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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

302 West Cabrillo Blvd, At the Santa Barbara Harbor, Next to the Launch Ramp, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
+1 805-962-2826
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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 yesterday
nadyeve
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Santa Barbara
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Don't miss the sunset cruise!

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
LeftCoaster3400
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Kensington, Maryland
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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 Park. We also offer a wide variety of public sailing cruises in which you'll experience an array of marine life as well as spectacular views of the coastline. If you're looking for a little adventure, rent your own kayak or stand-up paddle board or go on your own private excursion with one of our guides. We will see you on the water!
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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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302 West Cabrillo Blvd, At the Santa Barbara Harbor, Next to the Launch Ramp, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2315
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+1 805-962-2826
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 20 March 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

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Reviewed 8 January 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
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Reviewed 17 November 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
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Reviewed 13 November 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
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Reviewed 6 November 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

Thank G612
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I had a night time tour and I have to say, it was so much fun we hated to see the evening end. If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary while you are in Santa Barbara I...More

Thank RGCCgolfer
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

You have to sit a test for them to let you take a small yacht out to sea but anyone with a Day Skipper will find it easy. The staff were friendly but offer no assistance with the boat - they assume you know what...More

Thank raylden
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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.
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