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Cruise Ship VisitsWaterfront

Santa Barbara is an ideal spot to come ashore while on a cruise ship getaway. Cruise ship tenders arrive in the heart of the Santa Barbara Waterfront and visitors are welcomed by our hospitality team. There are plenty of maps, brochures, and community information available upon arrival to help you plan your day. Sea Landing is walking distance to both Santa Barbara Harbor and historic Stearns Wharf as well as close to our vibrant downtown. We also provide downtown and waterfront shuttles for only $.50 per ride ($.25 for those 62 and older and free for those under 5) as well as taxis awaiting guests' arrival. For additional tips on planning your visit to Santa Barbara, you can visit, or  

For those picking up cruise ship passengers, they exit from Sea Landing and can easily be picked up in the Harbor Launch Ramp Parking Lot. Non-commercial visitors can access this lot from Harbor Way. There is a 15-minute pick-up and drop-off grace period. General rates are $2 per hour or portion thereof. Another convenient area to pick up passengers is across the street from our hospitality tents at the end of the Sea Landing walkway, which ends at Cabrillo Boulevard and Bath Street. Visitors can wait for their guests on the north side of Cabrillo Boulevard (the "mountain side" of the street) where there is typically space in on-street parking or loading and unloading zones. At this location there is a pedestrian crosswalk to help make crossing the street safe and convenient.

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Spring 2017 Santa Barbara Harbor Cruise Ship Schedule

Six-Month Period: January - July 2017*
No. Date* Ship Day Arrival Departure Dock
1 01/18/17 Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
Cancelled By Princess
Due To Weather
01/20/17 Star Princess Friday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
2 03/22/17 Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 7:15 PM Sea Landing
3 03/27/17 Grand Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
4 04/03/17 Grand Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
5 04/05/17 Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 7:30 PM Sea Landing
6 04/16/17 Star Princess Sunday 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Sea Landing
7 04/22/17 Ruby Princess Saturday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
 8 05/04/17  Crystal Serenity  Thursday  8:00 AM  6:00 PM  Sea Landing 
9 05/18/17 Celebrity Infinity Thursday 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Sea Landing
10 06/10/17 Crystal Serenity Saturday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
11 06/16-17/17 The World Friday - Saturday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing

Celebrity Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises

*All Dates & Times are Subject to Change

Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017