Monday July 18 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Nature Lovers,   The Blue Whales are still on their feeding grounds!  Today we had great sightings, as follows:   3 Blue Whale 300 Common Dolphins (actively feeding) 500 California Sea Lions   We are getting into the heart of Blue Whale Season in the Santa Barbara Channel.  If you know anyone who has never had a good look at …

Sun. July 18 – Whale and Dolphin Update

Dear Nature Lovers, The summer whale feeding grounds were sunny and calm today, but alive with whales.  What a great day we had, observing: 2 Humpback Whales (It was a mother and her calf !) 4 Blue Whales 150 Common Dolphins1 young Elephant Seal (on a rocky ledge on the island) The whales moved to the eastern side of the feeding grounds near Santa Cruz Island, and …

Sat July 17 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Dear Friends,   It is the best of all times for whales and dolphins in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Today the Condor Express found Blue Whales (closely observed), and Humpback Whales (somewhat at a distance), as follows:   3 Blue Whales (including a mother and calf) 3 Dall's Porpoise (the black and white torpedos) 100 Common Dolphins 1 huge Ocean Sunfish, …

Friday July 16 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Dear Friends, It was up to the whale feeding grounds near Santa Rosa Island today, and the sightings were spectacular.  We closely watched:   3 Blue Whales250 Common Dolphins 1 Pacific Harbor Seal 200 California Sea Lions But again, the “behind the scenes” story is special:  2 of the giant Blue Whales were a mother and her calf.  In fact, even …

Wed July 14 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Howdy whale lovers,A fresh breeze again kept those pesky clouds away and the whale grounds were sunny and alive with Blue Whales !   Our counts for today are: 3 Blue Whales1,000 Common Dolphins   The days ahead are forecast to continue these magnificent sightings.  No where else in the world can one get close to such a great variety of …

Tues July 13 – Whale and dolphin report

Howdy whale lovers, A fresh breeze blew the clouds away from the whaling grounds today, and once again the Condor Express was the only ship full of modern whalers out there.  Our modern whalers shoot whales with high tech equipment:  Nikons, Canons, etc.  And the cetaceans did not disappoint.  Here are the counts for this wonderful sunny day today: 3 Blue …

Monday July 12 – Whale and Dolphin Report

Greetings ocean lovers,  It was a magnificent, sunny day out in the Santa Barbara Channel today, Monday July 12.  The largest animals that ever lived on the planet, the Blue Whales, are now showing up in great numbers.  Today we had the great fortune to observe:  8 Blue Whales100 Common Dolphins1,000 California Sea Lions1 Pacific Harbor Seal But that's not the whole story.  For …

Sun July 11 – Whale & Dolphin Report

Hello friends, The sun peeked in and out of the cloud layer in the Santa Barbara Channel today, giving great light for the whales and dolphins that were seen in great numbers.  The wild animal show included:  3 Blue Whales4 Humpback Whales2,000 Common Dolphins 1,000 California Sea Lions 1 Pacific Harbor Seal But that's not the whole story.  Among the Blue Whales, there was a mother and …

Sat July 10 – Whale Report

Greetings friends, It was another fabulous day in whale watching paradise.  The Humpbacks ( a Springtime species) and the Blue Whales (a Summer species) are both together on the Santa Rosa Island feeding grounds.  It is amazing to see these two monsters side by side, just a few dozen yards from each other, and very close to the Condor Express.   The totals …

July 9 – Whale and Dolphin report

Greetings friends, It was another amazing out in the Santa Barbara Channel.  There's still a wonderful abundance and diversity of whales on the feeding grounds near Santa Rosa Island.  Today, Friday, we had good close looks at:  3 Blue Whales8 Humpback Whales200 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins The days ahead are forecast to continue the calm seas, and we expect the magnificent sightings to continue.  No where …