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


Condor Express Whale Watching

The Condor Express offers a variety of spectacular excursions in the Santa Barbara Channel aboard our state of the art high - speed catamaran, the 75' CONDOR EXPRESS. Our cruising ground includes the nutrient rich waters around Santa…

Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

Enjoy this iconic – one-of-a-kind – Santa Barbara adventure that CNN Travel rates in Top Three Things To Do in SoCal. Rides offered three times daily all Summer. Perfect for families, couples and groups. Check our website for…

sb. Snapshots: A Visual Exploration of Santa Barbara


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