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101 Tours and Tickets in Santa Barbara | All Santa Barbara Tours

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Kayak Tour of Santa BarbaraKayaking

Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

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This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$50,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$50,00
Price varies by group size

Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez Hot Air Balloon FlightHalf-day Tours

Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez Hot Air Balloon Flight

Sky’s The Limit Ballooning Adventures has been safely and professionally giving high-quality hot air balloon rides since 1994. We pride ourselves on being a family owned and family operated business. So, we have the highest level of customer service. The joy of a great hot air ballooning experience is at the heart of what we do. We want all our customers to enjoy their time in the sky as much as we enjoy taking you up there.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$287,18
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US$287,18

Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine CountryWine Tastings

Electric Bike Adventure in Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Explore the Santa Barbara wine region by electric bike on a self-guided tour from Los Olivos. Your package includes a Pedego Electric Bike with carrying satchel, wine trail map, and cold bottled water. With an electric bike, you can cover more ground without tiring, and switch on the motor when you need it. Staff are able to make recommendations and reservations to customize your itinerary to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$83,00
From
US$83,00

Santa Barbara Electric Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$95,00
From
US$95,00

Santa Barbara Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Kayak Tour

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Get another perspective on the southern California coast during this leisurely kayak tour in Santa Barbara. Learn the basics of kayaking from your guide, and hear about Santa Barbara’s natural history and marine life during your tour. Includes use of all kayaking gear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$63,47
From
US$63,47
Taking safety measures

Surf LessonsSurfing

Surf Lessons

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I created this experience to be a very authentic day/morning in the life of a surfer. Not just a surf lesson. Guests and truly treated as family...Like going for a surf with your uncle Micah and really receive not only a comprehensive and thorough lesson, but also are immersed in an authentic experience that for some; create a new passion and way of life. I hope you join me for a fun surf here in Santa Barbara.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$79,00
Price varies by group size

Surf Lesson in Santa BarbaraSports Lessons

Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara

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There’s hardly a better place to learn to surf than the Southern California locale of Santa Barbara, which offers fantastic weather year-round. During this 1.5-hour lesson, an expert instructor shows you how to stand up on your surfboard and balance, offering tips on how to catch the perfect wave while ensuring your safety in the water. Wetsuit and surfboard rental are included, and all skill levels are welcome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$87,18
Price varies by group size
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US$87,18
Price varies by group size

Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by BikeDay Trips

Santa Barbara Vineyard to Table Taste Tour by Bike

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Ride through the towns and vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley wine region on this bike tour with transport from Santa Barbara. With a guide, you'll pedal a specialized hybrid bike to a winery and other spots for wine tastings, an olive-oil tasting, and an Italian-inspired picnic lunch. A bike tour allows you to enjoy better views of the scenery than from inside a car, and three distance options are available to suit your ability and preference.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$161,54
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US$161,54
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All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Ynez ValleyWine Tastings

All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour from Santa Ynez Valley

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The Vineyard Picnic Tour is an all-inclusive wine tasting tour featuring three wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country, in the Santa Ynez Valley. Join in with other like-minded wine enthusiasts for a relaxing day among the vineyards, sampling wines, seeing the wine making process, and savoring a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. A catered picnic lunch, served at a winery, is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$145,67
From
US$145,67
Taking safety measures

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Sunset Kayak Tour

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Paddle into the sunset along the Southern California coast during this beginner-friendly kayaking trip from Santa Barbara. Watch the last rays of the day melt into the Pacific as you travel through the glassy waters of Santa Barbara Harbor. As you move, you’ll pass by the historic wharf and past other boats, keeping your eyes out for marine life. An included lesson in astronomy and ecology from your guide is an added bonus. A guide and all necessary kayaking gear is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$102,70
From
US$102,70
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike TourDay Trips

Santa Ynez Valley Wine by Bike Tour

This guided cycling tour is a great way to explore the Santa Ynez Valley, while also getting some fresh air and leisurely exercise. Travel from Santa Barbara by luxury van, then set off by bike after your first wine tasting. Pass by local farms and ranches, take part in two more wine tastings, and pause for a picnic lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$162,38
Price varies by group size
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US$162,38
Price varies by group size
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Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak TourKayaking

Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak Tour

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Escape the crowds on land and get the best views of Santa Barbara Harbor from the water during a kayak tour that’s designed with active travelers in mind. Exploring in an eco-friendly vessel increases your chance of spotting dolphins and sea lions, while a choice of morning and afternoon start time means you can select a time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
From
US$59,94
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US$59,94

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo TourHalf-day Tours

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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Indulge your passions for food, photography and fun during this 3-hour, small-group, culinary and picture-taking tour in Santa Barbara. Dig into some tasty food and drink during stops at three different local eateries, a microbrewery, two wineries and a distillery in the city’s artsy Funk Zone. As you snack and imbibe, you’ll get helpful tips to capture high-quality food photography using anything from a smartphone to a high-end digital SLR. This small-group trip, limited to 14 guests, includes a guide and all food and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$101,54
From
US$101,54
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Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Tasting TourDay Trips

Santa Ynez Valley Biking and Tasting Tour

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Avoid the stuffy minivans and tour buses that go from winery to winery; instead, enjoy the wind in your hair as you cycle around the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley on this charming cycling tour. Head out from Los Olivos and explore the parks, villages and rural landscapes of the Valley. Enjoy a pair of wine tastings and sample locally-grown, locally-produced food at local farms and vineyards.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$151,29
From
US$151,29
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Refugio State Beach Kayak TourKayaking

Refugio State Beach Kayak Tour

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Paddle off for some adventure and wildlife spotting during this kayaking trip along the shores of Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara. Float along the Gaviota Coast, one of the last undeveloped, open sections of the California shore, stopping to look at underwater kelp beds and search for dolphins. You’ll cap it all off with lunch on a secluded beach plus swimming and kayaking games. A guide, lunch and all gear is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$137,31
From
US$137,31
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Santa Barbara Self-Guided Anacapa Wine WalkWine Tastings

Santa Barbara Self-Guided Anacapa Wine Walk

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Sip your way through Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone on this self-guided wine tasting tour. Download an easy-to-use app, and use it as a guide to experience the area’s rich wine culture. Enjoy a wine flights, featured glasses, two-for-one tastings, and more at seven different spots around Anacapa Street. Explore at your own pace with this flexible package that’s redeemable for up to a year.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$40,00
From
US$40,00
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Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa BarbaraMountain Bike Tours

Beginner or Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour of Santa Barbara

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Follow an experienced guide on a 1.5-hour mountain bike tour over Santa Barbara’s scenic terrain. Select a beginner or intermediate route according to your skill level, and ride over coastal bluffs and through lovely meadows. Enjoy fantastic photo ops of renowned Southern California landscapes on this small-group tour, limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$107,70
From
US$107,70

Santa Barbara Trolley TourHop on Hop Off

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter Services See the American Riviera in 90 minutes Santa Barbara sightseeing at its finest on the original, fully narrated Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. For 30 years, we've been providing trolley tours in the Santa Barbara community. Join us as we visit local hot spots such as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and more, all fully narrated by our energetic and knowledgeable tour guides! Our pick up location is only a 5 minute walk from the train station and 2 minute walk from sterns wharf.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25,65
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US$25,65
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Play with Clay at Firestick PotteryPottery Classes

Play with Clay at Firestick Pottery

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Ojai has a 100-year history of ceramics. Our studio, located a mile from the city center, is surrounded by nature, in the midst of a fruit orchard. We are the primary working studio for the great artists of the Ojai Valley. Visitors may watch potters work, and may "try their hand" at a range of techniques. After making their pottery, they may come back on another day to trim or glaze it, or they may pay a small fee for one of the potters to trim, glaze and high-fire the work. We will even ship the pieces anywhere in the country...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$56,42
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US$56,42

Kayak or Stand Up Paddle RentalBoat Rentals

Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Rental

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We pride ourselves on carrying Santa Barbara's easiest kayak and paddleboard experience as the only rental and tour company on West Beach. We also prioritize keeping our inventory up to date with the highest-end kayak and paddleboard gear you can find. Most importantly, our friendly tour guides and beach staff will be happy to answer any questions as they help assist you and the family into your ocean adventure!
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$20,00
per group
From
US$20,00
per group

Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa BarbaraMountain Bike Tours

Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara

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Take a van to the top of La Cumbre Peak, hop on a bike, and embark on a mostly downhill journey to the shores of a local Santa Barbara beach. With plenty of sights to see along the way, including the Santa Barbara Mission, this roughly 20-mile (32-kilometer) tour is perfect for all skill levels. Chat with a local guide about the natural and cultural history of the area, and enjoy a provided lunch in a park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145,00
From
US$145,00
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine TourDay Trips

Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour

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Cupcakes and wine—a winning combination. On this full-day tour, visit three Santa Ynez Valley wineries where you’ll enjoy tastings and education about wine production. You can also choose to break up the wine stops with an olive oil tasting, a visit to a lavender farm, or a shopping pit stop at Los Olivos General Store.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$152,83
Price varies by group size
From
US$152,83
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Self-Guided Santa Barbara Funk Zone Uncorked Wine TrailWine Tastings

Self-Guided Santa Barbara Funk Zone Uncorked Wine Trail

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Go wine tasting in Santa Barbara's vibrant Funk Zone neighborhood during a self-guided tour that operates with your mobile device. You can try a variety of wines at a great price, and discover interesting wineries that you might not find on your own. Tasting rooms are located within walking distance of each other, and the package is designed for use over a weekend—making it ideal for special events.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$60,00
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US$60,00
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World Surf League Endorsed Group Surf LessonSports Lessons

World Surf League Endorsed Group Surf Lesson

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If you've always wanted to learn how to surf—or you're an amateur looking to bolster your skills—there's no better place to hit the waves than Santa Barbara, one of the top surf towns in California. With this group surf lesson, expect to hit the waves and improve your skills, regardless of experience level. Beginners can cover the basics, like paddling and catching a wave, while more confident surfers can review advanced skills, like cutbacks and floaters.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$97,44
Price varies by group size
From
US$97,44
Price varies by group size

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