Monthly Archives: May 2018

Quick Facts About Santa Barbara

LOCATION: Along the Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara serenely sits just 92 miles (148 kilometers) north of Los Angeles and 332 miles (534 kilometers) south of San Francisco. POPULATION: Approximately 90,412 residents reside within Santa Barbara city limits.  435,697 reside in all … Continue reading

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Kayak Season Is Here!

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 – 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California’s most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a … Continue reading

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Blue Skies, Blue Waters, Blue Whales…

Today we found blue skies, blue water and blue whales. Seas were extremely calm and sightings included: 3 giant blue whales and 75 long-beaked common dolphins.  Captain and crew ran across the Santa Barbara Channel towards Santa Cruz Island and … Continue reading

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Blue Whales at Santa Cruz

Captain and crew headed for Santa Cruz Island today with moderately choppy seas.  Sighting included 2 giant blue whales and 200 long-beaked common dolphins. About 5 miles due south of Santa Barbara Harbor during the morning departure a herd of … Continue reading

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Vote For Captain Jack’s Tours!

It’s that time of year again! The Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Award ballot is out and we’re in the running for two categories! With your help we’ll be voted best wine tour company for the 6th year in a … Continue reading

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100 Cetaceans per hour!

These are the final few days of our annual northbound gray whale, coastal Santa Barbara excursions.  Starting next Monday, May 14, we begin “Island Whale and Dolphin” trips. These trips run well out into the Santa Barbara Channel and, depending … Continue reading

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Whale calves playing in the kelp forest…

Captain and crew ran two trips today with great sea conditions.  The morning trip was calm and sunny. The afternoon trip was calm with a high stratus layer.  Sightings for the day included: 6 gray whales, 550 long-beaked common dolphins, … Continue reading

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