Every year from February 16 – April 15, the Pacific Grey Whales make their way North again from Baja to Alaska and the Santa Barbara Channel offers one of the best viewing platforms for this migration. The mothers and the calves often stay close to the Santa Barbara coast line, which provides for great viewing, and even if the whales are not plentiful, the dolphins will keep you amused.
Last year we took the Condor Express and we had several whale sightings. The Condor Express is a high speed Motor catamaran and offers three 2 ½ trips daily. If you are looking for a more tranquil day, the Double Dolphin, a 50’ sailing catamaran, and the Sunset Kidd, a 41’ Morgan Sailing Ketch, often sail among the whales and dolphins.