The Adventure Blog

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

Channel Islands National Park Animals

An overview of some of the animals you may see in the Channel Islands National Park. The Channel Islands are home to incredible biodiversity. Often referred to as the Galapagos of North America because of the number of different animals found there, the Channel Islands support over 100 endemic species (or species found nowhere else…

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Wine Tours with a Pick Up from your Airbnb

Book a wine tour with us from your Airbnb in Santa Barbara.

Tour canceled? You can still have a great time in SB :)

On occasion, tours get canceled… Bad weather is often to blame, and other times, it’s just out of our hands. Fortunately, there are still lots of exciting things you can do around Santa Barbara! Our staff came up with some great ideas just for you: Go Fishing! You can fish right off of Stearn’s Wharf.…

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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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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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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. 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 Channel Islands. If you’ve never visited Prisoners Harbor or…

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