Hi Brittany, welcome aboard here! I am just down the coast from you a bit, but I spent a good deal of my youth in and around the SB harbor with 10 years living off and on my little boat
there 25 years ago! As you may know, to get a slip in SB it will cost you. Ordinarily the value of the slip is attached to the cost of the boat
in it for sale
. So it will behoove you to search the boats for sale
in the harbor that come with the slip. These folks (and others) can help you understand the process, especially if you buy a boat through them!
Harbor Boat Slips - Chandlery Yacht Sales Santa Barbara
If you can afford it though, Santa Barbara is a great harbor for many reasons as I am sure you know already. You can always come down to Ventura and Channel Islands harbors if you can't make it work
up there. I think Ventura has some available slips and I know Channel Islands has quite a few. But really, wouldn't we all rather be in SB? ... yeah.
Good luck in your adventures and I hope you can find a great boat in a great slip there!
Feel free to PM me about anything about the area and boating here too!