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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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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 Thursday. For some that means a Thursday 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…

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Get Outdoors & Explore This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up! 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 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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