About a month ago Capt Eric snapped this pic of our pal Scarlet (seen this week) breaching near the boat.

Tons of fun, literally

2017 10-22 SB Channel Captain Eric and his team located and watched a ton of spectacular humpback whale activity today in the eastern Santa Barbara Channel.  Total sightings included: 7+ whales and 500 long-beaked common dolphins.  The weather and sea conditions were great. After an initial interaction with dolphins, the rest of the excursion was all about crazy whale behaviors …

A humpback whale chin-slap (from a previous Condor Express trip)

A very productive excursion: 18 humpback whales and 1200 dolphins

2017 10-15 SB Channel Captain Eric and the crew of the Condor Express had a very productive excursion with 18 humpback whales and 1200 long-beaked common dolphins seen.  California sea lions and thousands of feeding sea birds were also in the picture. The action today was in the far western Santa Barbara Channel, approximately 16 miles west of Platform Holly.  …

Humpback whales.

Whale-Dolphin-Sea Bird hot spots continue.

2017 10-12 SB Channel Sea conditions were excellent in the northern Santa Barbara Channel again today and, as reported earlier this week, there are some nice whale-dolphin-sea bird hot spots. Sightings included:  9 humpback whales and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins. A bit further east than yesterday’s action, 9 miles south of Goleta Bay, hundreds of dolphins took a quick break …

A people-watching juvenile humpback whale. iPhone photograph by Captain Dave.

Condor Express gets mugged by a people-watching humpback whale

2017 10-11 SB Channel Captain Dave and his crew found nice wildlife-watching conditions along the northern Santa Barbara Channel.  Sightings today included: 10 humpback whales and 1500 long-beaked common dolphins.  All the action was west of Santa Barbara Harbor, and about 12 miles south of UCSB. Upon arriving on the scene, the Condor Express was greeted first by a single …