Fishing

The vast Santa Barbara Channel extends just beyond the Santa Barbara shores, making for an excellent reason to consider adding a chartered fishing trip to your itinerary.

If you want to stay on the mainland Stearns Wharf just east of the Santa Barbara Harbor is a reliable, easily accessible and a favorite fishing locale.  Other pier fishing takes place off Goleta and Ellwood Piers, but successful surf fishing can be had up and down the Santa Barbara coastline.

Featured Fishing in Santa Barbara


Stearns Wharf

Enjoy the seaside sights and sounds of Stearns Wharf, one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmarks. Named for builder John P. Stearns and located at the end of State Street, it is California’s oldest working wharf and the perfect spot…

Truth Aquatics, Inc.

SCUBA DIVING: From single day dives to multi-day expeditions, Truth Aquatics is the #1 provider of Channel Islands diving. The best liveaboard dive fleet on the west coast, Truth Aquatics leads dive excursions to the giant kelp forests and rocky…

Santa Barbara Harbor

Are you wondering where you can go and please everyone in the family? The Santa Barbara Harbor has something for everyone: boat rentals, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), jet skis, a Maritime Museum, sunbathing on the beach, restaurants for…

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