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Condor Express Whale Watching

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Address: 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: +1 805-882-0088
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It was a last minute decision to go on the Condor Express, We were a bit concerned at the $400 ish price for 4 of us but decided to go ahead. We are so glad we went, we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was a last minute decision to go on the Condor Express, We were a bit concerned at the $400 ish price for 4 of us but decided to go ahead. We are so glad we went, we had a wonderful time. We saw loads of hump-back whales, dolphins, seals and even a Malike whale. The skipper gave information as... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wow - what a day! A friendly humpback whale circled the boat for ages and it was amazing! Great crew and atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Managed to see hundreds of common dolphins, a huge pod of bottlenose dolphins and some minky whales. However we were fortunate to see at least twenty hump backed whales, some only 15m from the boat. Staff knowledgeable and boat very good. Make sure you wear sunscreen, take a jumper and some food. Fantastic day out for the whole family.

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Jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On university visits with my son this trip, we went out of our way to make the Condor cruise. My previous trips always in the Summer have never disappointed. The Condor does an amazing job in every aspect. This is a must do in Santa Barbara when the whales are active.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My sister was visiting from out of state so we decided to send a morning with the Condor Express. The staff and volunteers were all exceptional. We really enjoyed visiting with Hal (volunteer onboard). We saw over 400 dolphins, 4 humpback whales (with many tale flips and the calf gave us a gift of a full breech). We were able... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The captain knows how to track those humpback whales and has the patience to wait for them to approach the boat. Also saw bottlenose dolphins. The ship is first class in every way. You can buy made to order breakfast burritos on board and sandwiches for lunch at reasonable prices, though we noticed some people took their own food. Docents... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a fantastic day on the Condor Express. We saw lots of whales and dolphins, it was evident the captain knew where the "good spots" were. A thoroughly worthwhile trip we would recommend to anyone visiting Santa Barbara.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Excellent trip. The crew, boat and facilities were all really good and the amazing whales, dolphins and seals put on a real show for us whilst hunting down their lunch. Don't forget both sun protection and some warm clothing as conditions mid channel will be different from on land!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was an absolutely incredible day. From the moment we left the harbour and started seeing seals, and then dolphins to the incredible humpbacks, we enjoyed every second. They even managed to find a bald eagle! I can't recommend this experience enough.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't miss out on this fist class operation when you visit Santa Barbara. We saw 1 Blue Whale, 15 Humpback Whales and thousands of Dolphins - really incredible. The crew was great and very knowledgeable about the sealife and Channel Islands. Even though the channel was rocky the boat was stable and the ride enjoyable. Additionally we saw the Painted... More 

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