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Condor Express Whale Watching

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Address: 301 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
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We went on a 2 hour whale watch and absolutely loved every minute. Even if we didn't see any wild life the views were spectacular along the coast. Fortunately we saw a Gray Whale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Canton, Ohio
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North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a 2 hour whale watch and absolutely loved every minute. Even if we didn't see any wild life the views were spectacular along the coast. Fortunately we saw a Gray Whale and her calf, about 10 Dall porpoises, and a humpback whale who breached about 30 times. They took their time and stayed a little longer watching... More 

Thank kmjski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time! We got to see dolphins, seals, and even whales. Great experience. The weather was outstanding. Bring a jacket and pants as it gets a bit chilly. On board, we bought coffee and hot chocolate. They have food for purchase as well.

Thank lissa0207
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 2 days earlier with another vendor and it was cancelled due to weather. We really wanted to see the whales and got lucky there were openings on a Saturday morning, with just enough time for us to go on the trip and catch our flights. Everything was right on time, including the 6 gray whales and multiple large... More 

Thank Binnidm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip in advance for a 9am boat ride. After driving 90 mi a to get there they call us as we were entering the parking lot to tell us the boat ride had been cancelled. Disappointing to say the least and they were not apologetic at all. Very upset!!!

Thank Jenny C
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were there mid-March on a Monday morning, first trip of the day which the office said would be the least wavy, and there were only about 10 people total on the boat. With 3 naturalists as well as the crew. The naturalists were full of information and very friendly (they are all volunteers) and the captain definitely knew how... More 

Thank MNMd
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Although it was a bit foggy out, the visibility was good out on the water. We saw several grey whales, sea lions , and dolphins. The time went fast, so I would love to go again later!

Thank Cris H
Polotsk, Belarus
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

That was definitely one of the best tours I've ever done! We boarded the boat, sailed for an hour or so and were taken to a place where we were surrounded by dolphins! Seriously, there were hundreds of them playing in the waves. The water was very clear and you could even see the dolphins underwater near the boat. It... More 

Thank Mikhail L
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Weather was great! Saw 4 gray 300 plus Dolphins, 200 plus sea lions. Boat was clean and comfortable. Crew worked hard to make the experience great! Captain kept us out over time to see more. Excellent trip!

Thank chasmofromwisconsin
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

Thank teddydove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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