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sailing lesson

Sailboat tour with a local

sailing lesson

Sailboat tour with a local

14 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
sailing lesson

Sailboat tour with a local

sailing lesson

Sailboat tour with a local

14 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll meet you in the Santa Barbara Harbor at the gate of marina 3 and walk you down the docks to where my 31 foot sailing boat ‘Star Jasmine’ is docked. You’ll then board the ship and stow your belongings down below, we’ll then talk you through some key safety points and general guidelines for our trip. At this point we’ll motor out of the slip and head towards the mouth of the harbor where we’ll decide which direction to go. We have several different options depending on what you feel like doing. We can run down the coast and get a view of the Santa Barbara waterfront or head up the coast along the cliffs of the Mesa or go straight out to sea towards the Channel Islands. Often we’ll encounter seals, dolphins, and sea birds along the way. Depending on the weather and your desire we could put up the sails & turn off the motor to enjoy the freedom of active sailing. If your preference is more to kick back we can motor sail or even drop the anchor close to shore. You’re welcome to bring snacks and drinks and we’ll just enjoy the view of our beautiful coastline! At the end of our journey we’ll cruise back into the harbor and dock back at my slip where our trip began. I’ll quickly tie up the boat & give you time to gather your belongings before we part ways.

Your host

Learn more about Pascal

Pascal

I’ve been sailing the Santa Barbara channel for 20 years and have owned 3 sailboats. I started ‘Santa Barbara Channel Charters’ 2 years ago so I could share the unique experience of sailing in these beautiful waters. I have over 720 documented days at sea, a Master 50 ton Captains license with a Sailing endorsement to teach sailing. Originally from the south of France on the Mediterranean, I moved to Santa Barbara at the age of 4 and grew up in this beautiful place I call home. Being a local I can give you my insight on things to do, places to eat, beaches to go to, hiking etc...

What's included

Food
I always have snacks like cookies, chips and crackers on board I provide for my guests.
Drinks
I offer each guest 1 glass of rosé or Chardonnay or 1 beer, or a soft drink. I also offer water
Equipment

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Where you'll be

The Santa Barbara Harbor alone is a destination spot, a working harbor there are commercial fishermen, sport sailors and fishers, pleasure cruisers, beautiful yachts, several restaurants, a fish market, and a convenience store. You’ll have an insiders perspective walking down the dock. As we cruise out of the harbor you’ll have a unique view of Sterns Wharf and beautiful views of Santa Barbara from the water.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Guests are to let host know if they get seasick

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Warm clothes, sun protection, water and snacks

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Pascal
Sailboat tour with a local
14 reviews
From $130/person
14 reviews
From $130/person