Chris and Don started Next Adventure Tours & Tasting in 2018 with the goal of providing transportation services to locals and travelers alike. The owner operated business was officially granted operating authority by the California Public Utilities Commission on August 7th, 2018 (CA TCP# 38135). While still considered a new business, Chris and Don have already had the opportunity to provide luxury transportation services to many residents of California’s Central Coast as well as travelers visiting the area on vacation.
We currently have a single 14 passenger Ford Turtle Top VT3 shuttle. The shuttle features 12 rear forward facing premium leather captain chairs each equipped with an arm rest, seat belt, and USB port under each seat. The passenger area offers an independent climate control system for passenger comfort and a surround sound, Bluetooth enabled, stereo system. Another feature of the shuttle is the automatic step that retracts when the passenger door is opened. While not handicapped accessible, the step allows for ease of access to and from the shuttle.
NEW! We are excited to announce that we have added a second shuttle to our fleet! Our newest shuttles is a Ford Transit Passenger Wagon with a medium room, which seats 15 passengers. We are currently in the process of adding this vehicle to our insurance and registering it with the California Public Utilities Commission. Once all the paperwork is completed we will be able to offer multiple services on the same day!
Meet the Owners
Chris is a Central Coast native, and managed hotels throughout San Luis Obispo County for more than a decade before finding a new passion in the wine industry here in Santa Barbara County as Hospitality Director for Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards located in the Sta Rita Hills. Chris is well known on the Central Coast, and possesses a unique ability to connect with everyone he meets, and his welcoming personality makes guests feel comfortable and relaxed. When he’s not pouring wine, or taking guests out on the town for an adventure, Chris enjoys relaxing at home, exploring the booming Central Coast wine region, and traveling. Chris is always trying to find something new and exciting to do and will be sure to offer lots of great insight on how to enjoy California’s Central Coast like a true local.
Don, an Air Force Veteran, is originally from West Virginia. Don moved to the Central Coast in 2003 when he received ordered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. After separating the Air Force in 2012 Don went to work for United Launch Alliance. When not working, Don enjoys hanging out at home, tending to his lawn, playing video games, and drinking Dolcetto from Palmina.