COVID-19 Update: Only custom tours available during this time on a first come first served basis. Please call us for details.

Captain Jack's Tours

All tours are available 7 days a week unless otherwise stated. Too much fun!

COVID19 Ready -  Winery/Distillery* Tour

COVID19 Ready - Winery/Distillery* Tour

10:30 am

We are happy to announce our COVID19 ready Winery/Distillery* Tour! 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. Tasting fees not included. \*Choose either one distillery and two winery visits or three winery visits. 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. . . . Read More

COVID19 Ready - Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour

COVID19 Ready - Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour

$230 per person 8:30am start time

We are happy to announce our COVID19 ready Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting* Tour! 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. After enjoying a delicious boxed lunch you will then be escorted to two of the regions top wineries* where you will enjoy some of California’s finest wines (wines not included). Tour price includes door to door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara, a 90 minute horseback ride, and lunch. 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. \*Option for those staying in Santa Barbara to choose one distillery and one winery instead of two wineries. 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. . . . Read More

COVID19 Ready -  "Top Deck" Tour

COVID19 Ready - "Top Deck" Tour

$300 per person 8:15 am start time

We are happy to announce our COVID19 ready "Top Deck" tour! 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 sipping wine* with your boxed lunch (included in tour price) at two wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. Tour Includes: Round-trip transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara, kayak gear, horseback ride, lunch, 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. . . . Read More

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour

Unavailable 11:00am start time

Want a great way to see Santa Barbara and taste wine at the same time? We will escort you to three wineries here in the city as well as an olive oil and vinegar tasting. Along the way we will stop to eat at a local restaurant (not included in the price). 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 between 10:30 & 11:00 and usually gets done around 5:00. . . . Read More

Afternoon Delight Wine Tasting Tour

Afternoon Delight Wine Tasting Tour

Unavailable 11:30am start time

See the Santa Ynez valley and enjoy a later start time without missing the fun! We recommend that you have a late breakfast or an early lunch before your tour. This tour includes door to door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara. Your guide will escort you through the beautiful Santa Ynez wine country where you will enjoy wine tasting at three unique venues plus a stop at a working olive oil farm for an olive oil tasting. All tasting fees are included. (We can arrange to include a boxed lunch at one of the wineries for an additional fee of $20 per person). . . . Read More

"Sideways Inspired" Wine Tour

"Sideways Inspired" Wine Tour

Call for availability and pricing. 11:00 - 11:30am start time

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. [Learn more about the restaurant here](http://www.hitchingpost2.com/). Tour ends at approximately 7:30pm. . . . Read More

Award Winning Wine Country Tour

Award Winning Wine Country Tour

Unavailable 9:00am start time

Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! On this wine tour you will spend the day in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. This tour will include stops at four unique wine tasting locations. You will also enjoy an olive oil tasting at a local farm which will enhance your experience of this unique agricultural area. We will make a stop for lunch along the way (lunch not included in price). Included is door to door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 a.m. and returns to Santa Barbara at approximately 5:30 p.m. We have many partner vineyards, and the tour is designed to work with them. If you would like to go to wineries outside of our partners we can book a customized tour. We can also adjust start and end times for the tour as well. If you are interested in creating a customized tour just give us a call at 805-564-1819 to go over the details. We are happy to create a tour that can fit in any time constraints or special requests that you may have. . . . Read More

Heaven on Earth Kayaking and Horseback Riding

Heaven on Earth Kayaking and Horseback Riding

$250 per person 9:30am start time

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. . . . Read More

Distilleries and the Old West

Distilleries and the Old West

$125 per person 1:00pm start time

This tour offers a “taste” of the Old West. Visit two Distilleries (one in Santa Barbara and one in Goleta). One has been family run since 1915 and the proprietor will share with you how their product has been made over the years. 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. Tastings and lunch not included. Tour begins at 1 p.m. and departs the Tavern at 5:30 p.m. Round trip transportation included. . . . Read More

Santa Barbara Site-Seeing Tour

Santa Barbara Site-Seeing Tour

$200 for up to six people 9:00am start time

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 be invited to climb the clock tower which offers one of Santa Barbara's most beautiful views. 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! . . . Read More

Harbor Kayak Tour

Harbor Kayak Tour

$55 per person (group discounts available) Daily at 10:30 or 1:30

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. 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. . . . Read More

Hike Santa Barbara

Hike Santa Barbara

Up to six travelers can enjoy amazing views of the city as we hike one of the most beautiful trails in Santa Barbara. We will hike for approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Boxed lunches can be provided for an additional $20. The whole tour last around three hours and includes transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara. . . . Read More

Pirate Ship Escape Room

Pirate Ship Escape Room

$45 per person 10am - 10pm daily

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. . . . Read More

Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour

Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour

Covid-19 version available. 11:30 am

On this tour you will enjoy three of the area's prime brewing locations. At the second you'll enjoy lunch which is included in the price along with tasting fees and transportation 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. . . . Read More

Horseback Riding Tours

Horseback Riding Tours

$90 per person/$110 per person private 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30

This coastal 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 & 3:30. For more information please call us . . . Read More

Beach Horseback Riding Tours

Beach Horseback Riding Tours

$195 per person 3 times daily

Enjoy the invigorating (and romantic) thrill of a glorious Santa Barbara Beach Ride in this acclaimed private or semi-private 90-minute excursion for $175 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. . . . Read More

Sunset Sailing Cruise

Sunset Sailing Cruise

$60 per person Varies

The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space while the multi-hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and a guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience. Friday nights we offer live music cruises for a relaxing atmosphere. Note: Music cruises run from June 1st - August 31st only. . . . Read More

Private Sailing Cruise

Private Sailing Cruise

$500, up to 6 passengers 7 days a week by appointment

Captain Jack's favorite! Enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on a private skippered yacht. Your skipper will be entirely at your command as you pick your destination. 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 2 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. . . . Read More

Custom Tour

Custom Tour

7 days a week

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. You may also want to check out our [private chartered boats](/boat-charters) as well as our [group events](/group-events). . . . Read More