The Adventure Blog

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

How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave

Updated 5/6/19 If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, please check in with us in January of 2019. That is when we will start posting available dates for the Painted Cave Kayak Tour in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is one of the largest in the world, extending…

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Summer Channel Islands Tours

Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Channel Islands Adventure Company have new tours this summer! Painted Cave Kayaking: Get ready for a full day at sea. Explore Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the world! Painted Cave is within a Marine Protected Area and also a part of the Channel Islands National Marine…

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20 Days of Giving Back: Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s #Giving20SB

It’s our 20 Year Anniversary! That’s 20 years of support from Santa Barbara and beyond doing what we love every day. We are a premier outfitter on the central coast of California, we operate sea cave kayaking tours in Channel Islands National Park, coastal kayaking tours, surf + SUP, wine tours, teambuilding, outdoor education and…

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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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