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Blue Whales Everywhere!

Glassy seas in the mid Santa Barbara Channel gave way to a tiny bit of chop as the morning became the afternoon. Along with this, the stratus layer burned off and it was mostly sunny out at the Santa Cruz … Continue reading

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Too Many Whales To Count!

Although there was light rain in Santa Barbara Harbor earlier this morning, it cleared up quickly and, by the time the Condor Express departed at 10am, skies had a light stratus layer but no more precipitation.  Before noon it was … Continue reading

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Whale Report

It was an epic day full of fin whale and blue whale encounters at the hot spot near beautiful Santa Cruz Island.  Skies cleared and the sun came shining down almost immediately, and seas were calm and glassy, especially in … Continue reading

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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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