Family Activities

Bring the Whole Family. There's Something Fun for Everyone at the Harbor!

Family fun for everyone at the Santa Barbara Harbor. From ice cream cones, boat rides, whale watching, and sunset cruises, to paddle boarding, kayaking, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, there’s something fun for everyone at the harbor.

Bring your family down and see what’s happening at the harbor! There are also several great restaurants nearby that are sure the please the whole family.

Santa Barbara Harbor Family Fun

The following companies in the Santa Barbara Harbor offer boat rides, adventures, and fun things to do for the whole family.

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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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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 Youth Sailing Foundation

Sailing for all ages.
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Santa Barbara Sea Shell Association

The Santa Barbara Sea Shell Association is a group of about 50 families in Santa Barbara who are continuing a 50-year tradition of teaching young people to race sailboats in the best way possible: by putting them on the water, by themselves, in their very own boat.
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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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Maritime Museum

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum brings history to life through its educational programs and interactive exhibits.
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Paddle Sports Center

The Paddle Sports Center is a ocean family fitness center that offers kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and surfboards.
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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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