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Santa Barbara: Catamaran Coastal Cruise

Santa Barbara: Catamaran Coastal Cruise

From US$ 61.60 per person

Relax and enjoy Santa Barbara’s exquisite coastline by catamaran. Take in stunning views from the water, learn about local life in Santa Barbara, and why it's a top tourist destination.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Get the best views of Santa Barbara and its beautiful surroundings from the ocean
  • Enjoy a smooth afternoon cruise and discover Santa Barbara’s exquisite coast
  • Marvel at the sight of sea lions, seals, otters, dolphins, and lots of coastal birds
  • Sunbathe on the catamaran with the Ynez Mountains in the distance
  • Have fun with family and friends on this relaxing tour of Santa Barbara
Full description

Experience the beauty of Santa Barbara on this coastal catamaran cruise. Sail along the coast and breathe in the salt air, with the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands surrounding you as the backdrop. Try to spot local marine and aerial life and relax in the sun with friends and family.

Bask in the afternoon sun as you sail the Santa Barbara coastline on a catamaran. Climb aboard and set off, with the Santa Ynez Mountains calling in the distance. Over a dozen beaches and stunning villas line the ocean-carved coastline, making the best view of Santa Barbara, from the ocean.

Enjoy a unique experience with family and friends, spotting California sea lions, otters, seals, dolphins, and many coastal birds. Lear, about local life and why this city is a popular place to visit year-round.

  • Afternoon cruise
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (There's a bar on board, so drinks can be purchased onsite)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Santa Barbara Harbor, which is located at the east end of the Main Parking Lot off of Harbor Way. When facing the ocean, go to the right side of the public boat launch ramp. The ramp to the docks is directly in front of the Boat Launch Mini Mart. The office buildings are gray with white trim.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Binoculars
  • Motion sickness prevention

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Dress in layers as it tends to be cooler on the water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Great crew! Unobtrusive, communicative, imparting knowledge about dolphins and other sea creatures. Small bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board. Lots of dolphins seen right off the boat. The overall experience is a clear recommendation! Good value for money!

July 20, 2022

Beautiful and relaxing! Staff were wonderful…did everything to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

July 26, 2022

An sich war alles sehr schön, Kapitän war freundlich, aber ich habe leider keine Delphine und/oder Wale gesehen und das war der Hauptgrund, weshalb ich die Fahrt gebucht habe.

August 8, 2022


Product ID: 412823