Santa Barbara Sunset Cruises

santa barabra sunset cruises

Santa Barbara Sunset Cruises

Offered Year-Round

Experience the beauty of Santa Barbara on a sunset cruise aboard the majestic Double Dolphin.

Come aboard Santa Barbara's premier party and event boat and set sail for a two hour sunset cruise. While sailing along the coast with the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands, we often see California sea lions, dolphins, and a variety of coastal birds. Join us for a romantic conclusion to a full day of sightseeing or a long day at work. Relax for an early evening sunset while you and your friends or family enjoy sailing aboard Santa Barbara’s most popular sailboat. Regardless of the occasion, a sunset cruise is sure to excite.

Adults: $65
Children & Infants: $65

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.

Welcome Aboard — For Your Comfort & Safety

Dress in layers as it tends to be cooler on the water.
Wear comfortable, non-marking soled shoes.
Bring a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and binoculars if you have them (especially for whale watching).
Motion sickness medication should be taken according to manufacturer’s direction.
There’s a 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

Margerum Riviera Rose
$15 Glass | $45 Bottle

Grassini Sauvignon Blanc
$14 Glass | $40 Bottle

Melville Chardonnay
$15 Glass | $45 Bottle

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
$16 Glass | $48 Bottle


Dos Topas  $7
Chief Peak IPA $7
Firestone 805 Blonde Ale $7
Stella Artois $7
Snappa Seltzer $6


Evian $3
Soft Drinks $3                                                                                                                                                            Cold Brew Coffee $6                                                                                                                                              Coffee & Hot Drinks $4
Pellegrino 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 $6
Sweatshirt $48
Floating Hat $32
Anchor Hat $24
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.

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. We 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

  • The Santa Barbara Channel is home to an incredible assortment of marine mammals, including over 30 different species of whales, dolphins, porpoises and pinnipeds.
  • Offshore pelagic and coastal shorebirds flock to the channel and the offshore islands during migratory and nesting times year-round. 
  • During the Double Dolphin’s Whale Watch season, in addition to Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Dolphins; we are viewing the most common whales sighted off the West coast of North America; the Pacific Gray Whale.
  • Pacific Gray Whales reach about 49 feet in length, weigh approximately 90,000 pounds and can live over 75 years!
  • The Gray Whale has one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal on the planet, averaging 10,000 miles round-trip Alaska to Mexico. 
  • Annually over 25,000 individual Gray whales pass through the protected coastal waters of Santa Barbara, California from mid-February through mid-May.
  • The Santa Barbara Channel is where commercial Whale Watching was started, with sightings possible year-round. Whether aboard a public Whale Watching Excursion or private yacht for a multi-day Channel Islands Getaway, you are sure to receive a National Geographic worthy wildlife viewing experience of a lifetime!