Whale Watching Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is nestled on a southern facing coast and sheltered behind the Channel Islands and provides an excellent location for whale watching. The Santa Barbara Channel offers a fabulous opportunity to witness the migration of the gray whales, as well as many other species of the large marine mammals. In fact, more than 30 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions frequent the area, including the majestic blue whale, the acrobatic humpback whale, the barnacled gray whale, the powerful orca, the playful long-beaked common dolphin and the gregarious California sea lion. The Santa Barbara waterfront offers many types of charter boats and tours available to make your Santa Barbara whale watching experience unforgettable. Viewers of this video might also enjoy the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.