Group Adventures

Get a bunch of friends, club members, residents or family together on a cool outdoor trip and save money. We provide:
  • Years of experience and expertise in the areas we travel
  • Experienced and trained guides
  • Flexible and action-packed trip schedules
  • All permits and reservations
  • All group equipment (kayaks, tents, safety equipment etc.)
  • Great food and cooking equipment
  • Transportation from Outback Adventures (please call for groups with minors)
  • 50% discount on any personal equipment rentals
  • A memorable experience and loads of fun
Group adventures are open to anyone. Outback can plan, outfit and lead customized outings and team building events tailored to your group’s goals. For more information and to book your group, contact Simon Teale, Outdoor Leadership Coordinator, at (858) 534-3534, email
  • 1 person free with paid 11 participants
  • Prices are for UC San Diego student groups
  • Non-student groups — call for pricing

Who Goes on Trips?

Outback trips serve UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and the general community by providing adventures such as backpacking, camping, kayaking, surfing and rock climbing. Participants must be 18 years or older, except on child specific programs or family trips where younger participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Outback Trips Include:

  • Transportation to and from the outing from Outback Adventures
  • Trained and experienced guides
  • Instruction in the trip activity
  • All safety equipment
  • All group camping and trip equipment unless otherwise noted
  • Entrance, parking and camping fees
  • Food while camping (on trips longer than 1 day)
  • 50% rental discount at the Outback Rental Shop on any equipment you need for your trip!

Is this going to be too hard?

All of our trips are geared for beginners with no previous experience or skill, unless otherwise noted. Our trips are designed to expose you to new skills and introduce you to the diverse activities that you can enjoy in the outdoors. Some of our trips, however, are more physically demanding than others. All watersports participants must be able to swim. If you have questions about whether a trip will fit your physical abilities, please contact the Outdoor Leadership Coordinator at (858) 534-3534.


To sign up for trips, register online, drop by Outback Adventures, Outback Surf Shop or RIMAC during our business hours. Don’t miss out! Register early—trips fill quickly. Sorry, we are unable to take registrations over the phone. Note that the first price listed is for UC San Diego students and Rec Card holders and the second price is for all others. All trips depart from Outback Adventures Rental Shop unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation of Trips

We plan for success. Outback Adventures creates trips and prepares resources and logistics with our mission, customers, and goals of the specific trip in mind. We are disappointed when programs must be canceled, but it happens on occasion. Some of the reasons we need to cancel a program are:
  • Predicted or prevailing unsafe weather conditions
  • Insufficient sign-ups
  • Illness or injury among the guiding staff
  • Rarely, other circumstances beyond our control

Trips & Classes/Refund Policy

In the event that we must cancel a program due to one of the above stated reasons, Outback Adventures issues all participants full refunds. Participants are notified of the change in plans. Our staff immediately begins the process of issuing refunds. If you cancel your registration:
  • More than 30 days before 1st day of program = 90% full refund
  • More than 14 days before 1st day of program = 75% refund
  • Less than 14 days before 1st day of program = no refund
NOTE: Transferring dates, programs or times constitutes a cancellation and the above policy applies.


Drugs, alcohol, tobacco and firearms are not permitted on any Outback trip. Presence of these items is grounds for immediate removal from the trip at the participant's expense.

Current emergency contact and medical information must be provided.

All participants must complete a Liability-Waiver (PDF) prior to the trip.

Cancellation Policy

Rental gear listed as provided above by Outback Adventures must be reserved and picked up at the Outback Rental Shop prior to the trip, during store hours. There is no extra charge.


Adventure travel has inherent risks of injury and/or death. These risks contribute to the "adventure" aspect of our trips. UCSD Outback Adventures and its employees assume no liability for any damages, loss, injury or death as a result of our trips. Some trips have a prerequisite fitness level, for which the participants are responsible. Any person participating in an Outback Adventures trip is personally responsible for his or her own safety.