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Ride the Santa Cruzer Shuttle!

Ride round-trip, from downtown to the exploration center

Avoid traffic congestion and parking hassles! The shuttle is the best way to get back and forth between the downtown and the beach.

Larger image of shuttle route

Runs: Weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • Downtown at the Del Mar Theater
    (1124 Pacific Avenue #4415).
  • Locust Street Garage
    (124 Locust Street)
  • Beach/Wharf at the Sanctuary Exploration Center.

Route: Round trip every 30 minutes.

Cost: $1 per ride — exact change required.

**A limited number of free ride vouchers are available for Sanctuary guests! Ask our front desk team when you arrive**


The shuttle is ADA-accessible and all electric! For more details, visit the City's website here

  trolley map


The Sanctuary Exploration Center is located directly across the street from the beach and Santa Cruz Wharf at 35 Pacific Street, Santa Cruz CA.



There are many parking lots in the area.

Limited metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.


Santa Cruz Area

Learn more about the Santa Cruz area.

Reviewed: April 11, 2024
Web Site Owner: National Ocean Service

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