SEA Landing in Santa Barbara has a deep history with an interesting and unique outcome. It started as H&M Landing Inc. — yes, THE H&M Landing. Currently, the old corporation resides with SEA Landing’s whale watch operator, while the venerable San Diego landing is actually United Sportfishers of San Diego, Inc., doing business as H&M Landing. Once a hub of sportfishing with a fleet of party boats, SEA Landing is the closest landing to the western Channel Islands and that affords it ¾-day trip access to “outer island-quality” turf at Santa Rosa Island. The Coral Sea complements the Stardust, one of the nicest and cleanest plank day boats on the coast. The two boats run 9 a.m. half-day trips and ¾-day trips and charters. The Coral Sea has 17 bunks, including 7 doubles, which are available on ¾-day trips and charters. Open party trips aboard her are always limited load. She has all the standard overnight boat gear, scanning sonar, full galley, etc. Over the years, SEA Landing has transitioned from fishing to primarily a scuba dive, whale-watch and cruise debarking-based operation. Based here, Truth Aquatics is unparalleled along the coast as a top-notch dive boat operation, with two beautifully maintained long-range dive boats.