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Read about our adventures as we explore California's coast and Channel Islands National Park!

Kayaking Painted Cave

How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave

Updated 3/21/18 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…

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Summer Channel Islands Tours

Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Channel Islands Adventure Company have new tours this summer! Painted Cave Kayaking: Get ready for a full day at sea. Explore Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the world! Painted Cave is within a Marine Protected Area and also a part of the Channel Islands National Marine…

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20 Days of Giving Back: Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s #Giving20SB

It’s our 20 Year anniversary! That’s 20 years of support from Santa Barbara and beyond doing what we love every day. We started in 1998 and want to celebrate by giving back this year, with 20 Days of Giving #Giving20SB. So far we have done  a beach clean-up and donated to families affected by the tragedies in…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2018

We are celebrating the return of Spring this March! Although Santa Barbara’s climate remains sunny and pleasant year-round, springtime means warmer water and longer days here in America’s Riviera. Throughout the month we are taking guests kayaking in Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands as well as to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country for our…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2018

February in Santa Barbara is here! Did you meet all of your New Year’s resolutions or get to do all of the fun events you wanted to do in January? If not, February is your second chance! See below for fun events happening this month.  Cupcake and Wine Tour – by the Santa Barbara Adventure Company…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: January 2018

Happy New Year! It’s winter in Santa Barbara, and rather than snow and ice, that means soul-warming sunshine, quiet, secluded beaches and a lot of fun events. There’s so much going on this month – come visit and see all that our beautiful coastline has to offer this season… New Year’s Eve Parties, December 31 …

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How to Help Ventura Thomas Fire Victims

UPDATE 12/12/17 9am The weekend felt like a blur as most of our employees were in mandatory or voluntary evacuation zones, leaving town to stay with family or friends all over the state. Yesterday and today, first responders seem to have started to get ahead of the flames and we are hopeful things will continue…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: December 2017

It’s December and there is so much going on in Santa Barbara this time of the year! From holiday markets and parades to wine tours and concerts, there is something for everyone in the American Riviera. If you still need gift ideas, don’t forget about Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s gift certificates…who doesn’t want a kayaking…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: August 2017

The summer is flying by and August is full for fun festivals, events and things to do. With sunny weather and gorgeous beaches, it is time to get out of the house and explore. As one of the best months to be in Santa Barbara, August’s bright days and warm nights provide numerous options for…

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Behind the Camera Lens: An interview with Aaron Echols

You may have noticed Aaron’s stunning photography on our social media and website. We have a great deal of respect for his work and sat down for an interview to learn more on his background and love for the Channel Islands. First car: 94 sentra Favorite island: San Miguel Person I admire: Steve Junak If I was an animal,…

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