Discover the enchanting seaside Spanish paradise known as Santa Barbara, through tours offered by a variety of services. Visit local hot spots as well as tourist phenomena such as the Mission, Stearns Wharf, the Courthouse, El Presidio, the Zoo, the Museum of Natural History, Old Town Santa Barbara, the Harbor and Waterfront, and Wine Country.

Art Tours

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers a docent-led gallery tour. Gallery tours are informative and eye-opening. They provide an opportunity to experience and discuss a selection of artworks in a relaxed, informal setting. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission, and begin in Colefax Gallery in front of the elevator on the Main Level.
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Captain Jack's Tours

Captain Jack's Tours is the #1 Tour & Event company in Santa Barbara, offering more fun choices every day. Captain Jack's Tours will provide that special something to every event whether your group consists of 2 people or 200. With so many fun things to do in Santa Barbara, Captain Jack's Tours & Events has something for everyone.
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Courthouse Tours

This magnificent Spanish-Moorish "palace" was built in 1929 and is surrounded by lawns and a sunken tropical garden that plays host to many functions through out the year. The Courthouse tower offers 360 degree views of the city, mountains, ocean and the Channel Islands. Free docent tours are conducted daily at 2pm. Additional tours are conducted at 10:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. A tour information booth is located in the lobby near the main archway. The booth is open 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays and 10am to 4:30pm on weekends.
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Electric Bike Tour

This tour will take you through the best bike routes, historical highlights, and great viewpoints of Santa Barbara! This bike tour has the potential to show you all if not most of Santa Barbara’s need-to-see spots. The tour is also private so you can chat with your guide about what things you want to see most and will allow your group to have a custom and personable experience! Don’t forget your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
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Land and Sea Tours

Climb aboard Santa Barbara’s original amphibious tour vehicle, the Land Shark, for a personally narrated 90-minute land and sea tour adventure. Experience the best of Santa Barbara, in comfort aboard the most modern state-of-the-art amphibious vehicle in the world. Enjoy exquisite views of the Santa Barbara coastline, the American Riviera, and the Santa Ynez Mountains as seen only from our boat at sea. Don’t miss this exciting and entertaining Land and Sea adventure to experience Santa Barbara as never before. Fun for all ages, a ride aboard the Land Shark is truly a Santa Barbara and California "must-do" attraction.
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Santa Barbara Adventure Company

With over 11 years of experience, the Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers three wine tasting adventures designed to get the most out of your wine tasting experience. Whether you choose a Santa Ynez Valley van tour, a Foxen Valley bike tour or a Santa Barbara wine blending experience, you will receive unique tours, knowledgeable guides, an air conditioned van, discussion on wine making as well as natural and human history.
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Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo

The Hottest Ride in Town! We have the most unique and fun way to explore the city! Offering 60-minute daily narrated tours of the coastal area in the most exclusive vehicle! With seating for 8 people, our open-air, eye-catching, HOT ROD LIMO is the most exciting way to see the sights of Santa Barbara! Catch your ride on Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St. just outside the SB Visitors' Center, 7 days a week, 11am - Dusk. Ask about our 90-minute Mission/Wine Tasting Tour and our Private Charters. Call us today! (805) 689-6763
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Walking Tours

John Ummel, a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, offers Waterfront and Funk Zone walking tours. The 2 hour (1.5 mile) Waterfront tours is easy walk along Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront makes 12 stops of interest. The Funk Zone tour is approximately 90 minutes long, you’ll explore the 10 square block area of Santa Barbara’s converted warehouse district now home to wine and beer tasting rooms, art galleries, and restaurants. The tours are free provided there are at least 4 people on the tour. There is a cost per person for tours with fewer than 4 people.
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Wine Tours

Experience Santa Barbara County's premier wineries with knowledgeable guides. Enjoy tasting the region's exceptional wines and have an unforgettable experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country. Visit exclusive boutique wineries, vineyards, cellars and tasting rooms. Most tours depart daily and provide all you will need for a great day.
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