Boat Rentals & Charters

Rent Your Own Boat or Hire a Professional Captain

From small motorboats to luxury sailing yachts, the Santa Barbara Harbor has several boat rental and yacht charter options to choose from. You can rent sail or power boats by the hour, day, or week.

For the ultimate adventure, hire a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and take a multi-day trip out to the majestic Santa Cruz Island and Channel Islands National Park, where you’ll experience the “Galapagos of the Pacific.” You’ll see marine life found nowhere else on Earth as you kayak, snorkel, hike, and bask in the beauty of this rugged and unspoiled paradise.

Santa Barbara Private Yacht Charter

The following companies offer boat rentals, cruises, and yacht charters in the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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Santa Barbara
Sailing Center

Sailing Instruction, boat rides, cruises, kayak rentals and stand-up paddleboarding. Great fun for the whole family.
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Channel Islands Expeditions

Come experience the world-famous Channel Islands National Park on one of our epic adventure tours. Kayak through giant sea caves, hiking, multi-day trips and more! Trips depart Santa Barbara daily.
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Santa Barbara Sunset Kidd

Sunset Kidd Sailing Charters

Santa Barbara’s only 15 passenger certified Sailing Yacht.
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Santa Barbara Jet Ski Rentals at Santa Barbara Landing

Your Home for Ocean Adventure in Santa Barbara.
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