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Breathtaking Whale-Watching Tours

Getting To Attractions

301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93101-3886
Distance from hotel: 7.4mi

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.


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


  • Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 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
  • Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


  • Party cruises
  • Wedding charters
  • Year-round tours


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

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 by Wyndham 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: 7.4 miles

Specials Whale Watching Package

Why Stay at Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara?

  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Compliementary Deluxe Continental Breakfast
  • Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara Value Pass Save up to $650 with special discounts
  • Close to University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • Audobon Gold Certified for Green Practices