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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
+1 805-884-9283
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean kayaking with SB Adventure Company was a unique experience and so much fun for me and my family. We took a boat ride to Santa Cruz island (Scorpion) from Ventura and saw a pod of dolphins and a baleen whale on the way. Once...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was a wonderful opportunity to explore the watery caves around Santa Cruz Island. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and kept our group safe and well informed throughout the trip. We especially loved seeing many bird species. After the kayak trip, we had time...More

Thank Lisl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys were wonderful. We were lucky with ideal conditions, but the combination of qualities this operation demonstrated made it great. They were professional about everything, but also sincerely good-natured and flexible, trying to make sure everybody had a good experience. Our lead guide on...More

Thank rwatson9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun kayaking in the ocean around Refugio State Beach. Our guide Alex was very friendly, patient and knowledgable, and helped us have a memorable time. Channel Islands is next on our agenda and we look forward to kayaking the sea...More

Thank Vikram R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Refugio State Park kayak tour and LOVED IT! Our guide, Scott, made us feel right at home and had us laughing every minute of the way. We were all a little nauseous in the waves, but Scott had no problem stopping...More

Thank 12zsazsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Alex, was amazing!! It was wonderful to be on the water and experience California's Central Coast. Alex made our time both fun and educational as he provided us with information about the area's flora and fauna. Lunch was fabulous. We look forward to...More

Thank jfrazer08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kayaking in and out of sea caves on Santa Cruz Island is a fun & unique way to experience Channel Islands National Park. As an inexperienced kayaker, I was impressed with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company's commitment to assuring that I had a fun, safe...More

Thank torie22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Add me to the list of satisfied customers. Seamless reservations, organized, and friendly crew. Our guide, Laird, was knowledgeable and really invested in making sure we had a great day. It's a physical adventure, but you can go at your own pace. We felt safe...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

My partner and I had an exhilarating time on the ocean last week. Guides Kyle and Kim managed our group with expertise and patience and were quick to share of their knowledge of the local geology and flora and fauna. We enjoyed navigating the sea...More

Thank PJ P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Our two adult children (24 & 27) my husband and I went with our guide Chuck and several others to many caves on Santa Cruz Island. We were both in double kayaks, which is the way to go. Chuck was knowledgeable, safety conscious and fun....More

Thank chevrier
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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
Sarita S
27 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