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 …

Running ahead of the fog for humpback whales and dolphins

2016 12-09 SB Channel There were calm seas and the Condor Express mostly stayed just a few hundred yards or so ahead of the shifting, sea level fog banks.  Total sightings included 2 humpback whales and 200 long-beaked common dolphins. The humpbacks were located just south of The Lanes.  It was two large, adult whales with fairly short 6-minute down …