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Celebration Cruises

Public & Private Cruises & Water Taxi Rides in Santa Barbara

  • Popular Cruise!

The best view of Santa Barbara is from the water! Cruise along Santa Barbara’s coastline and watch the sun set on the 73′ luxury multi-level yacht, Azure Seas.

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You bring the food and drink, we provide the captain and lasting memories! Whisper is the first all-electric tour boat in Santa Barbara.

The “Santa Barbara Special” is the one-hour daytime cruise offered by Celebration Cruises. Enjoy a comfortable oceanfront excursion of the 70-ft multi-level yacht Azure Seas.

Step aboard Lil’ Toot for a fun daytime boat ride between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf. Running every half hour, this is sightseeing with a twist!

Kids can’t resist the excitement and charm of Celebration Cruise’s Lil’ Toot!

Current Requirements For Passengers - Until Further Notice


  • Every passenger is required to bring a cloth face mask and wear it while boarding and disembarking the vessel. No exceptions.
  • Social distancing measures are on the ground of our docking area for passengers to responsibly follow.
  • The capacity of our vessels and available seating has been reduced to follow social distancing protocols.
  • Any purchase involving multiple tickets should be for people living in the same household.
  • Any passenger in your group who has shown COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days may not board our vessels. Honesty is an important factor in keeping other passengers, crew and captains safe.
  • Our captains and crew have undergone extensive training in implementing new safety and cleaning measures aboard all of our vessels.
  • Departure times have changed to accommodate additional time between cruises for cleaning and sanitization.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.



We appreciate your understanding.

Experience Santa Barbara's Best Views

For an experience you won’t forget, come enjoy Santa Barbara’s scenic sunset cruises or go whale watching aboard our 70-foot yacht, Azure Seas. For a more intimate adventure, complete with sea lion sightings and maybe even a dolphin or two, take one of our Santa Barbara boat rides aboard “Lil’ Toot,” Santa Barbara’s official water taxi. Our newest boat, Whisper, offers luxurious harbor cruises aboard Santa Barbara’s first fully-electric charter boat.

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara offers options for everyone including coastal cruises, catered and private cruises, water taxi rides, weddings, private parties, corporate events, and so much more!

Relaxing Evening!

"Wonderful way to relax and enjoy some beautiful evening views of Santa Barbara at sunset. Kathy booked for us at the last minute and was just so helpful. The crew was so nice. Light appetizers are included but you must purchase any cocktails you desire. We really enjoyed this cruise after a long day of driving."

– Hikerup6 - TripAdvisor
Awesome boat ride

"Super clean boat and friendly staff. Nice spread of food and reasonably priced drinks. Blankets are available if you get chilly. My two older kids sat with the captain the whole time and he was super sweet to entertain them and answer all of their questions. Captain Taylor rocked!"

– Amanda B. - TripAdvisor
Sunday evening sunset cruise

"The crew was very friendly and helpful. We had beautiful views of Santa Barbara and its surroundings. The appetizers were delicious. The boat was clean and comfortable. If we have the opportunity, we will do this again."

– maileann - TripAdvisor

"The boat is super nice, stocked with great wine, Perry was INCREDIBLE, and the whole things was a perfect experience. For the price, we will literally do this EVERY time we go to Santa Barbara - best $20 I've ever spent!"

– Unknown - TripAdvisor
Perfect rehearsal dinner

"Perfect way to wine and dine (well with appetizers!) our out of town family and friends for our rehearsal dinner. The best way to show off our beautiful city. The staff were so wonderful, kind, and accommodating."

– nic0le0685 - TripAdvisor
We went on a one hour evening cruise on the Whisper electric boat.

"We went on a one hour evening cruise on the Whisper electric boat. We tooled around the harbor, ducked out into the ocean, watched the surfers ride at Sandspit, enjoyed the view of the mountains in the setting sunlight, cruised back into the harbor to watch the waves crash over the sea wall. It was great. Our party of four had a great time, and we'll definitely consider doing it again, especially when we have out of town visitors. Captain Perry was a super nice, easy going guy, and he did a really good job. Will definitely recommend it to friends and family. As a bonus, the fact that the Whisper is electric makes it very quiet and peaceful, adding to the appeal of the little mini cruise."

– Patrick M. - Yelp
I don't normally write Yelp reviews but really feel I need to this time.

"I don't normally write Yelp reviews but really feel I need to this time. We couldn't have been happier with our cruise on the Azure Seas! We booked this cruise as a pre-wedding "excursion" for guests who were joining us from out of town and it was a huge hit. Kathy went out of her way to make booking and arranging the cruise stress free - which given the general stress of wedding planning was a welcome relief. She linked me with a fabulous catering service and even facilitated the drop-off of the food delivery so that I would not have to worry about that myself. Not only did Kathy make the whole process easy but the staff on board that day did a phenomenal job of making our guests feel special and were quick and accurate with all drink orders. Drinks on board were very reasonably priced which was also a big hit with our guests as often these types of activities overcharge for drinks. Overall, Kathy and her team played a huge role in setting the tone for our whole wedding weekend and we are incredibly grateful. Thank you!"

– Emily B. - Yelp
Amazing experience, so relaxing and beautiful

"I live in Santa Barbara and I decided to checkout the Sunset cruise. What a great idea! it was such as a nice and relaxing trip. Romantic music (excellent trip for couples), the staff was super friendly, and the captain was great. I would love to go back soon for sure. Highly recommended."

– sblocal2018 - TripAdvisor
Ssh! Whisper is a hidden gem

Charter the Whisper for a maximum of 6 for 1 hour, bring your own lite fare and some wine, and enjoy a pleasant time in and around the Santa Barbara harbor.

– cactuspal - TripAdvisor
The best fun ever

This was a fun sunset cruise. We enjoyed the beautiful weather of Santa Barbara on this cruise and really had a cool time.

– 370gogden - TripAdvisor
Fun, comfortable, easy

As part of a bachelorette weekend for my sister, I bought 5 seats on a sunset sail with Celebration Cruises. The experience was easy from start to finish -- booking was a breeze, the instructions on where to meet the boat were clear and helpful, and the boat ride itself was just wonderful. The crew took care of everything, even bringing out blankets for those who were a bit chilly. And the views of the SB coastline were insanely worth it. This was a huge highlight of our trip, and I would definitely recommend checking it out!

– keragrace - TripAdvisor
Very enjoyable sunset cruise

Everyone at Celebration Cruises is customer focused and wants to assure that you have an enjoyable experience. Service was great. The cruise along the coast is spectacular with a lovely trek through the Harbor for a great view of the many boats, and the sea lions. Sunset was lovely and the journey was smooth all the way.

– Departure58292030750 via TripAdvisor

We chose the Sunset Cruise, as my husband and I were celebrating aour 11th Anniversary. We are so glad we did. It was beautiful, romantic, and peaceful. We paid a little extra to go to the top deck, just for adults. Glad we did, the bottom is a family friendly environment. The ship itself is beautiful, and staff is wonderful. Gave us blankets when it got cool. Would definitely do it again.

– Michelle W - Yelp

Had a lovely sunset cruise on board. The captain was accommodating and even extended our trip to see a pod of dolphins!

– Claire H - Google