Whale Watching Charter in Santa Barbara, CA
California is the birthplace of organized whale watching and the Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary offer one of the richest and most diverse locations to view marine mammals anywhere in the World. More than 30 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions frequent the area, including the majestic blue whale, the acrobatic humpback whale, the barnacled gray whale, the powerful orca, the playful long-beaked common dolphin and the gregarious California sea lion. Whale Watching Seasons and Prices Fall- Island Cruise- Dolphin, Humpback, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale October 1 to December 25 One 4.5 hour trip per day departing at 10 am – returning 2:30 pm $99 adults $50 children (ages 5-12) Early Spring Coastal Cruise - Gray Whale and Dolphin Watching February 14 to May 10 (7 days a week) Three 2.5 hour coastal cruises daily – departing 9 am, 12 noon, & 3 pm $50 adults $30 children (ages 5-12) Winter Island Cruise - Gray Whale and Dolphin Watching January 1 to January 30 (No Cruises Monday & Tuesday) One 4.5 hour trip per day departing at 10 am – returning 2:30 pm $99 adults $50 children (ages 5-12) Spring/Summer Island Cruise - Dolphin, Humpback Whale Watching and Early Blue Whale May 11 to Sep 30 (7 days a week) One 4.5 hour trip per day departing at 10 am – returning 2:30 pm $99 adults $50 children (ages 5-12) Winter Coastal Cruise - Gray Whale and Dolphin Watching January 31 to February 13 (7 days a week) Two 2.5 hour coastal cruises daily – departing 9 am, & 1 pm $50 adults $30 children (ages 5-12) Satisfaction Guaranteed We want you to have a great Condor Express experience. On the majority of our California whale watching trips we see whales. On others, we may run into exceptional sightings of dolphins, porpoises, Orcas (killer whales), basking sharks or other animals, and you’ll get plenty of time to view them. However, sometimes due to weather, or the unpredictability of the animals themselves, we are “skunked”. If we don’t see whales or have exceptional sightings of other marine animals the Captain will issue “whale checks” which are good for a free trip on another Condor Express whale watching trip during the season. Whale checks are issued at the discretion of the Captain of the Condor Express. If you didn’t see any whales or have exceptional sightings of other marine animals, ask the Captain of the Condor Express, not Sea Landing, for a whale check. Sorry, there are no cash refunds for whale watching trips, but we’ll be happy to take you on another whale watching trip for free. Rates and schedule subject to change without prior notice.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 127 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Whale Watching
The Condor Express is a world class whale watching and private charter boat. It is available for group charters, sightseeing cruises, party or dinner cruises, private whale watching, Channel Island excursions and corporate outings. The Condor Express is an excellent choice for groups both large and small who want the accommodations, comfort, and safety of a large state-of-the-art cruising vessel.The cabin is impressive - all teak and smoked glass. It features indoor restaurant style booth seating. Additional seating on our spacious sun deck provides extra space for larger parties. It is comfortable and perfect for eating a meal, a snack or having a drink. A teak buffet hot table, salad bar and a fully equipped cocktail bar provide an elegant serving platform for dinner cruises and parties.The cabin is also equipped with the very latest in audio visual equipment, featuring two 42 inch high definition plasma screens and a complete Bose sound system. This makes the boat perfect for business conferences, educational cruises and parties year round.
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