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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 yesterday

Excellent sea cave kayak tour. No advanced skill required. Skilled guide. Need own hat, water shoes, and water bottle, otherwise all equipment provided including wetsuit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bbalvanz2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic day exploring wine country with Laird and Frances. Such a chilled out atmosphere all day, a lot of knowledge about the area and the wine. Can't fault it at all.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the greatest day with Laird and Frances taking us around several vineyards in the wine region around Santa Barbara. So knowledgeable about everything from the history of the area to the best wines to sample and more. Could not recommend highly enough. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maria D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of four was assigned its own guide, Chuck. He was skilled and knowledgeable and kept a good pace-neither too fast nor too slow. Alone I never would have dared to try some of the narrow passages that we navigated. I'd definitely do it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RosalindR580
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The company did a great job communicating with us ahead of the tour as the weather report suggested a small craft warning but since the ride was in the protected harbor it wasn't a problem. Our guide arrived promptly and outfitted us with wet suits...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chuck was our guide for the sea cave kayaking adventure. He was awesome! He's been doing it for almost 20 years and he has tons of interesting information about the island he shares with you throughout the tour. He paces the tour really well, giving...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brittany S
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Our guide Jerry was very knowledgable and helpful and the adventure was all it promised. I would highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William O
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get on an Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour in the Channel Islands last week. The tour took you through many different sized sea caves and around Scorpion Anchorage. Our guide, Elise, was amazing, she had so much knowledge of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caitlin W
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

I’m adding this review to their tons of other positive reviews because when I first looked into sea kayaking it was unclear to me if folks went there during the peak of winter to kayak. So, the answers are yes people do kayak in February...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

We absolutely loved our day with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company! Our family of five adults (50 something parents and 20 something “kids”) enjoyed every minute of it. It was an awesome way to see Santa Barbara. The ride down the mountain was beautiful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 10, 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.
January 2, 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.
November 25, 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