If you’ve spent any time on State Street, you might have seen it roll through – a large, boat-shaped amphibious vehicle that’s pumping music, decked out in lights and teeming with smiling party-goers who are dancing, laughing and waving. It’s the Land Shark, Santa Barbara’s best city and harbor tour.

Named Land Shark for its ability to coast on both land and sea, it is both DMV and U.S. Coast Guard certified. This Hydra Terra vessel with wheels takes guests on a 90-minute narrated tour around town and then onto the SB Harbor waters.

The Land Shark can be chartered for large parties and it’s a popular activity for birthday celebrations, holiday parties or large groups of all ages, up to 44 passengers. Plan your activity for either day or night, the Land Shark tour operators will cater to your needs and can even customize your tour route based on your requests.

Some popular Land Shark chartered tours have included:

  • Narrated City Tours of Santa Barbara
  • Cocktail & Costume Parties
  • Fundraisers, Conventions & Team Building Meetings
  • Birthdays & Graduation celebrations in Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties in Santa Barbara
  • Weddings & Anniversaries in Santa Barbara
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Quinceañera fiestas in Santa Barbara

One of the ‘top 10 cool things to do in California’

The Land Shark begins its tour at Stearns Wharf and winds its way through Santa Barbara streets visiting historical landmarks and attractions. With narration, you’ll discover the city’s history and explore the charm of Santa Barbara in a truly unique way.

The second part of the tour ventures into the blue waters of Santa Barbara’s Harbor. Cruise the coastline, past commercial fishing boats, sailing boats and luxurious yachts, as the Lank Shark makes its way out into open water. Catch a glimpse of marine life, such as sea lions, dolphins and whales.

Enjoy the beautiful American Riviera with your group’s favorite soundtrack, as the Land Shark features a digital MP3/CD sound system, Wi-Fi and LED lighting. You are also welcomed to bring food and beverages and don’t worry about catching cold – the Land Shark is outfitted with roll-up windows and heating to accommodate your group in any weather.

To find out more about Land Shark tours and private charters visit: http://www.out2seesb.com/.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara when planning a private charter for your group aboard the Land Shark

Fortunately, Haller Coastal Homes has plenty of homes with multiple bedrooms, large living spaces and lots of room for your group to stretch out comfortably. You can even find homes conveniently located near the launching point of the Land Shark tour. Land Shark will also accommodate your private group, often with convenient pick-up or drop-offs at your doorstep.

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Choose from a variety of coastal vacation rental homes with multiple bedrooms, large living spaces and even patios for outdoor dining and BBQs. If your group is exceptionally large, book more than one home in convenient locations that are often walking distance from Santa Barbara attractions. Booking a home – or even two vacation rental homes – is often exceptionally more affordable than booking numerous hotel rooms. And with fully stocked kitchens and indoor or outdoor dining areas, your group will have plenty of space to both mingle and relax.