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Condor Express Whale Watching

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“humpback whales”(34 reviews)
“blue whale”(24 reviews)
“common dolphins”(16 reviews)
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301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
+1 805-882-0088
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the water with the COndor express. There were volunteers who spoke about whales before we left which was a nice addition. Then we stopped to "play" with common dolphins twice on the way out and once on the way...More

Thank HooplaDayton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You see a great deal of flipper, or should i say common dolphins. Lithe and beautiful they will jump and swim alongside for most of the trip as well you may see whales we saw several so make sure you take a proper camera do...More

Thank savethesharks999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the entire trip was very enjoyable. the boat was comfortable and had a nice place inside to grab a bite to eat and grab a drink. outside I loved watching the dolphins and sea lions. Thankfully we saw 4 whales throughout the day. this was...More

Thank 646Val
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend Condor Express. Having said that, I must say that our family of six with children ages 15, 11, 9 and 7, had a wonderful time...for the most part. I want to recommend that you stay out of the cabin and remain with...More

1  Thank JocP
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Really didn’t know what to expect when we booked this trip but it did not disappoint. The staff and volunteers on the boat were very friendly. We saw thousands of dolphins that swam right up to the boat. I didn’t expect anything like it!! The...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Wow! This was a fabulous experience and one my family and I will cherish the memories of for a long time. We saw three different groups of humpback whales - one including a baby whale and it’s mother which was lovely to see. We also...More

Thank Arcticsplash
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We went with family with two kids. Season was good. weather was not so windy and temperature was ok.(you should check this before booking) Reached there in the morning by 10.30 am. Boarded the Condor express boat around 10.45 am. Tickets should be booked in...More

Thank gargis030502
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked this trip hoping to maybe see a whale. OMG. All I can say is book this trip. It far exceeded our expectations It was absolutely amazing We saw dolphins, sea lions and hump back whales. Not 1 or 2 but plenty. This was...More

Thank dt191266
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

1  Thank lidiabol
Reviewed August 11, 2018 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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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
Tina S
June 28, 2018|
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Response from NaomiK479 | 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
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