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Santa Barbara Land Shark

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Address: Santa Barbara, CA
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+1 805-683-7600

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If you're new to Santa Barbara take this tour as it will give you a great look at all the things to do so you don't waste time wandering off into the wrong direction. The tour... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Paul G
via mobile

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say, I was SO Disappointed!!! I had friends in town from NY and we drove up for the day from Los Angeles. We were really excited about spending the day in SB and taking the 2pm Land Shark tour. We checked the website 3x to make sure we'd make the tour. The website clearly says meet at... More 

Thank Ashley C
Santa Ynez, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

My wife was born in Santa Barbara. We both went on this tour and we were very impressed with every aspect of this tour. The script was excellent and informative. The City tour gave us a view that we have never before experianced. Our thanks to the captain and crew of the "Land Shark" for an excellent tour.

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1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Tried twice, won't bother again. They don't show up according to posted schedule. Don't answer their phones. Don't offer a recording with helpful information. Seems like it would be a great thing for when we have visitors from out of state - but I'm not giving them a third chance.

Thank Peggy F
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had a private tour booked to leave at 4:30. We waited until 5:15 and gave up (it was also unusually cold for SB). No message from the company, no response to emails, voice mails or text, no answer to phone calls. I'll be interested to hear their excuse, if we ever get one.

Thank J M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We couldnt find yge place, looking for an office, finally asked, then it wasnt marked well, they puck up on street beach side of the address, nowhere did it say that on recording. You cant talk to anyone there, just a recording. We got there 15 minutes early as said then they tell the 5 of us they need 10,... More 

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you're new to Santa Barbara take this tour as it will give you a great look at all the things to do so you don't waste time wandering off into the wrong direction. The tour lasted about 75 minutes half round the streets and half in the water. Maddy was an excellent guide both knowledgeable and humorous. Very entertaining

Thank Paul G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Waited for the 4pm on the 12th September along with my wife and a number of other people. Arrived 20 minutes before tour start time as advised but by 4:30 we gave up waiting. I tried phoning to find out what had happened but you just get an answering machine. I did leave 2 messages but no one called back.... More 

Thank Peter F
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Waited for over an hour for the 4pm tour on Monday 12th with a number of other people. By 4:30 we gave up waiting. Tried contacting by phone and email as recommended on website but no answer apart from recorded message which confirmed tour runs at 12, 2 and 4 seven days a week. No explanation or apology despite despite... More 

Thank Lliberty15
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Loved every minute of it! Driving through the city and later on going with the boat into the sea. Capitan Andrei is awesome, super nice. The narrator is so funny, loved every minute.

Thank Or A
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A cool way to explore the city on land and water. My husband and my two kids decided to go on the landshark tour, the only mistake that we did that we took the tour on our last day in town we should have took the tour the first day. But we're happy we did it we learned so much... More 

Thank Araceli R

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