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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 days ago 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 6 days ago

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

Thank Burke A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Diego R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would discourage people with no kayaking experience and/or who are weak swimmers from going kayaking. It may seem obvious, but I called the office to ask their thoughts on a person (in this case my girlfriend) joining this activity who has never kayaked and...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the highlight of our trip to Channel Islands National Park. Our kayaking experience was on calm waters in lakes, the experience in the sea is completely different. When I wasn’t able to steer my kayak through the rough water to the last sea...More

Thank Cruiser558321
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ended up getting a private tour from Marc since we were the only ones signed up. We had a really fun and informative experience and learned a lot about the harbor and its ecology.

Thank Matthias K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was excellent and our guide Matt was great. He was knowledge and easy going. We got to go into several sea caves and we saw harbor seals, bright orange Garibaldi Fish and lots of bird life. The tour was for beginners but we...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the 1/2 day morning trip. Our guide Ben did a fantastic job. He made everyone feel comfortable and handled the difference in strength and confidence between the boats really well. It was an experience you will not get in many other places. I...More

Thank Roger O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the boat crossing over to the islands was quite rough and a liitle longer than we imagined, the kayaking was awesome. Well drilled staff led us through health and safety and the actual tour of the caves and the various wildlife and habitat. Highlight...More

Thank MattJones6789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our sea kayak through caves on Santa Cruz Island with the Channel Island/Santa Barbara Adventure Company. Our guide Chuck was wonderful — very helpful and very knowledgeable. The company provides everything you need — wetsuit, jacket, helmet, and even Crocs for your...More

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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