Boat Rides & Cruises

Santa Barbara Sunset Cruises, Coastal Cruises & Music on the Water

See Santa Barbara from the water and take one of our boat rides or cruises. Whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset cruise for two, a family-friendly whale-watching adventure, or a quick sea lion excursion, there are several companies at the harbor that provide boat rides and cruises.

For the ultimate experience, take an all-day kayaking and sea cave adventure to Santa Cruz Island, the “Galapagos of the Pacific.” Here you’ll see incredible marine life found nowhere else on Earth as you paddle in and around giant sea caves. Awesome!

Santa Barbara Boat Rides & Cruises

The following companies offer boat rides, cruises, and adventures departing from the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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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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Stardust Sportfishing

Come fishing aboard Santa Barbara's favorite fishing boats, the Stardust and the Coral Sea. We are the perfect choice for a fishing trip with the family or a serious saltwater outing.
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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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Lil Toot Santa Barbara Boat Rides

Lil’ Toot Santa Barbara

"Lil’ Toot, Santa Barbara’s original waterfront taxi, provides narrated boat rides between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf every hour.
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Condor Express Whale Watching

Your one stop access point to anything ocean. Offering multiple whale watching and Santa Cruz Island trips daily.
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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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