Santa Barbara Day Trips are an excellent way to explore the Santa Barbara area and enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities available in the region.

Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers a LOT of activities which include: Channel Islands Park kayak trips, kayaking in Santa Barbara, surfing lessons, biking, hiking, camping, wine tours, paragliding and tons of other things. Most trips are full day excursions that include lunch, a guide, transportation and all your equipment for the day. check out the website, – offering safe and secure online reservations 24 hours a day. See what is available for your dates now!

There are few places in the U.S. where one can say a popular pastime is Whale Watching, but in Santa Barbara the opportunity for spotting this graceful marine mammal abound. There are over 27 different types of whales and dolphins that can be spotted off the coast of Santa Barbara. There are two main whale watching seasons in Santa Barbara. From February to early April, California Grey Whales are prominent. From May to September, look for Blue Whales, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales.

Below is a list of local businesses that offer popular whale watching tours:

Condor Express
301 W Cabrillo Blvd
(805) 882-0088

Santa Barbara Sailing Center
133 Harbor Way
(805) 962-2826

SEA Landing
301 W Cabrillo Blvd
(805) 963-3564

Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara offers guided kayak tours of the Channel Islands National Park for over 20 years. There are single and multi-day trips available to explore the sea saves by kayak at Santa Cruz Island. Paddle Sports also offers kayak and stand up paddle rentals in the Santa Barbara Harbor from their dockside location.

If you are coming to Santa Barbara for the day, be sure to stop by Hotel Milo as we are offering great activities such as Yoga in the park and wine tasting events.  Check out our calendar of events for more information!