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Azure Seas Whale Watching Season Begins March 1st!

For the upcoming 2019 whale watching season featuring the annual gray whale migration, Azure Seas will begin our trips starting March 1st. While whale watching season is often described as ‘Mid-February to Mid-May’ in Santa Barbara, the Azure Seas has been undergoing some serious maintenance, including an entirely new set of engines as well as interior upgrades. We are so excited to not only begin our whale watching season but also with the boat in the best shape it has ever been in! Our tw0-hour whale watching excursions depart multiple times per day from Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. While it’s not a 100% guarantee to see whales on each trip, we feel like starting two weeks into the season actually increases our chances. Along with the migrating gray whales, there are also chances to see humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins,…

Epic Whale Watching Season – Final Dates Announced!

What a season! We’ve had some amazing sightings, beautiful weather and pristine ocean conditions. After the sadness and uncertainty following the wildfires and mudslides in the Santa Barbara area, having the opportunity to share the beauty of Santa Barbara with locals and visiting travelers helped make this season extremely special. Grey whales were sighted almost…

Magnificent Whale Watching!

Whale Watching Too! February is an exciting time for us here at Celebration Cruises as it represents the best time for seasonal whale watching in the area. While there are amazing animal sightings year round in the Santa Barbara channel, February is the best time to see gray whales as they migrate through our area….