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Lil’ Toot Private Charter

Take Lil' Toot for a private celebration!

Quick Details

Until further notice:
•Lil’ Toot’s capacity has been reduced from 18 passengers to 12 passengers for private events.
•Passengers should sit and remain in the same area as members of your household.
•A cloth mask is required to board and disembark the vessel. No exceptions.
This mask is to be worn whenever possible. Whenever you are not enjoying food or drink, it is expected and required that you wear your mask at all times for the protection and respect of everyone on board our vessel.
•While boarding, please follow the social distancing measures marked in our loading area.
•Any passengers entering the pilot house to help drive/take photos is currently discontinued.


Perfect for:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Weddings
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Food Allowed: Any
Wine Allowed: $10 corkage fee per bottle
Beer And Other Beverages: Not permitted, available for purchase on board

1 Hour Charter
1.5 Hour Charter
1 Hour Charter - Special! 10:30AM and 5PM charters - July/August 2020

The happiest boat in the harbor, Lil’ Toot, is a great option for your next party, get together or special event! Our unique water taxi boat can help make your next shindig a splash in the Santa Barbara Harbor. For groups of up to eighteen people, Lil’ Toot supplies a captain and crew and can explore the Santa Barbara Harbor and surrounding areas.You can check out local sea life, beaches, beautiful harbor sights and of course the beautiful Santa Barbara waterfront while relaxing, enjoying a meal or comfortably enjoying relaxing conversation with your group.

Every seat on Lil’ Toot offers an incredible view and our knowledgeable captain and crew will ensure you have a safe and comfortable event while being available to answer any and all questions. You might think you know what Lil’ Toot can do as a water taxi, but for private parties, Santa Barbara’s most iconic and recognizable yellow boat can do even more!

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, Santa Barbara Water Taxi is an intimate and unique setting for any special event.

Birthday Parties

Lil’ Toot is a hands-down favorite for birthday parties – for young, old, and every year in between! Kids get decked out with Lil’ Toot sailor hats in the perfect setting for their imaginations. Grown-ups get their own private table for 10 to 12 in a party. Better than any busy restaurant, our boat is just the right size to carry on conversations and mingle with friends.

Proposals, Weddings, Anniversaries

We’re honored to be chosen as a special location for marriage proposals! Let us host a private party for your engagement, wedding ceremony or reception – then make it a tradition to come back for a sunset cruise to toast your anniversary for years to come. Captain Fred is ordained to perform your wedding ceremony and couples will receive a certificate of marriage with latitude and longitude on the sea. We’ll even take care of filing the registered letter confirming your vows.

Business Events

Book Santa Barbara Water Taxi for a private business meeting or event that your colleagues or clients will never forget. You’ll make an impression with this unique, best-kept secret of Santa Barbara.

Memorial Services

Santa Barbara Water Taxi is also licensed for memorial services and scattering ashes. We’re honored to help you remember someone special on a private charter or cruise. The Santa Barbara waterfront is a beautiful and extraordinary setting for scattering ashes, holding a memorial service, or saying words in remembrance of someone who has passed. Imagine sailing into the sunset and raising a glass in memorial tribute.

We can help you pay tribute with honor, class, and in the privacy of our humble vessel, Lil’ Toot. We welcome people who wish to return year after year on a important anniversary of passing.
Please contact us for more information regarding our memorial services.

Food Allowed: Any
Wine Allowed: $10 corkage fee per bottle
Beer And Other Beverages: Not permitted, available for purchase on board