Immerse your students in a classroom with no limits.

We believe there’s no better way to learn about the world around you than to experience it firsthand. That’s why for over 24 years we have been providing exciting, educational trips of the highest quality for hundreds of school groups in California.

In our outdoor classroom, students will gain an appreciation for our wild places and their animal and plant inhabitants, learn about the importance of sustainability, develop social skills, join activities that improve mental/physical well-being, and possibly even discover a life-long passion for subjects like terrestrial/marine biology, natural/human history, and astronomy.

See for yourself why so many schools have entrusted Santa Barbara Adventure Company to host their students’ outdoor trips time and time again.

California Outdoor Education Programs

What we do

Santa Barbara Adventure Company provides customized single-day or multi-day trips for students and teachers. Planned and operated by our experienced staff with strong backgrounds in education and outdoor recreation, our trips along California’s Central Coast provide fun and inspiring, hands-on learning experiences that are suitable for students of all ages and programs geared toward your academic agenda.

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Sharing the best of the Central Coast outdoors

We host our outdoor education trips at some of the state’s most popular treasures as well as some amazing, regional, hidden gems on the Central Coast including:

Channel Islands National Park • Big Sur • San Bernadino • Ojai Mountains • Lake Cachuma • Santa Monica Mtns • Los Padres National Forest • El Capitan Canyon • And much more

Our experienced guides can’t wait to share what makes our local ecosystem so special with your students. Let us know if you have a specific trip destination in mind; we’re also happy to provide suggestions!


Outdoor learning for EVERYONE

We facilitate programs for 5th Grade–College. Our staff works with students of all needs and abilities creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.

Contact us today for a custom-tailored trip that meets the specific needs of your students, curriculum, goals, and budget!

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  • Leave No Trace - Keeping Santa Barbara Oceans and Campsites Clean
  • Canoe association Santa Barbara CA
  • American Outdoors Association - Santa Barbara Adventure Company
  • Readers Choice 2020 - Santa Barbara Adventure Company
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company - NPS Authorized Concessioner