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Condor Express Whale Watching

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

Such an amazing experience! The crew and captain were very professional and knowledgeable. They... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lidiabol
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Delray Beach, Florida
Great day on the ocean!

The dolphins stole the show on our trip! We did see whales and that was incredible but the energy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shasie2017
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“humpback whales” (34 reviews)
“blue whale” (24 reviews)
“common dolphins” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
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+1 805-882-0088
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"humpback whales"
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"blue whale"
in 24 reviews
"common dolphins"
in 16 reviews
"captain and crew"
in 7 reviews
"hour trip"
in 10 reviews
"swimming alongside the boat"
in 3 reviews
"feeding frenzy"
in 5 reviews
"excellent trip"
in 5 reviews
"marine life"
in 10 reviews
"channel islands"
in 17 reviews
"comfortable ride"
in 3 reviews
"the galley"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the cost"
in 3 reviews
"santa cruz island"
in 10 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
in 3 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 4 reviews
"southern california"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such an amazing experience! The crew and captain were very professional and knowledgeable. They talked about different types of whales and other sea life and told us how to identify them. They are extremely helpful and take every opportunity to show as much wildlife as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dolphins stole the show on our trip! We did see whales and that was incredible but the energy from the multiple groups of dolphins we encountered certainly kept us going in between. I would recommend this trip for sure. The boat is clean and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen so much sea life in one place - sea lions, dolphins and hump back whalers. Captain stayed out until we saw whales! Great trip, windy though.

2  Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time. Lots of dolphins plus a fin whale, a minke whale and numerous blue whales. Knowledgable staff, nice boat, great experience. Well worth the time and money. I highly recommend it.

1  Thank Dan E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super trip, very professional captain & crew. Volunteer park rangers / guides aboard were very knowledgeable. Went 20 miles out to sea as far as Santa Cruz island (very comfortable ride) freshly cooked snacks available and were rewarded with a sighting of 8-10 blue whales....More

1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour today as a family (2 kids ages 13 and 9). It was the best! The captain was very diligent in trying to make it so we could see a whale, in the end he succeeded and we got close to a...More

3  Thank Tina S
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a fabulous company that is rumored to have started the passenger-carrying whale watching business in the Santa Barbara Channel, if not all of southern California. Their vessel, the Condor Express, was designed from the bottom up to be a premier platform for finding...More

2  Thank Bob P
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out whale watching. We saw 11 Blue Whales and too many dolphins to count. The ships crew were excellent in getting us to the best viewing locations. This trip is well worth the price to go. This was a wonderful...More

1  Thank Straveler1007
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

They mean it when they say you will see ocean life. It was the tail end of the season, but our captain stayed out until we saw a mama whale and her baby. However, the highlight for me were the dolphins playing all around us.

1  Thank tigerlily
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

My daughter took me on an overnite trip to Santa Barbara to commemorate Mother's Day & my Birthday. It was booked last minute & as a result we almost missed the boat, but the crew was kind enough to wait for us. We barely started...More

1  Thank Naomi K
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Betzabe M
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary with season, length and distance of trips. Adults are $99 right now as they run out to distant corners of the offshore Channel Islands to see blue whales. Trips depart at 10am sharp and return sometime around... More
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Tina S
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Naomi K | Reviewed this property |
I took my own water & I usually carry energy bars or something so bringing your own snacks should be ok, as long as you're not doing a full picnic on board. But the boat does have a small snack bar where you can order... More
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Jenn A
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Whale species vary but there are always whales around...all year. See website for details or view past photos at CondorExpressPhotos
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