Sailboat tour with a local

Santa Barbara, United States

Experience hosted by Pascal

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

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.
Other things to note
Warm clothes, sun protection, water and snacks
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 di…

What's included

  • Equipment

Meet your host, Pascal

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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...
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…
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Sat, Jul 31
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Sun, Aug 1
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Evelyn
July 2021
Such a beautiful way to see the coast! Saw adorable seals and beautiful birds. Pascal was a great guide for me and my sister.
Marie
July 2021
Pascal was a great host and did a wonderful job tailoring the sail to what we wanted to do and see. His boat is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. He loves his craft and it shows. Thank you so much Pascal.
James
July 2021
Our time out on the water sailing with Pascal was great! His boat was very clean and well maintained. What a perfect was to spend the late morning sailing and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Santa Barbara coast. We also saw seals and a large pod of dolphins. Thanks again for a great day at sea! I'd highly recommend Pascal's sailing excursion!
Our time out on the water sailing with Pascal was great! His boat was very clean and well maintained. What a perfect was to spend the late morning sailing and enjoying the breatht…
John
July 2021
The excursion on the boat with Pascal was great - Pascal was friendly, courteous and a great tour guide. I'd highly recommend time at sea with Pascal. We had an awesome time!
Deborah
July 2021
Our sailing adventure far exceeded my expectations. First off, the captain was so patient with our email exchange prior to the trip. I had a terrifying sailing experience in the Bay Area and I wanted to confirm that this trip would be different. He put my fears to rest. Pascal even warmly welcomed our 65 pound dog. We were all so happy to have had the chance to see beautiful Santa Barbara from the water. The kids enjoyed watching seals and pelicans while on top of the boat. Thank you captain Pascal. We hope to see you again!
Our sailing adventure far exceeded my expectations. First off, the captain was so patient with our email exchange prior to the trip. I had a terrifying sailing experience in the…
Erin
July 2021
This was my first time sailing on the ocean and it was magical! Pascal communicated beforehand and was a great host. I will never forgey the ride along the coast at sunset with my daughter! Pascal played great music and was gracious, each time we asked him to take pictures for us. Highly recommend and will be back!
This was my first time sailing on the ocean and it was magical! Pascal communicated beforehand and was a great host. I will never forgey the ride along the coast at sunset with my…

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.