Captain Jack’s began in 2005 after the founders spent a week in Hawaii engaging in fun-filled adventure tours. Captain Jack’s is now owned and operated by longtime educator and local history lover Meredith Brace. Captain Jack’s offers wine tours, beer tours, historical and architectural tours, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, and whale watching. The company prides itself in making sure each tour is suited to the individual needs and interests of each guest or group. Meredith’s staff consists of fellow empty nesters who have spent many years in the area and are eager to share their love for Santa Barbara for travelers of all ages and interests. Whether you are someone traveling alone or are in a large group, Captain Jack’s will take you on a fun-filled adventure, complete with stories on local history and insider information.
Santa Barbara News-Press Readers’ Choice Awards Winner for best Day Trip/Tour Travel Company and Wine Tour, 2013-2019
“What a terrific way to spend the day. I did the Top Deck Tour that took me multiple locations and had a variety of experiences. My guide Tonya was kind, helpful, funny and a wonderful conversationalist. At all times I felt cared for and was able to sit back and relax as the tour took care of everything! It was a great way to spend the day (either alone or with the family). Thank you Captain Jack’s for a memorable day!”
“We had family in from out of town and did the afternoon delight wine tour, which included 3 wineries and olive oil tasting. We ask Meredith to customize the tour for a particular style of wine (Italian varietals) and they nailed it! I was skeptical about the olive oil tasting, but it was a nice break from the wine tasting. Definitely, worth it and Merf was a wonderful host. Looking forward to our next tour.”
“We booked a group wine tour but as we were the only couple that day it was a leisurely private tour with an excellent guide Terry. She was very friendly and professional.We visited 4 wineries and an olive grove. Lunch was at a very good restaurant and as it was not included in the trip we could have as much or as little as we wanted. Very sensible as often lunches included in trips are of a lower quality and there is waste. Driving was good in a comfortable car. We were picked up on time from our hotel and had a full day which was great fun. Would totally recommend this trip from this company.”