The Chamber’s Visitor Centers Welcome Back Cruise Ships

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber’s Visitor Center team welcomed cruise ships back to Santa Barbara on March 16th, the first return since the program was halted because of COVID-19. The visitor centers have since served five cruise ships in sixteen days. Two ships had a passenger count of 2,000, and three had 1,200. Not all destination ports have a visitor center welcoming station, and many of these guests appreciate being greeted by smiling faces as they arrive in Santa Barbara. Eleven more cruise ships are expected by May 20th and our staff looks forward to greeting them.

The Garden Visitor Center is located at:
1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

State Street Visitor Center is located at:
120 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

For any questions, please contact Visitor Center Manager Ruairi Bateson at