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We will meet at Chase Palm Park. From there, we'll walk the streets and make our way down to East Beach. We will explore the beautiful beach and the variety of breathtaking scenery will offer a multitude of backgrounds for your photos. I'll help find the right poses to create the most flattering images possible. You will be able to take home personalized pictures of your stay in Santa Barbara - a souvenir not many people get! This experience is offered for couples, engagements, elopements, weddings, pre-weddings, family, proposals, and portraits. This experience is in close proximity to water, so you may get wet! If you prefer another location in Santa Barbara (Goleta, Montecito, Mountains, etc) it is possible if you let me know in advance.
Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara
We'll start from Santa Barbara's center - WEST BEACH! Located on the sand across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel. From there you'll get geared up with ocean kayaks, paddles, life vests, and there will be a shed to lock up belongings you prefer not to get soggy. We'll slide the kayaks into the ocean and off we'll be to explore! EACH PARTICIPANT MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM TO JOIN Call us at 805-628-2444 for other options! Most paddles include gliding along the beautiful boats docked in our harbor. From there we'll experience Sandspit, a favorite little beach perfect for catching a tender wave, taking a break, and snapping some photos. Our favorite part is showing you the adorable family of sea lions that sun bathe on a buoy out in the middle of the channel! After saying goodbye to the sea lions we'll navigate along Stearn's Warf taking in the gorgeous riviera landscape all while letting the tide push you gently back to the coast making the return paddle a breeze. Hope to paddle with you soon! Parking is free on the streets around the hotels off of Cabrillo blvd, or, if you don't mind paying there's an easy parking lot at Garden and Cabrillo to the left or south of the pier. This tour is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 tour-goers. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the tour we'll be in touch with alternate options.
Parasail with dolphins and marine life
YES, WERE STILL OPERATING! We depart from Stearns Wharf on the beautiful Santa Barbara Waterfront. Use code 10OFF at Santa Barbara Parasail online for AirBnb discount As we look for dolphins, whales and other marine life, the colorful parasail will be inflated and you'll get to soar in the beautiful skies of Southern California. CALL Santa Barbara Parasail or visit Santa Barbara Parasail ONLINE FOR SAME DAY or 24 hour availability Depending upon the number of guests, the trip will last no longer than 60 minutes. The actual flight time is between 10-15 minutes, with up to three people in the sky at once -- at 1,000 feet! If you would like to upgrade to the 1,200 ft flight which is longer you can do so upon arrival. We take a maximum of 10 people per trip so that the boat is not crowded. On the excursion you can either stay dry, or get wet. The choice is yours! Check out a video at www.Santabarbaraparasail.co We hope you'll come join us for an awesome experience CALL Santa Barbara Parasail FOR SAME DAY or 24 HR. AVAILABILITY
Learn to Surf with Santa Barbara Surf School
I'll be meeting you at a local surf spot that is tucked away, just south of SB where there's easy free parking and even easier waves to surf! All participants must be able to swim. Please call or text me at 805-708-9878 if you have any questions! I'll have a surfboard and comfortable suit ready and waiting for you when you arrive. After we suit up we'll then hit the beach to go over some etiquette and techniques needed for surfing before entering the water. If you'd like to extend your time in the water please let me know. My top priority is keeping you safe, confident in your ability, and excited about surfing! I'll do everything in my power to get you standing up on the surfboard or improving your ability! ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully sharing a triumphant surfing memory! Other things to note: In order for safety to be the top priority I do ask that you know how to swim and that you are comfortable in ocean water. You must be 7 years or older to surf with me. This lesson is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 people. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the lesson we'll be in touch with alternate options that we have available. If you are interested in another time slot not listed, please give us a call at 805-708-9878.
Electric Bike Tour with a local
Our electric bike tour will take you through the best bike routes, historical highlights, and great viewpoints of Santa Barbara! Our tour has the potential to show most if not all of Santa Barbara’s need-to-see spots. Our Ebike tour will take you to hot spots in town as well as areas a little more behind the scenes! Don’t forget your phone/camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Our fun and informative bike tour is available every day of the week! Other things to note: The Ebikes have pedal-assist technology so you will be pedaling but the motors do most of the work. Helmets are required if your'e <18 yrs and recommended but not required if you're >18 yrs. This tour is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 tour-goers. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the tour we'll be in touch with alternate options that we have available. This is a group tour that leaves daily at 2pm. In order to make the experience enjoyable for everyone participating, we ask that you please plan on ARRIVING 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS. We will wait 5-10 minutes after the start time, but after that, we will have to begin the tour without you.

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Must have pics in Santa Barbara
We will meet at Chase Palm Park. From there, we'll walk the streets and make our way down to East Beach. We will explore the beautiful beach and the variety of breathtaking scenery will offer a multitude of backgrounds for your photos. I'll help find the right poses to create the most flattering images possible. You will be able to take home personalized pictures of your stay in Santa Barbara - a souvenir not many people get! This experience is offered for couples, engagements, elopements, weddings, pre-weddings, family, proposals, and portraits. This experience is in close proximity to water, so you may get wet! If you prefer another location in Santa Barbara (Goleta, Montecito, Mountains, etc) it is possible if you let me know in advance.
Kayak the Coast of Santa Barbara
We'll start from Santa Barbara's center - WEST BEACH! Located on the sand across from the Harbor View Inn Hotel. From there you'll get geared up with ocean kayaks, paddles, life vests, and there will be a shed to lock up belongings you prefer not to get soggy. We'll slide the kayaks into the ocean and off we'll be to explore! EACH PARTICIPANT MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM TO JOIN Call us at 805-628-2444 for other options! Most paddles include gliding along the beautiful boats docked in our harbor. From there we'll experience Sandspit, a favorite little beach perfect for catching a tender wave, taking a break, and snapping some photos. Our favorite part is showing you the adorable family of sea lions that sun bathe on a buoy out in the middle of the channel! After saying goodbye to the sea lions we'll navigate along Stearn's Warf taking in the gorgeous riviera landscape all while letting the tide push you gently back to the coast making the return paddle a breeze. Hope to paddle with you soon! Parking is free on the streets around the hotels off of Cabrillo blvd, or, if you don't mind paying there's an easy parking lot at Garden and Cabrillo to the left or south of the pier. This tour is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 tour-goers. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the tour we'll be in touch with alternate options.
Sailboat tour with a local
We’ll meet you in the Santa Barbara Harbor at the gate of marina 3 and walk you down the docks to where my 31 foot sailing boat ‘Star Jasmine’ is docked. You’ll then board the ship and stow your belongings down below, we’ll then talk you through some key safety points and general guidelines for our trip. At this point we’ll motor out of the slip and head towards the mouth of the harbor where we’ll decide which direction to go. We have several different options depending on what you feel like doing. We can run down the coast and get a view of the Santa Barbara waterfront or head up the coast along the cliffs of the Mesa or go straight out to sea towards the Channel Islands. Often we’ll encounter seals, dolphins, and sea birds along the way. Depending on the weather and your desire we could put up the sails & turn off the motor to enjoy the freedom of active sailing. If your preference is more to kick back we can motor sail or even drop the anchor close to shore. You’re welcome to bring snacks and drinks and we’ll just enjoy the view of our beautiful coastline! At the end of our journey we’ll cruise back into the harbor and dock back at my slip where our trip began. I’ll quickly tie up the boat & give you time to gather your belongings before we part ways. Other things to note Warm clothes, sun protection, water and snacks
Parasail with dolphins and marine life
YES, WERE STILL OPERATING! We depart from Stearns Wharf on the beautiful Santa Barbara Waterfront. Use code 10OFF at Santa Barbara Parasail online for AirBnb discount As we look for dolphins, whales and other marine life, the colorful parasail will be inflated and you'll get to soar in the beautiful skies of Southern California. CALL Santa Barbara Parasail or visit Santa Barbara Parasail ONLINE FOR SAME DAY or 24 hour availability Depending upon the number of guests, the trip will last no longer than 60 minutes. The actual flight time is between 10-15 minutes, with up to three people in the sky at once -- at 1,000 feet! If you would like to upgrade to the 1,200 ft flight which is longer you can do so upon arrival. We take a maximum of 10 people per trip so that the boat is not crowded. On the excursion you can either stay dry, or get wet. The choice is yours! Check out a video at www.Santabarbaraparasail.co We hope you'll come join us for an awesome experience CALL Santa Barbara Parasail FOR SAME DAY or 24 HR. AVAILABILITY
Horseback riding on the beach
Once you book your beach ride, we meet you the day of the ride at our ranch located in Summerland, CA. The beach ride is approx 90 minutes long total. We ride from our ranch through the trails down to the beach, we do cross on the over pass and there is a small section where we ride on a public road to get to and from the beach. Once we are on the beach we ride along the shore with the fresh air, cool breeze and salt water below our hooves. We then ride back through the trails to the ranch where we started. Other things to note: We do require all riders wear a helmet for safety. Please keep in mind, the ranch is a working ranch, with horses, dogs and our staff, we do have a portable restroom on-site and a picnic table. Please also note that our weight limit is 250lbs. If you book this experience and anyone in your group is over 250lbs, they will not be able to join the ride. This is for the safety of the horses and rider. We also ask that you please arrive 15 mins early to enjoy the entire experience. If you are late your group will have to leave without you as this is a group activity.
Learn to Surf with Santa Barbara Surf School
I'll be meeting you at a local surf spot that is tucked away, just south of SB where there's easy free parking and even easier waves to surf! All participants must be able to swim. Please call or text me at 805-708-9878 if you have any questions! I'll have a surfboard and comfortable suit ready and waiting for you when you arrive. After we suit up we'll then hit the beach to go over some etiquette and techniques needed for surfing before entering the water. If you'd like to extend your time in the water please let me know. My top priority is keeping you safe, confident in your ability, and excited about surfing! I'll do everything in my power to get you standing up on the surfboard or improving your ability! ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully sharing a triumphant surfing memory! Other things to note: In order for safety to be the top priority I do ask that you know how to swim and that you are comfortable in ocean water. You must be 7 years or older to surf with me. This lesson is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 people. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the lesson we'll be in touch with alternate options that we have available. If you are interested in another time slot not listed, please give us a call at 805-708-9878.
Electric Bike Tour with a local
Our electric bike tour will take you through the best bike routes, historical highlights, and great viewpoints of Santa Barbara! Our tour has the potential to show most if not all of Santa Barbara’s need-to-see spots. Our Ebike tour will take you to hot spots in town as well as areas a little more behind the scenes! Don’t forget your phone/camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Our fun and informative bike tour is available every day of the week! Other things to note: The Ebikes have pedal-assist technology so you will be pedaling but the motors do most of the work. Helmets are required if your'e <18 yrs and recommended but not required if you're >18 yrs. This tour is only able to operate with a minimum of 2 tour-goers. If you're a solo traveler and the only one signed up for the tour we'll be in touch with alternate options that we have available. This is a group tour that leaves daily at 2pm. In order to make the experience enjoyable for everyone participating, we ask that you please plan on ARRIVING 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR STARTS. We will wait 5-10 minutes after the start time, but after that, we will have to begin the tour without you.
Hike with goats in the beautiful Santa Barbara mountains
Come enjoy a hike with our friendly herd of Miniature Nubian Dairy Goats at El Deseo Ranch. We are located on a 160 acre wilderness ranch in the mountains overlooking Santa Barbara. Our goats enjoy taking hikes and browsing on the natural vegetation on our property. We have several trails to choose from for beginners to more advanced hikers. Learn about goats and the natural history of this amazing wilderness area. Please contact me if you have a specific date in mind for a goat hike. I can usually be flexible if you book far enough in advance.
Play with Rescued Horses Santa Barbara
Upon arrival, you will greet the horses we have rescued. You will be able to participate in their care and maintenance, including feeding, watering, cleaning, and grooming. After they have been cared for, you will get to interact with the horses in their environment, and engage in other activities they enjoy most, which includes going for walks, leading them through an obstacle course, or learning how to give them a massage. You will also learn about the healing work that we do, and hear about the horses' amazing survival stories. This will be a wonderful day you will remember, and the horses may thank you with a cuddle!
Private Mountaintop Swing and Hike with Epic Coastal Views
Come have an unparalleled experience at Infinity's Edge - where you will not only get to see the absolute best views of the entire Santa Barbara Channel, but will also get to Swing over it. First, we will meet you at the designated pick-up location and take you on a scenic drive up the winding mountain road which leads to this very special private property that not even the locals have seen. Upon arrival to the top of our secret spot, we will encourage you to leave your cell phones behind as we begin our immersive journey into nature. But don’t worry, we will be capturing photos and videos throughout our journey to share with you at the end. This will allow you to truly enjoy your experience without the distractions brought upon by daily life (and make you the star of every shot!). After making our way down the beautiful hillside en route to our main destination, there will be a plethora of things awaiting you: multiple relaxing seating areas with farm fresh citrus, charcuterie snacks, refreshing beverages (rosé will also be served upon request for ages 21+), a hammock, games, and for the extra adventurous a bonus trail which takes you to the “top of the world” vantage point. And lastly, the Blue Moon Infinity Swing, where you can let go of all that no longer serves you, and truly feel the motion of infinity, allowing you to reconnect with the infinite energy within you.
Santa Barbarba - Surf Lessons and Safaris
OPEN ! 805-403-3301 Text me If you would like to ADD YOGA TO YOUR SURF LESSON. OR have any questions about this experience or really anything SB related. ----ALL TIMES ARE FLEXIBLE. Just message me if you want a different time. ----YES. You can BRING MORE PEOPLE, whether they want surf or not, if you message me first. THE DAY OF SURF- Upon arrival we will dive into a quick intro and convo about surfing. Then onto the board room & suit rack where we will select the best gear for you and the current conditions. Then we will head to the best local break that is matched for the skill level you wish to surf. A quick warm up and stretch followed by a comprehensive tutorial and safety brief. Once in the water, you will learn to paddle efficiently, catch waves, pop up like a pro, and surf the green face of the wave. We will surf till we can’t feel our arms anymore and our hearts are full of joy. Hope you Join me. Aloha & See you out there Micah G. Barbarians Cave Surf and Yoga 805-403-3301 All levels of Yogis and surfers Welcome. MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM! There may be a swim test.
Lunch & Lounge like a Local
Lunch & Lounge like a local! Enjoy lounging on the beautiful Santa Barbara beach gazing at the breathtaking coastline. You will arrive to a lovely beach set up with canopy, chairs, tables, beach games and toys/floaties. A Santa Barbara local will give a delightful mini lesson on the Santa Barbara coastline, it's unique geography and an overview of the community and all the amazing experiences the American Riviera has to offer. Indulge your tastebuds with a personal charcuterie box while you sit back and experience the salt air and sunshine just like a Santa Barbara local.
Elevated Wine Tasting Experience
Personalized tasting experience in our winery: a custom curated tasting of SAMsARA wines in our cellar featuring both current and library releases. This is a bespoke experience one-on-one with a member of our winemaking team. We will give our guests an in-depth look to our winemaking ethos, production methods and explain the nuances of winemaking that contribute to the power, complexity and balance of our wines. Specifically, we will taste 6 wines (chosen with the guests' preferences in mind) and tour our cellar. During harvest (September - November) you will be able to see first-hand how our wines are crafted and may even be able to lend a hand in the process! This experience is a great way to ask questions, learn about what makes Santa Barbara County wines unique and take a behind-the-scenes look at our winery. We are the only tasting room in Goleta, CA, about 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. Our winery is located adjacent to our tasting room and all of our wine is made right here! Samsara is a boutique producer (~3000 cases/year) of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache and Syrah sourced from the Sta. Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara County. We partner with sustainably, responsibly farmed, top-tier vineyards and use a minimal intervention approach in the cellar. SAMsARA has a passion for pure, sustainably made wines that infer a sense of place.
Epic SoCal Coast Offroad Overlanding Adventure
EPIC SOCAL 4x4 OVERLANDING EXPERIENCE VIDEO https://youtu.be/yw527yJfM1U THIS BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE IS SO CHEAP BECAUSE I NEED LOTS OF REVIEWS! So book now because this price won't last long! The primary focus of this adventure experience is all about getting you 4x4 overlanding in the backcountry. Some people might find this kind of travel too intimidating to pursue or even try. But my goal is to teach you some of the basic skills I employ to execute all my favorite adventure excursions so you can plan a few of your own. . . Plus, you get an epic Instagram Photo Shoot by a professional photographer - me! Want to see the results? Google "Dan Smarg Photography" to see the kinds of photos I create. SKILL-SHARE MODULES 4x4 Overlanding Techniques Backcountry Navigation Self & Partner Vehicle Rescue Techniques Camping Basics Campcraft WHAT TO EXPECT Incredible panoramic ocean and coastal mountain views. Terrain is not (usually) very rough, though I have seen the road washed out after heavy rains. If conditions are too tough, we'll do an alternate route. Otherwise, plan to come enjoy the ride, practice some basic skills and get some really cool looking dust on your tires! MEETING UP Pro Tip: Use Google Maps - NOT Apple Maps (Apple GPS doesn't like Airbnb's app)
Pickleball Lesson Experience
I'm a professional Pickleball instructor and will give your group an intro Pickleball lesson experience. I will personally meet you at our local Pickleball courts here in Santa Barbara. Our sessions last for 60 minutes. We will have fun learning the basics skills of pickleball like dinking, volleys at the net, overhead smashes, serves and return of serves. Once an understanding of these skills are learned, we will play games together! I'll provide all the paddles and balls as well as water and snacks. You'll need to be dressed appropriately for playing tennis including tennis shoes.