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Address: 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
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Amazing dolphin pod

It really isn't a good time of year for whales, but we thought it was worth the try. The boat is wonderful and it wasn't crowded. The weather was perfect in the low 80s (which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really isn't a good time of year for whales, but we thought it was worth the try. The boat is wonderful and it wasn't crowded. The weather was perfect in the low 80s (which for us was magical in November). We found a humpback whale and watched it for a while. That was nice, but not that exciting. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all I want to acknowledge the great staff. There were plenty on board along with several volunteers who acted as naturalists. Everyone was concerned about the welfare of passengers who might not have been feeling their best even though the staff offered advice as to where to sit and where NOT to sit if one had a tendency... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Took this excursion while on a Princess Cruise. The captain and crew did an excellent job of finding whales and dolphins--we were very lucky to see a Blue Whale, and the captain ensured we had lots of time to watch this wonderful creature. We got to see hundreds of dolphins which actually flock to the boat and swim alongside of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A rare treat to see a blue whale. It showed itself for ~10 minutes. Not particularly close, but a rarity. We also saw three humpbacks, a veritable boatload of common dolphins, and a sea lion pack that came right up to the boat... hundreds of both species. The day was mostly overcast but very calm, and the ride on the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you find yourself in Santa Barbara, do yourself a favor and take the short trip out on the Condor Express. Even though Santa Barbara is a beautiful city, the real beauty lies in the marine life found offshore. On a Condor Express trip, you are likely to see hundreds of dolphins and various types of whales depending on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing wildlife lots of whales, dolphins and good views perfect trip for anyone and if you are prone to sea sickness U think personaly you'll be ok it's quite a gentle ride. The experts are always there to talk to 10/10 for me!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I went with my friend and were very lucky to see 2 pairs of blue whales, one humpback whale, a lot of dolphins, sea lions and seals. Very exiting. Not for people who suffer from sea sick.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The weather forecast called for smooth sailing, but the boat was rocking and rolling. The crew was awesome taking care of a few people who were seasick (If you THINK you might be, take some Bonine beforehand, even if it's smooth as silk.) It took us a while, but we saw a juvenile humpback breach a few times. Food is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Being a little uneasy on the water, I was not too excited about this adventure. Within minutes of leaving the harbor I was a convert. Hundreds of dolphin surrounded our boat, dancing and leaping to entertain us. Three docents on board were able to answer any question you could possibly imagine about dolphin and whales, and were a charming addition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing experience, saw humpback whales, dolphins and sea lions. Worth every $$. Staff were friendly and knowledgable. Can't wait to go back and do it again, would definitely recommend. Thanks to the whole team for a great experience I'll never forget.

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