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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 6 days ago via mobile

Our experience was great with the Adventure Company. Easy to book and very helpful when we continued to call for directions and advice with parking. The tour guide, Nick, was awesome. He was funny and knowledgeable. He hasn’t lived in Santa Barbara long but his...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend, Paul, & I had an AMAZING experience kayaking with Spencer as our tour guide on 09/21/19. We wanted to celebrate Paul's birthday out in the island, and the trip was definitely one for the book! Spencer was adventurous, knowledgeable, and definitively courteous for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank vyykaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip, great guide. Went with my 10-year old son and we explored the coast and into several sea caves. We did the Discover Tour and had a spectacular time!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank zigdog1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best day trip I have had in a long time. On the ferry ride out, the boat was stopped and wildlife was pointed out along with facts about the animals and the habitat. The kayaking was great! Our guide, Marina, took us at the pace...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did kayak and snorkel but not on the list of choices !!! Super day with a totally different view of the Californian coast 👍🏻 The ferry there and back was accompanied by pods of dolphins, doing wonderful shows for us ! That was equally as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank J299
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you decide to go to Scorpion Harbor to do the Sea Caves - ask for SPENCER! My 81 yo Dad and I went on the sea cave kayak adventure with Channel Islands Adventure Company at Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz. They book the ferry...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I bought the 3 hour tour of Santa Cruz's Scorpion Anchorage, and we couldn't have been happier. Our tour guide Spencer was very knowledgeable about the entire ecosystem from the geology of the sea cliffs to the biology of the kelp forests....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I kayaked with this tour company today and it happens to be a glorious weather day in Santa Barbara. We did this tour through our cruise ship. PETER was our guide and he was very professional, accommodating, and easy going! We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lonestar438
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister in law and I had such a great time. Pablo was the nicest guy. We would highly recommend this trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to Santa Cruz island from Ventura (you can book the ferry trip as part of your package). The journey across the channel was spectacular -teeming with wildlife -dolphins, a whale, sea lions and seals etc. The kayaking tour was great fun, we visited...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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10 October 2018|
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Response from EmilyJ2187 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which kayaking tour you do. I did the Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour (the longer one) and had 1.5-2 hours left for a short hike and scrambling out on the rocks.
3 January 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.
26 November 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