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


Sunset Kidd Sailing, Whale Watching and Sunset Cruises

When the setting of a Private Sailing Yacht is what you are looking for... then Sunset Kidd's 41 foot Morgan OutIsland Sailing Ketch can deliver your dream moments of Sailing the Santa Barbara Coastline. A traditional double masted Sailing Yacht,…


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…


Santa Barbara Harbor

With unbeatable views, delicious dining and dozens of exciting activities, the Santa Barbara Harbor is the perfect place to spend the day by—or, better yet, on—the water. Located along the bustling Santa Barbara Waterfront, this…


Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours

Captain Jack’s began in 2005 after the founders spent a week in Hawaii engaging in fun-filled adventure tours. Captain Jack’s is now owned and operated by longtime educator and local history lover Meredith Brace.  Captain…


Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Whether you want to experience a tour of Santa Barbara’s beautiful coast, have a romantic evening with a loved one, enjoy music out on the water with friends, or plan your perfect party, Celebration Cruises has everything you need. Here you…


Additional Experiences


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