Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, CA — Come Santa Barbara Whale Watching aboard the 50’ Sailing Catamaran, the Double Dolphin. This is an amazing treat that you and your family will remember forever!  The Santa Barbara Channel is home to an incredible assortment of marine mammals, including over 30 different species of whales and dolphins.

Santa Barbara Catamaran Cruises

The most common whales sighted on the whale watching adventures are the majestic Pacific Grey Whales, but sometimes also seen are the enormous Blue Whales, which can reach up to 100 feet in length and are the largest animals on the planet! On most of the Double Dolphin’s whale watching trips they also see Common, Risso’s and Bottlenose Dolphins, California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and lots of other marine life. Occasionally, they are even lucky enough to spot Orcas, Humpback, Minke, and Pilot Whales.

Santa Barbara Whale Watching - Gray Whale

This year an estimated 28 thousand Pacific Gray Whales will journey through the channel on their migration between Alaska and Baja California. On their way south, they pass along the Channel Islands, about 25 miles off our coast. Beginning in mid February, as they make their way north again, the mothers and calves stay close to the Santa Barbara coastline, coming within a few hundred yards from shore. Join the Double Dolphin for an experience of a lifetime as they journey alongside these magnificent animals on a 2 and 1/2 hour whale watching excursion mid February through mid May. (

Santa Barbara Whale Tail

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