Captain Jack's offers private charter cruises for your special event.

Corporate & Group Events

Large Group Events - please note that most of these events require a minimum of 8 guests. For smaller groups, please see our Tour Rates page.

One call does it all! From door-to-door transportation, dining choices, lodging packages, and fun-filled activities, Captain Jack's Tours will help you plan your group's event. Whether you're looking for a way to reward your employees for a job well done or you're searching for the best spot to hold a meeting, destination event, or reunion, Captain Jack's Events Division will make it happen. It's a seamless, cost effective, and reliable way to book and manage all your travel plans. Review our Lodging, Dining, Activities & Transportation choices then contact us and your personal account manager will get you started.

We offer the following group events: Winery Dinner, Wine Country Tours, Sunset Dinner Cruise, Taste of Santa Barbara, City Sightseeing Tour, Land & Sea Tour, Paint Ball Courses, Hot Air Balloons, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Sailing Regatta, Fishing Trips. We can combine any of these tours to fit your groups needs. For larger groups, we can divide into smaller groups and do different activities to accomodate your groups diverse interests.

Captain Jacks Offers Private Chartered Yachts

We have private charter cruises for your special event, from Small parties up to 6 guests all the way up parties of 149 guests. Click here to view our yachts.

Winery Dinner Groups of 20 - 200

One of our most popular events! Start with a late afternoon wine tasting at one or two wineries, followed by a fully catered dinner at one of the Santa Ynez Valley's premier wineries. Experience the beautiful views of the vineyards and the rolling hills while enjoying a delicious Chicken & Tri-Tip BBQ dinner. This event can be completely customized based on your groups budget and any time constraints. Some options we have done in the past include: large group tours of the wine making process, barrel room tastings, live bands with dinner & more. This event is great for groups with as few as 15 guests as well as groups of 100 or more!

Wine Country ToursGroups of 8 - 100

Large group wine tours of the Santa Ynez valley can be customized to fit your groups timing and budget. Take advantage of Captain Jack's knowledge of the area as well as our vendor relationships to put together a great day of wine tasting for your employees, friends, or family. Our variety of vehicles allows us to accommodate groups of any size. We are happy to put together a package that includes lunch and we can even provide transportation to and from the Los Angeles area! We also offer a Sideways tour, visit our Tour Rates page to see examples of our standard tours. Please keep in mind that larger groups will often increase operating costs as they require extra servers and event staff. If you are interested in the options and pricing for a large group wine tour, please call us to discuss the details.

Private Sport FishingGroups of 2 - 6

Come experience the excitement of a fun filled day spent in the Santa Barbara Channel with our experienced crew. Go Sportfishing, whale watching, explore the Channel Islands, see our coastline or simply celebrate a special adventure with your family and friends. Our private charters are designed with your enjoyment, comfort and safety in mind. With room for your private group up to 6 passengers.

Paint the TownGroups of 2 - 50

Looking for inspiration?? Come join us for a glass of wine and an open canvas! This is a great way for groups to bond in a casual and relaxed setting. This painting class is 2 hours long and includes all the necessary materials —a 16" x 20" canvas, paint, brushes, easels and aprons as well as a glass of house wine (or other beverage) with each registration. Feel free to follow along with the instructor or paint whatever your heart desires! Along with the included drink, additional items are available for purchase including wines by the glass or bottle, champagne, mimosas, beer, soda and juice. Please call us for availability, additional options (such as transportation) or with any questions!

Sunset Dinner CruiseGroups of 15 - 42

Relax and enjoy a fabulous casual buffet Santa Barbara sunset dinner cruise while sailing along Santa Barbara's pristine coastline. Begin your dinner cruise with your favorite beverage from the bar and conclude with the sun setting as you return to shore. This 50' Catamaran is known for its stability and comfort. Default cruise duration is 2 hours but can be extended to fit your groups needs. We also offer breakfast and lunch cruises. There are a wide variety of delicious menu options to fit any budget. There is an iPod hookup you may want to take advantage of, or we can set you up with a DJ or a live band! Just give us a call or send us an e-mail to go over any of these options.

Taste of Santa Barbara Groups of 6 - 24

Our Popular Culinary & Art Tour! Choose from a variety of options to customize this tour to meet your group's schedule, interests, and budget. Select from the following components: olive oil & vinegar tasting, a visit to Chocolats du Calibressan for a unique chocolate tasting experience, glass-blowing demonstration, wine tasting, wine blending, Stow house & railroad museum, the Santa Barbara historical museum, and other city sight-seeing choices. This tour promises to be one of the most memorable days of your trip to Santa Barbara, Captain Jack guarantees it!

Santa Barbara City Sightseeing TourGroups of 4 - 50

This tour includes the beautiful areas of Montecito and Hope Ranch as well as historic downtown Santa Barbara. You will see the Santa Barbara Mission, Stearn's Wharf, the old Presidio and much more! During the tour our guides will share information about these locations as well as stories about city. We also like to stop at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where you'll be invited to climb the clock tower (when available) which offers one of Santa Barbara's most beautiful views. If you want to see all that Santa Barbara has to offer, this is the way to do it!

Paint Ball Courses Groups of 10 - 40

The pulse pounding, adrenaline pumping excitement of paintball is a great team building activity. Team members plan strategy and design plays to gain the winning edge. As action unfolds, communication among teammates is critical. The Speedball field is a team event, pitting 2 teams against each other in a fast paced capture the flag style game. The Woodsball field is for players that like a slower paced game. Teams start at opposite ends of a large wooded area and must move downfield quietly and tactfully while communicating with hand signals so as not to give their positions away. Finally, there is the accurate shooter course, an individual speed and aim competition. Too much fun!

Paintball & Beer Tasting Event. Too Much Fun!

This is the perfect Team Building Event. It's also great for Birthday parties, Bachelor & Bachelorette parties or any fun lovin' group of guys & gals.

Paintball is a recreational game and an organized sport played year round. The basic game is "capture the flag," where the object of the game is to capture the other team's flag and return it to your team's home base ("flag station") for the win, while keeping the other team from capturing your flag! Paintball is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Anyone can be a star player, as strategy and teamwork, not size, speed or strength, lead to victory.

Captain Jack's Tours will help you create an event worthy of being called “Special”. You can enjoy a wine tasting on the way to the painball course, enjoy a little beer/wine during the event & stop for another beer or wine tasting on the way home. We can provide a box lunch or arrange for lunch at a restaurant or pub. Too Much Fun!

Paragliding Groups of 2 - 12

Santa Barbara's world class paragliding hill offers one day lessons for participants 11 years old and up with no prior experience necessary. Participants will practice ground control by jogging with the paraglider over head getting a feel for the steering controls. After a few practice runs its time to take your first flight under radio supervision. Most participants are simply amazed they are able to launch, fly, and land the world's most evolutionary aircraft many times on their very first day. We encourage you to organize a family outing, bachelor party, team building event, or birthday party for what has to be one of the most unique adventures on the planet.

Tandem Paragliding Flights

Captain Jack's Tours offers tandem flights from from the Santa Barbara. There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight and age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight.

Tandem Flights: $150 for 2 flights

This flight has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Mountains. During these 2 short flights we fly out toward the Pacific floating like a bird making gentle turns before landing.

We use a larger canopy designed to carry the weight of two people. Each person has their own harness, and the passenger and instructor are connected together with spreader bars. The Tandem instructor sits in the back and the passenger sits in front. We organize our equipment and do a simulation before our actual launch. The instructor double checks your buckles and straps, clips you in, and we turn and wait for a nice launch cycle.

Full Day Combination Tours Groups of 4 - 40

Combine a morning kayak session at Refugio Beach followed with an afternoon horseback ride with a stop for lunch in the middle. Or, hike Trespass Trail and take in the beautiful views of the Pacific and the Channel Islands, followed by a soak in the natural hot spring. These tours can be combined in any way to fit your group interests and schedule. See our Heaven on Earth tour for an example of our full day combination tour. You can also combine any of these activities with many of our other tours such as wine or beer tasting, paint ball, paragliding, or even finish the day with a relaxing sunset sailing cruise!

Group Kayaking Groups of 8 - 26

The Santa Barbara coastline offers incredible views of the American Riviera by kayak. Captain Jack’s Tours offers a 2 hour harbor kayak tour (also available as a sunset champagne tour), a 3 hour coastal tour, and a spectacular 2 hour paddle at the famous “Smuggler’s Cove”. We use extra wide oversized kayaks to ensure the most comfortable and safe ride possible. All tours include life vests, paddles and a kayak orientation / lesson. This tour is great for kids and adults alike, and no kayaking experience is necessary. Wwe can accommodate 40 people at a time or two groups of 40 back to back for a maximum of 80 people. Start times are flexible for large groups, please call us to discuss the details. Watch Harbor Kayak Tour Video

Group Horseback RidingGroups of 8 - 40

This is a great group event for ages 7 and over. No horseback riding experience is neccesary. This is one of the most beautiful trail rides in California. The ride begins just above sea level, criss-crosses through a beautiful forest, and passes a seasonal waterfall before reaching the top of a nearby mountain where you will enjoy scenic ocean views. This is a great stop for pictures! The ride lasts 1.5 hours and we can accommodate two groups of 40 back to back for a maximum of 80 people. Start times are flexible for large groups, please call us to discuss the details.

Sailing Regatta Groups of 6 - 36

Organize your group into teams of 6 or less and participate in a sailing race on the Santa Barbara Yacht Club's championship race course. No sailing experience is necessary, as all Captains are knowledgable sailors who are accustomed to working with all levels of sailing ability from novice to expert. Once on the water, the captain will demonstrate various aspects of racing including taking the helm, sail trim, points of sail and tacking. Challenge old boundaries, build trust and tear down old fears by working together as a well oiled machine. A great choice for team building!

Fishing Trips Groups of 2 - 47

We offer a wonderful fishing trip for groups small and large. Smaller groups can easily join our 47 person fishing boat and head out to look for Rockfish, Seabass and Ling Cod. You can also private charter a 65' deep-sea fishing boat for full or half day fishing trips. Rod, bait, tackle, and fishing licenses can all be provided, and staff is on hand to help you "catch on" and clean your fish! This is a very popular trip especially in the summer months, so if you are interested please book early.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Private groups of up to 16


Soar to new heights with a morning Santa Barbara balloon ride! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the Central Coast of California makes this an ideal place for ballooning. FAA Commercial Certified Pilots offer a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget! On an average day you may catch a glimpse of “Neverland Ranch” while floating over wine vineyards and rolling hills. We offer 45 minutes to 1 hour duration flights that capture views over the Beautiful Wine Country surrounded by Transverse Mountain Ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria and Paso Robles. Call for more information.

Custom Transportation

The variety of our fleet allows us to accommodate groups of any size. We use SUVs that hold 4, 7 or 8 people, as well as passenger vans that hold 11 or 14. Mini-buses, full size buses and luxury coaches are available for larger groups. We can handle your transportation needs to and from anywhere along the central coast or southern California. Our knowledgable drivers make us the perfect choice for sporting events, airport drop-off and pick-up and of course any of Captain Jack's tour choices. Please call us for a custom quote for your group.

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