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The grandkids love this short trip!

The cost is reasonable, the captain charming, the craft is seaworthy and the sea lions are a plus... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Denny W
Santa Barbara, California
Smiles all around!

Another hidden gem at the harbor. Ride from Stearns Wharf to the breakwater and back, and the... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

The cost is reasonable, the captain charming, the craft is seaworthy and the sea lions are a plus! The times are frequent enough to fit almost any schedule.

Thank Denny W
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Another hidden gem at the harbor. Ride from Stearns Wharf to the breakwater and back, and the kids get to drive! Terrific view of the mountains....

Thank skip2go
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Tired of walking the waterfront particularly with young family members? - check this out. Friendly crew makes this a special small boat ride from wharf to harbor & back. At less busy times, they may take your group even farther out to see the seals...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed August 7, 2017

This is brilliant! Lovely short boat trip between the wharf and the harbour. The little tug boat has a smiley face and bubbles coming from the top and they let children steer the boat and blow the whistle. You will see sea lions and pelicans...More

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed July 8, 2017

we caught this going back from Harbour to Stearn Wharf and were only ones on the ferry, staff took the ferry close to sea lions and Pelicans and stopped to let us take photos and gave a brief history. There was a much bigger queue...More

Thank Matty07uk
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Children will love this one way boat trip. Inexpensive, not too long & if the children are lucky they get to steer the boat. Definitely recommend. We picked it up at the harbour and left it at Sterns wharf.

Thank FredaEngland
Reviewed March 13, 2017

For the price and funky-but-fun experience, you gotta' take the kids on this one! go from harbor to pier and get all the scoop on the harbor and sea life. Goes in the happy memory bin!

Thank Hfamily42015
Reviewed May 8, 2016

The trip normally lasts 2h and costs 40$. However in our case it lasted about 2h:30 since we could not see whales until the last moment of the trip. We did not see them from very close (I assume they do stay away even from...More

Thank Equis I
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I took my grandson on the water taxi from Stearns Wharf to the Harbor and back and it was really fun. He had such a great time and the ride time is quick. The taxi's come often enough that the wait is not long. Definitely...More

Thank baker3333
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Kids are personally invited to steer the boat by the captain. Adults only $5 and children only $1. This is bargain for pricey Santa Barbara! Hubby was worried about getting sea sick....no problem on our ride. The captain took a side trip to the buoy...More

Thank Diane U
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