Santa Barbara Sailing Center Stand-Up Paddling

Sea Lion Cruises

A one hour cruise great for the kids!

Enjoy an exciting sea lion cruise aboard the Double Dolphin. We cruise out of the Santa Barbara harbor and head out around two of the main sea lion hang-out buoys and down the coast looking for more marine life such as whales and dolphins. These cruises occur on select dates throughout the year.

Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions playfully sit atop the channel marking buoys around Santa Barbara all year long. As our Channel Safari Cruise departs from the harbor, you will see the seals and sea lions swimming around the boat, hopping onto the green or red and white buoys and playing with each other in the water.
Their significant yelps let you know they are happy to see you.

Reservations are required.
Children 2 years old and younger are free, but must be booked over the phone or in person.
College students under 25 with a valid college ID will receive a special rate,┬áMonday – Thursday cruises only (excluding holiday Mondays).
To receive the special rate, you must book over the phone or in person.

Book Online to reserve your spot, or Contact Us.

Sea Lion Cruise Rates

Adults: $20

Children 12 and Under: $20

College Students under 25 with Valid ID: $15

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All prices include the Port Tax.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Stand-Up Paddling

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.

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

There’s a cash bar on board for your convenience.
Check out our Bar Menu.

Please view the Sailing Center Policies.

Private Charters are available too!

All prices include the Port Tax.

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