Santa Barbara Yacht Cruises
Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests may I bring for my next special event on Azure Seas?

Our 46-Passenger yacht offers a variety of fun, scenic and romantic cruises including sunset cruises, coastal cruises and private cruises. This Santa Barbara yacht can be private chartered for special events including weddings, memorials, birthday parties, party and holiday cruises, corporate events, dinners, engagements and more.

Can we hire our own caterer for private charters scheduled on Azure Seas?

We have a list of caterers in our area that will be happy to supply food for your event or you can work with a caterer of your choice. You may also bring your own food.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Azure Seas Cruises offers a full selection of alcoholic beverages and retains the right to the bar. We do not permit alcoholic beverages to be brought aboard by the passengers.

How do I schedule my reservation aboard Azure Seas?

You can book your trip here through our website or call (805) 465-6676. To book and plan a private charter, call (805) 465-6676 to speak with one of our cruise directors.

How do I find departure times for Azure Seas?

Departure times vary, please call us at (805) 465-6676 for departure times or visit our calendar page.

Where is Azure Seas located and where does it depart from?

Azure Seas departs from the scenic and historic Stearns Wharf at our easily spotted kiosk towards the end (237 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA 93101). Get Directions!

Where do we park?

There are several parking lots along the beach near Stearns Wharf or you can park on the wharf and the first 75 minutes are free with validation. The wharf offers 90 minute free parking with validation. View Parking & Directions.

Is there a connection for MP3 players or iPhones?

We have both MP3 and iPhone connections as well as Pandora and iTunes radio.

What do we wear? And what about bad weather or rough seas?

When the yacht is on the Santa Barbara coast sometimes it can be cool so dress in layers to be most comfortable. Also, wear shoes that will allow you to move about the boat safely. Please no high heels or platform shoes. The ocean can be unpredictable sometimes and we may have to pick up your party inside the harbor and not go out to the open sea. If bad weather happens and we cannot go on the open sea, Azure Seas Santa Barbara would allow you to re-schedule your trip for another day or if you must, you can cancel your trip with no penalty.

Are the seats comfortable on Azure Seas?

On Azure Seas, both the main and upper deck have comfortable seating. The upper deck has movable seating and the bow has comfortable cushions and a perfect view.

Can I bring pets on Azure Seas?

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed on Azure Seas.

What is the Azure Seas cancellation policy?

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are unhappy with your experience we will refund your money. If we have to cancel at trip due to weather or any other reason, we will refund 100% of your purchase price. If you cancel a public cruise less than 24 hours before departure, you may choose another date and time, but no refunds will be issued.

How much does a cruise on Azure Seas cost?

Daily coastal cruises on Azure Seas cost $30.00/person for 1.5 hours and Sunset Cruises $40.00 for 1.5 hours with appetizers. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by phone at (805) 465-6676 or at our kiosk on the wharf. If you are interested in a private charter our rates on Azure Seas run at $699-$799 per hour. Contact our cruise director at (805) 465-6676 about pricing packages.

How long is the cruise duration on Azure Seas?

Daily cruise lengths vary on Azure Seas. Departure times may vary so please consult our calendar for times and dates. Private charters are scheduled at a 1-hour minimum.

Is Azure Seas yacht handicap or wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately our boats do not accommodate wheelchairs, and due to the various levels with stairs and steps, may be unsuitable for some people.

Choose your cruise

  • Sunset Cruises

    The best view
    of the sunset
    is from the water
  • Parties & Special Occasions

    Weddings, Birthdays
    Anniversaries and more
  • Corporate Events

    Mixing business
    with pleasure
  • Private Cruises

    Have a private catered
    cruise with up to
    46 passengers
  • Seasonal Whale Watching

    Available mid-February
    to mid-May
  • Holiday Cruises

    Celebrate Santa Barbara
    festivals & holidays
    on the water
  • Catered Charters

    Event Planning
    & Catering Services
    for private events
  • Coastal Cruises

    Daily tours along
    Santa Barbara's
    stunning coastline