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Whale Watching

Type: Sightseeing

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The stretch of ocean between Santa Barbara's southern-facing mainland and the offshore Channel Islands is a favorite with migrating whales. This natural channel is home to more than 26 varieties of...  Read More


  • Sightseeing: "Bring your patience and, most importantly, a warm jacket. Yes, even on a blistering hot summer day (perfect for spotting blue whales), it will get cold out on the ocean."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Whale watching in Santa Barbara is a majestic experience that can be either educational or romantic... or both!

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