channel Islands and seeing the sea lions and a huge pod of dolphins. Then spent the day kayaking with our guide Spenser who went above and beyond for our group who consisted of both beginners and experienced kayakers. He continued to help us in the afternoon with snorkeling gear... More 

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an awesome day filled with adventure. We started early morning on the ferry to the channel islands from Ventura. Make sure your bring some warm clothes as the ferry ride can be chilly. We landed on the Channel Islands and had a few hours to hike and snorkel on the island (definitely recommend). We got to see the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked onto the coastal kayaking tour. Due to our poor navigation skills we were late arriving to the tour but the guides kindly waited for us and were very understanding. Everything was prepared and ready when we arrived - the guides even had extra bottled water and sun cream if anyone needed it. The guides were very friendly, professional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the water with a terrific guide,Triss, who was very knowledgeable about the area and environment. Lunch was delicious! We look forward to another trip next summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this trip - very knowledgable and personable guides, Hector and Alfonso, and great fellow participants. Tour was at a very relaxed pace, with a range of ages from 16 to 60+. We got close-up views of pelicans, sea lions, seals and cormorants and learned about some of the more famous boats on the harbour,... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our 8 and 6 year old grand children on a kayaking tour of the caves of Santa Cruz Island. Wow! Everything went off without a hitch. From the greeting from Spencer and Tris to the guiding from Matt and Ryan the experience was awesome. So much information given about the Channel Islands, the caves, hikes... More 

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