The Adventure Blog

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

A Guide to Channel Islands National Park Weather

Many people ask about the weather conditions when traveling out to the National Park, as it can really affect a kayaking experience. Here are some useful resources for checking the weather so you can know what to expect! It is always a good idea to look at the weather forecast for the land as well as…

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Get a Taste of Surfing!

The Santa Barbara coastline offers several fun locations for introductory surfing lessons. We will teach you the basics of surfing on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. This is a great way to get a taste of surfing in just a few hours. The trip will include an instruction session on…

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The Adventurous Book List

While many of us enjoy spending time outside hiking, biking, and kayaking, there are days where the weather, illness or the unexpected keeps us indoors. On those days, it’s always nice to have a great book the inspires your next adventure in the outdoors! Check out the books our staff loves! Hannah’s book list includes:…

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5 Best Hikes near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is surrounded by beautiful views with an ocean on one side and mountains on the other, so it is no wonder that there are plenty of great hikes all around the area. If you are in town and looking to see some views, we have cultivated a list below. Have a group coming…

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3 California National Parks For Easy Weekend Trips

Looking for a National Park you can drive to after work on a Friday and spend the weekend with your family or friends, all with getting back to the office by Monday morning? We’ve all heard of Yosemite and Joshua Tree but here are some other options that make for incredible weekend destinations – within…

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Corporate Team Building for Large Groups

Corporate Team Building

Santa Barbara Adventure Company provides high quality team building programs in California and across the country. Our references include some of the most successful businesses in finance, entertainment, athletics and hospitality. We offer programs for all levels and interests, as well as customized packages to meet your businesses needs and budget. Programs We Offer Field…

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Come Explore the Santa Barbara Coast on Our Coastal Kayaking Tours

Enjoy the best part of Santa Barbara through a relaxing coastal kayaking tour. A seaside adventure for you, your corporate team or the family, your kayaking experience with Santa Barbara Adventure Company will take you through an exploration of the areas majestic California shoreline geography while introducing you to the invigorating sport. This island kayaking…

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5 Things to do in Santa Barbara for Spring Break

With warm weather coming and the days getting longer, people are looking for things to do! Santa Barbara is the perfect place for spring break with a wide variety of outdoor adventures, museums, events, and activities to choose from. Here are five of our top choices! 1) Gaviota Coast Kayak Tour  For a local kayaking adventure,…

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Things To Do on the Beach in Santa Barbara

Beaches worldwide offer a brevity of fun activities, and the beaches in Santa Barbara are no different in that regard. From horseback riding to surfing, here are a few local favorites that set Santa Barbara apart: Learn To Surf – Experience the waves of the Pacific Ocean with our surf instructors who have over 25 years…

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The Seasons of Channel Islands National Park

Seasons. Weather. These factors will all influence when you decide to visit the Channel Islands National Park. Here’s a great look at when it is the best time to kayak, hike, snorkel, and camp.