Posted by Sue on:
What to do with your little munchkin when they're visiting Santa Barbara? This is an easy one. Try the 25-minute Pirate Cruise at Stearn's Wharf.
If Paycheck the whale happens to be around (mid-week is best), it's a real kick for both you and your grandchild to witness his antics. Should the whale be indisposed, the captain will venture out to the seals languishing on the buoy just outside the harbor.
Lucky petit sailors get to drive the boat and don a pirate's hat.
Be prepared for a steady briskness on the water, however. I brought a warm jacket and a blanket just in case.