The Santa Barbara Adventure Company permits guests with disabilities to bring their service animals which are “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability” onto tours as such. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.
Please note: We do not allow PETS on any of our tours, only working animals. In California, pet owners who falsely imply that their pet is a service animal are subject to a penalty of $1000 and up to six months in jail.
The requested addition of any service animals onto a tour must be provided in writing to our office. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and reservation number to inform us that you have a service animal. There are no fees associated with bringing a service animal on our tours.
Throughout the tour, the Santa Barbara Adventure Company is not responsible for any service animals. The care or supervision of a service animal is solely the responsibility of its handler.
Channel Islands National Park Tours
In addition to informing our office, you must complete a Service Animal Health Background Form and submit all required documents to the Channel Islands National Park. This includes a veterinarian health exam and parasite screening within 14 days of your island visit. More information regarding the process can be found here: National Park Service – Service Animal Policy
Wine Country Tours
We encourage guests with service animals to bring a seatbelt for their working animal to safely be secured in the vehicle. If you’re visiting on a busy weekend, our shuttle vans can reach full capacity. Service animals may need to sit between your feet or beneath the seat for the 1-hour drive to/from Santa Ynez Valley as well as during the drive between wineries. Please be aware that in summer months (July – August specifically), temperatures in the valley can reach over 100 degrees.
Mainland Water Tours
We encourage guests with service animals to bring a personal flotation device for their working animal.
Leashes & Animal Waste
When not on the water, service animals should be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length when this does not interfere with the service they are providing. You are responsible for packing out any waste.