Monday, February 20, 2017

10+ Best Boat Tours In Santa Barbara!

Between dolphin sightseeing, romantic sunset cruises and rides to the Channel Islands — there are many options for boat tours in the Santa Barbara Channel! Bring your significant other along for a boat ride with wine-tasting or celebrate a birthday on the Friday night music cruise! All combined with a Santa Barbara limo service for the optimal adventure! Being this close to the magnificent Pacific Ocean there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get onboard and enjoy a few hours at seas. No matter what type of outing you would prefer, it’s guaranteed to be a Santa Barbara boat tour that fits your preferences. For example: how about a sunset dining cruise with the love of your life? Add limousine services and you are set for an ideal date! Or a kid’s birthday party onboard the Lil’ Toot? Combine party bus rentals to include the whole group of kids. Or how about a night of live music and full bar at seas? Order limousine services to the pier before embarking on a night of dancing at seas! We transfer clients on a daily basis with limo services in Santa Barbara and a trending outing is to venture out on the ocean for a day or just a few hours of ocean fun. While some have booked limos to the harbor for the four-hour boat ride to San Miguel Island in order to spend the night camping in the wild outdoors, others prefer the 90-minute wine-tasting tour cruise in the harbor. Here is our limo service’ list of our ideas of top best Santa Barbara boat tours!

Live Music Cruise

Looking for live entertainment at seas? A memorable experience can be the Friday night music cruises offered by the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. These sunset cruises are $45 for adults, $24 for children and popular for Santa Barbara limo service customers. Clients using limos or party bus rentals often fall in love with these tours and go over and over. It is a bar available on the tours (offering wine-tastings and beer), but no food servings, so many bring packed lunch or picnic baskets along for the tour. Various other music tours are offered by Condor Express. Some of these include their opera cruise along the shore, offering a truly romantic getaway, as well as their Hawaiian-, Blues- and Reggae cruise tours. Some of these also include dinner, such as the Reggae cruise, while others serve appetizers.

Whale-Watching Adventure

Whale- and dolphin-watching cruise tours might be the most popular cruises in Southern California. Clientele order weekly limousine services to embark for wildlife-watching tours. These tours are offered by many companies, including Captain Jack’s Tours, Celebration Cruises, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Island Packers, The Sunset Kidd, Condor Express and others. Prices for these are averaging $40 per person. The highlight of the year is the grey whale migration happening during winter (December through April), but these tours are offered year-round with an opportunity to see the over 30 species of animals found in the Santa Barbara Channel. Just some of the animals you can see include various species of dolphins, sea otters, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and more. While summertime is the best time to observe Humpback whales, the Gray whales are most common during winter. Dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and seals are common throughout the year.

Wine-Tasting Cruise

How about a day of wine-tasting at sea?! Ocean wine-tasting tours is an alternative to our popular wine tours to the Santa Ynez- and Santa Maria Valleys of inland-Santa Barbara County. Tasting cruises are offered by The Sunset Kidd and the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. The “Sipping on the Sea”-tours by the Sailing Center are $45 per person and offer wine varietals from the Topa Topa Brewing Company. Beer tastings are also available. The “Sip & Sail”-tours by The Sunset Kidd are $100 per person and offer wine varietals from the Brander Vineyards and elsewhere. The wine-tasting tours by the Sailing Center happens onboard their 50’ Catamaran, “The Double Dolphin”, while The Sunset Kidd uses a 41’ yacht. What could possibly be more romantic than sipping wines while floating on the ocean? For those who prefer to stay on land with an ocean-view for their wine-tasting, check out the Deep Sea Tasting Room on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara or Rosenthal Wine Bar in Malibu!

Deep Sea Fishing Tours

Deep sea fishing tours are a great way of experiencing deep sea fishing at seas! Offered by several companies, including Stardust Sportfishing and Captain Jack’s Tours, these trips cost anything from $75 to $325 depending on duration.

Full Moon Cruise

Offered once a month by The Sunset Kidd, full moon cruises are a beloved tour for clients at our Santa Barbara limo service. These tours cost $40 per person and last for 90 minutes. Offering great views and a romantic setting, this trip is popular for couples and for photographers, but just about anyone will get a kick out of this scenic moonlight tour!

Channel Islands National Park

5 of the 8 islands compromising the California Channel Islands make up the Channel Islands National Park. Clients rent limousine services to travel here from either Santa Barbara or Ventura; tours are offered by companies such as The Condor Express, Santa Barbara Sailing Center and Island Packers. Prices vary based on what island destination you pick and what company you order your trip from. While Anacapa Island is just an hour away, trips to San Miguel Island can take up to 4 hours. Here you can come to hike, take photos, look for the endemic Island Fox (found nowhere else on Earth) or just enjoy “North America’s Galapagos.” Our limousine and party bus rentals have many clients who also choose to visit the islands by air. While Island Air Services offer helicopter rides to the islands, Channel Islands Aviation offers plane rides out to the islands. Whether to camp here overnight or to visit on a daytime adventure, trips to the national park are highly recommended for families with kids, couples, groups of friends and all others who enjoy the outdoors!

Kids Birthday Party Boat Ride

While many of these tours are ideal for kids birthday party celebrations, companies as Santa Barbara Sailing Center and Celebration Cruises specialize in customized birthday party boat rides for children. We recently transported fifteen kids with our Santa Barbara limo service to the harbor to embark the Lil’ Tooth for an unforgettable birthday at seas. This trip, offered by Celebration Cruises, costs $99 for 45 minutes and kids can even get the chance to try out driving the boat in the harbor! Birthday party cruises by the Sailing Center costs $75 for an hour onboard their Double Dolphin yacht. What could possibly be a better birthday than combing luxurious limousine services and a yacht?

Sunset Dining Cruise

Looking for a romantic getaway at seas? How about a sunset dining cruise in the harbor! Dining cruises are offered by the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, while full bar is available on several of the other tour options. Companies to offer sunset cruises include Captain Jack’s Tours ($50 pp.), The Sunset Kidd ($40 pp.), Celebration Cruises ($40 pp.) and the Sailing Center ($35 pp.). Enjoy the majestic coastline and gorgeous sunset over the Pacific onboard a cruise in the Santa Barbara Channel! Most tours last for about 90 minutes. While dinners are available on some tours, appetizers are available on others. Most often the boats offer full bars offering wine varietals, beer, soda and more. Taking a limousine to the harbor before embarking for a sunset dining cruise at sea is a romantic activity for couples and others riding with our Santa Barbara limo service.

Other Cruises

You have a lot more options for boat tours in Santa Barbara! For an affordable and quick boat ride, check out the Celebration Cruises which offers a $5 ($1 for kids) boat ride from the Harbor to Stearns Wharf! This is a popular tour for kids' birthday parties spent with limousine services in Santa Barbara. For boat rides during Christmas times to look at Christmas lights, check out the “Parade of Lights”-tours offered by The Sunset Kidd, Condor Express and Celebration Cruises. Fireworks rides for 4th of July are offered by Condor Express, The Sunset Kidd and Celebration Cruises. Father’s Day wine-tasting tours at sea are also offered at Celebration Cruises, while Mother’s Day brunch is another alternative. Another popular pick for limo clients are Valentine’s Day cruises in the harbor. Anyone's Valentine would not appreciate limousine services combined with a cruise! Several of these services also offer customized boat rentals, where you can rent a boat for a special day. For example, we recently had clients booking a Santa Barbara limo service for a ride to their rented yacht for a wedding day spent as seas. Let’s set sail and enjoy a extraordinary day at sea!

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Limo service at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara


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