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Kayak guide Aubrie Fowler leads a sea cave kayak tour at Scorpion Anchorage

Exploring the Channel Islands with Kayak Guide Aubrie Fowler

To say Aubrie Fowler wears many hats might be a slight understatement. She’s been leading kayak and snorkel tours for Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBACo) at Scorpion Anchorage on the Southeast fringe of Santa Cruz Island at Channel Islands National Park since the spring of 2018. She’s also on the ground (and in the water)…

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Santa Barbara Adventure Company awarded “2023 Hospitality Business of the Year”

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our company has been named 2023 Hospitality Business of the Year by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce! Our team, including President Michael Cohen, attended the Annual Meeting & Business Awards on February 2nd where Michael humbly accepted the award and shared these thoughts: “My heart is full…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 2022

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 great holiday activities for people of all ages this time of year, and we have highlighted some of the area’s best events and…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: November 2022

Fall is here and the weather is not changing very much — because this is Santa Barbara! It is still sunny and beautiful as ever. Guests are out enjoying kayaking and surfing well into the fall and even throughout the winter. There are many fun things to do around town during the month of November.…

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AWESOME Labor Day Weekend Adventures in Santa Barbara

There’s no better way to spend the 3-day Labor Day Weekend than out on the water! Here are some fun Santa Barbara coastal adventures to make sure your holiday is nothing short of AWESOME: Our Gaviota Coast Kayak Tour explores one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Santa Barbara area. Join us for a day of…

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COVID-Ready Operational Response Plan

As always, the safety of our guests and 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 for guests and employees. Increased Safety…

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Can We Bring Pets on Our Tour?

The Santa Barbara Adventure Company permits guests with disabilities to bring their service animals which are “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability” onto tours as such. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.

5 Reasons Why It’s the Best Time to Visit the Channel Islands

With something new and unique each season at the Channel Islands, visitors are beckoned to come back time and time again to experience all the beauty and magic the destination has to offer. Here are five reasons why NOW is the best time to book your next island adventure! 1. Whales, Dolphins & Fish –…

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Prisoners Vs. Scorpion

Scorpion Anchorage is the best area of the Channel Islands National Park to kayak. This area of the park offers more sea caves than any others. Tours depart to this area of the island daily, weather permitting. There are also snorkeling and hiking option, plus a great visitor center.

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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