Adventure for Hire in Santa Barbara

Listings for Outdoor Tour, Rental, Retails, and Service Companies

Adventure for Hire
in Santa Barbara

Listings for Outdoor Tour, Rental,
Retails, and Service Companies

Credit: Ingrid Bostrom

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A-Frame Surf Shop:  Retail surf shop offering lessons. 3785 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria; (805) 684-8803;

Bici Centro:  Nonprofit bike shop, education center, and repair help. 434 Olive St.; (805) 617-3255;

Bluewater Hunter:Dive & fishing shop with classes and charters. 117 Harbor Wy., #D; (805) 294-0013;

Cal Coast Adventures:  Bike/kayak/paddleboard rentals/tours, surf lessons. Bikes: 736 Carpinteria St.; Boards: West Beach by Stearns Wharf; (805) 628-2444;

Calico Hunter Charters:  Fishing trips specializing in sea bass. (805) 484-2041;

Captain Jack’s Tours & Events:  Every type of tour. (805) 564-1819;

Celebration Cruises:Public, private, and parasailing tours. 237 Stearns Wharf; (805) 465-6676;

Channel Islands Adventure Company:  Guided Channel Islands kayaking tours. (805) 884-9283;

Channel Islands Expeditions:Kayaking, camps, dive trips, and more. (805) 899-4925;  

Circle Bar B Stables:  Renting horses for 81 years. 1800 Refugio Rd., Goleta; (805) 968-3901;

Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours:  Wine, adventure, and more in Santa Barbara and Ojai. (805) 646-3200;

Condor Express:  Whale-watching, private charters,  and more. 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 882-0088;

E-Bikery:  Electric bike rental/sales/tours/accessories. 590 E Gutierrez Street – Suite A;

El Capitan Canyon Resort:  Coastal nature lodging. 11560 Calle Real, Gaviota coast; (866) 352-2729;

Eagle Paragliding:  Paragliding lessons, pilot training, and tours. (805) 968-0980;

Energized Bikes:E-bike tours. (805) 698-5294;

Fastrack Bicycles:  Bike shop. 118 W. Canon Perdido St.; (805) 884-0210;

Fly Away Hang Gliding: Lessons, new and used equipment. (802) 558-6350;

Hazard’s Cyclesport:  Bike shop. 110 Anacapa St.; (805) 966-3787;

Island Packers:  Transportation to Channel Islands, whale watching, and harbor cruises. 1691 Spinnaker Dr., Ste. 105B, Ventura; (805) 642-1393;

Isla Vista Bicycle Boutique:  Bike shop serving the Isla Vista community for more than 30 years. 880 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista; (805) 968-3338;

J7 Surfboards:  Surf shop. 24 E. Mason St.; (805) 290-4129;

Ka Nai’a Outrigger Canoe Club:  Competitive and noncompetitive canoeing and lessons. (805) 969-5595;

Mountain Air Sports:  Outdoor equipment, kayaks, footwear, and more. 14 State St.; (805) 962-0049;

MOVE S.B.:  Advocacy and resources for bike safety, access, and education. (805) 845-8955;

Muller Aquatic Center:  Aquatic physical therapy, open swim, and aquatic fitness classes. 22 Anacapa St.; (805) 845-1231;

Open Air Bicycles:  Sales, rentals, repairs, and safety checks. 135 E. Carillo St.; (805) 962-7000;

Paddle Sports Center: Stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals. 117 Harbor Wy., Ste. B;

Play It Again Sports:  Secondhand and new gear. 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. B; (805) 967-9889;

REI:  Gear, rentals, repairs, classes, and organized outings. 321 Anacapa St.; (805) 560-1938;

S.B. Adventure Company:  Outdoor tours, including coastal kayaking, surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, wine tasting, and more. (805) 884-9283;

S.B. Aquatics:  Scuba shop offering lessons, equipment, rentals, classes, scuba certification, and more. 5822 Hollister Ave., Goleta; (805) 967-4456;

S.B. Rock Gym:  Indoor gym, outdoor tours, classes, and youth programs. 322 State St.; (805) 770-3225;

S.B. Sailing Center:  Coastal cruises, a sailing club, rentals, lessons, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more. 302 W. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 962-2826;

S.B. Sea Charters:  Fishing, charters, tours, filming, photography, and transportation. (805) 896-0541;

S.B. Swim Club: Make swimming a daily routine. Youth and adult programs offered. 401 Shoreline Dr.; (805) 966-9757;

S.B. Wine Country Cycling Tours:  Pedal through the vines. 1693 Mission Dr., Solvang; (805) 557-8687;

Sea Landing:  Jet Ski and kayak rentals, fishing, charters, scuba, whale-watching, and more. 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 963-3564;

Segway of S.B.:  Multiple tours, Segway and SoloCraft sales, Polaris Slingshot rentals. 122 Gray Ave.; (805) 963-7672;

Sunset Kidd:  Sails, whale-watching, charters, cruises, and more. 125 Harbor Wy., Ste. 13; charters: (805) 962-8222, yachts: (805) 965-1675;

Surf Happens:  Surf lessons and camps for all ages; retail shop in Carpinteria. 13 E. Haley St. and 3825 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria; (805) 966-3613;

Surf ’N’ Wear Beach House: Retail surf shop offering lessons. 10 State St.; (805) 963-1281;

Trek Bikes:  Bike shop with service. 320 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta; (805) 682-4699;

UCSB Adventure Programs: Kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, scuba, and more trips, open to everyone. (805) 893-3737;

Velo Pro Cyclery: Rentals, sales, and repair. 15 Hitchcock Wy. and 5887 Hollister Ave., Goleta; (805) 963-7775 and (805) 964-8355;

Wavewalker Charters: Fishing and whale-watching. S.B. Harbor, Marina 3; (805) 895-3273;

Wheel Fun Rentals:  Skates, bikes (specialty and otherwise), boogie boards, and more. 24 E. Mason St.; Hilton S.B. Beachfront Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Hyatt Centric S.B., 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 966-2282;

Credit: Ingrid Bostrom


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