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My Granddaughters love "L'il Toot"

This little ferry goes between Stearns Wharf and the Harbor fishing pier and is an inexpensive and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vail, Colorado
Quick and fun, but needs some narration

We were fortunate that our schedule matched "Little Toot" in the off-season month of November (it... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little ferry goes between Stearns Wharf and the Harbor fishing pier and is an inexpensive and fun way to get a view of Santa Barbara from the water. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We were fortunate that our schedule matched "Little Toot" in the off-season month of November (it appears to be weekends only then), but since the schedule is available online, it should be easy to work this fun water taxi into your exploration of the Santa...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The cost is reasonable, the captain charming, the craft is seaworthy and the sea lions are a plus! The times are frequent enough to fit almost any schedule.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Denny W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Another hidden gem at the harbor. Ride from Stearns Wharf to the breakwater and back, and the kids get to drive! Terrific view of the mountains....

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank skip2go
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Tired of walking the waterfront particularly with young family members? - check this out. Friendly crew makes this a special small boat ride from wharf to harbor & back. At less busy times, they may take your group even farther out to see the seals...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is brilliant! Lovely short boat trip between the wharf and the harbour. The little tug boat has a smiley face and bubbles coming from the top and they let children steer the boat and blow the whistle. You will see sea lions and pelicans...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

we caught this going back from Harbour to Stearn Wharf and were only ones on the ferry, staff took the ferry close to sea lions and Pelicans and stopped to let us take photos and gave a brief history. There was a much bigger queue...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Matty07uk
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Children will love this one way boat trip. Inexpensive, not too long & if the children are lucky they get to steer the boat. Definitely recommend. We picked it up at the harbour and left it at Sterns wharf.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank FredaEngland
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For the price and funky-but-fun experience, you gotta' take the kids on this one! go from harbor to pier and get all the scoop on the harbor and sea life. Goes in the happy memory bin!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Hfamily42015
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The trip normally lasts 2h and costs 40$. However in our case it lasted about 2h:30 since we could not see whales until the last moment of the trip. We did not see them from very close (I assume they do stay away even from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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