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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

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About Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center provides a wedding venue at sea in Santa Barbara, California. The company offers several types of vessels to accommodate your needs as you celebrate your wedding at sea. Enjoy cruising along the Pacific Ocean with your closest family and friends as you and your partner embark on life together. Cruises can be a full-day excursion to Santa Cruz Island, or an hour-long cocktail cruise on the water. Take in the palm trees and mountain views on this unique wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacity
The Double Dolphin is a 50-foot yacht that can accommodate up to 49 passengers for an intimate wedding celebration or cocktail reception. Cruises can be as short as one hour long and up to eight hours long. The Boathouse is also available for pre- and post-sail cocktail hours or dessert, or for a full eight hours. The Boathouse is on the water and offers spectacular views and an elegant atmosphere.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center offers catering for your wedding cruise, which can include lunch options, party platters and dessert. Lunch items include sandwich platters, with vegetarian options. Party platters include cheese platters, salami platters, specialty crackers, seasonal fruit platters, Mediterranean platters, antipasti platters, and other options. Desserts include a cookie platter, cheesecake bites and a mixed platter with an assortment of desserts. Additional snacks are available on board, including chips and cookies, sweet and spicy nuts, Spanish cocktail mix and more. Wine, beer, coffee, tea and other beverages are also available. Catering services include hors d'oeuvres, cocktail reception, bartenders, cash bar, limited bar and a champagne toast.

Services Offered
Santa Barbara Sailing Center offers a wide range of services to accommodate your wedding cruise along the Pacific. The Double Dolphin wedding package provides several optional services, such as custom bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere, coordination with a floral vendor and the delivery and setup of floral arrangements. The venue can also provide recommendations for photographers and other vendors. Santa Barbara Sailing Center provides customized rentals, lighting for sunset cruises and the Boathouse, and custom signage for each event. The company also offers the following services, which include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • All-inclusive packages
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet
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2 Reviews for Santa Barbara Sailing Center

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2 Santa Barbara Sailing Center Reviews


Married on 05/01/2013

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

When I pitched the idea of a small sailboat wedding to my (now) husband, he loved the idea! The challenge was... How do we make it happen? Enter the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. A 2-hour, chartered ... Read more sail at sunset was the perfect match for our elopement ceremony and the boat provided a gorgeous backdrop for our nautical nuptials! Our captain (Captain Dan) was amazing as he worked with us to find a space on the water that wasn't too rocky so we could say "I do"! Everyone was so nice and accommodating. For those hosting a larger affair, they have bigger boats to choose from and even offer catering! Definitely recommend!


2+ years ago

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I organized a private 1-hour sunset cruise on the Double Dolphin catamaran for the Friday night before the wedding. We had about 30 guests aboard and they accommodated our group (and our delay in ... Read more departure due to traffic near the harbor). The captain and his team were very friendly and our guests enjoyed the scenic harbor ride and the wine/beer/champagne available onboard. I would recommend this excursion for brides with guests visiting the Santa Barbara area.

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