The Adventure Blog

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

Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2022

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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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2022

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 plenty of fun things to do nearby this month: Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: January 2022

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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Can We Bring Pets on Our Tour?

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.

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: April 2021

Events this year have been in short supply, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had! Spring is in the air, our county just moved down to the red tier and it’s a great time to be in Santa Barbara. Here is a list of fun things to do around Santa Barbara for…

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5 Reasons Why It’s the Best Time to Visit the Channel Islands

With something new and unique each season at the Channel Islands, visitors are beckoned to come back time and time again to experience all the beauty and magic the destination has to offer. Here are five reasons why NOW is the best time to book your next island adventure! 1. Whales, Dolphins & Fish –…

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Prisoners Vs. Scorpion

Scorpion Anchorage is the best area of the Channel Islands National Park to kayak. This area of the park offers more sea caves than any others. Tours depart to this area of the island daily, weather permitting. There are also snorkeling and hiking option, plus a great visitor center.

Historic Landmark Sightseeing in Santa Barbara

Painted Cave A memory of Santa Barbara’s earliest residents, Painted Cave State Park, exhibits some of the most intricate known Native American cave paintings created by the Chumash Tribe. Just a short drive into the mountains from downtown Santa Barbara, you can view original aboriginal artwork, some features and symbols of which were also painted…

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Private Summer Camp Options in Santa Barbara

Looking for a fun & socially-distant way for your kids to get out and play this summer? Santa Barbara Adventure Company is offering private week-long summer camps. Camps will run Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm and activities can be customized to suit your needs and preferences.

COVID Operational Response

As always, the safety of our guests and our staff is our primary concern. In agreement with the Santa Barbara County Health Department and in following the directives placed forth by the CDC, the Santa Barbara Adventure Company will implement the following practices to mitigate the possibility of COVID – 19 exposure to guests and…

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