SunSwept Sailing

Marina 2 Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara, CA

SunSwept Sailing is Santa Barbara’s most exclusive private charter, aboard the classic sailing yacht, Kelpie. Sailing in Santa Barbara has never looked so good.

Private Charters Aboard Sailing Yacht Kelpie

Your party of up to six passengers will enjoy an exhilarating private sailboat charter along the Santa Barbara coastline with magnificent ocean and mountain views. You’ll have the time of your life aboard the classic yacht, Kelpie, with her exquisite wooden features and smooth sailing style. Sit back, relax and delight in occasional wildlife sightings such as harbor seals, sea lions, bottlenose dolphins and much more. Choose from one of their specially curated cruises or customize your own private sailing adventure.

Sunset Sail

Choose from a  2-hour or 3-hour sunset cruise, the absolute perfect way to spend a Santa Barbara evening. Departing year-round, they follow the sun as it sets over the beautiful Pacific Ocean during winter; and behind the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains in spring and summer. Keep an eye out for dolphins or an occasional whale as the sun sinks slowly below the horizon.

Coastal Adventure

Two, three & four hour cruises departing daily sail along the American Riviera exploring the Santa Barbara and Montecito coastlines. Experience the pure joy of sailing on the classic yacht, Kelpie, with occasional views of wildlife like sea lions, dolphins and more.

Santa Barbara Harbor & Waterfront Cruise

Aboard their short but sweet 1-hour cruise you will explore the Santa Barbara Harbor, Waterfront, and Stearns Wharf with a narrated tour and magnificent views of the American Riviera coastline with occasional views of wildlife like harbor seals & sea lions and the occasional dolphin. This cruise is the perfect way to spend a long lunch break or an after work happy hour.

Engagements & Special Occasions

When you ask your partner to marry you, you’ll want to create a romantic day to reflect back on for the rest of your life. The sailing yacht, Kelpie, provides the perfect venue for marriage proposals, anniversary celebrations, and other momentous occasions. From sunset cruises to daytime sailboat charters, SunSwept Sailing will help you create just the right moment to express your feelings, complete with champagne and flowers.

Memorials at Sea

The Santa Barbara Harbor and surrounding Channel Islands are often locations with special meaning. SunSwept Sailing offers a dignified ash scattering service and memorial at sea aboard the classic sailing yacht, Kelpie, with tranquil vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. Let them take care of all the details so you’re free to spend cherished time with family and friends in remembrance of your loved one. Now offering pet memorials for your beloved furry friends. 

Whale Watching

Each year over 25,000 Gray whales migrate over 14,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico and back. This migration is the longest of any mammal on the planet and passes through the coastal waters of Santa Barbara from mid-February through mid-May. Join SunSwept Sailing for a thrilling up close and personal whale watching experience! 3 or 4 hours, departs daily February – May.

Hours of Operation

Monday 8am-8pm
Tuesday 8am-8pm
Wednesday 8am-8pm
Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 8am-8pm
SunSwept Sailing

Marina 2 Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Amenities

Overview

Accommodations - General
100% Smoke Free:
Yes
Oceanfront:
Yes
Parking Charge:
Yes
Amenities - Wine
By Appointment Only:
Yes
Food Available:
Yes
Winery Events:
Yes
Attractions
Educational Programs:
Yes
Guided Tours:
Yes
Outdoor Activities:
Yes
Parking Available:
Yes
Reservations Required:
Yes
Water Activities:
Yes
Dining and Nightlife
Beer & Wine:
Yes

Available Services

General
Mobile Payments Accepted:
Yes
Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
Yes

Details

General
Cancellation Policy:
Yes
Reservation Required:
Yes
Green:
Yes
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Pricing
Payment Methods Accepted:
American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa
Price Range Maximum:
$2000
Price Range Minimum:
$300

Special Events


Coastal Adventure
Recurring daily
Location: SunSwept Sailing

Departing daily, their 2, 3, or 4-hour Coastal Adventure sails along the American Riviera exploring the Santa Barbara and Montecito…




Whale Watching
April 15 - May 15, 2024
Location: SunSwept Sailing

Each year over 25,000 Gray whales migrate around 14,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico and back. This migration is the longest of any mammal…