5 Best Malibu Tours: Boat Tours, Safari, Celebrity Homes, & More!

From wine-touring, parachute jumping and whale-watching tours, Malibu has lots to offer visitors and locals! Our local limousine services we have served the community for over twenty years and is proud to be the largest and top rated Malibu limo service. Whether you’re looking for a limo ride to a hotel, restaurant, the Adamson House, Getty Villa or maybe one of the many great beaches, we can take you there! Besides wine-tasting tours and regular transportation, we also specialize in LAX airport transfers, wedding services, nightly party bus rentals, corporate travels and more. Without further due, here are our “Top 6 Malibu Tours”!

6. Movie tours

A recent trend has been to book a party bus or Malibu limo service for a tour of movie locations and celebrity homes in Malibu. Over a thousand movies and television series were shot here. Just a few examples include the house in Hannah Montana (2006-2011), located at 30760 Broad Beach Road, while the house in Two and a Half Men (2003-2015) can be seen at Malibu Colony Rd. Westward Beach is featured in the ending scenes of Gangster Squad (2013), while Harper’s home in Friends with Benefits (2011) is located at 22416 PCH. Malibu can also be seen in films such as The Big Lebowski (1998), Furious 7 (2015), Iron Man (2008), The Karate Kid (1984), Iron Man 3 (2013), Grease (1978), Terminator 2 (1991), Cast Away (2000) and The Fast and the Furious (2001). Hundreds of movies have been filmed at the Century Ranch, a former movie ranch now known as Malibu Creek State Park. Although this movie ranch was sold to the government for $5 million in the 1970’s, people still go on cinematic tours here with limousine services. Some of the classic movies filmed here include Planet of the Apes (1968), Doctor Dolittle (1967), The Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Love Me Tender (1956) starring Elvis Presley, Tarzan Escapes (1936) and Tarzan Triumphs (1943). Also newer movies have been made here. More recent movies featuring Malibu Creek State Park are Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Helter Skelter (2004), Without Warning (1980), Infection (2005) and many others. TV-series filmed here include M*A*S*H (1972-1983), The Rifleman (1958-1963), and others. As many movies have been filmed at various Malibu wineries, you can also reserve wine-tasting tours combined with famous movie sites.

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Cornell is a wine-tasting venue featured in The X-Files (2000) and Barnaby Jones (1976).

5. Celebrity homes

Tours of celebrity homes have become particularly popular for limousine services in recent years. So often tourists and locals alike rent limousines from our Malibu limo service to go check out the homes of their biggest stars. Just some of the celebrities residing here are Lana Del Rey, Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Streisand and numerous others. The tours offered by Starline Tours will show you more than forty homes of the rich and famous, but will also stop by various famous filming locations. Starline Tours will show you the homes of Cher, Leonardo DiCapro, Bruce Willis, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler and many others. Some of the movie locations they’ll point out are famous spots from Iron Man, Baywatch, Planet of the Apes and many others. Some of their tours will also make a stop by some of the area’s most visited tourist destinations, including Paramount Ranch, Point Dume, Malibou Lake and the Adamson House.



4. Paragliding

What could possibly be better than paragliding over the Malibu Coast!? Taking off from the mountain tops above Malibu, this is your chance of seeing Malibu and its “27 miles of scenic beauty” like never before. Enjoy views from soaring above the city as far up as 5,000 feet with Malibu Paragliding. $200 for a 30 minute flight might be expensive, but is guaranteed to give an experience you won’t forget!

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3. Safari tours

One of the truly few places in the world to offer wine-safari-tours are located right here in Malibu. As the Malibu Wine Safari is also owned and operated by Malibu Family Wines, it makes for a great combo with wine-tasting tours! Situated in the Malibu Canyons, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, this safari makes for a great getaway with gorgeous surroundings. Here you can find animals such as alpacas, giraffes, zebras, water buffalos, yaks, llamas, turtles and more. Located at the Saddlerock Ranch’ 1,000 acre vineyard, you can witness animals, vineyards and even thousands of year old Chumash Indian pictographs on a unique safari tour. Visit their websites to learn more about the various tours they offer, including their explorer tours, family tours, mimosa tours, vinter tours and more. Remember to ask about their own movie-star giraffe – featured in Hangover III! When renting a Malibu limousine service to this location, you may also ask about their famous movie ranch, which is featured in a variety of movies!

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2. Ocean adventures

With its 27 miles of scenic beauty, there are many ocean adventures to be explored in Malibu. Whether you’re into deep sea fishing, scuba diving, paddle boarding or whale-watching, there is a Malibu ocean tour for you. Prefer your own yacht rental? Check out Luxury Liners! How about something smaller, maybe a kayak? The Malibu Surf Shack should have something for you. For tours of the ocean, Malibu Coastal Adventures have many options. Not only do they offer tours to the Channel Islands, but among their most popular rides are also the dolphin- and whale-watching cruises departing from the Malibu Pier. Malibu Coastal Adventures also offer scheduled boat rides for sports fishing and scuba diving. For the best Malibu beaches, trust our limousine services for your transportation! While maybe the Surfrider Beach, hence the name, could be best for surfing, minor beaches with less waves might do best for swimming. Our top beaches for swimming would therefore be the smaller Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beaches: El Matador-, El Pescador- and La Piedra State Beaches. Order a Malibu limo service to visit the beach might be most popular for tourists, but we’ve also had locals ordering party bus services to the beaches here. Although not in Malibu, wine-tasting tours in yachts on the ocean is offered by a variety of Santa Barbara boat services. For a wine-tasting tour at sea, check out Sunset Kidd or Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

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1. Wine-tasting tours

With over fifty wineries spread throughout the Malibu Canyons, Malibu has a blooming wine-industry with several options for sipping wine. The three most popular ones are Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio, Malibu Family Wines and Cornell Winery & Tasting Room. These are three unique wineries with their own specialities and beauty, but are the three most popular tasting rooms for our limo- and party bus clientele. At Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio you can enjoy great Malibu-grown wines in the most Californian atmosphere – just across the PCH from the Pacific Ocean. Besides sipping great wines, there are often great live entertainment here such as live music on Friday nights. Occasionally there’s also food trucks available on the location serving great tacos, burritos and more. At Cornell Winery & Tasting Room, located high above in the Santa Monica Mountains, there are no need for food trucks. This tasting room is located right next door to The Old Place Restaurant, which makes for a great dinner experience before or after wine-sipping. This rustic winery is located in an old Western-themed building, perfect for those with an interest for wine and history. Last but not least, Malibu Family Wines is nestled in its own canyon in the Santa Monica’s and offer a truly unique tasting experience. Here you can often experience live entertainment such as music nights, standup comedy, outdoor movie screenings and more. Besides the occasional food truck, ask your Malibu limo service to drive by the nearby Malibu Café for a great outdoor dinner by the creek. Other Malibu tasting rooms include SIP Malibu Grapes, Rocky Oaks Estates and the Cielo Wineyards, but keep in mind that some of these are only open to private tours that must be scheduled beforehand. Contact our party bus- or limousine services and we can schedule vineyard tours here for you.

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Enjoy entertainment while tasting wine at Malibu Family Wines.

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Whether for airport transfers to LAX, Malibu wine-tasting tours, transportation for your wedding, party bus services, or for any other place and occasion, contact us for the most luxurious limo rides in the Malibu area. We are particularly proud of our price-match-guarantee, which guarantees you the most affordable rates while still traveling in luxury. With minor offices spread throughout region, we are not just a provider of Malibu limo service, but we serve all of Southern California. Our limousine services have the largest fleet of vehicles in the Greater LA Area. Contact us today for a memorable day at toll-free number (866) 319-LIMO.

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SoCal’s Banana Belt Is Back!

Are you familiar with the term “the Southern California Banana Belt”? Many people are not, but we have come to know this area better than anyone, thanks to the local banana farmers and famous local authors as John Doerper. This area covers of a stretch of California coastline, starting in Santa Barbara and follows the coast down to our Ventura limousine headquarters. You may have thought of tropical islands or someplace exotic, but this particular region has been named this for being one of few places in the continental USA that have proven excellent for cultivating bananas. Even in the coldest of the wintertime, the temperatures here never reach the freezing point. La Conchita is an amazing plantation well worth the visit. Some of our Santa Ynez wine tour clients recently spiked up their vineyard wine-tasting by adding a banana farm tour to their trip! We have heard from numerous clients, even planation owners coming in from abroad and using our LAX airport transfer services: some plantations here have over fifty varieties of bananas! Ranging from types that originated in tropical areas of places such as Vietnam, Hawaii, Jamaica, Spain, China, India, and many more. A recent trend among many utilizing our Santa Barbara limo service has been to spice up their luxurious events or vineyard trips by also including some fun and different type of experience. Prior to becoming a banana plantation, the area was a housing complex for oilfields employees. Also nicknamed the avocado belt or avocado coast, book a party bus and come do some exciting tastings!

With its warmer winters, and pleasant temperatures moderated by coastal fog, this area has proven great not only for growing bananas and avocados, but also is an incredibly popular region for touring the gorgeous vineyards. Famous for having been features in the movie Sideways (2004), our award-winning Santa Ynez wine tour is an experience for life. In this gorgeous canyon-land, there are numerous popular wineries well worth checking out. This laid-back, relaxed, farming area is naturally stunningly beautiful, and many wine-tasting clients of ours bring their own food for some outdoor picnicking in the scenic surroundings of the valley. Some favorites for our Santa Barbara limo service clientele include the Kalyra-, Bridlewood-, Sunstone-, and Rideau vineyards and wineries. While Kalyra offers some amazing panoramic and scenic views of the valley and bordering mountains, Bridlewood Winery is removed from the main road and provides a truly peaceful countryside setting. The back verandas here are ideal for picnicking and many customers using our party bus or limos often bring their friends along for some great tastings and picnicking at Bridlewood. Other areas our vineyard-tours cover include the Santa Rita Hills, the Malibu Canyons, as well as the Santa Maria- and Temecula Valleys.

Whether you are searching for a Santa Barbara wine tour, the ultimate limo bus experience with friends, or maybe just an LAX airport transfer, you can rely on our expertise and enjoy our exclusive price-match-guarantee when booking any of our vehicles. We have served all of Southern California for more than fifteen years with luxury transportations, and we are tremendously proud of being the largest- and top rated provider of limousines in SoCal. From the southern tip of the California Banana Belt at our Ventura limousine offices to areas throughout the Golden State, our unmatched proficiency and highest ratings is your choice when booking your luxurious transportation in the Greater Los Angeles Area or elsewhere in Southern California. Contact us today!

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Blackhawk Limo | Santa Barbara Luxury Transportation

If you have been contemplating using a Santa Barbara limo service, you should consider our award-winning services. We have been around since 1997 and provide top-notch luxury vehicle transportation. We provide luxurious transportation for business or pleasure. We service all area airports and hotels everyday, and many of our business clients book our services for their recreational plans as well. There are so many reasons to consider our car service if you are planning going out or our party bus rentals for you big group events.

We know the city & it’s venues!

santa-barbara-limoOur drivers are very well trained and knowledgable as well as courteous and professional. They all know the area quite well and can get you to your venue on time. Our drivers know the area and are not dependent on GPS, so not only the direct routes, but can also find alternate ways to get there when traffic becomes an issue. We make it easy for you to find your location on time and no need to find parking once you get there. No mile-long hikes from the parking garage to the venue door! Our drivers will drop you off at the door and even open it for you! We drive, so no stress for you!

santa-barbara-car-serviceInstead of worrying about being on time or traffic, we give you the extra time to enjoy your company and friends. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the luxury ride instead of watching for problems along the road. This allows you to get the maximum enjoyment during your time out with no stress of traffic or directions when you attend an event. With one of our professional drivers picking you up, you can avoid some of the hassles that come large crowds. Wine country is fun! Come with us on experience the vineyards for yourself on our exclusive Santa Ynez wine tour options!

We are in the gorgeous wine country all the time. Let a Santa Barbara limo take your party there! Unlike other services, our SB and limousine Montecito services can tailor your visit to the schedule you want to keep and the venues you want to visit. We take you on a private Santa Ynez wine tour so there is no worry about you driving. Enjoy your wines, friends, and your family. Leave the headaches to us! If you have a large group we can accommodate them in a party bus.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Santa Barbara

Blackhawk Transportation is a proud provider of Santa Barbara limo & Ventura limousine transportation. We take great pride in the areas we service and love the local history. Long before the days of luxurious vehicle rental and partying it up on State Street, the Chumash Indians settled the area. By the time the Spanish showed up they were settled up and down the coast and on the Channel Islands. They had over one hundred and fifty villages and a total population of about 18,000. They all spoke very different but related dialects. Today we love to travel in a party bus or stretch, but back 2000 years ago the favorite mode of transportation was the plank canoe (tomol). The Chumash were known for their amazing basketry, beautiful cave paintings, and money made from the local shells.

The Mission Period
The Mission was settled in the 1780’s. It began a time of colonization along with the Christianization of the natives. The Spanish ruled the local area until 1822, when it became a Mexican territory. In 1846 Colonel John Fremont took the area for the U.S.

The Rancho Period
From 1830-1865 Ranching & Agriculture became strong. Cattle Ranches, horses, and community were the focal in the region. Under Mexican & American rule, the local lifestyle was effected very little by government.

The Victorian Period
The city began to change after the Civil War. Victorian homes soon became abundant and outnumbered Spanish Colonials. Goods from the East began to flow into the local port and agriculture began to dominate as the locals realized that anything grows well in the region.

The Earthquake
In 1925 it was devastated by a earthquake. Many of the Victorians burned down, yet the Spanish Colonials remained, so the locals became more interested in the indigenous building techniques. An ordinance was passed that downtown would be Spanish Colonial Style.

The Boom Period
From the time of the earthquake forward, the city exploded into a busy and well known travel destination.

Interesting facts:
You couldn’t travel here along the coast until the Rincon part of 101 was completed in the 1930’s.
The Japanese fired 16 rounds on the area’s coastline during WWII. They only damaged a small shed and caused no injury to people.
Even to this day the city’s waterworks still uses Portions of the Mission’s aqueduct system.
Santa Barbara was considered “Hollywood to the North”, as so many movies were filmed in the area.
Today, our city has a diverse culture and rich history. We here at Blackhawk have only been part of that culture for the past 15 years, but take great pride in our community. We enjoy being a part of this community, and we are proud of our top rated Santa Ynez wine tour options. If you are in need of a Santa Barbara limo or maybe a party bus or stretched, we have a 5 star rated service with a price match guarantee. We can’t be beat! Give us a try!

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