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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 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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32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This group kayaking adventure was well organized and fun. It was my first time kayaking and I never felt worried or afraid as the guides explained what to expect inside each sea cave even guiding you along in the event of a collision with a...More

Thank Erika T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!...More

Thank PGBrad
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank Lucyan
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank Neil-Travel1
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank res5137
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The sea kayak trips sounds amazing. We are in the midst of planning out our California vacation for late June. How far of a drive is Ventura from LA? It seems a bit too far and maybe we'd want to stay closer to Ventura for this activity.
19 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
depending on where you want to get to in LA, Ventura is 1.5 to 2 hours drive. We have a list of some hotels in Ventura that are close to the harbor sbadventureco dot come /visitor-center -- they are mid-way down the page. I... More
We are coming from Michigan & doing the kayak day trip. Can someone tell me how we should dress for this trip? A swimsuit does not seem reasonable for the weather this time of year!
16 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
Great question! We have this information on the website - but I TA isn't letting me post the link. So I copied it! How to dress for a kayaking tour February 24, 2011 A day out on the ocean can quickly became uncomfortable... More
Sarita S
Hi - I was wondering how you handled food for your trip. Thanks.
28 June 2016|
Response from SBAdventureCo | Property representative |
Hi Sarita! We recommend bringing a small cooler for all of your food. You can eat breakfast before you get on the boat, or on the ride over. Something simple, such as sandwiches, are a good choice for lunch. You can leave... More