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Santa Barbara Water Taxi

between Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 888-316-9363
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Great little ferry

we caught this going back from Harbour to Stearn Wharf and were only ones on the ferry, staff took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matty07uk
,
Southampton
Lovely short boat trip with children

Children will love this one way boat trip. Inexpensive, not too long & if the children are lucky... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
FredaEngland
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England
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea life” (2 reviews)
“tooting” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
between Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
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+1 888-316-9363
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we caught this going back from Harbour to Stearn Wharf and were only ones on the ferry, staff took the ferry close to sea lions and Pelicans and stopped to let us take photos and gave a brief history. There was a much bigger queue...More

Thank Matty07uk
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Children will love this one way boat trip. Inexpensive, not too long & if the children are lucky they get to steer the boat. Definitely recommend. We picked it up at the harbour and left it at Sterns wharf.

Thank FredaEngland
Reviewed 13 March 2017

For the price and funky-but-fun experience, you gotta' take the kids on this one! go from harbor to pier and get all the scoop on the harbor and sea life. Goes in the happy memory bin!

Thank Hfamily42015
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The trip normally lasts 2h and costs 40$. However in our case it lasted about 2h:30 since we could not see whales until the last moment of the trip. We did not see them from very close (I assume they do stay away even from...More

Thank Equis I
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I took my grandson on the water taxi from Stearns Wharf to the Harbor and back and it was really fun. He had such a great time and the ride time is quick. The taxi's come often enough that the wait is not long. Definitely...More

Thank baker3333
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Kids are personally invited to steer the boat by the captain. Adults only $5 and children only $1. This is bargain for pricey Santa Barbara! Hubby was worried about getting sea sick....no problem on our ride. The captain took a side trip to the buoy...More

Thank Diane U
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We started on the Marina & took this adorable water taxi over to Stearns Wharf. The captain & crew member were friendly & told us about the yachts in the harbor. Wish the trip were longer.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Inexpensive and fun time riding the water taxi. Short ride to the harbor and got to see sea otters hanging out!

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The Water Taxi takes visitors from the Harbor to Stearns Wharf and back again. For $5.00 a person, you can take a shortcut between locations. The one crew member points out interesting locations in the harbor and, if you're lucky, you'll get invited to toot...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Decided to take the Lil' Toot Water Taxi for a little afternoon fun with my five year old. Capt. Rich let her steer the boat and that was super cool! She totally enjoyed that, as well as the little bit of wildlife she got to...More

Thank Rosie A
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