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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 yesterday

This was an incredible and memorable experience. Our guide, MK, was knowledgeable, friendly and put all of us at ease. I never had a moment where I felt uneasy or unsafe (and I was a nervous first-timer). We had incredible views of the sunset and...More

Thank Marrie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We left promptly and there were only about a dozen people on the boat. We were able to sit up on the bow and enjoy nice calm seas. The staff on board were friendly and professional. One guy even looked up some facts about the...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Never knew there were so many sea caves at Santa Cruz Island! Our guides were very knowledgeable! Can't wait to come back!

Thank elkec996
Reviewed 3 days ago

Six of us went Kayaking with Marc in the Sea Caves and loved every minute. Marc was fun and knowledgable and was incredibly enthusiastic about the adventure. On the way home, we saw two whales and two pods of dolphins. Cannot imagine a better day

Thank allison s
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my third time kayaking at Santa Cruz island (and second time with Santa Barbara Adventure Company). The first time that I kayaked around the island, I spent the time to do all of the logistics for our group, which was a lot of...More

1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful discovery tour with Bill and Sarah. We saw sea lions up close and really enjoyed the caves. Bill was a very knowledgeable guide and a lot of fun. Seamless booking and very professional on the island.

Thank 885Catherine885
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely something you have to plan ahead, at least in the summer months - book kayak trip and ferry at least a couple of weeks in advance. Make sure you bring water shoes or extra sneakers you don't mind soaking. Marc was our guide, and...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I haven't kayaked in a long time and not that I'm an expert anyway. But from the start, our capable guides, Hector and Pearce were (1) concerned about our safety and made sure that we were all geared up for a terrific experience (2) but...More

Thank Vickypf2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had booked the Discovery kayak tours on Santa cruz island through SBAC for my husband's birthday. It was an amazing experience seeing the island, the wildlife and the ocean from that vantage point. Our guide Ben, was so informative and friendly!!! He really loved...More

Thank AditiVyas
Reviewed 6 days ago

We couldn't have been happier with our kayak experience. We were nervous because we were not experienced kayakers and we were on the ocean with young children. Will made sure we were safe and that we understood how to paddle. Will pointed out marine life...More

Thank bltbikes
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26 July 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
We offer tours throughout the year! November is still lovely in Santa Barbara for kayaking. Talk to the office staff about the kids. They will help you work out a solution.
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
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