Summer Whale Watching

Photo by Bob Forbes

Summer Whale Watching Schedule

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Locating these majestic mammals often requires a longer boat ride since concentrations of feeding whales tend to occur near the western end of the Channel. These trips are 5-6 hours in length with no island landing and usually return to the harbor around 3:30 pm. Depending on where the whales are feeding, passengers may get to see the shoreline of one of the islands.

Photo by Doug Mangum

While there is no island landing, there will be a brief cruise along the shoreline of  the iconic Channel Islands providing further opportunities to see sea birds, seals or sea lions.

Map by U.S.G.S. - Santa Barbara Channel