Ready to cast off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water, and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter, and bareboat event center. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat, rent a variety of small sail or power boats or escape on award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacations to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park.
Choose from a wide variety of public cruises, including whale watching cruises, and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views.
Workout or just float around with kayak rentals and stand up paddle board rentals, or book a private guided tour.
Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing love and lifestyle with guests of all levels of experience. Just come down to the dock and join in our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The boats are ready to go!
Sipping on the Sea
Celebrate Santa Barbara’s famous sunsets and fill your Santa Barbara Sailing Center reusable Govino cup with local wines and beers aboard the Double Dolphin. Call us or check out our lineup for each month’s featured winery or brewery.
Kids' After School Activities
Learn and play, with summer kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding camps, as well as after-school sailing programs.
Learn About Kids’ Activities
Visit Channel Islands National Park
Just 26 miles from Santa Barbara lies the world-famous Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary. This protected offshore wilderness – known as the “Galapagos of the Pacific”- attracts whales, dolphins, sea lions and other ocean creatures specific to the area. Qualified sailors can charter a boat and sail out to Santa Cruz Island on their own, or we offer special private charters by the day or the week. Some of our sailing courses offer overnight trips to the Channel Islands as well.
See new life and change yours – come experience these majestic islands with us.