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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 building programs. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides offer exceptional service and share with you a side of the Santa Barbara area few visitors ever get to experience.
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32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2316
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of a one week trip along the coast of CA. The sea caves were so unique and beautiful. They kayaking was just challenging enough for you to know you've done something. Matt was a very informed and fun guide. If you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 2 hour surf lesson at Mondo's beach, for beginners. It turned out to be just two of us, and our instructor was great. Very encouraging, had good tips and an easy way of explaining what it was we were doing right and...More

Thank EAN9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are four girls with little experience of kayaking, and it was a cloudy/chilling day when we start our trip. Our guide Elise is extremely careful, thoughtful, and funny. Even though the weather is not perfect, Elise makes sure we all have the right gear...More

Thank iamcrazybg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time on a kayak and our guide Nick was extremely confident and in return made me feel confident our coastal kayak trip would be a safe one. And it was. I had such a great time! I look forward to taking the Channel Island...More

Thank sheri415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience kayaking with our guide, Will from Santa Barbara Adventure Company. He set a good pace for our group kayaking, was very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. It was great to have a guide for a first time visit...More

Thank Mary Kay L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time my partner and I had been to Santa Barbara, and what a way to see the place! Our amazing guide Nick was friendly, knowledgeable and a great teacher to basically novice kayakers. We first explored the marina and learned about...More

Thank LottieW8
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I took a guided kayak tour of Santa Cruz with my husband and another couple. The tour was arranged seamlessly from calling to book to join our friends to returning to Ventura via ferry. The company suggested ordering lunch from CIP, which was wise and...More

Thank Ischia1
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our guide made sure everyone in our group was comfortable communicating and doing good throughout the tour. He gave us excellent instruction so that we were as safe as possible when entering the caves and maneuvering around the island. Would definitely do this tour at...More

Thank Cynthia I
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our family of 6 (ages 17-55) had a fantastic day on the water at Santa Cruz Island. We elected to hike & snorkel in the morning, and took the 1:30 kayaking trip into the beautiful sea caves and bays. Our guide was great & explained...More

Thank 5glenns2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I had not been on a kayak for years and was still recovering from my total knee replacement, so I was a little apprehensive about going out on an ocean kayak on a choppy sea in really deep water. I was convinced that I would...More

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27 July 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
We offer tours throughout the year! November is still lovely in Santa Barbara for kayaking. Talk to the office staff about the kids. They will help you work out a solution.
19 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
depending on where you want to get to in LA, Ventura is 1.5 to 2 hours drive. We have a list of some hotels in Ventura that are close to the harbor sbadventureco dot come /visitor-center -- they are mid-way down the page. I... More
16 January 2017|
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Response from SBSuz | Property representative |
Great question! We have this information on the website - but I TA isn't letting me post the link. So I copied it! How to dress for a kayaking tour February 24, 2011 A day out on the ocean can quickly became uncomfortable... More