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Lil’ Toot Narrated Water Taxi Rides

Join us onboard "the happiest boat in the harbor"!

Quick Details

Adults (one way) 12 yrs & up
Children (one way) 0-12 years
Tickets are required for each passenger (including infants)
For groups of 10+, call (805) 465-6676

Lil’ Toot, Santa Barbara’s original waterfront taxi, provides 25 minute narrated boat rides and sunset boat rides between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf every hour.

With seating up to 19 passengers per the USCG requirements, our Santa Barbara water taxi rides and harbor tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Experience the two exciting sides of the Santa Barbara Waterfront: From Santa Barbara to Stearns Wharf, we take you for souvenir shopping, the Sea Center, whale watching, fishing, and delicious dining at the Shellfish Company, Longboard’s, and Moby Dick Restaurant. There’s always something happening at Stearns Wharf! From the Wharf to the Santa Barbara Harbor, we take you to the must-see destination featuring the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Check out the world-class restaurants offering the freshest seafood available – like Brophy Brothers, Chomp on the Rocks, and Salty at the Beach. You can also enjoy the incredible scenery by strolling out on the breakwater and taking in a magnificent sunset.

Lil’ Toot offers a first-rate experience and tour of the Santa Barbara waterfront. Our captain and crew will fill the cruise with interesting facts and tidbits about local harbor history, celebrity-owned yachts, wildlife, and more!

With a smile on its bow and bubbles rising from its smokestack, the Lil’ Toot is a Santa Barbara tradition that has delighted over 850,000 guests since 2003.

Lil’ Toot also offers private parties, corporate events, and kids’ birthday parties. You could even get married on the Lil’ Toot by an ordained captain! More information below!

Lil’ Toot’s schedule is weather dependent. Please check this page and our social media for updates. Feel free to call anytime if you have questions or need additional information (805) 465-6676.