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…

Santa Barbara Harbor

Are you wondering where you can go and please everyone in the family? The Santa Barbara Harbor has something for everyone: boat rentals, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), jet skis, a Maritime Museum, sunbathing on the beach, restaurants for…

Channel Islands Outfitters

Channel Islands Outfitters is authorized by the National Park Service to provide guided kayaking, snorkeling, and educational experiences. Our world famous "Caves and Coves" adventure has been a crowd pleaser for over 20…

sb. Snapshots: A Visual Exploration of Santa Barbara


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