FAQ Category: All Trips

What COVID precautions are being taken by Santa Barbara Adventure Company and what is expected of guests?

We have adjusted our business model to accommodate COVID health and safety standards. For more information, visit COVID-Ready Operational Plan.

What’s the maximum group size Santa Barbara Adventure Company can accommodate?

We can provide just about any activity for any size group. If you have a corporate group, youth group, event, or just have a big family, fill out this form or send an email to letsgo@sbadventureco.com.

Can my party join an existing group if we don’t meet the minimum number of required participants?

Of course! Let us know your dates, the activities you’re most interested in, and if your plans are flexible. We will do our best to accommodate you.

What if the weather looks bad for the day of my tour?

Our kayak, surf, stand up paddle, snorkel and wine tours will all run rain or shine. All other tours have the potential to get cancelled in the case of heavy rain. Should a trip not run due to inclement weather or sea conditions, we are able to offer a holding credit (no expiration), switch to…

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What are the minimum and maximum ages for activities?

Kayaking: 5 years old. (Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean, able to follow instructions, paddle and get in/out of kayak independently. Must be in a double kayak if younger than 12)Snorkeling: 10 years oldSurfing: 7 years old (Child must be comfortable swimming in the ocean and ducking under waves)Stand Up Paddle: 7 years old (Child must be comfortable swimming…

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How far in advance do I need to make my reservations?

Please make your reservation as early as possible to ensure your trip date. Same-day reservations are rarely possible.

Is it possible to do a private trip?

Absolutely! We’re flexible and happy to customize an itinerary just for you. Private tours are available for online booking here. Planning a trip for a group of students or interested in team building activities for your company? Fill out this form or send an email to letsgo@sbadventureco.com.

Is this activity suitable for beginners? Will more experienced participants be equally entertained?

Most of our trips are suitable for beginners. Unless we’ve noted in the activity description that previous experience is required, beginners are encouraged to sign up. You may read more about the recommended eligibility requirements for kayaking here. Our knowledgeable guides offer a variety of challenges throughout your day with us, and natural and human history/marine…

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Can I buy a gift certificate? 

Of course, Adventure is always the perfect gift! Buy gift certificates online here or email letsgo@sbadventureco.com and we’ll send you a certificate by email or in the mail.

Can we bring pets on a tour? What about service animals?

We are unable to accommodate pets on our tours. Service animals are welcome. For Channel Islands trips specifically, there is a detailed process required by the National Park Service to bring animals along. More information is available here.