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

Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: January (2024)

It’s a New Year and a great opportunity to rediscover your passion for Adventure! Santa Barbara is an amazing place with warm weather year-round. SB winters are well-known for amazing sunsets, great surf, and perfect hiking weather all day! Plus, last month brought much-needed rain to Central California and as a result, our hillsides are…

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4 Reasons Why Winter at Channel Islands Is the Ultimate Family Adventure

Winter kayaking at Scorpion Anchorage. Photo by Chuck Graham. Are you looking for a unique and memorable way to spend the holidays with your loved ones? Channel Islands National Park offers a bucket-list-worthy adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. Here are four reasons why sea cave kayaking at this stunning location…

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Encountering Bald Eagles at Channel Islands National Park

As I sat in my kayak atop the canopy of giant bladder kelp, I felt the swoosh of a bald eagle as it soared overhead, two blue wing tags with A-03 attached to its impressive 6-foot-wide wingspan. I was leading an Adventure Tour for Santa Barbara Adventure Company at Scorpion Anchorage near the southeast fringe…

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Fall foliage in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: October (2023)

It’s finally time to break out your favorite sweater again because Fall is officially here! We welcome with great delight cooler days that are perfect for hiking, camping, wine tasting, and more. Here’s how you can catch us hanging out around Santa Barbara this October: Visit a Pumpkin PatchWHEN: Every day in OctoberGet in the…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: September (2023)

September is here! The days are warm and the sun is shining. Locals and visitors are at the beaches, kayaking the shoreline and surfing the breaks. Here are some of the fun things going on around town during this late-summer month. Butterflies Alive! at the Museum of Natural HistoryWHEN: Through September 4thTIME: 10:00am-5:00pmWHERE: Santa Barbara…

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Late Summer Bliss on Santa Cruz Island

I’ve heard Southern California doesn’t have a change in the seasons. I’ve always scoffed at that notion, especially out at the Channel Islands National Park. Each August, I can feel a gradual shift from late summer into early fall, approaching like a wispy warm easterly wind. It’s arguably the best time of year to experience…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: August (2023)

Photo credit: Chuck Graham The summer is flying by and August is full of fun things to do here in Santa Barbara! With sunny weather and gorgeous beaches, it’s time to get outside and explore. One of the best months to be in Santa Barbara, August’s bright days and warm nights provide numerous options for…

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Kayaking Potato Harbor: The Ultimate Channel Islands Adventure

Kayakers at Potato Harbor. Photo by Chuck Graham. Nearly finished with another circumnavigation of Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands, my friend Craig Fernandez and I made a pit stop inside Potato Harbor. While stretching stiff legs along the cobbled shoreline within a pocket cove inside the harbor, one of the islands’ many natural wonders…

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Santa Barbara Adventure Company Ranks Top Five in USA TODAY’s “Best Kayaking Tour” Contest

We are proud to announce that Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBACo) has been awarded the prestigious title of “Best Kayaking Tour” in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice. This national recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional kayak tours in the stunning Santa Barbara and Channel Islands National Park regions. It…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: July (2024)

Summertime is well underway in California! Check out some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the best Santa Barbara has to offer in July. We have included as much helpful information as possible, but in case we missed anything, feel free to add details in the comments section below. Snorkel Tours at Channel…

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