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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 2019

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 5/6/19 If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, please check in with us in January 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 are a premier outfitter on the central coast of California, we operate sea cave kayaking tours in Channel Islands National Park, coastal kayaking tours, surf + SUP, wine tours, teambuilding, outdoor education and…

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5 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

It’s time for you and your sweetie to start planning Valentine’s Day and Santa Barbara is a perfect destination to celebrate! Couples can venture to Santa Ynez for a day of wine and catered lunch or plan for a kayaking adventure at The Channel Islands National Park. If you are looking for something special on…

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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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Things to do in Santa Barbara: December 2018

It’s December and there is so much going on in Santa Barbara this time of the year! From holiday markets and parades to wine tours and concerts, there is something for everyone in the American Riviera. If you still need gift ideas, don’t forget about Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s gift certificates…who doesn’t want a kayaking…

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