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Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise


Item #: CRU-SBA-0013
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Spend an unforgettable morning or afternoon cruising the waters of Santa Barbara while keeping out a watchful eye for whales, sea lions, dolphins and more during this Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise!
  • All Captains are USCG licensed
  • Cruise aboard a majestic 50' catamaran sailboat
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Santa Barbara coastline
  • Opportunity to spot a wide array of marine wildlife in the diverse Santa Barbara Channel, home to over 30 species of whales and dolphins
  • A fantastic way to spend the day with family and friends!
Santa Barbara Harbor - Santa Barbara, CA
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Mid-February through Mid-May:
Daily - 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Guests are welcome to bring snacks and drinks onboard, but no outside alcohol is allowed
    • Cash bar is available onboard for alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and snacks
    • Please no black or hard soled shoes
    • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, but highly likely
    *Children rates may be available, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for special pricing
    Cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Please allow an additional 30 minutes for early arrival/check-in.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    Boat can accommodate up to 40 passengers
    This experience is only for those with tickets
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience Provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Please wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers. Soft-soled, non-marking shoes only. In addition, it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
    What should we bring?

    We recommend that you dress in layers as it tends to be cooler and breezy on the water. Wear comfortable, non-marking soled shoes. You will also want to bring a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and binoculars if you have them.

    Drinks and snacks will be available on board at the cash bar. You are welcome to bring your own, but no outside alcohol is allowed.

    Are we guaranteed to see whales?
    There are never any guarantees when dealing with wildlife, but whale sightings are common. In addition, you are highly likely to spot dolphins, sea lions, and other marine wildlife!
    Are there restrooms available on board?
    Yes! There are two restrooms on board for your convenience.
    What if I get sea sick?

    The 50' Catamaran is a very stable boat and your captain will do a great job of navigating the seas. However if you are prone to motion sickness, you may wish to take over the counter medications according to manufacturer's directions prior to boarding.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and refunds are not permitted. If you need to reschedule, you may do so up to 7 days prior to your booked date. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 7 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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