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Plan Your Corporate Team Building Program

At Santa Barbara Adventure Company we have been building valuable team building experiences since 1998! We work with small businesses, non-profit organizations and some of largest names in television, finance and marketing to inspire and bond staff members. Each year, we create new and exciting programs for our clients. Whether climbing to new heights on a…

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Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara: July 2019

Hot summer days and long evenings are the best time to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s greatest events and activities. Enjoy some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the coast in July. We included as much helpful information as possible, including both free events and some with fees. If we missed something, feel…

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Matt Rodriguez and His Amazing Smile :)

Everyone loves a guide with a big smile regardless of the task at hand. If you can keep that smile on your face while you are cleaning dishes, loading kayaks and sorting wetsuits then you are truly a special person. Matt Rodriguez is one of those special people that always has a contagious smile on…

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Bachelorette Party Weekend in Santa Barbara

The very talented Julia Franzosa needed an incredible weekend surprise for her sister, so she hired Santa Barbara Adventure Company to help plan her sister’s Santa Barbara bachelorette party. Julia is a Chicago based family and event photographer and she captured some wonderful shots of her group on our Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour. Here…

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5 Things To Do at Channel Islands National Park

Visiting Channel Islands National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list. This island destination off the coast of California offers world-class kayaking, tranquil camping and several hiking options for outdoor enthusiasts. If you are unsure how to plan your day on the island, here are a few great options! 1) Sea Cave & Ocean Kayaking…

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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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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 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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