Lil Toot Water Taxi

You'll Often Find the Li'l Toot Water Taxi Parked in the Santa Barbara Harbor, Right in Front of the Maritime Museum.

You’ll Often Find the Li’l Toot Water Taxi Parked in the Santa Barbara Harbor, Right in Front of the Maritime Museum.

The Lil Toot Water Taxi in Transit Between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf.

Another Place You’re Likely to Spot Lil Toot: In Transit Between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf.

The Lil Toot is a water taxi that has been serving the Santa Barbara waterfront area since 2003. Lil Toot is available for birthday parties and private events in addition to the usual water taxi service.

Water Taxi Tours of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Area

Aboard the Lil Toot water taxi, you can enjoy short waterfront tours that last about 15 minutes. If you want to take a tour, you could start from Stearns Wharf, across from Moby Dick restaurant. Alternately, you could start from the Santa Barbara Harbor; the Lil Toot docks right in front of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Their booth is nearby, located beside the newspaper vending machines.

The Water Taxi Ticket Booth Located in Santa Barbara Harbor, Next to the Newspaper Vending Machines

The Water Taxi Ticket Booth Located in Santa Barbara Harbor, Next to the Newspaper Vending Machines

The Water Taxi Booth

The Water Taxi Booth

Shore Boat Services for a Limited Area

During Lil Toot’s usual business hours, the water taxi serves boaters in the area by offering rides to or from a boat that’s anywhere along the taxi’s tour route. You can arrange a pickup by giving them a call on channel 12 by VHF radio, or by telephone at 888-316-9363.

Weather Issues

Santa Barbara weather is gorgeous most of the time, but not always. On stormy days, or days when the weather is otherwise bad, you might not be able to get water taxi service; for your own enjoyment and safety, they might choose not to operate the water taxi when it would be too rough, or too dangerous, to actually have any fun during your cruise.

Contact Information:

  • Telephone Number: (888) 316-9363. Please note that you don’t need a reservation for regular water taxi service; you can just show up at one of their stops during their usual business hours. However, feel free to call them if you want to book a birthday party, cruise or private charter.
  • Address: 113 Harbor Way in the Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Website URL: http://www.sbwatertaxi.com