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Condor Express (Whale Watching), Santa Barbara, California

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301 West Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 805 882 0088
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"Whale watching with a guarantee" is the motto of Condor Express—that's what they all say. But the waters off Santa Barbara are home to one of the world's largest concentrations of migrating blue and humpback whales, plus orcas, minke whales, dolphins, and other finned mammals throughout the year. Best time to see blues and humpbacks: May through September. Dolphins can be seen throughout the year, and orcas surface occasionally between late February and March. Catch the gray whales during their winter migration to Mexico between December and March, or between February and May, when they head north with their newborn calves. Condor Express offers two-hour coast cruises and half-day tours of the Channel Islands, depending on whale migrations. The only time that spotting a whale is not guaranteed is during the fall.

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Stingy - Whales guaranteed? Sure, if you want to repeatedly waste 3 hours.

Hey there travelers.I'd just like to get the word out that myself and my girlfriend had an absolutely terrible experience on their trip.----------- The... more