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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Great fun morning on the water

We had a great time with Spencer on a Boston Whaler. Was just so much fun seeing Santa Barbara from... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Coastal cruise

Always a great experience ! Highly recommend. We are locals and when friends visit we always take... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Santa Barbara
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We are Santa Barbara’s premier destination for on-the-water fun! Learn to sail, charter a sailboat with a captain, rent a variety of sail and power boats or enroll in a Liveaboard Instructional Vacation to the world-famous Channel Islands National...more
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302 W Cabrillo Blvd, East End of the Main Parking Lot Off of Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
+1 805-962-2826
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We chose this outfit because they were doing tours on Tuesday, the only day that the whale watching tour we wanted was closed. It was our only day to possibly see whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, etc. Their site mentioned that they "usually" see dolphins,...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Spencer on a Boston Whaler. Was just so much fun seeing Santa Barbara from the sea and it was fast and adrenaline filled

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Always a great experience ! Highly recommend. We are locals and when friends visit we always take them out on the Double Dolphin for sunset sail, whale watching or coastal cruise.

Thank nadyeve
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We took a sunset cruise on our last night in my hometown of Santa Barbara. It was the perfect end to a great vacation.

Thank LeftCoaster3400
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

My vibrant and downright fun experience on the Double Dolphin will be fresh in my memories forever. Spencer and Brandon were our crew members who delivered impeccable service, attentive care, and made our experience wildly enjoyable for just their conversations alone! Mix their great energy...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We chartered a boat with Captain Quincy for 2 hours. The entire experience surpassed our expectations. The entire staff was so friendly from booking with Danica to checking in with a gentleman whose name I cannot remember to sailing with Quincy. Quincy was a wealth...More

1  Thank JannMac
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

An almost private sail (one other couple) on the Double Dolphin catamaran sailboat, which can hold 40+ passengers. Sailed in mid-afternoon a few days after Christmas, beautiful 80 degree day, no trace of devastating wildfires from prior two weeks, which may have kept some travellers...More

1  Thank kelton56
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We went on the sunset cruise on a Sunday which was a lot of fun, the staff is great and very laid back. I cant recall the Captains name but he was great and we cruised with dolphins along the catamaran for a good 20-30...More

1  Thank lltman
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We chartered one of the sailboats for an afternoon of sailing with our daughter and her college friends. The sailing was fantastic and our Captain, Spencer, was engaging and a wealth of information. Beautiful way to spend time together and experience the Santa Barbara waterfront!

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on our sunset excursion scenic harbor tour on the Double Dolphin, call for reservations, ask for Captain Spencer or Colton, $40/person, about 15-20 guests on this well maintained double catamaran, very worthwhile in every way! Well-trained, friendly captain and crew, wildlife...More

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July 18, 2017|
Response from KelseaMike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a group activity on one of the bigger sail boats with a professional guide/team running it. But you could rent your own boat to go solo if you wanted.