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What is the “Santa Barbara Special”?

Sunset & Coastal Cruises What is the “Santa Barbara Special?” The best view of Santa Barbara from the water! The “Santa Barbara Special” is the one-hour daytime cruise offered by Celebration Cruises. We think that this cruise covers all bases when it comes to enjoying all that the Santa Barbara waterfront has to offer. One…

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….

A Rare Lunar Event Calls For A Very Special Cruise!

Usually happening only once per year, the January 31st ‘blue moon’ will surely be a sight to behold. A ‘blue moon’ represents the second full moon in a calendar month, but this moon is not only full and ‘blue’ but also super. This super-charged full moon will truly be a sight to behold and Celebration…

Whale Watching Season Beginning Soon

Wow! The 2018 whale watching season is sure to be another year of amazing sightings of whales and other animals in the beautiful Santa Barbara channel. Whale watching California as every year the annual migration of gray whales brings them close in to the Santa Barbara harbor where we can view them safely and responsibly…

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…

Grand Opening of Whisper, the All-Electric Charter

We celebrated the Grand Opening of our newest edition to our fleet: Whisper, the only commercial All-Electric charter boat in Santa Barbara! Our local celebrity, John Palminteri, came out to the Santa Barbara Harbor for the official launch. Click here for more information about Whisper, or to schedule a private charter.

Private Harbor Tour & Wine Cruise

Exclusive offered by Stagecoach Co. and Celebration Cruises (Monday through Friday Only) 2- 6 guests (For 7-19 people, please contact us) We will pick you up from your accommodations and escort you to the boat, where you will enjoy a 50 minute harbor cruise in Santa Barbara’s only luxury electric Duffy boat “The Whisper”. Enjoy…

Azure Seas featured in Los Angeles Post-Examiner

Recently the Los Angeles Post-Examiner released an article titled, “Santa Barbara: Our perfect day in paradise”. We are thrilled that the Azure Seas was mentioned as an enjoyable part of the day that began with wine tasting in Santa Maria and ended with a seafood feast at Stearns Wharf, where we are pleased to call…

Whale Watching Season is Coming to a Close

The record-breaking Santa Barbara whale watching season is coming to a close but there’s still time to get out on the water to experience the migration of the magnificent California Gray Whale. There’s nothing quite like being up close to these leviathans of the deep and their calves as they make their way from the…

Magical Child Parties on Lil’ Toot

Did you know that ?Lil’ Toot can be transformed into a magical child party boat when you reserve Santa Barbara’s only registered water taxi for your child’s birthday party along with Tea in Tiara’s? Take your child’s birthday party to the next level with the mobile children’s theme party and entertainment company, Tea in Tiara’s. They offer…