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Address: 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
Phone Number: +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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Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayaking and Kelp Forest Snorkeling

Fantastic! Our small group guide, Mark, was just great. Very professional and very friendly. The trip ferry to Santa Cruz Island was scenic, comfortable and very enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic! Our small group guide, Mark, was just great. Very professional and very friendly. The trip ferry to Santa Cruz Island was scenic, comfortable and very enjoyable. All of the individuals involved on this trip were friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I went on a cave kayaking day trip to the Channel Islands with Santa Barbara Adventure Co. It was a last-minute booking but they checked that they could get an extra guide and fit us in. Overall the whole staff was very professional and efficient throughout the day (at the morning check-in, setting us up with gear... More 

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Hood River
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful family trip. My family of 5 (kids age 6,9,10) had a great time. Kayak guides Hector and Rai well prepared and very knowledgeable. Excellent equipment. We paddled several hours on successive days and in both good and bad weather. Guides made us feel safe and the adventure of paddling through sea caves with surging surf, out to Potato bay,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Barbara adventure company did an amazing job showing my group (17 of us total) around Santa Ynez to all the most amazing wineries. The wineries we visited were outstanding and the guides were so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. They allow plenty of time at each winery so you really get a chance to just relax and try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was such an epic trip that I'll most likely end up talking about this adventure to my grandkids someday. I'm 24. In all seriousness, this day trip was very well-organized by SB Adventure Co. Both Caco and Ry were awesome guides - Ry led our group and he did an exceptionable job teaching us how to Kayak through the... More 

Thank Seikichi K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Recently, I took my class of fourth grade students on a camping and kayaking trip to Santa Cruz Island. The kayaking trip was the highlight. I have been a wilderness guide and classroom teacher for over 25 years, and I can honestly say that the guides at Santa Barbara Adventure Company are the best of the best. They provided a... More 

Thank Heather N
Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

From start to finish Marc made this kayaking adventure one that I will never forget. He began tour by teaching us different kayaking maneuvers to keep us safe as we went through caves that did indeed keep us all afloat with no one tipping. We all felt safe and in very experienced hands with Marc. Not only did he teach... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a group from a meeting that I was attending. Besides providing a designated driver, the tour is not worthwhile. Not much info is added by the drivers. Van is loud and noisy. Lunch was pitiful. Very cheap quality and no drinks! better off to get an Uber for 4 and use the money saved towards a nice dinner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The kayak tour was great! Rye was our guide and he customized our trip to our ability level. He also knew a ton of history and information about the area. Beautiful tour!

Thank Heidi G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I spent the day kayaking through caves and open waters around Santa Cruz island with a group of about 8, led by Billy. He was super knowledgeable and fun.The ride to and from the island on the ferry was pleasant as well. Though you never know what the weather will bring, on a nice day I can't think of better... More 

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