- Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 NonProfit of the Year
- Named in MarinaLife Magazine as 1 of the Top 10 Maritime Museum in the U.S.
- George & Vivian Obern Preservation Stewardship Award, presented by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.
- Designated a Green Business Program by the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC), honoring businesses in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Maria and Guadalupe, as well as the unincorporated areas of the County, that operate in an environmentally-responsible manner and recognizing them for their efforts.
- 2019-2020 Non-Profit of the Year, The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region