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Private Skippered Sailing Charter


Item #: CRU-SBA-0012
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Sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a Private Skippered Sailing Charter as your captain sails you and your party along the pristine Santa Barbara coastline!

  • All Captains are USCG licensed
  • Sail aboard your choice of a luxury 28' or 32' Catalina yacht
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Santa Barbara coastline
  • Opportunity to skipper the boat for those looking to learn new skills
  • A great way to escape the city and spend a day on the water!
Santa Barbara Harbor - Santa Barbara, CA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

April - September:
Daily - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

October - March:
Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • No prior sailing experience necessary
  • You may bring your own food and drinks including alcohol - except for red wine and other dark drinks that may stain the boat
  • Children under the age of 13 are required to wear a life vest while on board.
  • Please no black or hard soled shoes
  • Up to 6 passengers/participants per boat
  • Gratuity for your captain is NOT included in the price of this experience
Length of the experience is dependent upon option selected. Please allow for an additional 30 minutes for early arrival/check-in in addition to the time spent sailing.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This is a private experience for your party of up to 6 people.
This experience is only for those on the charter.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience Provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers. Soft-soled, non-marking shoes only. In addition, it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
What should we bring?
You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink. It is also recommended that you pack a layer or two to wear as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.
Can I captain the boat?
Absolutely! Your captain is happy to show you the ropes and give you the opportunity to sail the boat if you would like.
Will there be food or drink offered on the boat?

You are welcome to pack your own food and beverages. However, please no red wine or other dark alcohols that might stain the boat. 

Catering may be available directly through the provider at an additional cost. Please contact the experience provider directly to make arrangements.

Do children need to wear life vests?
Yes, all children under the age of 13 are required by law to wear a life vest while on board. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and refunds are not permitted. If you need to reschedule, you may do so for a $50 fee with advanced notice. September-May, rescheduling requires 30 day's notice and June-August requires 60 day's notice. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule with required notice will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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