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, cruise, and bareboat event center. Choose from a wide variety of public cruises, including whale watching cruises, and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. Learn to sail, rent a sailboat, charter a private sailboat with a captain, or escape on award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacations to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park. 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!

Kids After School Programs

Offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Join us for two hours of kayaking/stand-up paddling, two hours of sailing, or choose both activities if you prefer.

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Private Events

Fabulous, fully-catered wedding? Rockin’ party past the pier? Romantic sunset cruises for two? Private Events are more private at sea. Learn More.

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Gift Certificates

Check out our Dock Shop to purchase an online gift certificate and view our nautical merchandise. Gift certificates can be redeemed for any activity offered at the Sailing Center.

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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 protected offshore wilderness – known as the “Galapagos of the Pacific”- attracts whales, dolphins, sea lions and other ocean creatures specific to the area. We offer special private charters with one of our USCG licensed Captains 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.

Our outdoor business is open and we are looking forward to getting you on the water. Masks are required at all times on our docks and aboard our vessels.
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