A friendly humpback whale shows the side of its head and eyeball today.

Humpback whale mugs the boat…and more!

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Are humpbacks with white pects becoming more common in our area? Someone should do a study!

A gorgeous day off the Gaviota coast.

2017 07-27 SB Channel-West It was one of those absolutely gorgeous, sunny summer days with blue skies and blue water.  Captain Dave and his crew took the Condor Express into the western Santa Barbara Channel with stunning ocean-land views of the pristine Gaviota coast.  Wow, what a stunner! The day started with a handful of long-baked common dolphins a few …

Minke whale. (from an earlier Condor Express trip)

Humpback whales, Minke whales and dolphins galore

2017 07-24 SB Channel Two different species of baleen whales were seen today, two humpback whales and two Minke whales.  In addition, 1,500 long-beaked common dolphins were watched.  The day had a high stratus layer but lateral, whale-watching visibility on the ocean surface was great.  Captain Eric and his crew took the Condor Express and its guests southeast across the …

Fin whale. (From a previous Condor Express trip)

A large whale assortment today!

2017 07-22 SB Channel A large whale assortment today!  2 humpback whales, 3 fin whales and 1* blue whale were closely watched in addition to 800 long-beaked common dolphins.  Captain Dave and his crew reported very nice weather and sea conditions in the Santa Barbara Channel. The first center of attention was southeast of Santa Barbara harbor where scattered pods …