Immerse your students in a classroom with no limits.

Instead of reading about the ways that kelp forests are central to California’s coastal ecosystem, you’ll paddle through them – able to see and touch the plants beneath you. The underwater forest comes to life before your eyes as a school of fish swim beneath your kayak. Excitement rushes over you as a sea lion follows the school of fish. Dolphins and pelicans add to the experience. You listen intently to learn all you can about the plants and animals that have peaked your curiosity. You have become immersed in a unique learning experience called The Outdoor Classroom of the Santa Barbara Adventure Company.

California Outdoor Education Programs

What We Do

Santa Barbara Adventure Company provides exciting, fun, and educational day or multi-day trips that allow your teachers and students to have an unforgettable experience. Developed and operated by our incredible staff with strong background in both education and outdoor recreation, we are fully equipped to create and provide high quality, exciting, educational trips along California’s central coast suitable for all ages and purposes. Our 20 years of experience allow us to work with you to build a custom trip that is tailored to meet the specific needs of your students, curriculum, goals, and budget.

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Where can Santa Barbara Adventure Company Host a Program?

Just about anywhere! Sometimes our clients come to us and other times we go to them. Some popular locations include the Santa Barbara area (El Capitan Canyon & Ocean Mesa Campgrounds), Channel Islands National Park, Ojai or Lake Cachuma, Santa Monica Mountains (near Los Angeles), Orange County, San Bernadino, Sequioa, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Pinnacles, Death Valley & Lassen and much more.


What are the Accommodation Options?

Backpacking, tent camping, bunk cabins, yurts, hotel accommodations


What are the Group Demographics?

We facilitate programs for Kindergarten – College. We operate an inclusive environment with staff working with students of all needs and abilities. All programs are customizeable to meet your budget and goals.


Activities & Curriculum Integration

All of our Outdoor Education experiences are designed as custom trips to meet the needs of your students and the goals your staff envisions. Click here to learn more about our custom curriculum.


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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