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

5 Things to do at Prisoners Harbor

Prisoners Harbor, named for the convicts kept here in the early 1800’s, will only hold your heart captive (learn more about the story of Prisoners Harbor here). Prisoners Harbor lies on the border of the Channel Islands National Park and The Nature Conservancy on north coast of Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the eight…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: December 2019

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…everyone wants a kayaking trip…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Activities 2019

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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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: June 2019

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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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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