Santa Barbara’s Original Water Taxi Service Offering Waterfront Cruises, Harbor Tours and Private Charters

Experience Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront and spectacular sunsets aboard the Lil’ Toot, Santa Barbara’s original, authorized water taxi. The 15-minute boat ride aboard the Lil’ Toot takes you to many of Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants and destinations. Our sister yacht Celebration Cruises, offers Santa Barbara Sunset Cruises and private yacht charters. Our Santa Barbara sunset cruises and harbor tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info or to reserve a private charter, call (888) 316-9363.

About the Founders:
Captain Fred and Kathy Hershman
Fred Hershman has spent his entire life on or near boats – growing up with his father on a 51-foot Ketch sailboat and serving in the Coast Guard from 1968 to 1974. Currently he lives with his wife Kathy on one of the 113 live-aboard vessels in the Santa Barbara Harbor.

Both Fred and Kathy share a deep commitment to the Santa Barbara and the waterfront community. They are active members of Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association, contribute to many local fund-raising events, offer free tours to public schools as well as individuals on active military duty and are major supporters of the Tallship Youth Education Program at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.