Top 10 Sunset Cruises

From America’s Cup-style sailing to a jazz band on a catamaran, there’s something for everyone on these early-evening jaunts at sea.


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Top 10 Sunset Cruises: Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Photo: Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara, California

Take a romantic, relaxing sail on the Santa Barbara Channel. The center’s Double Dolphin catamaran offers three options: cocktails-only cruise (cash bar), dinner buffet cruise, and the Friday night sunset jazz cruise.

The view: California living—volleyball players at West Beach, luxury homes tucked along the Santa Ynez Mountains, whales, and dolphins

When to go: Sunset cocktail cruises, year-round; dinner buffet and jazz cruises, April through September

Rates: From $25; 805/962-2826 or



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