If you’re looking for a rental or tour of Santa Barbara or just something fun to do, you’ve found the right place! Cal Coast Adventures offers 10 different types of bike tours from electric bike tours of the city to leisurely mountain bike tours to downhill bike tours. We have a bike shop right downtown where you can rent beach cruisers, electric bikes, and hybrids for cruising the city. For the more adventurous we also have full suspension mountain bikes and carbon road bikes. For those looking for water activities we have daily private surf lessons as well as group surf lessons; group surf lessons just take place during summer months while private lessons are available year-round. We offer kayak and paddleboard rentals and tours at West Beach year-round via reservation. Our newest tour is a city photo tour on the weekends. Our van will shuttle you to the best places and viewpoints in town.
You will meet up with your Santa Barbara Bike Tour guide(s) at our shop and we’ll show you the highlights of Santa Barbara’s beauty on a 2-hour leisurely ride. You’ll have your choice of beach cruisers, hybrid bikes, and/or hardtail mountain bikes. This leisurely bike tour can vary depending on your group’s size and interests but is typically coastal with some inland stops at some of Santa Barbara’s famous landmarks and views. Our Santa Barbara Bike Tour guides each provide their own fascinating insights into Santa Barbara’s history, claims to fame, and hidden gems that they will be excited to share with you!
We run our 2-hour city bike tours daily at 9 am, 10 am, and 1 pm at $75 pp.
The Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour is our Santa Barbara City Bike Tour on steroids. With our TownieGo and Specialized Turbo Como electric bikes, we’ll be covering more ground and seeing more of Santa Barbara. Our electric bikes coast up to 20mph with their peddle assist. These bikes are great for persons young and old alike – an excellent option if you’re bringing the whole family. Santa Barbara is no longer a small town, but riding on the Santa Barbara Ebike Tour will provide you a glimpse of the best the city has to offer.
We run our private Santa Barbara Ebike tours daily at 10 am, and our group tours daily at 2 pm. The private electric bike tour costs $95 pp. The group ebike costs $85 pp. Tour running times are 2-3 hours, and all tours include your choice of an Electra TownieGo or Specialized Turbo Como electric bike. Book now!
Our bike shop is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm at 736 Carpinteria Street in Santa Barabara, CA. We have a large inventory including beach cruiser rentals as low as $10 per hour and $35 for the day, as well as hybrid bikes, electric bikes, mountain bikes, and carbon road bikes.
We run daily mountain bike tours for beginners to advanced riders ranging from $105 – $155pp including an alloy or carbon full suspension mountain bike. We carry Specialized and Santa Cruz mountain bikes. If you’d like an easy family ride and want to test out some nice mountain bikes with a guide this is a great chance, or if you’re an intermediate to advanced rider and want a great bike with a guide to take you into some nice single track we can help.
Surf lessons run daily 9 am, 11am, 1 pm, and 3pm and range from $65 – $95 depending on the group size. The lessons typically take place 20 minutes south of town to provide more consistent knee to waist high waves. We teach at a nice gentle break that is great for learning. In the winter we can often teach in Santa Barbara as there is typically enough surf to teach; summer we move south as it’s typically too small in town.
We run private kayak tours at 11am for $60 pp and have a group tour at 1pm for $50 pp. The tours are 1.5 hours and we’ll take you through the proper paddling technique and some safety instructions before venturing out into the water. We’ll paddle along the coast of Santa Barbara looking for sea life, while your guide. The view from the water looking back at Santa Barbara is beautiful and really lets you see all of SB and it’s mountains. Book now!
Some of the best activities in Santa Barbara include renting bikes; our city is small enough you can see most of it from a bike and explore at your own pace. If you only have a small amount of time or want insights into the city take one of our bike tours!
During the summer and fall months, our weather is beautiful and stand up paddleboard or SUP rentals in Santa Barbara headline our most popular activities. If you’ve never stand up paddled before, we offer SUP Lessons at West Beach.
Our hourly kayak and SUP rentals are set up April-Sept at West Beach. We can also deliver to any beach in town for a full day stand up paddleboard rental.
We have one of the largest surf schools in Santa Barbara and offer lessons year-round.
Our company was started to show locals and visitors a great time; in order to do so we’ve hired the best instructors and have an unparalleled level of top notch equipment. You won’t be able to find better bike rentals in Santa Barbara or higher quality surf instructors. We’d love to help you with your adventure and ensure you have a great time!