Santa Barbara History & Nature Tours
Santa Barbara History & Nature Tour
Our 2-3 Hour Tour (customized to you) takes you where the "locals" go! We will take you on a Trail with breathtaking Sea Cliff Views and a peak at rare hawk habitats, a visit to the stunning Queen of Missions, Architecturally Famous Court House, California's own Riviera that overlooks the city and the Channel Islands. We Start & End at Santa Barbara's Harbor where you can purchase drinks, snacks and learn about Santa Barbara’s Rich History
Meet at Breakwater Café, 107 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Look for Sign: DCE TOURS. Beachfront Drive to Riviera Spectacular City to Ocean Views, Courthouse Walk, Queen of Missions, to More Mesa Preserve Gentle Hike to Sea Cliffs, Hope Ranch Mansion Drive, Shoreline Park back to Breakwater Café.
1) Santa Barbara Breakwater Marina
2) Cabrillo Beach Drive
3) California Riviera Drive
4) Courthouse Tower
5) Queen of Missions.
6) Hiking Trails to Sea Cliffs, Wild Birds
7) Historic Hope Ranch Mansion Drive
8) Shoreline Park Ocean Cliff Drive.
9) Return to Harbor and Breakwater
Includes moderate hiking on trails, not accessible to non-ambulatory.
We are a verified quality tour, fully insured and COVID Compliant.
Joseph Natale - Tour Owner
First of all I am fun! A Full Blooded Italian American, I have lived 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!
I obtained a Master of Science in Education and have taught at schools and universities.
Currently I am the Director of an education program for youth called D'Arezzo Creative Education named after Guido D'Arezzo the Italian who created the muscial staff and notation, for Modern Music. I have traveled the world advocating for human rights of indigenous people, slave descendants in Central America and trafficked women and children in Thailand, Cambodia and right here in the USA. My heart is to share the deep history of our beautiful land, sea and people!