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

Fun in Santa Barbara: December 2020

It’s almost December and there is so much going on in Santa Barbara this time of the year! From holiday markets to wine tours and fun surf, there is an activity for everyone in the American Riviera. If you still need gift ideas, consider a gift certificate to Santa Barbara Adventure Company! We definitely have…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Activities 2020

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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Prisoners Vs. Scorpion

While exploring options for your adventure to Channel Islands National Park, you may have seen notices about Scorpion Anchorage closures on Santa Cruz Island. Currently, the pier at Scorpion Anchorage is under construction, with a projected reopening date of November 1st, 2020. Due to this closure, our kayaking operation is taking place west of Scorpion,…

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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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Evening Astronomy Kayak

Enjoy an evening Sunset Kayak!

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Around the Harbor Overview An evening of paddling and watching the night sky. This twilight trip is a great way to end a full day. We meet before sunset for a comprehensive kayaking lesson. Then we head out to sea in single or double kayaks where we watch the colors change…

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Why Team Building Is Important For Companies

Corporate team building – it conjures up images of the Dunder Mifflin company picnic, matching tee-shirts and words like “synergy” – the whole idea can seem a bit silly. But honestly, that’s the whole point. Let’s get silly, and look at some ways team building activities are valuable for companies: Mingling – form an unlikely…

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Kayak the Incredible Sea Caves!

Sea cave kayaking in Channel Islands National Park, an experience of a lifetime! Guided sea cave kayak excursion includes: kayaking gear (paddle jackets, helmets and wetsuits as necessary), double kayak, knowledgeable guide(s), kayaking lesson, natural history and marine ecology. Starting point and time: Ventura Harbor, 7am or 8am with a return to the harbor around 5pm.…

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A Guide to Channel Islands National Park Weather

Many people ask about the weather conditions when traveling out to the National Park, as it can really affect a kayaking experience. Here are some useful resources for checking the weather so you can know what to expect! It is always a good idea to look at the weather forecast for the land as well as…

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