The Condor Express offers daily whale watching trips year round from the Sea Landing dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor.
The Condor Express is a 75′ state-of-the-art, ecofriendly, high-speed catamaran. 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.
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. Nearly extinct in the last century, California Gray whales now number over 25,000! Come out to enjoy and celebrate their return during their northern migration November thru mid-May.
The Condor Express is the premier whale watching and dinner cruise venue on the West Coast, and can carry over 120 passengers with both in cabin and upper deck seating. Our guests come from all over the world to enjoy seeing whales year round — join them!