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Experience hosted by Joseph

3 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

Our 3 Hour Tour includes "Local's" knowledge, History-Sea Cliffs, Rare Bird Habitats-City Views (& secret-locals spots). Come see it all! Santa Barbara’s Rich History, originally the home of the Chumash Native Americans. Enter the Spanish and then what happened? Discover Santa Barbara and learn about the amazing immigrant history of the Italians, Spanish, Asians, Pioneers, Columbus and more! We will meet at Breakwater Cafe, 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 at 1:00 PM. Buy yourselves drinks & snacks & learn about our rich history. From there we visit the Courthouse Tower where we will be able to have a 360 view of the City and talk about our travels. From there we will tour the Queen of Missions and the Santa Barbara Riviera Views. Next we travel west to the locals More Mesa Preserve and take a 1 mile mild hike to the Ocean Cliffs with views and photo-op of the Channel Islands, original home of the Chumash. More Mesa Preserve is home to much wildlife including the endangered Kite Hawk! From there we will drive through historic Hope Ranch Mansions Drive, along Shoreline Park for more photos of the sea and city, then on to Santa Barbara’s famous Harbor for a beautiful stroll along the Breakwater, looking out across the sea and full view of the city.
Other things to note
Look for Sign at with Joseph Outside of Breakwater Cafe that says "Santa Barbara Creative Tours"
Our 3 Hour Tour includes "Local's" knowledge, History-Sea Cliffs, Rare Bird Habitats-City Views (& secret-locals spots). Come see it all! Santa Barbara’s Rich History, originally the home of the Chumash Native Americans. Enter the Spanish and then what happened? Discover Santa Barbara and learn about the amazing immigrant history of the Italians, Spanish, Asians, Pioneers, Columbus and more! We will meet at Breakwater Cafe, 107 Harbor Way, Santa…

What's included

  • Transportation
    7 passenger, air conditioned and heated van! Booster seats and car seats av...

Meet your host, Joseph

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
First of all I am fun! Full Blooded Italian American, been in Santa Barbara since 1965! Having grown up with some of the core Santa Barbara Family descendants my interest was peaked at a young age about local history. Finding arrowheads from the Chumash who are the original people of the land here, helped me understand who was here first... and the rest of us afterwards! Yes, I obtained a Master of Science in Education and have taught at universities. In fact I run an education program for youth now called D'Arezzo Creative Education named after Guido D'Arezzo the Italian who created the staff for Modern Music. I have traveled the world advocating for human rights for indigenous people, slave descendants in Central America and trafficked women and children. My heart is to share the deep history of our beautiful land, sea and people!
First of all I am fun! Full Blooded Italian American, been in Santa Barbara since 1965! Having grown up with some of the core Santa Barbara Family descendants my interest was peaked at a young age about local history. Finding arrowheads from the Chumash who are the original people of the land here, helped me understand who was here first... and the rest of us afterwards! Yes, I obtained a Master of Science in Education and have taught at universities. In fact I run an education program for youth…
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Where you'll be

1) Santa Barbara Breakwater Marina Starting Point 2) Courthouse Tower. 3) Queen of Missions. 4) Santa Barbara Riviera. 5) More Mesa Preserve Ocean Cliffs Local's Hike. 6) Historic Hope Ranch Mansion Drive. 7) Shoreline Park Ocean Cliff Drive. 8) Return to Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    Hiking Shoes or sneakers.

    Sun Screen