Welcome to the Condor Express!
The Best Whale Watching in Southern California
Welcome aboard the Condor Express. Located in Santa Barbara, the Condor Express and Condor Cruises have offered the best whale watching trips and ocean adventures in Southern California for over 25 years. The Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary are premier whale watching areas and offer a spectacular variety of whales, marine mammals and pelagic birds. Annual whale migrations bring hundreds of whales through the Santa Barbara Channel and Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary within just minutes of Santa Barbara Harbor.
Enjoy your whale watching experience aboard the Condor Express, one of the most advanced whale watching boats on the West Coast. Specially designed for stability and comfort, the Condor Express offers a scenic observation deck perfect for photography and cozy indoor seating along with a well stocked gallery for drinks and snacks. Whale watching is one of the most fun things to do in Santa Barbara almost all year around.
The captain and crew have over 30 years experience in escorting visitors through the Santa Barbara Channel to experience the annual migration of some of the most amazing whales in the world. Experienced naturalists aboard the Condor Express are available to enhance your trip with information about whale migration, marine life, the Channel Islands, and more.
The Condor Express also offers the best charter boat trips including public party cruises, sunset cruises and dinner cruises, and private whale watching trips, wedding cruises, kayaking trips and Channel Islands pelagic birding trips. Catering and music can be arranged for private events. A full-service bar can be either hosted or no-host. Special wines and champagne are also available on request, complete with a wine steward. We can customize your trip to make it the very best charter boat experience in Santa Barbara. Trip prices for charter private charter trips are quoted and reserved by contacting Sea Landing at: