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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
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+1 805-884-9283
08:00 - 17:00
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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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Sunset Kayak

SBAC is a well running company, from booking with Erika who was very efficient with our last minute reservation to our Guide Brendan W. We had a thorough safety lesson before we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer D
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

SBAC is a well running company, from booking with Erika who was very efficient with our last minute reservation to our Guide Brendan W. We had a thorough safety lesson before we took off on our tandem kayak. The equipment and wetsuits were terrific and comfortable. We paddled through the harbor out to the ocean to the red buoy. Our... More 

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our guide, Brendan, was fantastic! We always felt safe and challenged kayaking out on the open water in Santa Barbara. We loved every bit of it!

Thank Bryan I
Woodstock, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a mom and son reunion. My 24-year-old son and I sea kayaked with our guide, Kyle, for 4 hours along the beautiful coastline, taking off from Refugio State Park. We saw dolphins, harbor seals, sea lions, whales, and many birds. It was spectacular! Great exercise, but not so difficult as to make it exhausting. Kyle shared some Native... More 

Thank PGBrad
San Francisco, California
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 3 hour kayaking trip to sea caves around Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park. The sea was bit rough so the guides were extra helpful and provided a lot of information about the park. We kayaked through couple sea caves which was interesting experience. They provide all the gear so you are comfy. Definitely would come... More 

Thank Lucyan
Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were provided with tandem kayaks, a place to store items that were brought that might be considered risky to take on the water, life vests, jackets to wear if we were wet and needed to warm up, and they stressed water safety. The primary guide, Brendon (sp?) was outgoing and obviously enjoys what he does. Both assigned guides were... More 

Thank HappyCamp72
Wheaton, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Equipment: good shape Tour Guides: made it interesting, know the city, fun folks Fun Level: great per my meeting attendees Flexibility: adjusted tour to meet the group's desire

Thank Cindy T
Yosemite National Park, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laird provided the perfect amount of natural and cultural history, risk management and fun! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I'm convinced it was made possible in large part because of the expertise and friendly enthusiasm Laird exhibited. Our 11-year-old daughter was a little anxious about the trip and by the end, it was her favorite... More 

Thank Leigh W
Katonah, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took the 10:00 harbor tour with Brendan as our guide. There were 3 couples - all different ages from 20's to 50's. We did some easy kayaking in the the harbor and then went into the ocean for.about 45 minutes. Brendan did a great job and everyone had a fun time!

Thank Neil-Travel1
roslyn, new york
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Job Santa Barbara Adventure Company. Recently the Channel Island experience has undergone a major change with The SBA company in charge. First let me tell you what a wonderful and safe kayaking trip you can have on the islands. The experience is highlighted by informative, caring, safe, intelligent guides. I also had the pleasure of receiving my camping equipment... More 

Thank res5137
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I hadn't been kayaking in years and was so happy to do it again. The guide was great, very friendly, knowledgable about the kayaking (of course..) but also about the flora & fauna of the island. He made an adventure that was sure to be fun even better. The equipment was very good and there was no rush with the... More 

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