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Santa Barbara Whale Watching
Whale Watching
301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93101-3886
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Santa Barbara Whale Watching Tours

Get aboard a boat with Condor Express and keep your eyes open for abundant aquatic life, including tons of dolphins, seals, sea lions, and several species of whales. With marine birds soaring overhead and the salty ocean breeze behind your back, you can spot majestic creatures like humpbacks, orcas, blue and grey whales, and mothers with their babies. An excellent way to spend a sunny afternoon in California, you can snag extra savings as a guest of Ramada for exciting yet affordable fun. You can also enjoy lunch on the boat along with a tasty cocktail from the bar while you're out on the water. 
 

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Seasonal prices start at $30 for children ages 5-12 and $50 for adults. Guests at Ramada Santa Barbara receive a special discount. 
 

Hours

  • Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
 
 

Events

  • Party cruises 
  • Wedding charters 
  • Year-round tours 
 
 

Activities

  • Whale watching 
  • Dining 
  • Touring the Channel 
  • 2.5 hour coastal cruises 
  • Knowledgeable guides 
 

FAQs

  • what is the best time of year for whale watching?

    According to the Condor Express website, "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." With the temperate climate of Southern California, guests at Ramada Santa Barbara are able to enjoy valuable savings and visit year-round to go wine tasting and whale watching.
  • How can i book a tour?

    Book your tour online at the website below, call toll-free at 888-77WHALE, or use the local number 805-882-0088. If you want to coordinate your cruise using our Whale Watching Tour Package, check out our specials and packages page or call our friendly 24-hour Front Desk to confirm the details for your exciting excursion. 
 

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Distance from attraction: 6.05 miles
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