Santa Barbara Sailing Center - Sailing Instruction, Boat Rentals, Cruises, Kayaking and More

Welcome to The Santa Barbara Sailing Center!

We are Santa Barbara’s premier venue for on-the-water fun. Learn to Sail, Charter a Sailboat, Rent a Variety of Small Boats or enroll in our award winning Liveaboard Instructional Vacations to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park. Choose from a wide variety of Public 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 exercise, we offer Kayak Rentals, Tours & Instruction. Regardless of your boating needs, there’s something fun for everyone at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. 

                      Gift Certificates are always available!

Public Cruises Aboard

The Double Dolphin!


Coastal & Sunset:      Only $27!

Whale Watching:           Only $33!

College Students:               Only $11! 

Coastal and Sunset Cruise season is upon us aboard The Double Dolphin, and Whale Watch season starts up on February 14th!

The Santa Barbara Channel is alive with a plethora of marine life, including dolphins, sea lions and whales! Year round sailing on our 50' catamaran means year round fun!

Book your tickets now

For private cruise information aboard The Double Dolphin, please click here:

Private Cruises


Santa Barbara Whale Watching

Santa Barbara Catamaran Cruises

Also, this is the perfect time of year to be throwing a Private Party Cruise for birthdays, weddings and more!!!


          Now is the time to sign up for

         Santa Barbara's most popular

  After School Program

From now until June 5, 2015, The Sailing Center will be offering after school sailing programs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Kids will enjoy keeping their sailing skills afloat year round.  For more info, please click on the link below:

2015 Youth After School Info

Santa Barbara Sailing School

Certified Sailing School

ASA School of The Year Two Years in a Row!
From Basic to Advanced, our award winning school will prepare you to sail like a pro.  Whether it's our Instructional Sailing Vacations for out-of-towers or our Instructional Packages for locals, we're ready to provide top notch training year round.  FREE Orientation Sails every Sunday.
Click Here to learn about our sailing school.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals

Now you can rent five different models of stand-up paddle boards from the Santa Barbara Sailing Center starting at just $15 per hour! Come down, get some great exercise and find out what all the excitement is about.
Click Here to Learn More
Santa Barbara Kayak Rentals and Kayaking Tours

Santa Barbara Kayak Rentals and Kayaking Tours

Kayak Rentals & Excursions
Whether you want to go solo and rent a kayak for the hour, or take one of our guided 2-hour kayak tours up the Santa Barbara coastline, we have several great kayak options for families and paddlers of all levels.
More Santa Barbara Kayak Info.

Corporate & Private Events
Challenge your coworkers to a sailboat race! Help build camaraderie while learning valuable team-building skills that you can bring back to the workplace. You provide the team and we’ll provide the skipper, drinks, instruction and fun.
Click Here to Learn About Corporate & Team-Building Events.

Corporate Events and Teambuilding

College Specials
College Specials
College students get amazing deals! Coastal Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Jazz Cruises and Whale Watching are JUST $11 with a valid college ID. Single kayak rentals are only $5 per hour. Double kayaks are just $10 per hour! Click Here to Learn More.

Ultra-Deluxe Private Events Aboard The Channel Cat
If you're looking for a truly-amazing and luxurious on-the-water event, look no further than the Channel Cat. This incredible 85-foot catamaran has everything you can imagine for the perfect wedding, party or sunset cruise.
Click Here to Learn about The Channel Cat

Santa Barbara Kayaking Tours
Power Boat Rentals 7 Passenger Speed Boat!
For a speedy and thrilling adventure the whole family will love, rent our new Blue Water 18.5' Power Boat for a day of sightseeing or fishing along America's Riviera. This baby will get you out and about to see the sights fast!
Click Here to Learn More.


Power Boat Rentals


6 Passenger Luxury Catamaran Charter!
Step aboard a Catana 471 for the ultimate luxury sailing catamaran experience that is not to be missed! Enjoy the luxuriously appointed interior, the spacious air conditioned cabins, the vast cockpit, the inviting deck and the scrumptious cuisine!
Click Here to Learn More.


Santa Barbara Sailing Center - At the Santa Barbara Harbor, Next to the Launch Ramp (805)962-2826

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