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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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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank khoffman2016
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Pablo and Dustin took great care of us. We were lucky that we two were the only ones on the trip. We kayaked along the coast, to the buoy (where we saw sea lions) and under the peer. We had a great lunch at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bengi28
Reviewed January 6, 2019

SB Adventure company was extraordinary friendly and easy to book with. Our guide was far more knowledgeable than I expected, knowing all from things natural history to literature and of course marine related. We were lucky with extremely favorable weather and water conditions in January,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EMFTraveller
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Our guide, Scott, was awesome. He kept us safe, but let us definitely experience the awe of the ocean's power, including getting very up close to the blowhole which drenched us. We were lucky to get the perfect conditions of tide, surf direction and surf...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JimCamarillo
Reviewed December 1, 2018 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
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SteveL3804
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.
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cjoyrich
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.
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OldNavy1961
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
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