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

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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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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Employment Opportunities with SB Adventure Co

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 offer a huge variety of activities in and around Santa Barbara; imagine sea kayaking the Channel…

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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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Events and Activities in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Christmas Events and Activites

It’s the holiday season and there is no better time of year to visit Santa Barbara! If you are in town for the holiday and looking for a fun time, here is a list of events and activities that run throughout the Christmas season. Catch a movie at the Arlington Theater The Arlington Theater at…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: November 2016

Fall is here and the weather is not really changing very much – because this is Santa Barbara! It is still sunny and beautiful. Guests are still enjoying kayaking, biking and surfing into the fall and through the winter. There are some fun events happening in town during the month of November. Here are few…

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Quotes for Nature Lovers

If you are looking for inspiration to head into nature and explore, here are some incredible quotes to help get you to fill up your water bottle and lace your hikers. With so many great places to explore, there is no excuse.The coastline is teaming with marine life and the front country is full of…

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Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Activities 2016

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 fantastic holiday activities for people of all ages this time of year, and we at Santa Barbara Adventure are here to highlight…

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Santa Barbara’s Best Parks

Throughout the year guests from around the world travel to Santa Barbara to enjoy the temperate climate and explore the area’s many parks, some offering a reeling grass knoll to view the ocean and others with scenic hiking trails of the front country. Santa Barbara offers many beautiful parks at which to relax and enjoy…

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