Gray whale breaching

Gray Whale breaching, chin-slaps, and rolls around.

There were a few scattered showers today but seas were calm and enabled the Condor Express to take a great tour of our region of the Santa Barbara Channel.  Captain Dave and his crew were back on the water after a few weeks in the boat yard undergoing their required USCG inspections and other normal maintenance. One gray whale, 300 …

Annual Maintenance On The Condor Express

Condor Express Whale Watching in Santa Barbara California takes great pride in their unique whale watching boat. We carry tens of thousands of people every year to see the amazing wildlife in the Santa Barbara Channel and all around the Channel Islands. This special boat is a main reason Condor Express Whale Watching is ranked #1 by the Santa Barbara …

Friendly gray whale today. One of 4 sighted.

4 Gray Whales and more

2016 12-30 SB Channel The rain waited until we were back at the dock, but the rain cloud formations over the Santa Barbara Channel were spectacular.  The ocean surface was a tiny bit choppy leaving Santa Barbara Harbor but soon glassed-off completely.  Visibilities were great both topside and underwater.  You could see all 4 islands in the chain, and the …

A Magical Day

2016 12-29 SB Channel It was a magical day on the ocean in the Santa Barbara Channel.  The sea surface was smooth and you could see all 4 Channel Islands from the mainland. Four different species of marine mammals were watched closely today, including 4 Dall’s porpoise, 4 gray whales, 400 long-beaked common dolphins and a mega-mob of at least …

Head of a giant blue whale.

Blue whale and loads of other species.

2016 12-14 SB Channel It was a nice day with mostly sunny skies and calm seas in the Santa Barbara Channel. Captain Dave and his renowned crew scoured the region and came up with a solid day of sightings, including:  1 blue whale, 5 humpback whales, 500+ long-beaked common dolphins and a single, fleeting look at about 5 Dall’s porpoise.  …

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Now through December 23. Use promo code HOLIDAY20. Come aboard the Condor Express for a winter whale watching adventure. We are currently seeing very friendly humpback whales, dolphins, California Sea Lions and once in a while a special surprise. We are cruising in the Santa Barbara Channel particularly near Santa Cruz Island. On one of our recent trips we saw …