The Adventure Blog

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

Employment Opportunities with SB Adventure Co

Looking for one of the most exciting jobs around? Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers a fun, challenging and rewarding place of employment for people who love to be outside and share our region’s natural, beautiful places with our guests. We offer a huge variety of activities in and around Santa Barbara; imagine sea kayaking the Channel…

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Top 5 Experience Gift Ideas in Santa Barbara

Holiday shopping – always an adventure, isn’t it? We want to make sure we’re giving memorable and unique gifts that our friends and family are going to love. Gift cards to stores and cash seem impersonal and there’s usually at least one person who just seems to have everything and is impossible to shop for.…

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Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Activities 2018

Although Santa Barbara’s fantastic climate can often trick us into thinking summer is a year round affair, the holiday season has arrived, whether we’re ready or not!  Fortunately, Santa Barbara is packed with fantastic holiday activities for people of all ages this time of year, and we at Santa Barbara Adventure Co. are here to…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: October 2018

As October begins, we are again blessed with many wonderful festivals to visit and enjoy. Later in the month, there are plenty of Halloween activities to attend including the Corn Maze on Hollister and Boo at the Zoo. Have a wonderful October and safe trick-or-treating! Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak Tours: Daily This beloved California destination is…

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5 School Field Trip Ideas in Southern California

Celebrate back to school with a field trip! We can bring a field trip to you, or you can join us on a field trip near Santa Barbara and Ventura, just an hour from Los Angeles. Hands-on field trips are a great way for kids to learn and grow with one another as the school…

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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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What is for lunch on my wine country tour?

Our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours include pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation, all tastings, a friendly host and an incredible lunch by our private chef at Channel Islands Provisioners. Menu:  sandwiches (all on baguette) char broiled “jidori” chicken breast, apple calico slaw, avocado-lime-cilantro dressing, sharp cheddar, dry salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, mozzarella, giardiniera tapenade braised brisket, arugula, sweet…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: August 2018

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. One of the best months to be in Santa Barbara, August’s bright days and warm nights provide numerous options for fun…

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A Day in Santa Ynez Wine Country

Spring is here, and it is especially evident in Santa Barbara’s wine region. Our guides have been reporting that the wildflowers are in full bloom. It is the perfect time to travel to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and relaxation. Local photographer Phillip Van Nostrand was kind enough to share some of his photos…

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