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Condor Cruises

Sea Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #22 of 113 Activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Tours
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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I very rarely say excellent in my reviews, but this trip deserves it! The boat is great good size and my trip was not overloaded, plus there re refreshments on board. The highlight was the sightings, we saw 2 whales one very close it swam under the boat and fed in the surface which is unusual according to the captain.... More

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Wellington, Shropshire
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136 reviews 136 reviews
82 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was simply breathtaking. I rang up in the morning & booked onto the half day trip. The boat is plenty big enough for the 25 or so people on board. Fortunately the sea was calm, but it was very overcast, which meant the water was quite flat grey in colour. As soon as we started we say California Sea... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Over a thousand dolphins, 2 separate whale sightings, about 5 dozen seals and sea lions. Was an awesome day!!!! Food and beverages on board are good and reasonably priced. Ample restrooms. Comfortable ship. Crew took their time to make sure passengers had their fill of marine life. I very highly recommend this day trip!!!!! Worth the money.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I were very much looking forward to whale watching with Condor Express, and they exceeded our expectations! The crew was outstanding - friendly, informative, happy to be aboard, eager to help us find whales and sealife. The boat was clean, sturdy, served good breakfast sandwiches and burritos, as well as burgers later in the trip. We saw... More

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Santa Barbara, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been on this boat maybe 10 times and love the way you can get over to Santa Cruise Island and have a great coastal cruise. Most times, I have seen whales and dolphins. I have even chartered the boat for a pre-wedding Sunset cruise which was a great hit with our out of town guests. I have always... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We walked up last minute June 18, had never done this before, would do it again in a minute for $99. Captain Dave and crew were very informative, professional, and very thorough. We saw 9 humpbacks, thousands of dolphins, and sea lions. The 4.5 hour cruise took us out a few miles , but the coastline was always in sight.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked last minute for this trip and it could not have been better. The staff were friendly and informative throughout! They warned there would be swell and there was. We saw 3 humpback whales so close you could almost touch them and 1 blue whale. It was truly spectacular. Go for it if you get the chance.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Booked a whale watching tour when on vacation. Nice calm seas (which apparently isn't normal) - got to see quite a few whales, dolphins everywhere, sea lions, etc. Captain seemed pretty knowledgeable, as was the rest of the staff -- including the volunteer from the California State Park system (something along those lines). Learned some cool things from the trip,... More

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

A lovely warm day, a great warm welcome, and we saw stuff. Booked 4 tickets online (not quite as easy on Android as it might have been), looked up the parking on Google Maps, and everything went smoothly. We left the harbour bang on time (noon). As some others have mentioned, we soon saw sealions on the buoys outside the... More

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Inverness Scotland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The volunteer staff onboard were very helpful and informative. The skipper was also very professional and we were fortunate enough to see three mother grey whales and their young ones migrating north. The weather was grey but the sea calm. This did not stop some other passengers from becoming "grey" themselves! The trip is meant... More

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