Looking to Boost Employee Morale?
Plan A ‘Day of Play’ in Santa Barbara And Inspire Them!

Here at Captain Jack’s Tours, we have many fun activities for you to pick from. Select from our range of full and half day activities and in case you don’t see what you want, you can always ask the knowledgeable staff to help you design a custom day of play for your colleagues and employees!

Santa Barbara Activities: The City Has A Lot To Offer!

Amazing food, delectable wines, great shopping, breathtaking natural beauty, abundant wild life and a warm, inviting culture!

Fact is that Santa Barbara is a great place to be. Surrounded with striking mountains, rolling valleys and miles upon miles of beautiful beach, the city also offers hotels and restaurants for fine dining connoisseurs. The American Riviera has something for everyone.

So what’s Your Passion?

Let us know what stimulates you and we’ll deliver a day filled with pleasure, excitement and your favorite sights all rolled into one. Captain Jack’s outdoor adventures are second-to-none and classy to boot! There is always something to do here and we make sure that you, your employees and colleagues spend the day of play doing something that they’ll absolutely love.

At Captain Jack’s we offer you a unique opportunity to give the gift of relaxation and fun to your friends, colleagues, employees and business acquaintances.

Outdoors? Food? Fine wine? Or maybe riding horses in the wind? If you’ve got a Santa Barbara activity in mind, consider it planned out and ready for your arrival!

Let us help you set up that perfect day under the Santa Barbara sun and explore the Riviera with our guided tours, in the same laid-back, chic style that we are known for!

Not Sure Where to Start? Take A Look At our Itinerary!

Our calendar of events and tours is always filled with exciting happenings. Read on to find the inspiration or order these tours for your colleagues as they are. They are perfect anyways!

  • Wine and Beer Tours
  • Kayak Tours
  • Sailing Cruises
  • Fishing Trips
  • Whale Watching Cruises
  • Segway Sightseeing
  • Sailing Regatta
  • Para gliding
  • Paint ball Excursions
  • Culinary and Art tour of Santa Barbara
  • Wine Blending competitions
  • Outdoor painting classes

We offer something for everyone. And we love to entertain guests, even in larger groups of 50 or more. Enjoy organized outings, delectable lunches and dinners with our guides and local partners in town and do the company outing thing, the right way!

Organize the Guest List And Leave The Logistics To Us!

We’ll sort out everything needed to set up a bike tour, a kayaking experience and whatever else you wish to include in your Day of Play.

Entertainment is an important part of your corporate Day of Play! You can depend on us for tons of entertainment opportunities, as well a variety of relaxation opportunities that are hidden right in the fun and excitement of our tours. And no matter how you want to enjoy a day filled with Santa Barbara activities, we bring original, exciting and entertaining activities for your employees and staff to engage in.

Captain Jack’s Tours & Events Are Your One-Stop-Shop For Planning Your Company Event in Santa Barbara!

We can plan your corporate event, an upscale company picnic or a day of outing and fun in Santa Barbara. We have an exhaustive list of options for you to choose from and can plan your corporate Day of Play while remaining within your budgets and requirements for a good time.

Once you have engaged our service, that’s that! All you need you need to is, show up at the day of the event with your colleagues and friends and be ready for a day filled with enjoyment and entertainment. We’ll engage the location, get you a caterer and take care of the entertainment for you.

Give us call at (805) 564-1819 or visit our website www.captainjackstours.com to learn more about the Santa Barbara activities that you and your staff will remember for a long time to come!


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2014 Reader’s Choice Awards!!

Ahoy Friends!

It is time to pick all your favorite’s in Santa Barbara again. Yes the official READERS’ CHOICE BALLOT is now available. Help select all “YOUR” Santa Barbara favorite’s & enter to win 3 prizes!!!

All you need to do is visit: http://morenews.newspress.com/sbnp_web/readerschoice_2014/index.html

Remember you must vote for at least 20 categories to qualify for the prize drawing. Also, remember to vote for CAPTAIN JACKS TOURS in these two categories:



We want to thank everyone for your support. We hope to see you again in 2014.

Paddle Hard,

Capt Jack

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Sail Away on the Stunning Waters of Santa Barbara with Captain Jack’s Tours

Discover the waterways in complete comfort and style with Captain Jack’s sailboat cruise tours. The company now offers a full range of tours for guest to select from as they set sail and enjoy the majestic views across the Santa Barbara coastline and Channel Islands. The company’s latest selection of cruises includes:

At Captain Jack’s Tours, we’re committed to offering luxury experiences at cost-effective pricing. For information on pricing, please visit our rates page.

Romantic Sunset Sailing Cruise

There is simply no better way to end a day of sunshine and celebration in Santa Barbara than with Captain Jack’s Romantic Sunset Sailing Cruise. Guests will travel aboard a 50 ft. catamaran, which features over1400 feet of deck space with a multi hull construction that ensures the boat is comfortable, stable and safe. Drinks, including wine, beer and soda are available on-board, with light snacks and rest room facilities also available.

The company also offers the following cruises as part of their exceptional selection:

  • Dinner Cruises:

  • Live Jazz Cruises:

  • Coastal (Daytime) Cruises

(Note: Dinner and Jazz cruises run from April – September only)

Private Sailing Cruise

Up to 6 people – 7 days a week

Imaging having a private yacht and a skipper entirely at your command… that’s what guests can expect on the Private Sailing Cruise. This sunset cruise takes guests on 2-hour journey through the stunning waterways of the area known as the “American Riviera”. And the best part of the experience is they pick the destination! It’s a customizable cruise experience not to be missed!

Note: the price includes 2 hours on a private yacht. The duration of the cruise can be extended and does not necessarily need to go out at sunset.

Whale Watching Cruise

4.5 hour trip (10am – 2:30 pm)

There are few destinations in the world that can rival Santa Barbara for whale watching experiences. There are over 27 unique types of whale and dolphin within the Santa Barbara Channel throughout the year. This makes the area the ideal place for those hoping to spot one of the majestic sea creatures in the wild. Captain Jack’s Tours operates a 4.5 hour trip aboard a 75-foot catamaran that runs at over 28 knots. The speed of the boat means that the cruise can reach Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands in less than one hour! This ensures that guests have the opportunity to go further out into the ocean, where there’s more chance of seeing marine animals in their natural habitat.


Set sail with the team at Captain Jack’s Tours! The company’s service team is available today to respond to requests for custom cruises! To learn more about their sailboat tours, please contact the company directly at (805) 564-1819.

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Explore the Idyllic Santa Barbara Landscapes on Horseback with Captain Jack’s Tours

At Captain Jack’s Tours, we excel in offering exceptional tour experiences to our guests across the region. Our horseback riding tours are one of the best ways to enjoy the trails and foothills of Santa Barbara. Consider one of following options for your next Santa Barbara horse-riding adventure:

At Captain Jack’s Tours, we’re committed to offering luxury experiences at cost-effective pricing. For information on pricing, please visit our rates page.

1-Hour Santa Ynez Trail

The company’s Santa Ynez Trail takes riders deep into the Santa Ynez Valley, where they will discover the great history and prestige of the region through a tour led by one of the region’s most experienced guides.

1.5 Hour Santa Barbara Coastal Trail Ride

Taking riders through a forested area of Santa Barbara, this tour provides access to wondrous natural features such as waterfalls and coastal waterways. Guests will have the opportunity to climb a mountain, from the top of which they will experience truly breathtaking views over the region’s Pacific Ocean coastline.

Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour

Beginning the Santa Barbara Coastal Trail, guests will then enjoy lunch at the Cold Spring Tavern, which is known as a historic place of interest that used to be a stage coach stop. Once lunch concludes, guests will be taken to two of the region’s top wineries at the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The day concludes with a trip to the delightful Global Gardens in Los Olivos. It’s the perfect trip experience for the traveler looking for a little element of everything Santa Barbara has to offer.

Heaven on Earth Kayaking & Horseback Riding

It’s the closest experience many will get to Heaven in this lifetime and widely considered Captain Jack’s most breathtaking tour ever. The Heaven on Earth Kayaking & Horseback Riding tour begins with an ocean kayak tour at the world famous, beautiful Smugglers Cove at Refugio Beach in the morning. Guests may see dolphins, sea lions, and migratory gray whales as they pass through the coastal waters in this region that is full of natural wonder and intrigue. After, guests are then transported to a secluded and picturesque resort nestled between a babbling brook and a collection of evergreen sycamore trees, where they will enjoy a mouth-watering lunch.

After lunch is concluded, guests are taken on a breathtaking, scenic guided horseback ride featuring spectacular ocean views and stunning mountain landscapes. It’s no wonder that so many celebrities, including Brad Pitt chose to live in this truly unparalleled area of California. By simply spending the day with the team at Captain Jack’s Tours, all guests will discover the wonder and magic that makes the region so compelling to so many.

Tour price includes: Round-trip transportation, all kayak gear, kayak lesson (kayak knowledge and special athletic ability NOT required), scenic guided horseback ride, no previous riding experience necessary (must be 7 or older), all California Park and Recreation fees, professional, knowledgeable and courteous guides.

Book your place on one of Captain Jacks’ tours and experience the trip of a lifetime. Expert customer service specialists are now available to take your booking. Please call (805) 564-1819 for more information.


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Captain Jack’s Tours Wine Tasting Tours – Customized to Meet all Traveler Needs

For a memorable experience exploring the wondrous natural vineyards of Santa Barbara, many travelers are now enjoying our widely-acclaimed wine tours. Captain Jack’s Tours spares no expense in ensuring that each of our tours represents the finest experience for clientele. Please review our selection below to learn more about the tours that we offer:

At Captain Jack’s Tours, we’re committed to offering luxury experiences at cost-effective pricing. For information on pricing, please visit our rates page.

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour:

11:00 – 11:30 Start Time / 7 Days a week

Discover Santa Barbara and experience the taste sensations of the local region at the same time. Our Santa Barbara wine tasting tour takes guests on a tour of three of the leading wine tasting areas in the region, in addition to allowing guests to taste various local olive oil and vinegar products. This low-cost tour includes transportation from any location in Santa Barbara, including hotels and private residences.

The Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour starts between 11:00 and 11:30am and is usually completed by 4:30pm.

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting Tour:

9:00 – 9:30 Start Time; Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation

Traveling in luxury vehicles, guests on the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting Tour will visit three wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms while taking in the breathtaking scenery across the Santa Barbara countryside. The tour includes a stop at the famous Trattoria Grappolo and the Los Olivos Café, where guests can pick-up tantalizing menu items. Another highlight of the tour is a visit to Cold Spring Tavern; a traditional stage coach built in the 1860s. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind experience that only the best tour operators can guarantee! Captain Jack’s Tours also offers customized tours of the Santa Ynez Valley to fit specific group sizes and timing constraints. Call us directly at 805-564-1819 to learn more!

Partner vintners for this trip include: Bridlewood Winery, , Kalyra Winery, Shoestring Winery, Koehler Winery, Firestone Winery, Lincourt, Buttonwood, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Epiphany Cellars & Carhartt & Sevtap Winery tasting rooms.

Santa Rita Hills Wine Tour

9:30 – 10:00 Start Time / 7 Days a week

For guests planning that memorable birthday party, the Santa Rita Hills Wine Tour provides the ideal stage. It’s a tour that begins at the spectacular Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery, where world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are produced on a regular basis. Next step on the tour is the beautifully landscaped Melville winery, which closes resembles the classically-style Mediterranean villas of Spain and Italy. After visiting Melville, guests will be whisked away to lunch at La Purisima Golf Course. Next, tour guests will be taken to the historic Lafound Winery and Vineyards, where Pierre LaFond founded the first winery in Santa Barbara County since prohibition ended. Finally, guests will be taken to the Alma Rosa winery and vineyards, a site known for its organic farming and sustainable agriculture practices, in addition to some of the greatest tasting Pinot Noir found anywhere across the globe.

Captain Jack’s “Sideways” Wine Tour

11:00am – 11:30am Start Time / 7 days a week – Tour Ends at Approximately 7:30pm every day.

This tour will visit many of the prominent sites featured in the movie “Sideways”. Guests will retrace Jack and Miles’ journey with visits to:

Fess Parker Winery – Known as “Frass Canyon” in the film, the site where Miles guzzles the spit bucket

Firestone Winery – Miles, Jack, Maya & Stephanie sneak out of a winery tour to walk through the barrel room

Alma Rosa – Miles introduces Jack to the basics of wine tasting

Kalyra – Where Miles and Jack meet Stephanie (Sandra Oh)

Guests on our Sideways Tour will enjoy a day full of facts on wine, adventures in the Santa Barbara countryside and interesting insights into the movie set locations. All guests will have the chance to feed the ostriches at the famed Ostrich Farm shown in the movie. And at the end of the day, the tour will culminate in a stop at the Hitching Post, which was known as Miles’s favorite restaurant in the movie. It’s a tour that includes tastings at four distinct wineries and promises a memorable experience for fans of the movie as well as oenophiles from across the region.

Discover the exceptional sprawling vineyards and wineries across Santa Barbara. Book your place on one of Captain Jack’s tours and experience the trip of a lifetime. Expert customer service specialists are now available to take your booking. Please call (805) 564-1819 for more information.


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Explore the Scenic Waterways of Santa Barbara with Captain Jack’s Tours

There’s no feeling quite like being in the open waters of the California coast with a sea air breezing past. Captain Jack’s Tours invites to explore the area’s waterways in a wide range of unique kayaking tours. Each of the company’s professionally-guided tours offers a captivating experience for the guest. Review the company’s many tour options below:

At Captain Jack’s Tours, we’re committed to offering luxury experiences at cost-effective pricing. For information on pricing, please visit our rates page.

Harbor Kayak Tour

Tours leave daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm

Captain Jack’s Tours now conduct 1.5-2-hour tours of the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor on a daily basis. It’s a fun and exciting way to enjoy the idyllic scenery across one of California’s most beautiful harbor areas. Guests on the tour will be treated to a kayak lesson and have access to all the latest kayak gear. For those looking for an introduction to the excitement of kayaking, this represents the ideal tour right here in the heart of spectacular Santa Barbara. The tour begins at the boat launch and winds through the harbor, under Sterns Wharf and to the one mile buoy. Lucky guests often see dolphins, sea lions and harbor seals on their voyage!

Coastal Kayak Tour

This 2.5 – 3-hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of the company’s popular Harbor Kayak Tour. It’s a professionally guided tour that includes a kayak lesson and all the required kayak gear Guests on this coastal tour will have access to breathtaking views over the area’s famous Riviera Coast as they begin at the Harbor and then paddle south along the coast before returning. With wildlife in the area such as dolphins, sea lions and marine birds, there’s hours of fun to be experienced on this memorable tour! The company will provide snacks, water, towels, and a plastic bag to store wet clothes.

Champagne Kayak Tour

It’s the romantic trip of a lifetime across Santa Barbara. Guests will experience the sun set on the Santa Barbara coast and then toast the night alongside someone special with delicious champagne or sparkling wine. The tour includes a kayak lesson as well as all required gear for the trip! Guests will begin their voyage at the boat launch, then go through the waters off the harbor under Stearns Wharf, and out to the one mile buoy where many sea lions and dolphins love to stop-by and say hello! A romantic kayaking trip for two awaits!

Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayaking

Approximate length of this tour is 8am – 5pm. Please note: times will vary according to boat schedule. Minimum age is 18 years or older. We reserve the right to change the location depending on the weather.

It’s truly the ultimate kayaking experience! For guests searching for seclusion as well as excitement on their kayaking voyage, the Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayaking trip is the ideal choice. While most Island kayak trips take kayakers to Santa Cruz Island and can be as busy as Disneyland on a summer’s day, kayaking at Anacapa Island provides the perfect environment for you to get up-close and personal with nature.

The scenery at Anacapa Island is the result of thousands of years of isolation, which have created a unique environment featuring animals, plants, and archeological resources can’t be found anywhere. It’s a tour that offers a great opportunity for guests to see southern California as it once was, thousands of years ago! The company’s friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides will help kayakers navigate through a spectacular day of exploring sea caves, coves, and the rugged coast.

It’s the perfect trip for both beginners and advanced kayakers! The tour includes a full kayaking lesson as well as all the required gear for the trip. Round island transportation is included as part of the tour price. Enjoy the spectacular coastal waters of Santa Barbara by booking a place on the Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayaking trip today.

Book your place on one of Captain Jacks’ tours and experience the trip of a lifetime. Expert customer service specialists are now available to take your booking. Please call (805) 564-1819 for more information.

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Here’s what some of our guests are saying about our guides!!!

“This was mine first wine tour with my friends and we had an awesome time! Kevin was very polite and knowledge about the vineyard amongst other things along the road on the way to the winery’s. I would totally recommend you guys to my families and friends! Till next time thanks mucho!!!!”


“The tour was A +! We especially enjoyed our guide Tracey. She was excellent and tailored the tour to our interests . She is a keeper !”

Mary Ellen

“We would HIGHLY recommend Tracy to be the tour guide any and every time!  She was professional, amazing, and a great representation of the company!
Next time we would request her to be our guide!”
Thank you for a wonderful day!
Kind Regards,
The Palance Family

“The Wine Tour and Beer tour was educational and at the same time very fun. Our tour guide Peter did an exceptional job at keeping us entertained, educated, and on track in order for us to go to all three locations.

On behalf of Rainbow/ Mulan, Tiger/ Pocahantas, DARKNESS, and Arnold we all thank and appreciate our tour guide, Peter. We will recommend him 110% and also Captain Jacks for their tours. Our group took the Wine and Beer tour and we enjoyed both very much. See you soon Captain Jacks!!!”
Sincerely Michelle Escobedo
A big thank you to all our guests and to all our guides.
Happy Holidays,
The Capt Jack Crew
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