Gaviota Coast by Bus and Train


Narrated Tour of the Gaviota Coast by Bus and Train

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1:30-7 pm


Please send an email to

Kathy Washburn

at to

be placed on a waitlist!

Please put "Wait List" in the subject line.


Roundtrip from Santa Barbara Train Station 

With Outstanding views of:

Newly Created Dangermond Preserve (formerly Bixby Ranch)

Vandenberg AFB

Coastal areas not accessible by road.



Trip Details

  • Leave the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, 209 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA at 1:30 PM on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

  • Two Santa Barbara AirBus charter buses drive to Guadalupe, CA with narration by Gaviota Coast experts about developments along the Gaviota Coast.


  • In Guadalupe you select one of two optional activities: 

A one-hour visit to the Dunes Center!

See an exhibit about the ruins of Cecil B. DeMille's silent epic The Ten Commandments.

Ruins have been buried in the Guadalupe dunes since 1923!

The movie used 3500 actors and extras, 5000 animals, and 300 chariots. The film set is still the largest ever created.

Also view the scientific exhibits about the dunes.


A 45-minute visit to the serene Oso Flaco Lake!

A closed paved road leads to the Oso Flaco boardwalk which crosses the lake.

The boardwalk includes benches and several interpretive signs.

Expect to see waterfowl and wildlife and bring your binoculars.


  • The entire top floor of the Business Class car on Pacific Surfliner # 796 from Guadalupe to Santa Barbara is reserved for our use for return.

    • You will see parts of Vandenberg AFB that can only be seen from the train.

    • The new Dangermond Preserve, a 24,000-acre ranch just south of Vandenberg will be pointed out

    • Wine, beer and snacks are included!


Sign Up!

  • $125 per person. Refreshments and water will be provided.

  • Maximum number of participants is 74.

  • If not enough people sign up by December 12, full refund will be made.

  • Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

  • Suggest reservations be made by December 12, 2019.

  • A Great Holiday Gift!

  • Tour will proceed rain or shine!

  • If you have questions, email Kathy Washburn, at and include your phone number.




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March 14, 2020 at 1:30pm - 7pm
Amtrak Station
209 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
United States
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