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Condor Express Whale Watching

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Wow! Amazing experience.

Really didn’t know what to expect when we booked this trip but it did not disappoint. The staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah W
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Memorable Whale Watching Experience

Wow! This was a fabulous experience and one my family and I will cherish the memories of for a long... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 12 August 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 11 August 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

Thank shasie2017
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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
Reviewed 22 July 2018 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
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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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Betzabe M
24 July 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
28 June 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
13 May 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