Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara is sometimes referred to as the American Riviera. Her beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colorful culture make Santa Barbara a premier resort destination. World-class accommodations and dining await her many visitors. There is Something for Everyone at the Santa Barbara Waterfront.
Try Sunday Arts & Craft Show, Biking, Diving, Fishing, Fortune Telling, Kayaking, Parasailing, In-line Skating, Running, Sailing, Skating, Soccer, Surfing, Swimming Volleyball, Walking, Whale Watching and Wind Surfing, and more.

Upon Your Arrival

Always stay within marked channel buoys. Contact the Harbor Patrol for current conditions before entering.

- Santa Barbara Harbor is a NO DISCHARGE HARBOR! All port-a-potty and marine toilet waste must be retained on board for shoreside disposal at a pumpout or dump station.
- Barbecues are not permitted on marina docks or piers.
- Pets must be confined aboard your boat. Dogs must be leased when walking.
- Please contact Harbor Master for additional & updated rules.

Number of Marinas: 4 public
Number of Slips: 1,068
Number of Guest Slips: Approximately 100
Guest Slip Fees: 50¢/foot/day (low rate)
$1.00/foot/day (high rate)
Number of Moorings: 0
Anchorages: Yes, outside the breakwater; free
Dockage Fee: 40¢/foot/day (per tie-up basis)
Wharfage: 40¢/foot/day (service, repair or supply)
Launch Ramp Fees: Free, but must pay parking fees.
Parking Fees: $1.00/hour (max. $6.00/day) for vehicles
$1.00/hour (max. $4.00/day) for trailers
(maximum stay 72 hours, no overnight camping)
Gate Keys: $7.00 each, permittees and visitors
$2.00 recoding charge
Average Harbor Depth: 16 feet
Maximum Harbor Speed: 5 MPH
Fuel Dock Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm, daily
Life Threatening Emergencies Call………….911
Harbor Patrol……….CH 16, 22A………….805-564-5530
Harbor Master……………………………805-564-5520
US Coast Guard………CH 16………………562-980-4444
Santa Barbara Police Department……………805-897-2300
Harbor Patrol
Santa Barbara Waterfront
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
Santa Barbara Sailing Club
Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Sunset Kidd Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol Officers provide security and law enforcement services to the Waterfront area. The harbor and marinas are maintained by regular foot, vehicle and boat patrols over an area consisting of 84 acres of water and 40 acres of land. All areas are monitored several times each day. The Harbor Patrol enforces California Boating Law. This law addresses the equipment and operation of boats including the operation of a boat under the influence of alcohol. The Harbor Patrol also assists other agencies within the waterfront area with the enforcement of laws including local camping, drinking and drug laws.The Santa Barbara Harbor shelters 1,133 vessels, both pleasure and commercial. A wide range of marine emergency and non-emergency assistance is needed. Ocean rescue in sometimes stormy conditions is common during the winter months. Assistance within the harbor is given by Harbor Patrol boats to vessels that need attention. The Harbor Patrol frequently tows boats outside and inside the harbor for emergency and non-emergency reasons.

The Harbor Patrol maintains two fire rescue boats and staffs for 24 hour a day response.

To contact the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, please call (805) 564-5530


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