Condor Express Whale Watching is at 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Passengers climb aboard a jet-powered 75-foot catamaran in Santa Barbara Marina for a whale-watching cruise narrated by trained naturalists. From early May to mid-February, the 4.5-hour cruise travels near several of the Channel Islands to view feeding blue and humpback whales. From mid-February to early May, the 2.5-hour cruise journeys along the coast or near islands to see migrating gray whales. Other marine life may be seen.