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Santa Barbara Soaring

We had great experience with Santa Barbara Soaring and would highly recommend them to all... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
Arroyo Grande, California

Terry , an amazing pilot, thank you for a one of a kind experience! Truly priceless, thank you. My... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Surrounded by the Coastal and San Rafael Mountain Range with Ocean, Lake, Valley and Island views, gliding on the Central Coast is breathtaking. Year round soaring offers a variety of lift from thermals to wave. Come see one of the longest running...more
900 Airport Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9481
+1 805-688-2517
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

We had great experience with Santa Barbara Soaring and would highly recommend them to all. Wonderful, wonderful.

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Terry , an amazing pilot, thank you for a one of a kind experience! Truly priceless, thank you. My wife purchased this for my birthday, one of the best gifts in my life !

Thank 805Fox
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I decided to take my husband for a flight for his birthday. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but was up for the new adventure. It was quite cozy in the back of the glider (my husband being 5'9" and me 5'6") but it was...More

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I took my mom for her 85th, as well as my UCSB son. They did the ride together (2 adults is a tight squeeze, but it worked fine.... 1 adult and child is easier to sit in the seat). The glider pilot and the tow...More

Thank margaret w
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We wanted a good long flight on a clear day to celebrate my birthday and got the gift of the warmest, welcoming pilot and flight crew possible. We flew over the Santa Barbara hills and coast in the distance. My wife has motion weariness and...More

Thank valtman
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We went for a Mile High ride during the weekend. People here are friendly and experienced. Really enjoyed the visit!!

Thank Prashant S
Reviewed May 31, 2017

My wife and son had a fantastic flight with Santa Barbara Soaring. Our pilot was wonderfully experienced and friendly and she gave them a fantastic experience which they both enjoyed immensely!

Thank TimF_53
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

I bought this for my husband's 40th birthday. He was so excited about his experience. We would definitely do this again.

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This was a family-run business and everyone was super friendly and accommodating. They've had so much experience, that I felt completely safe the entire time. The ride was very smooth and the views were truly spectacular. Terry, my pilot, was great. She was informative and...More

Thank TheTraveler860
Reviewed December 31, 2016

A truly wonderful place! The people are helpful, accommodating, and friendly. You can tell the the employees really enjoy working at their company as they are an extremely friendly group!

Thank Ryan S
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