Give the Gift of Adventure This Holiday Season!

Posted on November 27, 2018

Our gift certificates can be ordered and delivered in minutes! With dozens of tours to choose from, we are sure to have something for everybody. Simply choose a tour or a dollar amount and the give the gift of adventure this holiday season. A gift guaranteed not to collect dust in the closet! Tours include: Wine Tasting, Whale Watching, ...

Plenty of Humpback Whales!

Posted on November 26, 2018

The strong wind that blew through the channel the past few days subsided and were back in the water! We had a wonderful trip today. Totals for the trip include 1500 long-beaked common dolphins, 20 Risso’s dolphins, and 5 humpback whales. Captain and crew initially headed south west to a location that was very productive a few days ag...

A Whale And Her Newborn

Posted on September 26, 2018

Overcast skies stayed with us most of the day until we got on the hotspot out near Santa Rosa Island. Seas were calm in the north Channel and a little breezy in the south. Sightings for the day included: 2 humpback whales, 1500 long-beaked common dolphins, 100 Risso’s dolphins and about 500 California sea lions. There were only a cou...

Harvest Season is Here!

Posted on September 25, 2018

If you want to see the process of wine-making, now until mid-October is the best time to plan your visit. Wineries will be busy picking their fruit and setting it up for fermentation and, later, bottling. Most of the picking will be done, either by hand or machine, under the cool cover of the night sky until very early in the morning. T...

Mother and calf humpback whales...

Posted on September 9, 2018

We had some interesting interactions with 1500 short-beaked common dolphins and 2 humpback whales just north of the middle of Santa Rosa Island. Captain and crew traversed the Santa Barbara Channel with calm seas and morning fog. The first wildlife stop was to enjoy a megapod of dolphins south of The Lanes near Santa Rosa Island. T...

Three species of dolphins spotted!

Posted on September 6, 2018

The fog monster hung around most of the morning and there was near zero visibility at times. Consequently, there was little or no wind and seas were flat calm and glassy. Don’t ask me how Captain crew did it, but once again, despite fog, the wildlife sightings were very good. Closely watched species included: 2 humpback whales, 2000 lo...

Blue skies in Santa Barbara mean no fires!

Posted on August 7, 2018

Our sandy beaches, delicious restaurants, and sunny wine valley are waiting for your visit! Santa Barbara is experiencing a beautiful summertime. Come enjoy our free concerts in the park, free movies in the sunken garden courtyard, our farmers and artisan markets, and one of the most diverse wine growing regions in the world! Our wine tou...

Blue Whales Are Everywhere!

Posted on June 21, 2018

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 Island giant whale bonanza. Captain steered a direct course from Santa Barbara Harbor to the whales down at the eastern end of the isla...

Too Many Whales To Count!

Posted on June 19, 2018

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 sunny and warm out at the eastern end of beautiful Santa Cruz Island. Seas were very calm all day. This gor...

Quick Facts about Santa Barbara

Posted on May 29, 2018

**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 of Santa Barbara County. **TIME ZONE**: Santa Barba...

Kayak Season is Here

Posted on April 4, 2018

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 kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayakin...

Tips for Wine Tasting

Posted on March 12, 2018

The day of your wine tour is almost here! Whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or embarking on your first wine tasting adventure here are a few tips and reminders to help you along the way. ## First - FOOD! Set yourself up for a successful day of tasting by having a full, hearty breakfast. If your tour begins in the afternoon eat a ...

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