Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara, owners of Azure Seas Cruises and Santa Barbara Water Taxi (aka Lil’ Toot), is located at Stearns Wharf. We have a 46-Passenger and a 19-passenger yacht. Running daily, our boats offer a variety of fun, scenic and romantic cruises to fit everyone’s needs including sunset cruises, coastal cruises, whale watching cruises,narrated tours of the harbor and private cruises.
Captain Fred Hershman and Kathy Hershman are a husband and wife team dedicated to giving you the most exclusive experience you can have in the waters off Santa Barbara. Both Kathy and Fred are deeply committed to Santa Barbara and the waterfront community with years of experience on or near boats, including Santa Barbara’s original, boat, Lil’ Toot.
Captain Fred holds a 100-ton, near coastal Masters license and has over 40 years of experience in both pleasure and commercial vessels. Capt. Fred was also in the U.S. Coast Guard and is a decorated veteran from the Vietnam War. Captain Fred started Santa Barbara Water Taxi, LLC in 2003 and has accommodated over 300,000 passengers over the past 11+ years.
Kathy Hershman has been an integral part of the success of Celebration Cruises utilizing her skills in management and organization to keep the business running smoothly. Kathy is the official event planner and cruise director for the "Celebration Cruises" fleet. Call Kathy to organize your event! Together Captain Fred and Kathy Hershman offer a level of expertise and a commitment to safety to bring you an experience that won’t be beat.
Private charter your celebration cruise on board Azure Seas or the Lil’ Toot as the perfect venue for your special event: weddings, memorials, birthday parties, holiday cruises, corporate events, dinners, engagements and more! Contact us for more information.
Celebration Cruises' offers 2 different yachts with unique features for the perfect Santa Barbara experience:
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1 Reviews for Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara
Recommended by 100% of couples
Susana Trujillo · Married on 10/05/2019
Weddings at sea
The cruise lines offer a beautiful venue and natural backdrop to any wedding. The staff was courteous and prompt to answer questions.Sent on 02/26/2019