The Adventure Blog

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

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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Fun Things to do in Santa Barbara: July 2018

Hot summer days and long evenings are the perfect time to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s best events and activities. Check out some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the coast in July. We included as much helpful information as possible, including both free events and some with fees. If we missed something,…

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Outdoor Industry Marketing for Summer 2018

For the outdoor industry, the summer season is often the busiest of the year. Our business, Santa Barbara Adventure Company, accommodates thousands of clients sea cave kayaking in Channel Islands National Park each summer. The time to ramp up your marketing to these potential clients is now (or, preferably, yesterday as with all things marketing)…

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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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