Just when you think Santa Barbara cannot get any better than it already is, you will be thrilled to learn about the local tour companies. Navigating our oceanside home can be tricky if you do not know where to start; this is where these entertaining tour services take you around to the best parts of Santa Barbara. Professional tour guides can be found all over the city, providing plenty of exciting options that your family is sure to love. Take a look at some of the top tours in Santa Barbara:
Santa Barbara Adventure Company
The name says it all when you book a thrilling tour with Santa Barbara Adventure Company. Our vacation destination is the perfect spot where you can find all kinds of outdoor challenges. Santa Barbara Adventure Company is here to take you every step of the way. Their tours take you out onto the shores of Santa Barbara. You will be taken on boat to the surrounding islands that surround the coast where you will be able to stand up paddleboard and kayak. This type of experience can be scary if it’s your first time but the team at Santa Barbara Adventure Company will help you feel comfortable. The views are second to none and show off the incredible rocky peaks that come up out of the water. You can even navigate caves that the water has created over thousands of years too. Each tour group is small to keep up social distancing. You will not feel safer with any other tour option right here in Santa Barbara!
Santa Barbara Trolley
Santa Barbara has a rich history that deserves to be explored, especially by first-time visitors. If you wish to learn more about the city while seeing its important landmarks, make sure to book a tour with Santa Barbara Trolley. This loveable tour is perfect for individuals of all ages who wish to check out the city in a way not available anywhere else. The tours last approximately 90 minutes to two hours and features entertaining commentary by your driver. You will learn all about how Santa Barbara has changed over the decades and what us locals expect to see it become. Feel free to throw all kinds of questions your driver’s way; they look forward to educating you on all kinds of topics. The Santa Barbara Trolley is an experience you cannot skip here in the area!
Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours, LLC
There is much more offered in Santa Barbara tours than just exploring city landmarks and the beautiful coast. Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours, LLC is here to offer you all kinds of exciting tour options for your stay. Are you wanting to explore the surrounding Wine Country and its illustrious wineries? If so, the Wine Country Tour is perfect for you and the gang. You will be transported to multiple wineries where you can taste award winning vintages. You will even get a stop at Olive Oil and Vinegar Stop for a quick pallet cleanser midway through your tour. The beautiful Santa Barbara landscape offers the best backdrop for horseback riding. Learn how to enjoy this incredible activity for the first time with a trained professional. The ocean views in the background make it a romantic activity at sunset too. The same can be said for a kayak tour that takes you out onto the water. Leave Santa Barbara Harbor and be guided along the beautiful coast. The best part of all Captain Jack’s offers all of these tours in incredible packages so you can enjoy two or more tours together in a single day. That is a perfect excuse to spend the entire day outside taking in the beautiful coastal weather!
Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours
Last but certainly not least, you need to try out some of the incredible food here in Santa Barbara. Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours offers a comprehensive food tasting tour that takes you to local restaurants that have been staples of the community. Try out small plates of all kinds of tasty dishes that will satisfy any craving. The tasting tour also includes tastings of wine and olive oil for a true Santa Barbara experience. The tour guides are lovers of food so there is no one better to trust for this type of exciting tour. Each tour is a walking tour, so make sure to wear some comfortable shoes!
More to See Around Santa Barbara
When it comes to finding exciting things to do around Santa Barbara, you simply cannot beat these unbelievable tour options. Get ready for your stay in our coastal city by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the area. Prepare for luxury amenities and comfortable home features in every property.
When you come to Santa Barbara, it’s probably because you love the beach, you love city life, and you love finding little adventures to fill the day. Some of the best adventures you can take here are the guided Santa Barbara tours offered in town by the friendly locals who just want to share the best of Santa Barbara. Check out our favorites:
Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
Take a gourmet tour of the best eateries that Santa Barbara has to offer with Santa Barbara Eating Tours. This is a great way to get your steps in between all the different delights you’ll try, which means you can let go and stay in shape at the same time! You’ll also get to see the sights, like local landmarks, architecture, and historic buildings in the downtown district.
Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour
This is a zany way to fill the day, hosted by Totally Cali Tours. You’ll get to taste delicious wines while learning about their history and the history of the local wine scene and all the most famous winemakers. Along the way, you’ll also get to taste artisanal chocolates and other mouth-watering confections. It’s a chocolate and wine lover’s dream.
Ghost Tours of Santa Barbara
Take a risk on a wild activity! Take this tour offered by Santa Barbara Ghost Tours and you’ll get to see all the rumored haunted places here in town and hear all the backstories behind these alleged hauntings. Whether you believe in it or you find it all silly, it’s a fun time, and you get to learn a lot of local history while you’re out and about from your knowledgeable guide.
Private Charter Boat Tour
With Santa Barbara Sailing Charters you can take a private tour, just for you and your family, or you and your friends, or even you and a loved one. This is a great way to get intimately acquainted with the ocean. You’ll get to see wild sea life in its natural habitat, and with this small charter boat and your dedicated friendly guide, it’ll be a quiet and serene experience.
Experience Santa Barbara Tours with Paradise Retreats
Regardless of whichever awesome tours you take, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to call your own while you’re in town. Just give us a call today and we’ll help you get started on finding your rental home! We offer a large selection of vacation rentals, including properties with their very own pool.