See Santa Barbara in 90 minutes! Fully narrated tours will keep the entire family smiling. All stops are convenient to shopping, dining, landmarks and attractions. Your day pass is good for Free reboarding and special area discounts.
Discover the enchanting seaside Spanish paradise known as Santa Barbara, through a unique fully narrated tour offered by the Santa Barbara Trolley Company.
Imagine the sites and sounds of the "American Riviera" aboard one of the open air nostalgic trolley cars. Visit local hot spots as well as tourist phenomena such as the SB Courthouse, El Presidio, SB Zoo, SB Museum of Natural History, Old Town, Montecito and the Old Mission. Each of the 14 stops have been carefully selected for their exceptional entertaining, dining, shopping or historical significance.
Day passes are available for purchase through the Visitor Information Center or directly from the trolley drivers on board. Passes are valid all day and reboarding is free.
- Stearns Wharf - Enjoy unique gift shops, dining and fishing.
- Bath House / East Beach - Locals favorite for volleyball and relaxing.
- Montecito / Montecito Inn - Visit this elegant village, home of fine boutiques and eateries.
- Butterfly Beach / Biltmore Hotel - A Romantic beach for those who want to take time away from the crowds.
- El Presidio - Last in chain of four military fortresses built by the Spanish.
- Visitor Information Center - All info on fun things to see and do in the Santa Barbara area under one roof! Open daily 9am-5pm.
- Santa Barbara Zoo - View rare and exotic animals from around the globe. Open daily, 10am-5pm.
- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - a fun time for all ages. Open daily 10am-5pm.
- Old Mission - Explore the "Queen of Missions." Self-guided tours onlu. Open daily 9am-5pm.
- Santa Barbara Courthouse - Admire the stunning architecture of the #1 most photographed building in the nation!
Tour Santa Barbara wineries and Santa Ynez wineries!
The Santa Ynez Valley boasts upwards of fifty fine wineries, set in beautiful rolling hills. It has a reputation as one of the world's premier wine appellations. Wine tours are a fun and unique way to get together with friends and celebrate specials events. "Wine Tours By Trolley" would be happy to coordinate private tasting tours, specially designed to fit your needs. Prices and times will vary.
Ride in comfort on beautiful trolleys. Scenic Wine Tours By Trolley include:
· Custom Designed Trolley
· Wine Tasting Fees
· Lunch from World Famous Deli
· Wine Country Specialist Guide
· Fully Narrated Tour for 10-32 passengers
· Group Discounts and Custom Tours available
· Complimentary champagne and Hor d'oeuvres
· Printed itinerary and vineyard map
· "The Highlight of Your Stay"
· Buttonwood Winery
· Bridlewood Winery
· Rideau Vineyard
· Sunstone Winery
· Custom Group Tours - 10 or more people
23 E. Cabrillo Blvd
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd
101 State Street
Phone: (805) 966-2282
Welcome to Wheel Fun Rentals, home of the nation's premier recreational rental outlets.
- Movie: Biking at the Beach
- Movie: Biking at the Harbor
Fun for the entire family - With over 5 million satisfied customers, Wheel Fun Rentals offer the ultimate in fun and recreation for the entire family, from toddlers to grandparents.
Enjoy the outdoors - a fleet of unique vehicles offer unparalleled outdoor recreation for sightseeing, people watching and a touch of exercise that will enhance any leisure time experience.
The Ride Of Your Life - the entire fleet is designed for fun. Try a Surrey with a fringe on top or a Deuce Coupe, offered in sizes for couples or for the entire family to share.
Check out the pedal go-carts and special three wheel rides that are great for all ages.
Rent bicycles & skates.
Experience scooters & chariots.
And way more...
All products are maintained and serviced regularly, for hours of carefree enjoyment.
Santa Barbara Locations
|Wheel Fun Rentals
101 State Street, Santa Barbara
Electric Cars, Scoot Coupes, Vespas
Hours: Weekends 9am - 7pm
Phone: (805) 962-2585
|Wheel Fun Rentals
23 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
All Bike Products
Hours: Everyday 8am - 8pm
Phone: (805) 966-2282
|Wheel Fun Rentals
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
Fess Parker Double Tree Resort
Most Bike Products
Hours: Everyday 9am - 7pm
Phone: (805) 966-2282
KAYAK for as little as $35.00 (Group discounts available). Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 2 hr. kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 every day. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family. Your tour starts at the boat launch, winds through the harbor, under Stearns Wharf, and out to the one mile buoy. Chances are good the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphin, California sea lions, and harbor seals may cruise by to say hello. (Minimum 2 people). We also offer the following tours: WINE TASTING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HIKING, GLIDER AIRPLANE RIDE, SUNSET & COASTAL CRUISES. You must reserve your tour in advance. Call toll free: 888 810-8687 or Visit our web site: www.captainjackstours.com Santa Barbara Adventure Company - Go with the best! We've been guiding kayak trips in Santa Barbara since 1998! Join us for a day of kayaking at Santa Cruz Island (Prisoner's Bay)! Beautiful Coastal and Harbor trips also available. To see all of our adventures--BIKING, SURFING, HIKING, CLIMBING, TEAMBUILDING and WINE COUNTRY TOURS--visit us at sbadventureco.com or give us a call at 805-898-0671 (toll-free 888-773-3239).
Santa Barbara is in an excellent location for whale watching. Our city is on a southern facing coast and sheltered behind the Channel Islands. It offers us a fabulous opportunity to witness the migration of the gray whales, as well as spot other species of the large marine mammals.
Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara Channel at various times of the year, making these waters one of the best whale watching areas in the world.
There are two windows of opportunity to see whales around Santa Barbara. During February, March and early April you can see California Grey Whales. From May to September you can see Blue Whales, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales. Occasionally, you can see Right Whales or Orcas. All season long you have an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions.
- Condor Express Whale Watching Tours
- Whale Watching Tour Tips
- Annual Whale Festival
- Stearns Wharf Virtual Tour
- Harbor Virtual Tour
Guided Horseback Ride's for as little at $35.00
(888) 810-8687 or (805) 564-8687
Family Special: Your "family day tour" will start with a beautiful 2 hr Santa Barbara Harbor kayak tour. Then you'll enjoy lunch on Santa Barbara's pier (Stearns Wharf). Next you will be escorted to the Santa Ynez Valley for a taste of the "wild west" of yesterday as you pet barnyard animals, ride horses, or for the younger cowpokes there's even a hand lead pony ride! There is a short hike up to a waterfall, a playground for the kids, and even a "free" video arcade (Something for everyone to enjoy). Then wine tasting for the adults at 2 of the finest wineries in the Santa Ynez valley as your guide/activities director keeps the kids busy. Finally you'll be escorted back to Santa Barbara. Tour includes all transportation, Calif. park fees, lunch, horseback ride, kayaking and wine tasting fees. You must reserve this tour in advance. To see this tour and more visit: www.captainjackstours.com
Santa Barbara County has many popular surf locations . Here we showcase one location that many surfers consider the crown jewel of wave riding in our area: Rincon Point.
Rincon Point, 15 minutes south of Santa Barbara, is known world wide as one of the planet's top surfing spots. Nearly every major surf champion on the globe has taken Rincon for a test drive.
If you are driving the 101 freeway, exit Bates Rd. On most days parking is plentiful at Rincon. When entering Rincon, the parking to your left has a path right to the south size of the surf zone. The parking lot to your right has mountainside stairs that take you to the beach just north of the point.