The Adventure Blog

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

SB Adventure Co Fights for Clean and Plentiful Water in California

California Coastkeeper Alliance and 12 local Waterkeeper organizations today announced the launch of the Blue Business Council, a network of California businesses working to protect the State’s most valuable and threatened natural capital—its coast, ocean, bays, rivers, and streams. We are pleased to be involved in this effort, joining other founding members such as  Patagonia, New…

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6 Tips for Hiking Safely

Here at Santa Barbara Adventure Company we love to go hiking. We know that hiking can take you to see some of the most beautiful sites, like views of the Channel Islands or of our city, waterfalls, rivers, and even old castle ruins. It also offers a fantastic opportunity to get in shape and a…

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How to Avoid Sea Sickness While Kayaking

How to Avoid Sea Sickness while Kayaking If you suffer from sea sickness kayaking can be a daunting experience. But don’t let sea sickness get the best of you. Here are some tips to help prepare for a day on the water full of fun – without nasusea. 1)     Rest. Get plenty of rest prior to…

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Santa Barbara Harbor Clean Sweep 2014

Santa Barbara Adventure Company proudly participated in the 8th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor Clean Sweep, a volunteer program sponsored by the Santa Barbara Waterfront to help keep the harbor clean. This year, volunteers and waterfront staff cleaned up Marine One slip fingers “M” through “P.” This event would not have been possible without the volunteer…

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SBACo Featured in Men’s Health Magazine

Did you see the recent Men’s Health Magazine’s guide to exploring the Channel Islands National Park? Our Painted Cave Kayak Excursion and Kayak and Camp trips were featured as two of the highlights of visiting the “Galapagos of North America”. Thanks to Men’s Health for the shout-out. We hope you can join us on a…

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SBACo Featured in Men’s Health Magazine

Did you see the recent Men’s Health Magazine’s guide to exploring the Channel Islands National Park? Our Painted Cave Kayak Excursion and Kayak and Camp trips were featured as two of the highlights of visiting the “Galapagos of North America”. Thanks to Men’s Health for the shout-out. We hope you can join us on a Channel Islands Adventure in the near…

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Channel Islands Adventures: Seasonal Highlights

Santa Barbara is a magical place; we have over 300 days of sunshine, experience a Mediterranean climate, and are lucky enough to be only a short boat ride away from the beautiful Channel Islands. Here at Santa Barbara Adventure Company, we often get asked when the best time of year is to visit the Channel…

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How to Prepare for a Sea Kayaking Trip

For many of our clients, sea kayaking is an entirely new experience, often leaving them unsure how to best pack and prepare themselves for their big adventure. While we provide all of the kayaking gear needed for a day on the water, you will still need to bring a few things to make the day as comfortable and…

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Kayak Guides Remove 910lbs of Marine Debris from Santa Cruz Island

Santa Barbara Adventure Company joined forces with Island Packers Cruises and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper on Wednesday January 15th to remove marine debris from Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Led by Santa Barbara Adventure kayak guides, volunteers paddled through a challenging shore break to reach the…

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Channel Islands National Park Reopens!

Finally – the Park is Open! and it’s time to book your Channel Islands Kayaking trip. The government shutdown has  ended and our beautiful National Park is open for some incredible kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. Come explore Santa Cruz Island in California Channel Islands National Park. This is a real adventure with a knowledgeable guide to…

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