The Santa Barbara Sailing Center is Santa Barbara’s premier venue for on-the-water fun. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat, rent a variety of small sail or power boats or enroll in our award winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing 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 and stand up paddle board rentals too, along with tours & Instruction.
Regardless of your boating needs, there’s something fun for everyone at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

Sipping on the Sea

Sip on local wine aboard the Double Dolphin on June 9th! Wine taste at sea with Zaca Mesa Winery while enjoying a Santa Barbara sunset sail.

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Private Events

From large, fully-catered weddings and parties at sea to small romantic sunset cruises for two, we offer private events for everyone.
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Visit Channel Islands National Park

Just 26 miles from Santa Barbara lies the world-famous Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary. This pristine piece of wilderness, also known as the Galapagos of the Pacific, is bursting with marine life such as whales, dolphins, sea lions and other life forms found nowhere else on earth. Qualified sailors can charter a boat and sail out to Santa Cruz Island on their own, or we offer special private charters for the day or the week. Some of our sailing courses offer overnight trips to the Channel Islands as well.
For the experience of a lifetime, come experience these majestic islands with us.