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A Day in Santa Ynez Wine Country

Spring is here, and it is especially evident in Santa Barbara’s wine region. Our guides have been reporting that the wildflowers are in full bloom. It is the perfect time to travel to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and relaxation. Local photographer Phillip Van Nostrand was kind enough to share some of his photos…

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Fun Things to do in Santa Barbara: July 2018

Hot summer days and long evenings are the perfect time to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s best events and activities. Check out some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the coast in July. We included as much helpful information as possible, including both free events and some with fees. If we missed something,…

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Outdoor Industry Marketing for Summer 2018

For the outdoor industry, the summer season is often the busiest of the year. Our business, Santa Barbara Adventure Company, accommodates thousands of clients sea cave kayaking in Channel Islands National Park each summer. The time to ramp up your marketing to these potential clients is now (or, preferably, yesterday as with all things marketing)…

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How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave

Updated 10/29/18 If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, please check in with us in February of 2019. That is when we will start posting available dates for the Painted Cave Kayak Tour in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is one of the largest in the world, extending…

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Summer Channel Islands Tours

Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Channel Islands Adventure Company have new tours this summer! Painted Cave Kayaking: Get ready for a full day at sea. Explore Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the world! Painted Cave is within a Marine Protected Area and also a part of the Channel Islands National Marine…

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20 Days of Giving Back: Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s #Giving20SB

It’s our 20 Year Anniversary! That’s 20 years of support from Santa Barbara and beyond doing what we love every day. We started in 1998 and want to celebrate by giving back this year, with 20 Days of Giving Back #Giving20SB  So far we have done a beach clean-up and donated to families affected by…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: March 2018

We are celebrating the return of Spring this March! Although Santa Barbara’s climate remains sunny and pleasant year-round, springtime means warmer water and longer days here in America’s Riviera. Throughout the month we are taking guests kayaking in Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands as well as to the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country for our…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2018

February in Santa Barbara is here! Did you meet all of your New Year’s resolutions or get to do all of the fun events you wanted to do in January? If not, February is your second chance! See below for fun events happening this month.  Cupcake and Wine Tour – by the Santa Barbara Adventure Company…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: January 2018

Happy New Year! It’s winter in Santa Barbara, and rather than snow and ice, that means soul-warming sunshine, quiet, secluded beaches and a lot of fun events. There’s so much going on this month – come visit and see all that our beautiful coastline has to offer this season… New Year’s Eve Parties, December 31 …

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How to Help Ventura Thomas Fire Victims

UPDATE 12/12/17 9am The weekend felt like a blur as most of our employees were in mandatory or voluntary evacuation zones, leaving town to stay with family or friends all over the state. Yesterday and today, first responders seem to have started to get ahead of the flames and we are hopeful things will continue…

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