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Boat Trips

Whale Watching, Fishing, Scuba Diving, and Scenic Cruises
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  Adventure Company of Santa Barbara 805-884-WAVE (9283) or 805-965-1414. Customized adventures: sea kayaking, Channel Island Trips, kayak lessons, kayak surfing.  
  Aqua Sports 805-968-7231. Santa Cruz Island kayaking sea cave explorations, hiking, camping. No experience necessary.
  Aquatics Dive Locker 805-967-4456
  Blue Water Hunter Freediving and spearfishing. Toll free 800-452-6696.
  Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours & Events 805-564-1819 Guided kayak tours/lessons, sailboat cruises
  Celebration Cruises 888-316-9363. Offers a variety of fun, scenic, and romantic cruises.
  Condor Expresss 805-965-1985. Year round Whale Watching from the Santa Barbara harbor on the jet powered Condor Express, Full Galley & Naturalist on board.
  Island Packers  805-642-1393. Departing from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to all of the islands in the National Park for a variety of half-day to multi-day trips. 
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center/Double Dolphin Cruise 805-962-2826. Sailing school, whale watching, dinner cruises, island trips.
  Santa Barbara Water Taxi 805-896-6900. Water taxi service between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf, sunset and dinner cruises, engine runs on biodiesel.
  SEA Landing Dive Center/ Sportfishing 805-963-3564. 
  Stardust Sportfishing 805-963-3564. 1/2 day fishing the whole family can enjoy.  
  Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises and Yacht Sales 805-962-8222. Offering romantic sunset/cocktail cruises every evening. Whale watching February 15-May 15.
  Truth Aquatics  805-962-1127. Departing from Santa Barbara Harbor to all of the islands in the National Park for a variety of one- to multi-day trips.
  Wave Walker Charters 805-964-2046. Fishing, whale watching, bird watching, 6 passenger maximum.
Boat Rentals
  Aqua Sports 805-968-7231. Sea kayak rentals, delivered, lessons included. No experience necessary.

Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara

805-899-4925. Kayak rentals year round from State street store, summer months from West Beach.
  Santa Barbara Jet Boats 805-570-2351. One to seven person watercraft.
  Santa Barbara Sailing Center 805-962-2826. Charter and rental sailboats from small to 40 feet.
  Santa Barbara Watersports Center 805-962-6550.
Visiting the Channel Islands
  Situated 25 miles offshore, the USA's 40th national park is comprised of five islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, Santa Barbara) where native plants, animals and sea-life thrive in a protected, remote environment. Take a boat trip (see above) from Santa Barbara Harbor to the Park, or out to the Santa Barbara Channel to see migrating gray whales.
  Channel Islands National Park

The National Park consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under the ocean, and include the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. The islands'  isolation has left them relatively undeveloped, making them an exciting place for visitors to explore. The islands can be reached via boat trips from Santa Barbara Harbor.
  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary sponsors educational cruises into the waters surrounding the Channel Islands during the summer.