32 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA

See a part of Santa Barbara few visitors ever get to experience with the best outfitter in town. Our guides create thousands of unforgettable travel adventures each year – come join us!

Channel Islands National Park – Sea Cave Kayaking Tour 
Explore Channel Islands National Park on a day tour or Multi-day camping and Kayaking Trip

This beloved California destination is renowned for incredible island kayaking, native wildlife, fantastic snorkeling and hiking opportunities. With our knowledgeable guides and the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, limitless discovery awaits. Highlights: Whale watching on the boat ride, incredible Channel Islands kayaking, Channel Islands National Park visitors center, hiking, camping options, amazing island experience.

Painted Cave Kayak and Snorkel Excursion 
Visit the Channel Islands on this Amazing Day Tour to Painted Cave.

Depart from Santa Barbara Harbor and enjoy breakfast on the charter boat ride to Santa Cruz Island. Once at the island, prepare for world class kayaking. Kayak into Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the World. Keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins, whales and eagles. Guests can snorkel before departing to the mainland and eating a hot lunch on the boat ride home. Hot showers available on the boat. A fun day trip for everyone in your group!

Santa Barbara Harbor – Coastal Kayak Tour                                                

A relaxing day of paddling along the Santa Barbara waterfront. 

We “put-in” at the Santa Barbara harbor, after a comprehensive kayak lesson. Our journey takes us through the harbor, along secluded beaches, past sea lions and kelp forests and around the historic pier. The group will stop on a secluded beach for lunch, before completing a large loop, ending back at the harbor. People love this paddle because of the relaxed pace and incredible marine life as well as taking in the views of town from the water.

Refugio State Beach – Coastal Kayaking Tour             

A perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun.

The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California. We meet at Refugio State Beach. Once outfitted, your guide will offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore. Once we are on the water and feeling comfortable, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about Marine Ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel. At mid-day we’ll stop for lunch, served on a secluded beach.

Surfing Lessons in Santa Barbara
Come enjoy a day of Surfing and Fun at a local beach.

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s surfing trips are a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Trip included wetsuit, surfboard, instructor and lunch on the beach!

Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour 
Explore Santa Ynez on a full day tour of wine and tasty treats. Group rates available.

Come Experience the Original Cupcake & Wine Tour! Savor a yummy cupcake tasting featuring 6 mini cupcakes. This tour features wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley, deli style lunch at one of our favorite wineries and a friendly guide for the day.


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Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 8-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-5
Saturday Summers 8-4
Sunday Summers 8-4

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

32 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Special Events

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Sea Cave Kayaking

If this is your first time kayaking Channel Islands National Park, then this is where you want to go. No other area of the park offers as…

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Wine Country Bike Tour

This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Barbara’s wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart…

- / Recurring weekly on Saturday

Tasty Cupcake and Wine tour

If you like tasty treats and wine, then you are going to love this Santa Ynez tour! This wine tour features a delicious sampling of wine…

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Surfing Lessons

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. We will teach you the basics of surfing on the…

- / Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Kayak the American Riviera!

See the American Riviera from a unique perspective. We can't promise you'll be as lucky, but some of our guests have paddled with whales…