Whale Heritage Area
Join us at Condor Express for an unparalleled whale-watching experience in the heart of the Santa Barbara Channel, proudly recognized as one of the world's esteemed Whale Heritage Areas. This prestigious designation, a mark of high-quality, sustainable whale watching and respect for marine wildlife, places us among the elite global destinations for ethical and responsible whale encounters
Experience the Wonder of Whale Watching in the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area
Rich Marine Biodiversity
The Santa Barbara Channel stands out as one of the most biologically vibrant marine ecosystems on the planet. Its unique position in a transition zone of converging ocean currents creates a nutrient-rich environment, attracting an astonishing array of cetaceans and other marine life
A Commitment to Conservation
As part of the Whale Heritage Area, we are dedicated to promoting responsible ecotourism and supporting ongoing research and conservation efforts. Our tours are designed to offer intimate wildlife encounters without disrupting the natural behavior of these magnificent creatures.
An Educational Journey
Learn about the crucial ecological role of whales in our oceans and gain insights into their complex lives. Our team of expert naturalists and biologists will guide you through an informative and engaging experience, deepening your understanding and appreciation of these majestic animals
Why Sail with Condor Express?
The Condor Express is a 75-foot, eco-friendly, quad-jet catamaran, offering a stable and comfortable journey. As a Whale Heritage Area partner, we are committed to sustainable practices that protect our marine environment
We are one of the few operators to offer year-round whale watching, giving you the opportunity to witness different species and behaviors across seasons. From the majestic blue and humpback whales to playful dolphins and porpoises, the Santa Barbara Channel is teeming with life every month of the year
Beyond Whale Watching
Our tours extend beyond whale watching to include pelagic birding, private parties, and corporate events. Each excursion is tailored to provide a memorable experience in the breathtaking setting of the Santa Barbara Channel
We invite you to be part of this extraordinary experience, where every tour is not just a trip but a step towards understanding and conserving our ocean's wonders. Book your adventure with Condor Express today and join us in celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty of whales in their natural habitat.