32 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA

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 National Park – Sea Cave Kayaking Tour 
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.

Painted Cave Kayak and Snorkel Excursion 
Visit the Channel Islands on this Amazing Day Tour to Painted Cave.

Depart from Santa Barbara Harbor and enjoy breakfast on the charter boat ride to Santa Cruz Island. Once at the island, prepare for world class kayaking. Kayak into Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the World. Keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins, whales and eagles. Guests can snorkel before departing to the mainland and eating a hot lunch on the boat ride home. Hot showers available on the boat. A fun day trip for everyone in your group!

Santa Barbara Harbor – Coastal Kayak 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.

Refugio State Beach – Coastal Kayaking Tour             

A perfect day of kayaking, swimming and fun.

The Gaviota Coast is one of the few remaining sections of undeveloped, open coastline in California. We meet at Refugio State Beach. Once outfitted, your guide will offer a thorough kayaking lesson on shore. Once we are on the water and feeling comfortable, we will tour a total of 3 miles, stopping in pristine kelp beds to learn about Marine Ecology and the Santa Barbara Channel. At mid-day we’ll stop for lunch, served on a secluded beach.

Surfing Lessons in Santa Barbara
Come enjoy a day of Surfing and Fun at a local beach.

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s surfing trips are a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Trip included wetsuit, surfboard, instructor and lunch on the beach!

Check our website for all tour listings. Excursions usually depart daily.

Hours of Operation

Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 8-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-5
Saturday Summers 8-4
Sunday Summers 8-4

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

32 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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$89 Surf Lesson Special ~ Learn to surf in Santa Barbara!

Come join us for an exciting day on the water and learn to surf!

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several safe and fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s surfing trips are a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Our knowledgeable instructors have over 25 years’ combined experience and will use their skills to point out the finer points of catching waves during our beach lesson and while in the water. We choose surf sites based on the current swell and tide conditions, finding the best breaks for successful learning. The trip will include 2 sessions with a break for lunch on the beach.

All our surf trips include wetsuits (short and full), soft-top surfboards, lunch and beverages, knowledgeable guides, comprehensive instruction.

Cost:  Early summer special rates starting at $89 per person!  2 person minimum

For more information call us toll free at 1-877-885-9283 or see our website www.SBAdventureCo.com to book your reservation directly online!


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Fun Paddle Harbor Kayak ~ $55 Special!

Come explore the Santa Barbara Coastline with the Adventure Company on a 2 hour introduction to kayaking. Enjoy the scenery with a guide who is an expert on the Santa Barbara region and ocean ecology. Available every dayd during the Summer months – while space is open! So book some fun and enjoy this great deal. Please call for dates and availability.

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Santa Ynez Wine Tour

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We’ll take care of all the details while you enjoy the heart of Santa Ynez wine country, home to several very popular California…

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Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson


Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the fastest growing ocean sport! Stand up paddling allows guests to experience incredible views of the…