There's So Much to Do at the Santa Barbara Harbor!

Come Make a Day of It

With so many great things to do at the Santa Barbara Harbor, it’s impossible to decide on just one. From romantic weekend dinners, drinks, and gorgeous ocean views, to day-long, fun-filled family adventures, there’s always something happening at the Harbor! Start out with a yummy breakfast at the Breakwater Cafe, then go on a boat ride, rent kayaks, or go whale watching out to Santa Cruz Island. After working up an appetite on the water, head up to Brophy Brothers or the Anchor Rose Restaurant for great food, delicious drinks, and some of Santa Barbara’s best views. Next, head over to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to learn about Santa Barbara’s rich maritime history going back over ten-thousand Years! Keep Reading


Activities & Adventures for the Whole Family

Boat Rentals & Charters

Experienced boaters can rent power and sailboats up to 50′ long! You can also hire a captain to take you out and show you the sights.

Boat Rides & Cruises

Coastal cruises, sunset cruises, whale watching, and more. Luxury private events on the water too. Something for everyone!

Family Activities

From ice cream to boat rides, kayaking, and more, there’s something for the whole family at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

Jet Ski Rentals

For a bit more adventure and excitement, rent jetskis or webikes by the hour. Fun for the whole family!

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals & Tours

Experience Santa Barbara from the water. Rent kayaks by the hour or take a guided oceanfront tour of Santa Barbara.

Sailing Instruction & Certification

Learn to sail a small sabot or get certified to charter luxurious 50′ yachts anywhere on Earth. The harbor has sailing courses and programs for every interest and ability.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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

Scuba Diving & Instruction

Learn to scuba dive and experience the amazing underwater world around Santa Barbara.

Shopping & Souveniers

Gifts, souvenirs, clothes, toys, and more. There’s something for everyone.


Experience the thrill of hooking a big one. 1/2 day and 3/4 day trips leave daily.

Visit Channel Islands National Park

Take an epic day trip out to Santa Cruz Island and experience the magestic Galapagos of the Pacific.

Whale Watching

See Gray whales, blue whales, humpbacks. We even see Orcas from time to time.