• How Did Santa Barbara Get its Name?

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
    How Did Santa Barbara Get its Name? The Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sailed through the channel between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands in December of 1602. There was a dense fog during the voyage and when the fog cleared the islands could be seen in the distance. The channel was named Santa Barbara because […]

    How Did Santa Barbara Get its Name? The Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sailed through the channel between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands in December of 1602. There was a dense fog during the voyage and when the fog cleared the islands could be seen in the distance. The channel was named Santa Barbara because the ship traveled through this area on St. Barbara's feast day,...

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  • Fun In The Sun With Maxwell Frank

    Thursday, August 8th, 2013
    We were happy to enlist the help of local photographer Maxwell Frank to refresh some of images and give new life to some of our materials. With a recent degree from The Brooks Institute of Photography, photographer and athlete Maxwell Frank has focused his work primarily on still and motion work on action and adventure sports […]

    We were happy to enlist the help of local photographer Maxwell Frank to refresh some of images and give new life to some of our materials. With a recent degree from The Brooks Institute of Photography, photographer and athlete Maxwell Frank has focused his work primarily on still and motion work on action and adventure sports for the last five years. Here are a few shots from his recent...

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  • How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave?

    Thursday, June 13th, 2013
    If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, you are in luck. We just posted new dates for the Paint Cave Kayak Excursion in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is one of the largest in the world, extending a quarter-mile long with an entrance ceiling of 160 feet. […]

    If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, you are in luck. We just posted new dates for the Paint Cave Kayak Excursion in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is one of the largest in the world, extending a quarter-mile long with an entrance ceiling of 160 feet. Painted Cave trips depart from Santa Barbara Harbor; guests will stay on the boat...

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  • 5 Things to do in Santa Barbara for Father’s Day

    Saturday, June 8th, 2013
    Have you made any plans for Fathers Day? Is your dad an adventure junkie, an outdoor enthusiast or just a nature lover? Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to make some plans. Why settle for a backyard BBQ, when we have lots of amazing adventures for the whole family in Santa Barbara, Santa […]

    Have you made any plans for Fathers Day? Is your dad an adventure junkie, an outdoor enthusiast or just a nature lover? Father’s Day is fast approaching and it's time to make some plans. Why settle for a backyard BBQ, when we have lots of amazing adventures for the whole family in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and at Channel Islands National Park. Here are 5 suggestions for making this...

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