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See and taste the best the Santa Barbara coast has to offer on this leisurely paced wine tour and picnic lunch. Sip on a variety of wines and visit at three local wineries in the area. Feast on a delicious picnic lunch at one of the wineries while enjoying the scenery of the rolling coastal mountains. With a chauffeured, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van serving as your transport, no one has to worry about being the designated driver.
Walk right past the crowds on this food tour in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your guide leads the way as you pop into seven different restaurants and two wine tasting rooms. Savor dishes and drinks locals have made a staple in their everyday lives, and learn about other places to eat and drink during your stay. If you’re a gluten-free eater or a vegetarian, this tour can also easily cater to your needs.
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.
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.
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.
All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter Services
See the American Riviera in 90 minutes or jump off
and on ALL DAY!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore what Santa Barbara has to offer through our expanded 2 hour wind in your face historic and scenic sidecar tours for 1-2 passengers.
The ride highlights the downtown area with information on:
- The early Chumash settlements
- The Spanish explorers
- The founding & growth of the city
- Architectural wonders (past & present)
- Museums, parks and local landmarks
We'll loop around Hope Ranch (once a simple sheep ranch) and ride through a former agricultural area once rich with orange, lemon & avocado orchards known as Montecito. Today these two hamlets are among the most beautiful and exclusive places to live in the world. The tour will give you an intimate look at the American Riviera and a small glimpse at the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous".
Whether it's your first time here or you're a long time Santa Barbara local, our sidecar adventure will give you a new appreciation for this very special place.
Tour Santa Barbara wine country with a private guide on this full day outing. Perfect for couples and small groups who appreciate exclusivity, this tour visits intimate, family-owned vineyards not typically open to the general public. Get the VIP treatment with tours of the cellars and vineyards, often with the owners themselves. You’ll never stand at a crowded tasting bar on this tour—it’s red carpet treatment all the way.
The Vineyard Picnic Tour is an all-inclusive wine tasting tour featuring four 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. All tastings & lunch are included.
Welcome to the city of Friendly Ghosts! A perfect way to end your evening is with a docent-led ghost tour.
Our 1 hour and 30 minute walking tours have curated content from first hand accounts. You'll hear stories from as far back as the Old Spanish Days and from the different cultures that have called Santa Barbara home.
You will also get the hands on opportunity to experience the same paranormal activity that has happened to some of our recent guests. Whether you are a skeptic or a seasoned ghost hunter, you will have an informative and entertaining experience.
Your guides have a diverse background from being tour guides on the Queen Mary and Old Mission Santa Barbara as well as from attending ghost tours from across the country and abroad. What sets them apart from other tours is that they never read from a script and each one brings their own energy to the story.
Are you ready to see a side of Santa Barbara that most visitors miss?
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.
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.
Get around Santa Barbara with a 1- or 2-day bicycle rental that provides three options: an electric, mountain or hybrid bike. You can cover a lot of ground, including the city streets and coastline, without even pedaling, or explore the nearby hills or Santa Ynez Mountains on a mountain bike. Opt for a hybrid bike if you want to experience the speed of a road bike combined with the stability of a cruiser. Choose from a selection of models appropriate for both beginning riders and those with more advanced skills.
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.
Explore the ocean views and city sights of Santa Barbara on an electric bike! Capable of speeds up to 20 mph and a range of 25 - 75 miles! These bikes make your sight seeing a breeze! These fun-filled ebikes will help you see more of the city than you expected all without breaking a sweat!
Ride the waves near Santa Barbara like a pro during this introductory surfing lesson. Get the hang of surfing fundamentals like paddling, ‘reading’ waves, catching waves, and standing up as you learn on the world-famous surfing beaches of Southern California. Your knowledgeable instructors, with more than 25 years of experience combined, will teach you all the skills you need.
No Commercial Crowded Wineries. No Standing Bar Tasting Rooms. Sustainable Wine Tours provides guests with exclusive access to Santa Barbara’s ultra small production, private estates, vineyards and wineries not open to the general public. FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE CROWDED COMMERCIAL WINERIES. Enjoy premium wines in seated one-on-one tastings and tour the vineyards and barrel rooms with the owners and winemakers themselves.
• APPOINTMENT-ONLY, PRIVATE LOCATIONS, PRIVATE SEATED TASTINGS
• TASTE WITH WINEMAKERS AND OWNERS
• NO COMMERCIAL WINERIES, NO TASTING ROOMS
• NO BACHELORETTE/ BACHELOR PARTIES
• LUXURY TESLA MODEL X SUV (for 2-4 guests)
Discover the wine culture of Solvang at your own pace on a self-guided tour that you operate with your mobile device. Make your way to each wine stop at your leisure, taking in the town’s Danish-style architecture and windmills along the way. Your package allows you to try a variety of wines at a great price, and offers discounts on featured bottles and additional tastings.
There are plenty of Santa Barbara winery tours that revolve around popular commercial wineries, but this tour offers the chance to try something a bit more exclusive. Instead of standing at the bar of a crowded cellar door for your tasting, enjoy seated one-on-one tastings at a series of private small-production wineries. Customize your itinerary based on your own tastes and interests, and learn the secrets behind the wines on behind-the-scenes tours of those vineyards and barrel rooms.
Catch waves alongside your favorite surf buddy with a private, 2-hour surfing lesson in Carpinteria, a scenic beach that’s just 11 miles down the coast from Santa Barbara. Join a friend, partner or family member and hit the water with an experienced surf coach. Learn the basics of safety and etiquette, then practice paddling out, popping up and riding waves with the personal attention of your private instructor. Enjoy scenic views of the California coast, and take in sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean from beyond the breakers.
Many wine tasting tours in the Santa Barbara region stop at large commercial wineries with crowded bars and cellar door tasting rooms. Avoid the crowds and savor a more intimate wine tasting experience on this tour around exclusive private estates and small-production wineries that aren’t open to the public. Sample premium wines in private tasting rooms and go behind the scenes with winemakers and owner-operators to discover the secrets behind their wines.