Whale and Dolphin Report – Friday, October 1st

Friends, We ran along Santa Cruz Island in an easterly direction today due to high winds reported west of SCI.   …and here is what the Condor Expressly watched today: 2 Humpback Whales 500 Common Dolphins 100 California Sea Lions 1 Bald Eagle BUT…numerous reports of Humpback and Blue Whales from are region are coming in across the Captain's hotline.  The whales previously …

report from the captain – Wed Sept 29

Friends, The Condor Express and crew had a well-needed boat maintenance day today, so we have no whale sightings to report. BUT…numerous reports of Humpback and Blue Whales from are region are coming in across the Captain's hotline.   Tomorrow should be really stunning on the Channel.  The whales reported down south off of LA have left and appear to be moving back into our …

Orcas!!!

Oh, man.  It was quite a special day today on the Channel…   …and this is what the Condor Expressly watched today:20 Common Dolphins0 California Sea Lions 5 Killer Whales, aka “Orcinus orca“ Even with all the recent Condor Express sightings of Blue Whales and Humpback Whales this week, we will always stop when we have the rare privilege of spotting the …

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Captain’s Log – Sunday Sept 26

The Captain reports the following:  A gorgeous summer/fall day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals.  …and this is what the Condor Expressly watched today:100 Common Dolphins50 California Sea Lions 3 Blue Whales  If the conditions hold, tomorrow should be equally stunning on the Channel.  You never know on a day to day basis what mother nature has in store.  But it …

Sightings from the Condor Express – Sat Sept 25

Nature Lovers,   A gorgeous summer/fall day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals.  Today we worked over the mid-Channel region and had huge success! …and this is what the Condor Expressly watched today:1000+ Common Dolphins500 California Sea Lions 2 Humpback Whales Now for the “real” story: The ocean was mirror glass and never had more than 5 knots of gentle breeze all day.  …

Whale and Dolphin sightings for Fri Sept 24

Whale and Dolphin afficianados! A gorgeous summer/fall day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals.  Today we searched the western Channel,San Miguel Island and the Cod Hole feeding grounds. Here is what the Condor Expressly watched today:2,000+ Common Dolphins (several huge megapods)1,000 California Sea Lions (in mobs of 100 or more at a time)200 Risso's Dolphins1 Humpback Whale  If the conditions hold, tomorrow …

Whales and Dolphins – Thursday Sept 23

Friends, A beautiful day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals.  Today we searched the western Channel and San Miguel Island feeding grounds. Here is what the Condor Expressly watched today:1,000+ Common Dolphins (a true megapod)100 California Sea Lions 100 Risso's Dolphins 2 Blue Whales   If the conditions hold, we may go east tomorrow.  You never know on a day …

The Dolphin Show continues !!

Report from the Captain:   Wed, Sept 22 “The Autumnal EquinoxP A beautiful day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals. Today we searched the East Santa Cruz and Anacapa Island feeding grounds with outstanding sea conditions. Here is what the Condor Expressly watched today:1,500+ Common Dolphins (a true megapod)several California Sea Lions If the conditions hold, we may go east tomorrow.  …

Dolphin Madness on the Santa Rosa Grounds

Report from the Captain:   Tuesday, Sept 21 A beautiful day on the Channel…great conditions for sighting mammals.  Whales are reported in the area!  Today we searched the Santa Rosa Island feeding grounds. Here is what the Condor Expressly watched today:1,000+ Common Dolphins (a true megapod)several California Sea Lions If the conditions hold, we may go east tomorrow.  You never know …