Land & Sea Tours

Santa Barbara Land and Sea Tour
Rating: A+ for unique, entertaining, educational and amphibious
Ages: Children able to sit for 90 minutes to adult
Directions: 101 exit Garden Street, turn towards water. After .25 mile turn right into public parking lot, or cross Cabrillo Boulevard to park in lot.Walk towards the wharf, to the right on Cabrillo Boulevard. The amphibious vehicle will stop on the ocean side of the boulevard about 100’ before the wharf/State Street.
Contact: 683-7600 or

Season: Winter tour schedule varies from summer. Children can’t wait until this hits the water. There is only one 39'x 8' vehicle, a 2003 Hydra Terra made in New York, and it carries 49 passengers and stops pedestrians in their tracks, staring. It is DMV and United States Coast Guard-approved. It was designed specifically for the tourist industry. You’ll never forget going down the launch ramp and into the harbor. When it’s in the water, you are free to get up and walk around. It’s likely that you’ll see sea lions from up close lying on the green buoy outside the harbor. Some say the tour guide’s information is consistently the best in town.

This is also called “The Land Shark.” The tour, fully narrated by a tour guide aboard the vehicle, includes fascinating notes from Santa Barbara history to houses owned by celebrities, and is delivered well; it’s top-notch. It’s a fun, friendly atmosphere aboard the vehicle whether it’s on city streets or motoring offshore. There is little or no need for concern about seasickness, as it doesn’t go far offshore; just around the green buoy marking the harbor entrance.
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Sierra Club Flashlight Hike
+-3 miles, 6 p.m. Fridays
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2201 Laguna Street
Free, 685-2145

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Tour
First Saturday, third Sunday
Hike Tour, 10-Noon, open til 4
Reservations required:
(805) 567-1115
Camino Real Bike Moves (all ages)
Bicycle downtown at night!
First Tuesday of the month
9:30 p.m. De La Guerra Plaza
(805) 455-8957

Free Rides Wed. & 1st Friday!
South Coast Railroad Museum
1-4 p.m. Wed. through Sun.
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Art Workshops
Art From Scrap
10 a.m. Saturdays, $6.00
302 E. Cota St., 884-0459

Remote-Control Car Races
11:30 a.m. every Sunday
Elings Park, Free! All ages!
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S.B. Maritime Museum: Free!
3rd Thursday of the month

Museum of Natural History
Free admission
3rd Sunday of the month
(805) 682-4711

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Free admission every Sunday

Ocean Ducks (polar bears)
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9 a.m. every Sunday with
Post-swim potluck breakfast
Butterfly Beach, north stairs
Noon, Mon./Wed./Fri. at
shower near Beachside Cafe
Goleta Beach
(805) 637-8331

Drum Circle
Listen or participate!
4 p.m. Saturdays, all ages
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(805) 967-9956