Captain Jack's Tours
All tours are available 7 days a week unless otherwise stated. Too much fun!
This tour will pick you up in Santa Barbara and take you to three wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley as well as a working olive oil farm if time allows. Tasting fees included. $150 per person for a group tour, $195 per person for a private tour. \*If you'd rather visit a Distillery and two wineries, just let us know. We are following strict cleanliness guidelines and will arrive to pick up your party in a fully sanitized vehicle with extra wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves for all. Guests are required to bring their own masks and to sign a waiver.
This tour begins with a scenic drive up the coast to a privately owned rustic ranch. Your wrangler will guide you on a beautiful horseback ride that winds through the forest and up into the Santa Ynez Mountains where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Depending on the day of the week, lunch will be enjoyed either creekside, in Solvang, or at the first of two winery visits. Tour price includes door to door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara, a 90 minute horseback ride, lunch, and wine tastings. Tour returns to Santa Barbara at approximately 4:00 pm. Please call for details if you are interested in our 90 minute beach ride option. We are following strict cleanliness guidelines and will arrive to pick up your party in a fully sanitized vehicle with extra wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves for all. Guests must provide their own masks and sign a waiver.
Want a great way to see Santa Barbara and taste wine at the same time? We will escort you to three wine tasting rooms (or one Distillery and two wine tasting rooms) in three different neighborhoods within the city. We provide door-to-door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara. While this tour does not visit the vineyards, it allows groups to visit local wine tasting rooms in the city of Santa Barbara. This tour starts at 11:00 p.m. and usually finishes around 4:00 p.m. Lunch included.
Experience the beauty of the Central Coast on this full day tour. Your day will begin with a 90-minute guided kayak tour in the Santa Barbara Harbor and Channel. After kayaking, experience a breathtaking horseback ride (no experience necessary). Your wrangler will guide you on a trail which winds through shaded canyons and makes its way to the top of a mountain with stunning ocean and island views. (Riders must be at least seven years old and those between the ages of seven and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or provide a signed waiver). After the horseback ride enjoy lunch at the first of two Santa Ynez Valley wineries you will visit. Tour Includes: Round-trip transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara, kayak gear, horseback ride, lunch, wine tastings and a courteous, CPR certified guide. Tour returns to Santa Barbara at approximately 5:00 pm. \*If guests would like to substitute a visit to a Distillery instead of one of the wineries, please let us know. We are following strict cleanliness guidelines and will arrive to pick up your party in a fully sanitized vehicle with extra wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves. Guests must provide their own masks and must sign a waiver.
Visit a sustainable farm and vineyard which includes an organic blueberry farm. Meet the proprietor and walk with her on some of her 100 acres of ocean view hills above Lompoc. After the tour enjoy sipping the award-winning french inspired wine she has grown on the property. Lunch included. This tour is $110 per person beginning at 11 am and ending at 2 pm. If you choose to add a second vineyard tour and tasting the cost is $160 per person and begins at 11 am and ends at 4 pm. If you prefer a private tour, the price is $150 per person for one vineyard and $200 per person for two. Please call to book this tour.
This tour will visit sites featured in the movie Sideways and is one of our premium wine tours. Your guide will provide you with a fun list of trivia as you follow the Sideways path through wine country. You will also have a chance to stop at the Ostrich Farm where Jack was chased. Dinner will be enjoyed at the Hitching Post, Miles' favorite restaurant and where his love interest begins. Tour ends at approximately 7:30pm.
This tour offers a “taste” of the Old West. We will head up to Cold Spring Tavern, a stagecoach stop from 1865 that now provides a bar and restaurant where you can have lunch. Then we will visit two Distilleries (one Goleta and one in Buellton). One will offer either tastings of spirits or a cocktail made from one of the spirits. The other will give you a behind the scenes tour and allow you to discover their high-quality spirits which represent the agricultural roots of the area. We will then head up to Cold Spring Tavern, a Stagecoach stop from 1865 that now provides a bar and restaurant where you can have lunch. Lunch and tastings included. Tour begins at 11 p.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m.
This tour combines an ocean kayak tour with a horseback ride. We will kayak in the morning at the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor. Following our kayak ride, a delicious lunch will be enjoyed next to a babbling brook under the shade of Sycamore trees. After lunch we'll head up to a private ranch for a scenic 90-minute guided horseback ride. This ride features spectacular oceans views along forested trails. (Riders must be at least seven years old and those between the ages of seven and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian). **Tour Includes:** Round-trip transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara, all kayak gear, a brief kayak lesson, the horseback ride, lunch, and a courteous, CPR certified guide. Tour returns to Santa Barbara at approximately 4:00 pm.
On this three-hour tour you will learn all about the history and architecture of Santa Barbara. You will visit the Old Mission, Stearns' Wharf, the Presidio and many other fabulous sites. During the tour your guide will share information about these locations as well as stories about the city. We will also stop at the Santa Barbara Courthouse where you will learn how the decision was made to follow a "Spanish Colonial Revival" style of architecture. You will travel to a park atop the "American Riviera" that will give you an incredible view of the entire city. Transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara is included. If you want to see all that Santa Barbara has to offer, this is the way to do it!
Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor daily upon request. 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 (sea lions) will show up to greet you. It is suggested you begin by 9:30 a.m. before the wind comes up!
Up to 10 guests can enjoy a beautiful mountain trail in Santa Barbara that leads to sweeping ocean and island views. The tour lasts approximately three hours and includes transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara. Call us for more details! (805) 564-1819
This exciting Pirate escape game calls for those hardy individuals looking for adventure. If you and your mate(s) are among them, this Pirate - themed challenge is waiting for you! Your team’s senses and abilities will be tested in many aspects. Get on board and have one hour of fun in this authentic atmosphere of Pirate Ship Escape Room, where your magical journey is flavored with adrenaline-raising special effects, maps, puzzles & skeleton keys. The game starts with your party being captured and you have been locked up on Captain Jack’s Pirate Ship. The captain and crew will be gone for one hour. This will be your one and only chance to escape. The clock is ticking, are you up to the challenge? Other choices include the Psycho Dentist room or the Alien Spaceship room. This event can be added to any other events to create your own custom private tour. Call 805 564-1819 to schedule your reservation.
On this tour you will enjoy three of the area's prime brewing locations or two breweries and one distillery. All tasting fees are included. At this time you are required to order a small item of food from the menu which is not included in the price of the tour. Transportation is included from anywhere in Santa Barbara. Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide.
This canyon ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 4:00. For more information please call us at (805) 564-1819.
Enjoy the invigorating (and romantic) thrill of a glorious Santa Barbara Beach Ride in this acclaimed private or semi-private 90-minute excursion for $180 per person. Just 15 minutes south of Santa Barbara this ride gets you down to the sand and right near the waves! Transportation to start of the ride is not included. Just let us know when you would like to go and we will arrange the rest! For more information please call us.
Three types of public cruises are offered on a 50' Catamaran which offers 1400 square feet of deck space while the multi-hull construction makes her comfortable, stable and safe. A Sunset Cruise (two hours), a Coastal Cruise (two hours), and a Waterfront Cruise (one hour). Experience one of these cruises while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. There is plenty of room for you and a guest or a large party. On board you will be able to purchase beer, wine and soda. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. Friday nights in the summer we offer live music cruises for a relaxing atmosphere.
Captain Jack's favorite! Enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on a private chartered yacht. Find out why Santa Barbara is known as the "American Riviera" as you enjoy the sunset and the sparkling lights of the city. The price includes two hours on a private yacht. Cruise duration can be extended and does not necessarily need to go out at sunset. We also offer many other styles of boats and yachts, view our [private chartered boats](/boat-charters) for more information.
Don't see the tour package you are looking for? We are happy to put together a custom tour for groups of two or more. Choose a combination of any of our activities: Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Wine Tasting, Distillery/Spirits or Beer Tasting! Just give us a call or send an email to discuss the details. If it is just transportation you need, we charge $80 per hour. You may also want to check out our [private chartered boats](/boat-charters) as well as our [group events](/group-events).