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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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Behind the Camera Lens: An interview with Aaron Echols

You may have noticed Aaron’s stunning photography on our social media and website. We have a great deal of respect for his work and sat down for an interview to learn more on his background and love for the Channel Islands. First car: 94 sentra Favorite island: San Miguel Person I admire: Steve Junak If I was an animal,…

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Great Ideas for Enjoying the 4th of July Outdoors!

Independence Day, aka the 4th of July, falls this year on a Wednesday. For some that means a Wednesday off work to enjoy a day of exploring outdoors! It also might mean that you find yourself with guests in town to entertain! Santa Barbara is a great place to spend your day. Here are some of…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: June 2018

June is a great time to enjoy Santa Barbara’s beaches and hiking trails, with average temperatures in the 70′s – you are practically guaranteed a beautiful day in June! Throughout the month we are taking guests kayaking and surfing in Santa Barbara and at Channel Islands National Park. June also brings Summer Solstice. Santa Barbara is home to one of…

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Get Outdoors & Explore This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend. Why not plan something outdoors to celebrate those special women in your life? Maybe your mom loves spending time in nature or maybe you want to share with her something you love! Either way, spending time together outdoors is a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day that’s sure to create…

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Santa Barbara Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts in Santa Barbara

Spring is in the air! It is time to decorate eggs, get out your Easter basket and do some hunting. If you are in Santa Barbra for the Easter holiday and are looking for a fun way to spend your day, there are lots of great Easter celebrations. You can venture out to wine country…

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Are you ready to explore the Channel Islands by kayak?

Ocean Kayaking Eligibility There is a significant difference between kayaking inside the breakwater of the Santa Barbara harbor and kayaking out at Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. We often receive phone calls from people asking how to know if they have the basic skills and are ready for ocean kayaking. At Channel…

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Santa Barbara Valentines Kayak

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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Santa Barbara Adventure Receives 10-Year Contract at Channel Islands

Santa Barbara Adventure Company has received a 10-year concession contract to operate guided sea-kayak and snorkel tours at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. Scorpion Anchorage is a Marine Protected Area and part of NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Cruz Island offers world-class sea-cave kayaking and wildlife…

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Channel Islands Kayak Guide Employment Opportunities

Looking for one of the most exciting jobs around? Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers a fun, challenging and rewarding place of employment for people who love to be outside and share our region’s natural, beautiful places with our guests. We are currently accepting applications for experienced guides to lead tours at the Channel Islands. People who…

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