Welcome To Whale Watching California Style!

Year Round Whale Watching Aboard The Condor Express!

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Welcome to whale watching California style in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Condor Express Whale Watching is the premier Whale Watching and Charter Cruise venue along the coast of Southern California. We are one of the few whale watching companies to offer year round whale watching and a whale watch guarantee.

Condor Express Whale Watching offers a variety of spectacular excursions in the Santa Barbara Channel including whale watching, pelagic birding, wedding cruises, dinner cruises, private parties and corporate events. Our cruising ground includes the nutrient rich waters around Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands, generally considered to contain one of the world’s greatest variety of marine mammals. In addition to the expert crew on the Condor Express, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteers, representatives from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park are usually on board and available to answer your questions.Now that’s whale watching California style.

The Santa Barbara Channel is home to over 27 different species of whales and dolphins that visit throughout the year, and it’s the prime northern feeding grounds for blue whales and humpback whales from May through November. The California gray whale herd passes by on both their Southern & Northern migration. Come out to enjoy & see these wonderful whales any time of the year. Our guests come from all over the world to enjoy whale watching California style year round and the wonder and beauty of the Santa Barbara Channel — come join the excitement!

The Condor Express is a 72’ state of the art, high-speed catamaran that uses jet propulsion. Our quadjet catamaran was designed specifically for getting close to the wildlife in the channel without endangering them with a spinning propeller. It also allows us to get out to the wildlife quickly while allowing stability and comfort for our patrons. It can carry up to 127 passengers with both in cabin and upper deck seating and offers a 360˚ view of your surroundings.


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