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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible!!! If you have any interest in geology, the sea, and adventure, this trip is for you! The islands and the sea caves are amazing and give you a unique perspective of the National Park. The guides are also great and make sure that you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SteveL3804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great day!! That's all i kept saying after our sea kayaking adventure with Caco. Going through the caves was awesome...we always felt save. Caco was an amazing guide - very knowledgeable about the islands, a great instructor, and just the kind of guy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jwinkler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I can’t tell you what an amazing trip this was. Our guide Ash was absolutely phenomenal - He was so much fun! Ash is a wealth of knowledge on the area, shared lots of important details & facts, and was so extremely personable. We...More

Thank jenniferf195
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked the Adventure Sea Kayaking trip, and loved the experience. Being used to sit-in kayaks, I was initially dismissive of the sit-on-top kayaks to be used, but I was wrong -- the equipment was right for the activity. We were split into two groups,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank El_Magnifico
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This was an appreciated change of pace to relax for the day and get toured between Santa Ynez wineries! I highly recommend the salad with chipotle marinated jidori chicken for lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 817ChrisH
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We were scheduled for a 3 night camping trip to Santa Cruz Island and once we knew the weather would cooperate we booked the Kayak Adventure with SBAC. We were gathered into small groups based on our kayaking experience, outfitted with whatever gear we might...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gmiseth
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Sea Kayak Tour. We signed up for the 3-4 hours Adventure Tour and we're beginner kayakers. Marc was our guide and he was was wonderful! He was very patient and very knowledgeable about the flora and fuana of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked this trip for our last full day in the area. It was an awesome way to end our trip. The employees were all very kind and courteous. Our guide for the Kayak tour was knowledgable and was great at communicating...More

Thank Jordan V
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We booked the Ultimate Sea Cave kayak Tour and were not disappointed. It was a fun and entertaining tour around Santa Cruz island. We were the only group on the tour this particular day, so we had a lot of flexibility and options as to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Burke A
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This trip is so worth it. Amazing experience paddling through the caves. Lots of wild life and on the way back we saw lots of dolphins.

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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