The Adventure Blog

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

The Island Fox: An Icon’s Triumph on Santa Cruz Island

Island fox on an agave plant at Santa Cruz Island. Photo by Chuck Graham. There was a time on Santa Cruz Island when one could go days without seeing an island fox. There was a time when you would easily see more feral pigs than the endemic Urocyon littoralis.  That was in 1999 when non-native…

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Marine geyser at Channel Islands National Park

Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: June 2023

No matter whether you love to spend your days under the sun at the beach, hiking the backcountry, wine tasting at vineyards, visiting great museums, or conquering the next epic adventure, there is so much fun to be had in Santa Barbara during the month of June! We’ve put together a list of ideas for…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: May 2023

May is here, and sunny Santa Barbara is buzzing with excitement and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. As the American Riviera soaks up the sun, we’ve got you covered with a fantastic lineup of must-do events and attractions. In this month’s blog, we’re sharing our top picks of cool experiences you won’t want to…

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2023 Superbloom: Chasing Island Wildflowers

Photo of seaside daises and kayakers at Scorpion Anchorage by Chuck Graham. After four months of steady, consistent 2022/23 winter rains, anticipation mounts amongst island lovers for an incoming, colorful, vibrant spring. Waterfalls are gushing off sheer cliffs, and side canyons that are typically dry are like vital tributaries breathing life into significant canyons such…

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Kayak guide Aubrie Fowler leads a sea cave kayak tour at Scorpion Anchorage

Exploring the Channel Islands with Kayak Guide Aubrie Fowler

To say Aubrie Fowler wears many hats might be a slight understatement. She’s been leading kayak and snorkel tours for Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBACo) at Scorpion Anchorage on the Southeast fringe of Santa Cruz Island at Channel Islands National Park since the spring of 2018. She’s also on the ground (and in the water)…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: April 2023

April is the perfect time to embrace the beauty and excitement Santa Barbara has to offer. As the “American Riviera” comes to life with spring, our vibrant coastal paradise boasts a variety of events and attractions for all tastes and interests. We’ve handpicked a selection of must-see attractions and events. From thrilling outdoor adventures to…

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Easter Egg Hunts in Santa Barbara

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to bring out the Easter baskets, decorate eggs, and embark on exciting egg hunts! If you’re spending your Easter holiday in Santa Barbara, there’s no shortage of delightful events for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some of the top Easter celebrations in the area: Santa Barbara…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2023

SPRING has sprung in Santa Barbara and we are loving it! Northern migrating gray whales and many species of birds are an amazing sight to see; wildflowers and lush green hillsides create picturesque landscapes all around; all this combined with warmer water and longer days make March the perfect time for outdoor Adventures. Here are…

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Santa Barbara Adventure Company awarded “2023 Hospitality Business of the Year”

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our company has been named 2023 Hospitality Business of the Year by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce! Our team, including President Michael Cohen, attended the Annual Meeting & Business Awards on February 2nd where Michael humbly accepted the award and shared these thoughts: “My heart is full…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2023

With fire restrictions lifted in the Los Padres National Forest, early wildflowers starting to bloom, and mild temperatures, February is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and kayaking. Strap on your adventure shoes, because there are a lot of fun things to do nearby this month: Santa Barbara International Film…

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