Gaviota Train

The Mystery of the Gaviota Coast Revealed



Call Janet Koed at (805) 683-6631 to purchase or get on wait list


The rails, Government Point, and Point Conception. Photo by Rich Reid 

A Vintage Train Ride to Benefit Gaviota Coast Conservancy

The Gaviota Coast is a jewel; see its hidden sparkle from the comfort of superbly-restored vintage railcars. Spend an afternoon with docents from the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, and we will get you past the gate at Hollister Ranch, get to view Point Conception, and see the launch facilities at Vandenberg AFB, before passing through the beautiful Edna Valley. If that’s not enough, how about a casual lunch catered by the Bacara Resort and wines provided by Dragonette Cellars, a local winery? We will have two beautiful mid-Century railcars.

Point Conception is the “elbow” of the Gaviota Coast. It marks the beginning of the warmer Pacific Ocean and the end of its colder northern current. It is also the terrestrial divide of Central and Southern California. The Gaviota Coast is the meeting place of these two major marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Over 1400 terrestrial plants and animals live here. The ocean of the Santa Barbara channel is enriched by the meeting of northern and southern currents. Called "the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere", the place is special beyond compare.

Saturday, July 25

departing Santa Barbara at 10:22 am (check-in at 10am), returning at 4:32 pm

General public tickets for $110  are available now  (sales close on July 21)

including an enchanting round-trip train ride with a stop in San Luis Obispo, docents who share the Gaviota backstory, a casual lunch catered by Bacara Resort, great company, conversation, and wonderful local wine

Become a sponsor by purchasing a block of tickets (available now) to support the work of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy

Sponsor tickets are $500 for 2 seats, or $1,000 for 5 seats. A charitable income tax deduction is available for your purchase of sponsor tickets to the extent that your purchase price exceeds $100 for each ticket. We will identify sponsors on our website and in our newsletter, as well as at the event.


Guests traveling with a friend can make reservations together or separately. Seating is general, and not reserved. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. They can be sold or given to another person. Final passenger names must be given to Terry Remick (805-680-0397) by July 21 so she can report to Amtrak and Homeland Security.

Seating is limited and early reservations recommended! Call Terry Remick at 805-680-0397 for more information or to reserve by phone. Thank you for supporting our work to preserve the Gaviota Coast! ALL ABOARD!

As of Friday, June 26, ticket purchases can only be made by calling Janet Koed

You can get on a wait list for regular tickets or purchase sponsor tickets



July 25, 2015 at 10am - 4:30pm
Santa Barbara Train Station
209 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
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  • Jacob Lebell
    canceled rsvp 2015-06-26 12:16:13 -0700
  • Maili Halme
    canceled rsvp 2015-06-26 12:12:56 -0700
  • Janet Koed
    commented 2015-06-25 17:27:16 -0700
    This event is almost sold out as of 6/25/15 !
    Ken Palley keeps sending messages about how fabulous Dragonette wines are.
    Don’t miss the Gaviota Train!
  • Jacob Lebell
    rsvped 2015-06-24 05:52:47 -0700
  • Maureen Evans
    rsvped 2015-06-24 05:52:45 -0700
  • Maili Halme
    rsvped 2015-06-24 05:52:44 -0700
  • Jane Kelley
    rsvped 2015-06-24 05:52:41 -0700