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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 Santa’s Village activities beginning at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor (by the boats). Hundreds of families…

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 the golden hour for adult passengers over the age of 21. This 90-minute cruise will make for a happy hour…

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 interior upgrades. We are so excited to not only begin our whale watching season but also with the boat in the best shape it has ever been in! Our tw0-hour whale watching excursions depart multiple times per day from Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. While it’s not a 100% guarantee to see whales on each trip, we feel like starting two weeks into the season actually increases our chances. Along with the migrating gray whales, there are also chances to see humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins,…

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 Barbara with locals and visiting travelers helped make this season extremely special. Grey whales were sighted almost…

Magnificent Whale Watching!

Whale 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 gray whales as they migrate through our area….

Special Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise – Tickets Available Now!

The limited tickets for this year’s Valentine’s Day sunset cruise have been released to the public. Join us for this special cruise on Wednesday, February 14th from 4:30PM – 6:00PM for a beautiful, romantic evening with appetizers, a full bar and a front-row seat to the Santa Barbara coastline. Check out our calendar and purchase…

Ring in 2018 aboard the Azure Seas with our New Year’s Eve Cruise

Celebrate the new year with friends and family aboard Azure Seas. Enjoy the luxurious interior of the 42-passenger yacht, grab a drink from the full bar and breathe in some brisk ocean breeze. This two-hour special New Year’s Eve cruise from 10:30PM until 12:30AM includes a complimentary glass of champagne. You can book your spaces…

Whale Watching In Santa Barbara

It’s whale watching season in Santa Barbara and we couldn’t be more excited!  Our sister yacht, and Celebration Cruises is ready to welcome you on board. Our whale watching cruises are running February through May. Prices are $30 per person.  You can book your Santa Barbara whale watching online at www.celebrationsantabarbara.com. In addition to the…

Santa Barbara Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Santa Barbara is the perfect backdrop for a Valentine’s date with your significant other.  The gorgeous ocean views, recipe breathtaking mountains and mild climate provide a beautiful and romantic night out no matter what your date plans include. We know that coming up with unique Valentine’s date ideas can be tricky, check that’s why we…

Valentine’s Day Cruise

Only once a year do you get the chance to have a very special Valentine’s Day, sick only one chance to make it memorable! Give that special someone the event they won’t forget as you rides the calm ocean around the Santa Barbara coastline. The 62-foot Celebration yacht is a spacious and comfortable yacht with restrooms and a cash bar. Special for this event is a chocolate fountain treat for all passengers aboard as well as live music from local musicians!  The cruise departs from our location on Stearn’s Wharf at 5:15PM and the cruise is an hour-and-a-half long. The price is $49.00 per person but space is limited so please act soon if you want to join us for this unique holiday adventure.

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