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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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Double Dolphin's a Blast

An almost private sail (one other couple) on the Double Dolphin catamaran sailboat, which can hold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith H
via mobile
Sunset cruise on Sunday Funday: Excellent cruise, wonderful staff, overall a great time!

We went on the sunset cruise on a Sunday which was a lot of fun, the staff is great and very laid... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Austin, Texas
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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!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • 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
+1 805-962-2826

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Keith H
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

Thank lltman
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We did a harbor cruise on the Double Dolphin catamaran. I think it was a total of 22 minutes from start to finish. They never put up the sail - just motored around outside the marina. Very over-priced for that short cruise. Also they served...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Took the sunset cruise with my girls for a girl-getaway. The crew members made the 2 hours a pure delight! They were FULL of knowledge, EXTREMELY helpful and gave many tips of things we shouldn't miss during our stay. Blankets were provided as is did...More

Thank jujuscorner
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We rented a private sailboat here and had a great experience. They have a good selection of boats/sizes and staff was super helpful. Pricing was really reasonable too.

Thank KelseaMike
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We took the sunset cruise and had a great time. It was a little chilly but the staff passed out blankets. Tip- do not sit on the mesh part of the boat up front unless you want to get slashed and smell like fish. I...More

Thank CrystalAnn56
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19 July 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.