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Happy Customers!

“We had an amazing time. We felt comfortable the entire time with John and loved the wineries/tasting rooms that we went to. I would recommend family and friends to go with captain jack’s anytime they are in the area for wine tasting and we will definitely be back.”

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Another Satisfied Guest!

Another satisfied guest!

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“We would (and have) highly recommend this tour to everyone! Its a great way to see wine country. This is my second time doing this tour. I was worried that I would see the same wineries but our guide, John, went above and beyond to suggest wineries my husband and I would love without me seeing the exact tour I did last time. He catered the tour to us and was so knowledgeable regarding everything California! We LOVE Captain Jacks!”


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Whale Report 3/20/18


The first day of spring brought more flat, calm seas.  Skies were overcast with a few scattered showers.  Total sightings for today’s single, 12-noon trip included:  1 fin whale and 1 gray whale.

Captain and crew found all the action about 2 miles out from Santa Barbara Harbor.  The first encounter was with a juvenile gray whale.  This whale spent some nice time on the surface and everyone had good looks.  The second whale was a huge fin whale.  This species is the second-longest of all the whales and are second cousins to the giant blues.  The fin whale sighting was also very good and a treat to see.



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Bachlorette Parties Love Captain Jack’s!

Let us help you celebrate your special day!

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Whale Report 3/19/18

Eight gray whales were closely watched on today’s 12-noon excursion.  Weather and sea conditions were fantastic…the ocean surface was like a lake.

About 3 miles offshore from Santa Barbara Harbor, Captain crew located a group of 5 whales.  The group spent most of the time on the surface and the whales were “socializing,” which included a lot of rolling around.  Pectoral fins and tail flukes were also evident at during the rolling.

After nice looks at the first 5 whales, a second group was located because one of the three whales in the group was very active.  The whale breached multiple times including when the boat was well within visual range.  What a sight!

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Spring Is Upon Us…

…and now is the time to make reservations for our Award-Winning Wine Country Tour!

This tour has won the Santa Barbara News-Press Readers Choice Award for the best wine tour in Santa Barbara for 5 years running. Once you hop on-board and experience it for yourself you’ll understand why!

This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of the ocean, mountains, lakes and sprawling hills. Spring is the time to see our beautiful wildflowers.

This tour will include stops in both of our popular AVAs, the Santa Rita Hills and the Santa Ynez Valley. You’ll also enjoy an olive oil tasting at a local olive farm, to many of our guests this is the highlight of their day. To further enhance your epicurean adventure we will make a lunch stop (not included in the price) at the Santa Ynez Valley’s Number 1 rated restaurant Trattoria Grappolo. (Mondays a different location will be chosen.)

The per person price includes door to door transportation, as well as all tasting fees. We start this tour between 9:00 & 9:30 and drop back off around 5:00 & 5:30. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that “special” day. Captain Jack guarantees it!

We have many partner vineyards, and the tour is designed to work with them. If you would like to go to wineries outside of our partners we can book a private/ custom tour. We can also adjust start and end times for the tour as well. If you are interested in putting together a private/ custom tour of the Santa Ynez Valley, just give us a call! We are happy to create a tour that can fit in any time constraints or special requests that you may have.

Sign up for adventure today!

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