The Adventure Blog

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

5 Fun Human History Facts about Santa Barbara

Sure, Santa Barbara is beautiful. Between the mountains and ocean, the award-winning wines and sublime downtown, it’s easy to understand why it’s such an alluring place for tourists, students and corporate retreats alike.  Its rich human history complements this setting. Whether from the nearby Channel Islands or Los Padres National Forest, people have made their…

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A Perfect Day: Santa Barbara Wine and Bike

Oh, I’m sorry. you didn’t have a perfect day yesterday? That’s so sad. Perhaps you should have been me yesterday, enjoying my perfect day. Yes, perhaps that would have increased your happiness quota. Alas! You are not me, and so the day of perfection remains mine and mine alone, but you can vicariously enjoy my…

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Top 5 Benefits of Corporate Team Building

Business team building can have a lot of traditional looks:  there can be outings to discuss goals and what is keeping “the group” from achieving them.  You can have icebreakers at meetings to get to know more about coworkers.  You can have book clubs to study latest leadership and group think philosophies and ideas.  Or,…

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Santa Barbara: 5 Things to do in the Rain

Updated January 7, 2019 We would like to think every day is going to be sunny and bright in Santa Barbara, but on occasion the rain will come down. Luckily there are several interesting and fun things to do on these wet occasions. Here are five of my favorites. 1) Visit the Natural History Museum…

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A Guide to Kayaking in Channel Islands National Park

Paddling in a kayak is unique in its own right, but the experience is even better when it’s done in a place as beautiful as the Channel Islands National Park. This California park offers sea caves, islands, incredible wildlife viewing and the possibility of camping. Together, these features allow for an unforgettable kayaking experience. The National…

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Finalist of the 2015 Independent Readers Poll

We are honored to announce that Santa Barbara Adventure Company has earned the title of “Finalist” for two categories in the Santa Barbara Independent’s 2015 Best of Santa Barbara Readers’ Poll: Best Santa Barbara Tour Company and Best Wine Tour Company. Thank you to all who voted for us!

Finalist in the 2015 Independent Readers’ Poll

We are honored to announce that Santa Barbara Adventure Company has earned the title of “Finalist” for two categories in the Santa Barbara Independent’s 2015 Best of Santa Barbara Readers’ Poll: Best Santa Barbara Tour Company and Best Wine Tour Company. The yearly poll recognizes the most popular and respected businesses in town based on…

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Events and Activities in Santa Barbara

Things to Do in Santa Barbara: September 2019

As the Summer comes to a close, there is still plenty of sunshine to celebrate here in Santa Barbara.   The days are usually in the 70s, clear and sunny. Locals and visitors will still be visiting the beaches, kayaking the shoreline and surfing the breaks — though these are year around activities when you…

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Channel Islands National Park Guides

There is a special group of guides that spend their summers cast away off the California coast on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park. These special people will guide hundreds of guests a season through “Marge Simpson” and into Cavern Point – showing visitors the wonders of the sea caves, pointing out the…

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Book Now for Channel Islands Kayaking!

We have daily trips departing for the Channel Islands National Park through the fall and winter. Kayaking and snorkeling are all included on these amazing adventures. Click below or call us today! Sea Cave Kayak     Kayak & Camp