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2019 Harbor Seafood Festival – Special Offers and Events from Celebration Cruises!

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The annual Harbor Seafood Festival is one of the most exciting days of the year for the harbor and waterfront as a whole! Tons of vendors and a huge crowd celebrating everything Santa Barbara Harbor ramps up to what becomes a huge, family-friendly day of activities, food and fun. Ever year, Celebration Cruises tries to bring something special to the table too! Read on to learn more about how to get on the water during this special day, Saturday October 12!

Now Available: Lil’ Toot Water Taxi Parade of Lights Charter

The 2019 event marks the 33rd Annual Parade of Lights. Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village, the event culminates with a 5-minute fireworks display. The boat parade is preceded by…

Lil’ Toot Summer Schedule Continues Until Labor Day – Monday, September 2nd

Lil’ Toot loves being out and about 7 days a week all summer long. This year, our summer schedule will come to a close at end of day Monday, September 2nd, 2019. As always, Lil’ Toot will still be operating weekends, holidays and holiday school breaks after as usual. Weather permitting, we’re still at it…

Celebration Cruises launching new cruise for 2019 summer season…

Celebration Cruises – Photoshoot Santa Barbara – May 2016 © Kevin Steele Beginning on May 25th, Celebration Cruises will begin offering a happy hour cruise! The happy hour cruise is a late afternoon cruise during…

Azure Seas Whale Watching Season Begins March 1st!

For the upcoming 2019 whale watching season featuring the annual gray whale migration, Azure Seas will begin our trips starting March 1st. While whale watching season is often described as ‘Mid-February to Mid-May’ in Santa Barbara, the Azure Seas has been undergoing some serious maintenance including an entirely new set of engines as well as…

Lil’ Toot’s 15th Birthday Celebration – This Saturday!

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Take an adventure to the Santa Barbara Harbor or Stearns Wharf to celebrate everyone’s favorite water taxi’s fifteenth birthday! Come join Captain Fred and crew for a special day celebrating all things Lil’ Toot with free kids tickets all day, 20% off of merchandise and giftcards and other great surprises! Learn facts about the Santa…

Epic Whale Watching Season – Final Dates Announced!

What a season! We’ve had some amazing sightings, beautiful weather and pristine ocean conditions. After the sadness and uncertainty following the wildfires and mudslides in the Santa Barbara area, having the opportunity to share the beauty of Santa…

Magnificent Whale Watching!

santa-barbara-whale-watchingWhale Watching Too! February is an exciting time for us here at Celebration Cruises as it represents the best time for seasonal whale watching in the area. While there are amazing animal sightings year round in the Santa Barbara channel, February is the best time to see…