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Address: Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: 805-683-7600
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Good way to see the city

As someone who had never been to Santa Barbara before, it was a good way to get an overview of the city and harbor. Milo the tour guide also gave some good restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2013
Radeksgrl
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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251 reviews 251 reviews
153 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

As someone who had never been to Santa Barbara before, it was a good way to get an overview of the city and harbor. Milo the tour guide also gave some good restaurant recommendations along the way and information about some of the more off-the-beaten path tourist attractions. My favorite part was seeing the sea lions that hang out on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Land Shark was fun for the whole family. We got to see the city and also go out into the harbor all for one price. Out tour guide was Milo and he was entertaining and full of knowledge about the city's history, Night life, Place to eat & Drink.

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have done these Land and Sea Tours in several places, by far this was the worst. There were only 9 of us, perhaps we received the Cheap Tour. I knew more about Santa Barbara then the Tour Guide. She was a Nightmare with her ongoing stupid jokes and referrals to her trombone playing annoying....This tour stated that they do... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went on the Land Shark tour mid-week, so it wasn't crowded at all. The water part of the tour wasn't overly-exciting; it involved heading out on the habor, around a buoy with sea lions on it, then back through the marina (i.e. it didn't match the description on the tour website that says "cruise the magnificent Santa Barbara coastline").... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We took this tour with our 2 kids, aged 10 and 8, and had a fantastic 90 minutes. The tour guide, Maddy, was brilliant, providing excellent information about both Santa Barbara history and the many local restaurants. The trip out into the bay took in some seals sitting on one of the buoys. We would recommend this tour. I would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We should have done this day one. It covered both the land sites (heaps) and the sea sights, the seals where great sleeping on the bouyes, eveyone was enjoying the seals antics, so the driver stayed a while. We had a great time, and it was really good value.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a 90 minute tour that takes you around Santa Barbara town with a commentary and then enters the water for a trip around the harbour. It was made all the better thanks to the tour guide Milo ! He was very funny and informative . Well done Milo!

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Bakersfield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My review is based on the fact that the land shark did not run as scheduled. My grandson and I took a mini vacation to the coast and this was on his wish list. We drove out of the way over an hr to include this and after waiting for close to an hr (we showed up early so to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was a great way to see the city and the harbor in 90 minutes. While out in the water, we ended up pulling up right next to a buoy where there were about 10 seals lounging in the sun - it was great. We went on a Saturday and had no issues with people cutting the line, etc that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Wonderful experience, wonderful tour guide and wonderful captain. Great way to see the city and the sea. Line up atleast 45 minutes before the trip time, by the wall in front of the stop. The timings are 12, 2 and 4. The duration is about 90 minutes.

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