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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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Great Ideas for Enjoying the 4th of July Outdoors!

Independence Day, aka the 4th of July, falls this year on a Tuesday. For some that means a Tuesday off work to enjoy a day of exploring outdoors! It also might mean that you find yourself with guests in town to entertain! Santa Barbara is a great place to spend your day. Here are some of…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: June 2017

June is a great time to enjoy Santa Barbara’s beaches and hiking trails, with average temperatures in the 70′s – you are practically guaranteed a beautiful day in June! Throughout the month we are taking guests kayaking and surfing in Santa Barbara and at Channel Islands National Park. June also brings Summer Solstice. Santa Barbara is home to one of…

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How to make camping reservations in Channel Islands National Park?

At Santa Barbara Adventure Company, we offer guided multi-day Channel Islands camping and kayaking trips. These trips include two or three days of kayaking and allow guests to tour areas of the islands few visitors see. Our guests almost always tell us how incredible Channel Islands camping trips are. One island camper Molly said, “I…

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Get Outdoors & Explore This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend. Why not plan something outdoors to celebrate those special women in your life? Maybe your mom loves spending time in nature or maybe you want to share with her something you love! Either way, spending time together outdoors is a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day that’s sure to create…

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Easter Egg Hunts in Santa Barbara

Spring is in the air! It is time to decorate eggs, get out your Easter basket and do some hunting. If you are in Santa Barbra for the Easter holiday and are looking for a fun way to spend your day, there are lots of great Easter celebrations. You can venture out to wine country…

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Are you ready to explore the Channel Islands by kayak?

Ocean Kayaking Eligibility There is a significant difference between kayaking inside the breakwater of the Santa Barbara harbor and kayaking out at Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. We often receive phone calls from people asking how to know if they have the basic skills and are ready for ocean kayaking. At Channel…

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Where can I get lunch for my trip to Channel Islands National Park?

Food can make or break a good trip, so when you are traveling to California’s islands be sure to put some thought into your meals for the day. Since food vending is not permitted on the islands, you need to make sure to pack or order all your food ahead of time. Here are a…

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5 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

It is time for all good lovers to start planning Valentine’s Day. Santa Barbara is a perfect destination to celebrate. Couples can venture to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and food or plan for adventure at Channel Islands National Park. If you want to plan something special for Valentine’s Day, just call our…

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