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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

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Santa Barbara Sailing Center
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We are Santa Barbara’s premier destination for on-the-water fun! Learn to sail, charter a sailboat with a captain, rent a variety of sail and power boats or enroll in a Liveaboard Instructional Vacation to the world-famous Channel Islands National...more
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302 W Cabrillo Blvd, East End of the Main Parking Lot Off of Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
+1 805-962-2826
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spacious catamaran. They sail with just two people. Meaning we had a private sail for just $40 each. Crew was incredibly hospitable. Great experience. Dolphins swam with us. And they knew so much about the history of Santa Barbara, marine life, and area birds....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank geauxheels
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Do you want to sail or motor? Pick your size and style. I love renting a little whaler for exploring the harbor, or sometimes hire a sailboat (with or without a skipper) to have a really great tour of the coast. The whale watching and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skip2go
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing night out take the sunset Cruise. Fantastic views for the sun setting over the Pacific on one side and the Santa Barbara skyline on the other.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank K6820DCjoel
Reviewed October 3, 2018

My wife booked a 2 hour sunset sail on their 48 foot catamaran prior to leaving our home in Pennsylvania. This is a very relaxing way to view the Santa Barbara coastline and view an amazing sunset on the water. Beer, Wine & Softdrinks are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harpo208
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had 6 ppl, 2 couples and 2 toddlers 3 year olds. Check-in was easy, clean, quick, and professional. Boat was very clean and all of the staff was friendly and accommodating. Captain Quincy was Awesome! Funny and knowledgeable, helping 6 of the most un-seaworthy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We had been let down by a sailing cruise we had booked in San Diego and were in SB and decided to take the sunset cruise with this company and glad we did. We motored out to sea and then set sail and enjoyed cruising...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We chose this outfit because they were doing tours on Tuesday, the only day that the whale watching tour we wanted was closed. It was our only day to possibly see whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, etc. Their site mentioned that they "usually" see dolphins,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Spencer on a Boston Whaler. Was just so much fun seeing Santa Barbara from the sea and it was fast and adrenaline filled

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gsutherl
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Always a great experience ! Highly recommend. We are locals and when friends visit we always take them out on the Double Dolphin for sunset sail, whale watching or coastal cruise.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nadyeve
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We took a sunset cruise on our last night in my hometown of Santa Barbara. It was the perfect end to a great vacation.

Date of experience: August 2017
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July 18, 2017|
Response from KelseaMike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a group activity on one of the bigger sail boats with a professional guide/team running it. But you could rent your own boat to go solo if you wanted.