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Santa Barbara's Premier Party & Event Boat

The view is better from the water! Our 50ft sailing Catamaran, The Double Dolphin, casts off almost daily for coastal cruises, Music on the Water cruises and more. Her 1400 square feet of deck space and dual-hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe.

With a 49 passenger capacity we have plenty of room for a large party. On board, you will find beer, wine, champagne, water, sodas, and gourmet snacks. There are two restrooms on board for your convenience.

Come and enjoy America’s Riviera while sailing alongside an entourage of sea lions, dolphins, whales, and birds. It’s a sensational sea story you will tell again and again.

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Welcome Aboard — For Your Comfort & Safety

Dress in layers- it tends to be cooler on the water
Wear comfortable, non-marking soled shoes
Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses & binoculars recommended
Motion sickness medication should be taken according to manufacturer’s direction
Bar on board for your convenience

Attention: Bringing your own alcoholic beverages is NOT permitted on any Double Dolphin public cruises.

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Michelle Sparkling Brut
$9 Glass | $27 Bottle

Folded Hills Lilly RosÉ
$15 Glass | $45 Bottle

Margerum Sauvignon Blanc
$13 Glass | $39 Bottle

Daou Chardonnay
$14 Glass | $42 Bottle

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
$16 Glass | $48 Bottle


Firestone 805 $7
Dos Topas  $7
Stella Artois $7
Hoppy Poppy  $7
Hard Seltzer $6
Hard Kombucha $10


Evian $3
Soft Drinks $3
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate $3
Kopu Sparkling Water $5


Santa Barbara Popcorn $6
Candies Pecans $6
Sweet & Spicy Nuts $6
Chips & Cookies $2
Ginger Chews $3

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Merch

Govina Glass $6
Koozie $5
Hoodie $48
Floating Hat $32
Anchor Hat $22
Natural Motion Relief Patch (5) $36

Payment & Reservation Policy:
100% non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking. We accept all major debit/credit cards. We do not accept cash. Special rates apply July 4th.

Cancellation and House Credit Policies:
To receive house credit, advanced notice must be given by 4pm the day prior to your booking for the following:

  • Private Double Dolphin Cruises
  • Private Skippered Charters
  • Prepaid Full Day Rentals
  • Non-ASA Certification Courses (Introductory/Refresher lessons) and Guided SUP/Kayak Tours

A 7-day advanced notice for house credit is required for the following:

  • Corporate Regattas
  • Chef on the Water Cruises
  • Liveaboard Instructional Vacations
  • Multi-Day Skippered Charters

Full refunds for your private cruise are when the Captain and/or Manager make the call for cancellation one hour prior to your private trip departure. Inclement weather is defined as “sea and wind conditions that are deemed potentially unsafe.” Unfavorable conditions that do not pose any risk to boat safety (rain, fog, temperature, etc.) will still operate as scheduled. Cancellations made under “unfavorable conditions” by 4pm the day prior to booking will result in a house credit with no expiration date.

Cannabis Policy:
Although California State Law currently allows prescription cannabis to be legal, it is not legal while boating since the ocean is considered Federal Waters. All illegal drugs, as well as all forms of cannabis are not permitted on any boat for any reason or in any amount. The Charterer/Renter will be liable for the full value of the vessel, should anything happen to the boat, as well as loss of income.

Alcohol Policy:
Hard alcohol is not permitted aboard the Double Dolphin. Wine can be brought aboard the Double Dolphin for private charters; each bottle is subject to an $18 corkage fee. Beer (keg only) can be brought aboard private charters for a $150 fee.

Hard alcohol, beer, and wine are all permitted aboard Private Skippered Charters at no fee.

Capacity Policy:
Infants count as a full passenger according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayak/SUP Policy:
Everyone participating in a paddle activity must be a strong swimmer. Please see website for total weight capacity. It is the renter’s responsibility to make sure the boat is not overloaded.

Catering Order Policy:
All catering orders are 100% non-refundable and must be placed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled event. If the charter is cancelled for any reason, the catering order is non-refundable and available for pick-up.

Prices subject to taxes and fees. We accept major credit cards only and do not accept cash.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to check in for your cruise. Please Note: Reservations are required for all public cruises.

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Public Cruises & Rates

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Waterfront Cruises

Sail away for a 1-hour seaside escape along the Santa Barbara Waterfront. Absorb the fresh air, admire local landmarks like Stearns Wharf, and enjoy coastal sea life during this scenic beachside sail. The Waterfront Cruise offers a soothing break, a quick acquaintance with the Waterfront neighborhood, or a relaxing trip with the family.

Adults: $27
Children & Infants: $27


Change your perspective after a day of sightseeing or sitting behind the desk. Join us and experience the beauty of Santa Barbara and its majestic coastline on a coastal or sunset cruise aboard the Majestic Double Dolphin. Relax in the afternoon sun, or an early evening sunset sail with friends and family aboard Santa Barbara’s most popular sailboat. We always invite California sea lions, dolphins, whales, and a variety of coastal birds to join, as well. Scheduled two-hour cruises depart daily at varying times throughout the year (determined by time of sunset).

Adults: $47
Children & Infants: $47

Whale Watching Cruises

Mid-February through Mid-May

Morning and afternoon trips leaving daily.

The Santa Barbara Channel is home to an incredible assortment of marine mammals, including over 30 different species of whales and dolphins. The most common whales sighted on our whale watching adventures are the majestic 45-foot long Pacific Grey Whales. Sometimes we also see the enormous Blue Whales, which can reach up to 100 feet in length and are the largest animals on the planet. On most of our whale watching trips we also see Common, Risso and Bottlenose Dolphins, California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and lots of other marine life. Occasionally, we are even lucky enough to spot Orcas, Humpback Whales, Minke, and Pilot Whales.

Pacific Gray Whales This year an estimated 28,000 Pacific Gray Whales will journey through the channel on their migration between Alaska and Baja California. On their way south, they pass by the Channel Islands, about 26 miles off our coast. Beginning in mid-February, as they make their way north again, the mothers and calves stay close to the Santa Barbara coastline, just a few hundred yards off shore. Join us for an experience of a lifetime as we journey alongside these magnificent animals on a 2 and 1/2 hour Whale Watching excursion mid February through mid May.

Blue and Humpback Whales From July through September, the Blue and Humpback Whales visit the area to feed on the krill produced in the Santa Barbara Channel. In recent years, our channel has seen the largest concentration of Blue Whales in the world, as well as large numbers of Humpback Whales, which are typically seen off the coast of Hawaii. Whether you live in Santa Barbara or you’re just visiting, you owe it to yourself and your family to come Whale Watching aboard the Double Dolphin. Along with our regular cast of dolphins, sea lions, and other fantastic marine life, it is a treat we’re sure you will remember forever.

Adults: $52
Children & Infants (12 & Under): $32

Sunset Music on the Water Cruise

Friday Evenings between Memorial Day & Labor Day

Waves of music! Join us for a unique experience aboard the Double Dolphin, Santa Barbara’s most popular sailboat. This 50ft cruising catamaran sets sail every Friday evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day for our “Music on the Water” Sunset Cruise. See some of Santa Barbara’s local musicians perform while enjoying the sunset and soaking up the majestic views of the Santa Barbara coastline. We feature a variety of music that is fun for friends and family of all ages. And it’s always accompanied by the sounds of the sea.

Adults: $62
Children & Infants: $62

Sipping on the Sea

Third Thursday of the Month, March — October

Sip local wine or beer from a featured winery or brewery from your very own Santa Barbara Sailing Center Govino cup while enjoying a Santa Barbara sunset aboard the Double Dolphin on the third Thursday of the month, March through October. A representative from the winery or brewery will be on board to pour the tastings and provide education on their selection, while your Captain gives insights on the surroundings. Includes tasting with a reusable Santa Barbara Sailing Center Govino cup that you can take home.

Adults: $62
21+ Cruise / No college student discount.

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