Whales and Dolphins – Friday, November 12

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, What a day!  It was a sparkling, bright, sunny day with clear skies and blue water.  The Condor Express ran east again today, and found lots and lots of amazing activity which is described below.  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, Th, F, …

Veterans Day Whales and Dolphins – 11/11/10

Whale and Dolphin Lovers, The clouds parted and the day was very nice. The ocean surface was glassy in most areas with ripples in others…a great day to observe wildlife with crystal clear visibility above and below the ocean surface…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 500 Common Dolphins  (in several groups)100 Risso's Dolphins  2 Humpback Whales (and 1 was our old …

Day of the Dolphins – Sat Nov 6

Dolphin Lovers, The clouds parted and the day was very nice. The ocean surface was glassy in most areas with ripples in others…a great day to observe wildlife with crystal clear visibility above and below the ocean surface…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 500 Common Dolphins  (in several groups)50 Risso's Dolphins  1 Elephant Seal 20 Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins 121 Sea Lions  What a day!  Remember, …

The Fall Whale Fest continues…Friday, Nov 5th

Nature Lovers,  Yet another spectacular day on the Channel today, as Captain Mat took the Eastern route and was not disappointed… …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 700 Common Dolphins  5 Humpbacks   150 Risso's Dolphins  121 Sea Lions  There is light rain forecast for tomorrow, Saturday, Nov 6, but the latest NOAA NWS runs show a slow arrival (probably not until after the …

Whale-o-Rama Thurs Nov 4

Santa Barbara Channel Lovers, Well it's November 4th and summer is finally here.  What a spectacular day on the Channel today, as Captain Mat took the Eastern route and was not disappointed… …this is what the Condor Expressly saw:  700 Common Dolphins  4 Humpbacks  (including our pal “Rope” and more Humpbacks not counted in the distance)10 Risso's Dolphins  100 Sea Lions  I know I'm going …

Whale report – Wed Nov 3

Santa Barbara Channel Lovers, What a nice day out on the East Channel today.   Hot, summer weather, clear and sunny skies and the animals were amazing.. …this is what the Condor Expressly saw:  600 Common Dolphins  1 Humpbacks  25 Risso's Dolphins  100 Sea Lions  What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  …

Sunday, Haloween, Oct 31 Whales and Dolphins

Santa Barbara Channel Lovers,  What a nice day out on the Channel today.   Balmy weather, clear and sunny skies and the animals were amazing..  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 1000 Common Dolphins  (in 4 groups with a few high jumpers)3 Humpbacks  (one was probably our friend “Rope”) 100 Risso's Dolphins (near the Painted Cave and the west end of Santa Cruz)100 …

Saturday’s Whales and Dolphins

Greetings,  The rain blew threw before dawn and the Channel was spectacular and clear as a bell…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 1000 Common Dolphins  (in 4 groups)1 Humpback50 Sea Lions  What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, Th, F, Sa and Sun.  You …

Friday’s whale report

Whale and dolphin lovers,  Another day in paridise and…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 1200 Common Dolphins  (in 4 groups)1 Humpbacks 112 Sea Lions  What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, Th, F, Sa and Sun.  You never know on a day to day basis …

Whale and Dolphin Sightings for Wed Oct 27

Friends, The male Humpbacks are starting to act frisky around the females in the Channel, and…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 1500 Common Dolphins  (in 4 groups)3 Humpbacks (one female, two males fighting over her?)    What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, Th, …