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
  • 45 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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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 4.98 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Mary
September 2021
The trip with Pascal was amazing! The weather cleared up and we had great wind and a truly wonderful sailing experience! Would highly recommend.
Rob
September 2021
What an amazing experience! Everything about this charter is amazing! Pascal was very personable, very knowledgeable and a great captain. If you have the chance to book this charter, do yourself a favor and do it!
Jesper
September 2021
Lovely sail in a beautiful setting. Pascal was knowledgeable, laid back and a great person to talk to. Very easy and relaxed experience.
Kim
September 2021
Wonderful sailing trip. Pascal is a skilled sailor. He sailed to a conference of sea lion pups hanging on a bouy and spotted and tacked within ear shot of a Minke Whale 🐳 Very special🏆 Highly recommend 👏👏👏👏
Cecilia
September 2021
Pascal was a great host! We had a beautiful sail in fantastic weather! Pascal was a lot of fun and we had a blast. Will definitely book again when back in SB!
Jane
August 2021
Pascal is a highly qualified, competent captain, with a very pleasant personality. The sailboat is immaculate and was very comfortable for our group. We felt safe and in good hands at all times. Seeing the dolphin pod swimming alongside was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to do it again!

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.