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Read below to hear what people are saying about their adventures with us:

Paul G., Senior Sourcing Specialist – Oakley Inc.
The adventure was a perfect setting for our company team event. It was Fun, Educational, and Exciting.
The guides were very knowledgeable, entertaining and super fun to be with.
They took good care of our team and all the other visitors, making sure everyone was comfortable in the ocean environment.
For sure I am coming back with my family and telling all my friends.
Having international visitors coming to our place of business frequently, they always ask for something to do that can capture the real California experience, this nails it..

Shalini Patel – DKN Hotels
I would like to mention to you that we all had an absolutely great time on the hike last Saturday special thanks to the guides Simon, Peter, Nick, Jessica and Michael, what a fabulous team you have, they were absolutely remarkable we can’t thank them enough for making our hike a memorable one.

Ken Carter – Bakersfield YPO
Thanks again for everything you guys did for us. I want you to know that Rachael was AWESOME and made the adventure portion extra special. She and the boys made the kayaking an extra enjoyable experience…really made us all comfortable regardless of our time in the water. They were all great, but Rachael really made the adventure portion fun. She’s obviously a real asset to the company, and we would readily utilize your company again thanks to her personality and enthusiasm, along with J.J.’s competent and helpful attitude on the planning side. Just a great trip!! Couldn’t have asked for more!! Thanks guys! Good work!!

Merrill Boehmer – American Express Team/Velocity
On behalf of American Express–Global Network Services (GNS), we would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication during the  planning and execution of the downhill bike ride adventure in Santa Barbara. We are aware of the challenges posed to you and greatly appreciated you rising to the occasion and making it happen for our guests. They were thrilled with the adventure. You were all instrumental in making the biking activity a huge success. We appreciate the attention you gave to our client to ensure a smooth execution. Your can-do attitude and efforts did not go unnoticed. We look forward to being in Santa Barbara again and working with you in the near future. Thank you again.

David K. Barnhart – Best Buy
Thank you so much for your hard work and patience with our group. My Vice President John Pershing who was on the trip had nothing but absolute praise for you folks yesterday. He especially loved the guide–Rachel–and her overwhelming enthusiasm and kindness. He said that the entire experience was one that had our folks; including himself, walking away with the sense / feeling that the experience was once in a lifetime.

Anne Hubbard
Just wanted to thank SBAC (and Matt) for our girls Ida and Rosie. They had a wonderful lesson on August 26- and we followed up by just hanging at the beach for the rest of the day. They loved surfing, said that Matt was a great teacher, and are now anxious for wetsuits and boards. Thanks again. It was a great part of our west coast vacation.

Bianca Janus, Corporate Events, Thomas Weisel Partners
I worked with Santa Barbara Adventure Company on two programs we did in Santa Barbara two and three years ago and they were excellent. As a matter of fact, they were so good that we considering taking them with us to Laguna Beach the following year. Michael Cohen was easy to work with, was quick to respond to questions and his staff / guides were exceptional. Our group has high expectations and can be very demanding and everyone loved the activities we did with SBAC. I would highly recommend them.

Lyn Rowbotham, Malibu, Ca.
Rachel and Zach were both wonderful… very helpful, informative, fun, and knowledgeable. Rachel went out of her way to be so kind and we just loved her. We felt well cared for and had such a good time. You not only have 2 people working for you that are very good at what they do, but they really do love their jobs and it shows.
Thank you again, we plan on having more adventures with you.

Kei Kurimoto
My friends and I booked a wine tour with your company Memorial Day weekend. I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to you, Christie, for all of the email coordination and of course to Michael, our favorite tour guide!! We all had a truly wonderful experience!! Thank you Michael, for all of your patience and taking the time to share your knowledge! The day was full of laughter and appreciating the beauty of nature! I will be sure to recommend your company to others!

Debbie at Franciscan Inn
109 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! The guests continue to love your adventures. We had some people go out with you on Monday. Thanks for taking such good care of them.

Nina Kreusch
We were in Santa Barbara last Labor Day and we booked a surfing 1/2 day lesson through your company. My daughter and her 2 friends LOVED Zach and his friend Robyn was also there. They had so much fun. We filmed hours of video and probably 100 digital photos. It was their best memory of the trip. I wanted to say Thanks. We are also coming back this Labor Day and I know it is too soon for you all to commit to a surfing lesson over the weekend but we’d love to have Zach again if possible. Thank you.

Victor Dominguez, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
I can’t thank your staff enough for a terrific outing. We had the adventure of a lifetime! You help raise the comfort level for the neophyte kayakers so that everyone could participate. Best regards and again, I can’t thank your firm enough for a wonderful time.

Yvette Gellis
On behalf of all the girls of troop 288, the leaders, Jill, Nancy, Betsy, and myself, we want to extend a warm and enthusiastic thank you for one of the most memorable and enjoyable adventures we have ever had. Everything was beautifully planned and expertly organized. Your entire team was top notch. We give you an A++.

We are all so grateful for your hard work and real down to earth charming personality. You have a natural flair with kids. They loved everything about the whole event. The only thing we would do differently is give us more time with you, and stay another night. The girls will now be ready for two nights because of the success of this campout adventure.
We can’t say enough great things about your entire team. What a fantastic experience for everyone.
Again, many warm thank you’s.

Meenal and Kris Kelkar
We just wanted to give you some feedback on our kayaking experience. We went out with Patrick on August 15 in and near the harbor. He was an EXCELLENT guide, very personable and knowledgeable. I mentioned it to him, but wanted to make sure that you knew — the reason I picked your tour was the fact that lunch was included (less hassle for me). I thought it would just be some basic sandwiches, but when Patrick started to assemble the little table, we knew that it would exceed our expectations (and it did). I ended up having some circulation problems in my fingers, but Patrick made some suggestions, which helped, and kept coming over to make sure that I was getting better, not worse.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we have already been talking about when to book another trip with your company.

Michelle Tobar, Alhambra, CA
On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank you for the great time that we had on your Kayaking Tour. This was a great way to spend my daughter’s 13th B-day. At first my daugher was a bit hesitant about the kayaking since we were “first timers”, but after the 1st hour into the trip she let go and had FUN! You and Patrick made us feel comfortable and made our trip enjoyable. Thanks for the great trip! I’m sure we’ll do it again.

Kris, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
On behalf of everyone who attended the GlaxoSmithKline hiking/kayaking trip on August 25th, I wanted to thank you and your staff for an enjoyable morning.
Everyone who went on this trip had a wonderful time and asked me to convey their thanks to you and your staff for setting this up. Everyone enjoyed the hiking, and the people who went kayaking said they especially enjoyed that part of the trip.
Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to your staff and we will definitely be in touch should we need to organize a similar trip in the future.

Anissa Irwin, Amgen
Just wanted to thank you again for a great event last Friday. Our office staff really enjoyed the team building trip at El Capitan. Matthew was an exceptional leader and engaged us easily all day. The whole team will be talking about this event for a long time – we really enjoyed ourselves.
We will look forward to working with you again in the future.

Trina L. Tinoco
Just wanted to let you know that our astronomy kayak trip on Tuesday was fantastic. The four of us had a great time. Our guide, Matthew, was absolutely superb; he was informative, funny, and a perfect guide. This being the first kayak trip for 3 out of 4 of us, he really helped make it a smooth and comfortable trip. We would all like you to know that we will recommend your company highly to friends and family alike.Thank you again for a wonderful trip.

Lucy P., Scripps College Outdoor Adventure Program
Dear Santa Barbara Adventure Company,
I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we all had kayaking this past May. All the girls had so much fun. I can’t imagine a better way to end the school year. Organizing that trip was the most memorable thing I did freshman year (calculus, hmm, fuzzy blur). And I was the envy of all my friends when they heard I kayaked with dolphins. I will most definitely recommend you to next years outdoor adventure programs leaders. Thank you for being fantastically amazing.
PS I wear my SBACo tee shirt with pride.

Jodi Levine, Program Director at UCSB Hillel
I had an amazing time on our 2 day kayak trip with SBACo… The weather was perfect, the marine life was out in abundance and the guides were a wealth of experience and encouragement! Both days on the water were great. I am anxiously awaiting our next adventure!

Tori Tramel, Burger King Corporation
Our rock climbing trip with the SB Adventure Co was the absolute best we have taken. The group is still talking about it.

Dave Kozar, Burger King Corporation
We really had a great time. This was our best team building event to date.
We are looking forward to coming back.

Stephanie Rodriguez, Perforce Software
This Coastal Kayaking trip was my first time kayaking. I was a little scared at first,
but with SBACo instruction, felt at ease and safe. See you next year!

MJ Wailkaineu, JP Morgan Corporate Outing
The wine country trip was very enjoyable. All the details were taken care
of…the equipment was great. I am considering another trip for a group from
my office…… an excellent experience.

Rebecca Davis, Public Relations, SMVVCB
On behalf of the Visitor Bureau and all of the travel writers on the April FAM Tour, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your staff for making our Foxen Canyon Wine tour so memorable. You did a wonderful job planning the tour, making it both enjoyable and informative for both the bikers and the “riders.” Your assistant also did a tremendous job with the bikers – everyone remarked on how friendly and helpful she was. In fact, we received many comments from the writers about how fabulous the wine tour was as a whole.
I hope that the experience was as enjoyable for you as it was for us, and I look forward to working together on future FAM tours.

Nina Simon, Assistant Director, Scripps College Adventure Program
I just wanted to say that we had a fabulous time today. The girls had so much fun and the water was an extra thrill. Anthony and Erika were absolutely wonderful. I have done a lot of river rafting and been around a lot of guides and these two are definitely some of the best. They have a really nice energy and are very fun-loving and non-intrusive (they are not pushy), yet very safety conscious also.
Thank you!  Take care and good luck with all your ventures.

Eric Funderburk, Massage Therapist, Santa Cruz, CA
Just a quick email to let you know how much I enjoyed our day of kayaking and Mt. biking. I appreciate you taking me out on such short notice and showing me some of the best of Santa Barbara! The downhill on Gibraltar Rd. was quite a fun and fast ride! We’ll have to do it again next time I’m in town. This time we ride up 🙂 Hope you’re doing well and enjoying surfing and sunning in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Thanks again.

Denise Donaldson, Palo Alto, CA
I wanted to let you know what a great time we had on our kayaking trip over Memorial Day. As a result of a great time (great company, great instruction, great weather and great conditions) our group (Fran, Heather, Dave and myself) is going to take it the next step – we are taking a roll and safety course up here so we can go out in the closed kayaks.

Anyway, I expected to enjoy sea kayaking, but I didn’t expect to have such a positive first experience. You have a great group of guides, with great attitudes, who have a sense of how to make it enjoyable to all.  I loved the challenges and the games we played in the water. Maybe we will all be able to have a repeat excursion with you next Memorial Day. I think we had a group that really got along well.
Anyway, I hope the weather continues to be excellent down there. I don’t know if you special ordered the weather for us that weekend or not, but the ocean seemed especially calm to me.  What a great day that was!
Thanks again for a great time! Take care!

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