Scenic Photo Tour of Santa Barbara

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The Scenic Photo Tour is the only one of our Santa Barbara tours that shuttles you to all the local favorites, historical landmarks, and scenic views that the city has to offer. Featuring stops along the Santa Barbara coast, downtown, the foothills, and points in between, this scenic tour provides the opportunity to visit and photograph Santa Barbara’s gems all in just a few hours.  Our Santa Barbara tours via shuttle are the best way to see the city and ensure you don’t miss anything. There are two bathroom breaks on this tour at the Courthouse and Mission. Restrooms are also available at Cal Coast Adventures before and after the tour.

Photo Tour Details

3 Hour Tour
Available Fri, Sat, Sun
Van Transportation
Minimum Age: 8 yrs old
$65 / person
1:30pm Start
Meet at Cal Coast Adventures
Difficulty: Easy
7 Picture Stops
Local Guide Commentary
Group Max: 14
Instant Email Confirmation

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This is a group tour. For a private tour or customized itinerary please call 805-628-2444. Both group and private tours need a minimum of 3 participants in order to operate.

You'll want to bring your own smartphone or DSLR camera for taking photos, however, your local tour guide will be happy to take as many photos for you and your group.

Your tour guide will have bottled water for you but you'll want to have lunch before this tour as food will not be provided.

Your tour guide will be chauffeuring you around Santa Barbara in a 14-passenger Ford Transit.

Yes, at each of the 7 stops your tour guide will park the van and walk with you showing you the best vantage points for pictures while providing insights about what you're seeing.

Yes, in the summer months the tour will operate from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. If you're unable to make the tour at the time or dates normally provided please call for custom tour options. For custom start times please call our office at 805-628-2444 to set up a private tour.

You can call us anytime between 9am - 5pm pacific time 7 days a week or you can send us a quick email message. We look forward to showing you around Santa Barbara!

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What travelers are saying ...

"Guys, thanks so much for yesterday. Your professionalism was outstanding and Nate made a special day for me with my daughter really special. I travel the world and to find that there are still special places like you guys run is an absolute pleasure you will definitely see me again when I am in town. I posted the recommendation up at UCSB." - David Worral

"If you want a good mix of history, views, and hearty laughs book your next tour here. Conner was the perfect tour guide, he’s very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city and he’ll tell you the best places to eat while you’re wiping tears from the last funny comment he said. Thanks Cal Coast!" - Derek Miller

"Our experience was great and a good value! We showed up very early for our 10:00 am tour.but no one seemed to mind. We started early and our tour lasted about 2:45 hours. Sergio was very knowledgeable. Very easy to get along with and he showed us a lot. We would have never seen everything we did on our own. We saw the courthouse (impressive), the mission, largest fig tree in the world which was an unexpected bonus. And much more. Definitely recommend this tour!" - Alex Gallup

"Awesome tour!! Definitely recommend it as a great way to see a ton of the city." - Amy Roy

"We had a great trip around downtown Santa Barbara with Andrew. He was pleasant and fun!" - Christine Ament

"Very friendly, patient, and adaptable. Was a fun experience overall." - Forest Wells

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