The Adventure Blog

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

Women’s History Month at Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Last season, we hired more female guides than ever before! We are continuing the trend this year and feel so lucky to have such strong and hardworking ladies on the team! Meet the crew below and see how a few of them were influenced to be who they are today.

California Superbloom: Channel Islands Wildflowers

You’ve heard about popular spring wildflower destinations such as Carrizo Plains and Anza Borrego in southern California. But have you seen the Channel Islands superbloom? Dozens of species of wildflower cover the islands, making the already beautiful hikes just purely jawdropping. Come join us this spring for kayaking, hiking, and wildflower viewing on Santa Cruz…

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5 Things to do in Santa Barbara for Spring Break

With warm weather coming and the days getting longer, people are looking for things to do! Santa Barbara is the perfect place for spring break with a wide variety of outdoor adventures, museums, events, and activities to choose from. Here are five of our top choices! 1) Refugio Kayak Tour  For a local kayaking adventure, the Refugio…

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5 Endemic Species Found Only on the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands National Park is a fantastic area to connect with nature and spot wildlife. In fact, there are some endemic plants and animals that can only be found on the Islands. Here are some of the most famous plants and animals to look for that are found only on the Channel Islands!  …

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The 7 Best Dinner Spots in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has an incredible selection of dining options for every budget and every craving. We’ve selected some favorites to give you ideas for pairing your accessible and delicious meal with your next tour! You’ll notice this is our longest list in comparison to our 4 Best Breakfast Places to Eat in Santa Barbara & our…

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Best Lunch Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

Grab a quick and satisfying lunch before heading outdoors for an adventure with us! Hana Kitchen Hana Kitchen has you covered for Asian-fusion eats and tea drinks, with vegan options too! It’s an inexpensive, casual spot for a tasty rice bowl with all the fixings! Best Mexican Food Let’s taco ‘bout tacos! Santa Barbara has…

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4 Best Breakfast Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

Dawn Patrol Build your own breakfast at Dawn Patrol — our favorite local hash house just around the corner from Santa Barbara Adventure Co. and up the street from the harbor. If you care about where your food comes from like we do, you’ll notice they use all local ingredients, (including free-range eggs and organic coffee).…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2019

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 2019

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. Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans? Some of these…

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Can I still go to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown?

You can still get to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown. The Channel Islands National Park is open to visitors during the government shutdown. All island concessionaires are operating. Both the ferry company to get out to the islands and the kayaking company operating at Scorpion Anchorage are running throughout the government shutdown. Our…

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