Sailing

Santa Barbara Harbor

The Santa Barbara Harbor is your launching pad for sailing the scenic Santa Barbara coastline, and venturing beyond to the Santa Barbara Channel and around the remote Channel Islands National Park. Santa Barbara’s predominant northwest winds create the perfect opportunity for the novice to learn basic sailing skills inside the harbor in a class with a local instructor. Or, consider chartering a sailboat with a captain for your private group. Conditions are also ideal for the experienced sailor to sharpen skills in the open water.

Sailing Excursions

Guided sailing tours can be an excellent choice for a romantic date, a fun sightseeing activity for big or small groups, or a unique option for team building or corporate events. For the ultimate Santa Barbara evening, reserve an exclusive private excursion for you and your sweetheart during a stunning Santa Barbara sunset sail. Hoping to catch a glimpse of migrating whales or playing dolphins? Go with a group on daily whale-watching excursions.

Sailing in Santa Barbara


Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Whether you want to experience a tour of Santa Barbara’s beautiful coast, have a romantic evening with loved ones, enjoy music out on the water with friends, or plan your perfect anniversary, reception or family reunion: Celebration Cruises…



Santa Barbara Sailing Center/Double Dolphin Cruises

California’s premier destination for on-the-water fun. If you're looking for a little adventure, we offer kayak & stand up paddle board rentals, tours & instruction. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat with a captain, rent a variety of…


SunSwept Sailing

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…


Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours

Captain Jack’s offers custom wine tours, beer tours, historical and architectural tours, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, and whale watching. The company prides itself in making sure each tour is suited to the individual…


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