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Channel Islands National Park Day Trip

All the things you need to know when you just have one day at Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park.

Best Santa Barbara Bars

Here we offer our best drink pairing menu–but note the pairing is a perfect day enjoying the outdoors paired with some of the best places to get a drink in Santa Barbara (and Ventura!).

What to do in the Channel Islands National Park

Your go-to guide for both land and sea activities in the Channel Islands National Park! Wildlife Watching Even before you reach the Channel Islands National Park, you’re bound to see ample wildlife on the Island Packers boat ride. The usual sightings include common dolphin and seabirds. Depending on the season, visitors may also see whales…

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Advice from an Island Fox

We’ve compiled our favorite things about island foxes and the advice we imagine them whispering to guests of the Channel Islands National Park: 1. Rely on your instincts. 2. Have a playful spirit. 3. Find a cozy den. 4. Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. 5. Stop, look, & listen. 6. Be light on your feet. 7.…

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Visiting Catalina vs. Santa Cruz Island

Whether it’s for learning or pleasure, both islands have so much to offer… Many travelers are familiar with Catalina Island’s many attractions, and a week of outdoor school at Catalina is almost a given if you grew up in Southern California, but we have reasons to believe the “grass is greener” on Santa Cruz Island…

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CNN Travel Featuring Bike and Wine Tour

CNN Travel is a great resource for travel tips and inspiration along with insider guides, fascinating stories, video experiences and stunning photos. Recently, our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours had a special guest, Tomeka Jones! Tomeka reports on travel, running, arts, and apps for CNN Travel. She joined the adventure company by doing the Bike…

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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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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: January 2020

Happy New Year! It’s winter in Santa Barbara, and we’ve already had snow, ice, and rain, so now it’s time for 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…

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5 Things to do at Prisoners Harbor

Prisoners Harbor, named for the convicts kept here in the early 1800’s, will only hold your heart captive (learn more about the story of Prisoners Harbor here). Prisoners Harbor lies on the border of the Channel Islands National Park and The Nature Conservancy on north coast of Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the eight…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: December 2019

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…everyone wants a kayaking trip…

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