See a part of Santa Barbara few visitors ever get to experience with the best outfitter in town. Our guides create thousands of unforgettable travel adventures each year – come join us!
CHANNEL ISLANDS TOURS
- Sea Cave Kayaking Tour at Channel Islands National Park
Explore Channel Islands National Park on a day tour or multi-day camping and kayaking trip.
This beloved California destination is renowned for incredible island kayaking, native wildlife, fantastic snorkeling and hiking opportunities. With our knowledgeable guides and the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, limitless discovery awaits. Highlights: Whale watching on the boat ride, incredible Channel Islands kayaking, Channel Islands National Park visitors center, hiking, camping options, amazing island experience.
- Snorkeling Tour at Channel Islands National Park
On Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s guided snorkel tour at Scorpion Anchorage, you’ll receive expert knowledge while exploring the beautiful kelp forests along pristine coastlines. There may even be a chance to swim in and out of sea caves! Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and natural history of the islands while guests view sea life up close.
- Snorkel & Kayak Tour at Channel Islands National Park
On Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s guided kayak and snorkel tour, you’ll receive expert knowledge while exploring the beautiful kelp forests and sea caves along pristine coastlines. Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and the natural history of the Channel Islands while guests view sea life up close.
COASTAL KAYAKING TOURS
- Coastline Kayaking Tour
This is our most popular coastal trip, showing you an incredible section of coastline. The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California, and is home to more than 1500 species of plant and animal life.
Meet us at Haskell’s Beach, a secluded icon in the Santa Barbara beach scene. Your guide will outfit the members of your group and offer a thorough kayaking lesson onshore. Once we are on the water, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about Marine Ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel, and hopefully kayaking with dolphins and sea lions. If you want to pack a sack lunch we can stop mid-way through for a beach picnic for an hour or so or you’re welcome to have a beach picnic at the conclusion of your tour! As the trip progresses, your guide may offer a fun series of kayak challenges and games. This unforgettable trip provides great opportunities to swim, play or just float. It’s perfect for all ages of adventure seekers!
- Harbor Kayaking Tour
A relaxing day of paddling along the Santa Barbara waterfront.
We “put-in” at the Santa Barbara harbor, after a comprehensive kayak lesson. Our journey takes us through the harbor, along secluded beaches, past sea lions and kelp forests and around the historic pier. The group will stop on a secluded beach for lunch, before completing a large loop, ending back at the harbor. People love this paddle because of the relaxed pace and incredible marine life as well as taking in the views of town from the water.
- Sunset Kayak Tour
Enjoy an evening of paddling and watching the night sky. This twilight trip is a great way to end a full day. We meet before sunset for a comprehensive kayaking lesson. Then we set out on the water from the boat launch and paddle through the harbor, passing other boats, the historic wharf, under the pier, and along the beach. Along the way, look for wildlife like harbor seals, sea lions, brown pelicans, sea stars, cormorants, and seagulls.
We tour the perfect distance before landing back in the harbor.
SURFING & SUP
- Surfing Lessons
We are experts in helping first-time surfers catch waves!
Come enjoy a perfect day in the ocean waters – swimming, catching waves and relaxing on the beach. Your instructor will take care of all the details. The day starts with a beach lesson covering how to position yourself on the board, paddling techniques and proper stance. Once in the water, students will get pointers on maneuvering waves, balance techniques and surf etiquette.
- Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the fastest-growing ocean sport! Stand up paddling allows guests to experience incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean while enjoying a great total body workout. Our introductory lesson offers a two-hour session of instruction and practice. Most guests are up and paddling within 30 minutes of instruction. Your guide will work with you to improve your technique while you explore the local coastline and learn about Santa Barbara’s rich marine environment and history.