The Adventure Blog

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

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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COVID-Ready Operational Response Plan

Updated 11.17.2020 The recent update by California Governor Gavin Newsom does not further impact our already COVID modified operations. We are running all trips as scheduled. We monitor these events closely and will reach out to you via email if there are any changes that impact your trip. As always, the safety of our guests…

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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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Get a Taste of Surfing!

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. We will teach you the basics of surfing on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. This is a great way to get a taste of surfing in just a few hours. The trip will include an instruction session on…

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The Adventurous Book List

While many of us enjoy spending time outside hiking, biking, and kayaking, there are days where the weather, illness or the unexpected keeps us indoors. On those days, it’s always nice to have a great book the inspires your next adventure in the outdoors! Check out the books our staff loves! Hannah’s book list includes:…

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5 Best Hikes near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is surrounded by beautiful views with an ocean on one side and mountains on the other, so it is no wonder that there are plenty of great hikes all around the area. If you are in town and looking to see some views, we have cultivated a list below. Have a group coming…

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Springtime flowers at Prisoners Harbor

3 California National Parks For Easy Weekend Trips

Looking for a National Park you can drive to after work on a Friday and spend the weekend with your family or friends, all with getting back to the office by Monday morning? We’ve all heard of Yosemite and Joshua Tree but here are some other options that make for incredible weekend destinations – within…

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