About Us

The Santa Cruz Experience is a locally owned and operated provider

of guided tours in Santa Cruz county.

We are deeply committed to the sustainable growth of local business and tourism and are dedicated to sharing what this wonderful area has to offer, in a responsible manner, always with the objective of preservation, not exploitation.

We are, of course, commercially insured, class B licensed, and registered with the Public Utilities Commision, TCP 27104B


Austin Twohig and Phil D’Andrea are two lifelong Santa Cruz locals, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The two share a mutual appreciation of Santa Cruz County, and the amazing diversity of natural beauty and recreational opportunity that the area and its surroundings provide. Our goal is to share our extensive local knowledge of Santa Cruz and its unique range of activities, regional history and burgeoning viticulture scene with locals and tourists from all walks of life.