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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 5 days ago

I had two great sea cave kayaking experiences with this company. The guides were all friendly and very knowledgeable. The water was so clear; snorkeling is definitely on the list for next time! I wouldn't hesitate to take another tour with them when I'm back...More

Thank EmilyJ2187
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great experience all around - the guides were great and very knowledgeable, the caves were incredible, and I got to challenge myself solo sea kayaking. Having food available (before and after) and a hot shower were nice perks, too. I enjoyed myself...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Michael and I went snorkeling on Santa Rosa and it was a fantastic! Our guide Marina was super enthusiastic and would bring sea life from the ocean floor to the surface for us to touch and identify. We got to go under a...More

Thank sophianikola97
Reviewed 1 week ago

We set off with Ben around the islands and he was an amazing guide keeping us safe and informing us of all the wildlife we would see and facts about the islands and cave. A must do if you're staying around the Ventura area.

Thank Pete T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 75 minute trip to Santa Cruz island is special because of the opportunity to see large groups of dolphins feeding, playing and surfing the wake of the boat. The crew looks for the dolphins and makes this part of the trip. Check-in seems chaotic...More

Thank gem1252015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did discovery sea caves kayaking and it was an amazing experience. We met our guide Erica at the island and she was very good at explaining on what to expect and what to do in certain situation. The water was very clear and the...More

Thank Dreema P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brad was full of local knowledge and cultural and geologic history, not to mention just an all around cool dude. The paddle was a good workout and we got to check out multiple caves and see all kinds of wildlife. The stillness and solitude of...More

Thank Noel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome trip! Our guide Scott was great and very knowledgeable. The water, in some places was so clear, he dove down and got a couple sea urchins for us to hold, which was killer. Some sea lions followed us for a little...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with our 17 year old daughter, we stayed at Hotel Milo and drove to Mondo’s Beach for the surfing lesson. We had a great time!! Instructors were very helpful with all of the gear and were very friendly and patient. Our daughter had...More

Thank HollyBeth20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day on the water with Laird and Pat. They were very attentive to our group - we were two adults and two kids (9,12) - making sure we had all the equipment we needed, sticking with us when we needed help...More

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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
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.