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Condor Express Whale Watching

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Address: 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
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+1 805-882-0088

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My husband and I took a 2.5 hour Whale Watching trip with Condor Express. Wow! The boat was very nice, the captain and crew informed and professional, and the sights did not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a 2.5 hour Whale Watching trip with Condor Express. Wow! The boat was very nice, the captain and crew informed and professional, and the sights did not disappoint. The first sighting was of a gray whale and her calf. We patiently followed them up the coast for a while. Then we headed out further and... More 

Thank Ladybug541
Guilsfield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the early hour hour trip whilst staying in Santa Barbara. It was really great, we saw grey whales, hump backed whales, both Mothers with calves feeding in the kelp beds near to the coast. Lots and lots of bottle nosed and common dolphins. Very very interesting, the crew members knowledgable and went out of their way to... More 

Thank Janey42
North Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 2 hour whale watch and absolutely loved every minute. Even if we didn't see any wild life the views were spectacular along the coast. Fortunately we saw a Gray Whale and her calf, about 10 Dall porpoises, and a humpback whale who breached about 30 times. They took their time and stayed a little longer watching... More 

Thank kmjski
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had a great time! We got to see dolphins, seals, and even whales. Great experience. The weather was outstanding. Bring a jacket and pants as it gets a bit chilly. On board, we bought coffee and hot chocolate. They have food for purchase as well.

Thank lissa0207
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We booked 2 days earlier with another vendor and it was cancelled due to weather. We really wanted to see the whales and got lucky there were openings on a Saturday morning, with just enough time for us to go on the trip and catch our flights. Everything was right on time, including the 6 gray whales and multiple large... More 

Thank Binnidm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip in advance for a 9am boat ride. After driving 90 mi a to get there they call us as we were entering the parking lot to tell us the boat ride had been cancelled. Disappointing to say the least and they were not apologetic at all. Very upset!!!

1 Thank Jenny C
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were there mid-March on a Monday morning, first trip of the day which the office said would be the least wavy, and there were only about 10 people total on the boat. With 3 naturalists as well as the crew. The naturalists were full of information and very friendly (they are all volunteers) and the captain definitely knew how... More 

Thank MNMd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Although it was a bit foggy out, the visibility was good out on the water. We saw several grey whales, sea lions , and dolphins. The time went fast, so I would love to go again later!

Thank Cris H
Polotsk, Belarus
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

That was definitely one of the best tours I've ever done! We boarded the boat, sailed for an hour or so and were taken to a place where we were surrounded by dolphins! Seriously, there were hundreds of them playing in the waves. The water was very clear and you could even see the dolphins underwater near the boat. It... More 

Thank Mikhail L
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Weather was great! Saw 4 gray 300 plus Dolphins, 200 plus sea lions. Boat was clean and comfortable. Crew worked hard to make the experience great! Captain kept us out over time to see more. Excellent trip!

Thank chasmofromwisconsin

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