Lessons and Tours

Santa Barbara offers some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in the country, and lessons and tours are there for those who want to maximize their time with memorable experiences.

Start with a sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard lesson. Santa Barbara’s coastline is one of the best for sea level exploring. Want to take it higher? Channel your inner adventurer for a variety of rock climbing lessons. And for the surfer in you, many local outfitters offer daily surf classes. Hang ten on welcoming beginner, intermediate, or advanced surf breaks.

If biking is more your speed, let an expert guide take you and your family on a ride through  Santa Barbara’s incredible front and backcountry trails.

Or, for those looking for local knowledge, tour Santa Barbara by land, sea or air. But, make sure to take your camera; focal points don’t get much better than this.

Featured Lessons & Tours in Santa Barbara


Captain Jack’s Tours & Events

Captain Jack's Tours has been voted “Best Wine Tour” in the Santa Barbara News Press Readers Choice award for the 3rd year in a row. We offer Wine Tasting tours starting at $70, Beer Tasting tours, Coastal Sailboat Cruises and Kayak…

Enjoy The Mountain

Our mission is to help you Enjoy the Mountain! We are the premier provider of adventure and off-road experiences in Southern California. We offer ATV Tours, rentals, and much more. With our hassle-free services, we make it easy for you and we take…

Paddle Sports Center

The Paddle Sports Center is Santa Barbara's favorite ocean gym and playground. We provide you with the best gear and instruction for a unique and unforgettable Santa Barbara adventure. Kayaks for one and two people are the perfect 2-hour physical…

sb. Snapshots: A Visual Exploration of Santa Barbara


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