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


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…

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…

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…

sb. Snapshots: A Visual Exploration of Santa Barbara


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