California Whale Watching http://condorexpress.com Your Whale Watching Adventure Awaits! Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:13:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 40460865 Gray Whale breaching, chin-slaps, and rolls around. http://condorexpress.com/gray-whale-breaching-chin-slaps-rolls-around/ http://condorexpress.com/gray-whale-breaching-chin-slaps-rolls-around/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:51:28 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10808 There were a few scattered showers today but seas were calm and enabled the Condor Express to take a great tour of our region of the Santa Barbara Channel.  Captain Dave and his crew were back on the water after a few weeks in the boat yard undergoing their required USCG inspections and other normal maintenance. One gray whale, 300 ...

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Annual Maintenance On The Condor Express http://condorexpress.com/annual-maintenance-condor-express/ http://condorexpress.com/annual-maintenance-condor-express/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:29:36 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=7447 Condor Express Whale Watching in Santa Barbara California takes great pride in their unique whale watching boat. We carry tens of thousands of people every year to see the amazing wildlife in the Santa Barbara Channel and all around the Channel Islands. This special boat is a main reason Condor Express Whale Watching is ranked #1 by the Santa Barbara ...

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4 Gray Whales and more http://condorexpress.com/4-gray-whales/ Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:44:58 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10756 2016 12-30 SB Channel The rain waited until we were back at the dock, but the rain cloud formations over the Santa Barbara Channel were spectacular.  The ocean surface was a tiny bit choppy leaving Santa Barbara Harbor but soon glassed-off completely.  Visibilities were great both topside and underwater.  You could see all 4 islands in the chain, and the ...

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A Magical Day http://condorexpress.com/a-magical-day/ http://condorexpress.com/a-magical-day/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:46:32 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10751 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 ...

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5 different species of marine mammals http://condorexpress.com/5-different-species-marine-mammals/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:03:42 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10749 2016 12-28 SB Channel Captain Dave and his crew had some fantastic marine mammal sightings in the Santa Barbara Channel today. The counts included 5 different species: 600 long-beaked common dolphins, 5 gray whales, 3 humpback whales, 3 Dall’s porpoise and a mob of at least 300 California sea lions.  Seas were calm and skies were clear. The first pod ...

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Two species of whales and a herd of dolphins http://condorexpress.com/two-species-whales-herd-dolphins/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:12:18 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10747 2016 12-27 SB Channel Other than a large period open ocean swell that rolled up on the sea cliffs out on the northern face of Santa Cruz Island, it was a calm and wonderful day for wildlife viewing on the Condor Express. Total mammal sighting for today included two species of whales and about 400 long-beaked common dolphins.  The whales consisted ...

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Solid mammal sightings on a bumpy, rainy day. http://condorexpress.com/solid-mammal-sightings-bumpy-rainy-day/ Sat, 24 Dec 2016 01:53:06 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10745 2016 12-23 SB Channel and Beyond Captain Eric ran across a bumpy, rainy Santa Barbara Channel and up into the Santa Cruz Channel on the Carrington (west) side. There were solid mammal sightings for the day including 2 gray whales, 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins, and 10 Dall’s porpoise. Right outside the harbor entrance the 8 dolphins were located in close to ...

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Mesmerizing Mammal Diversity today http://condorexpress.com/mesmerizing-mammal-diversity-today/ http://condorexpress.com/mesmerizing-mammal-diversity-today/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:43:43 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10742 2018 12-22 SB Channel It was so drop-dead gorgeous in the Channel today that you could see all 5 islands in the Sanctuary. Seas were calm but a very big swell with a long-period rolled from the west…nobody noticed until we did our Island tour.  There was a mesmerizing mammal diversity today:  19 Dall’s porpoise, 2 gray whales, 3 humpback whales, 750 long-beaked ...

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Blue whale and loads of other species. http://condorexpress.com/blue-whale-loads-species/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:26:14 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10736 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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20% Off Whale Watching Promo Code http://condorexpress.com/20-off-whale-watching-promo-code/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:49:37 +0000 http://condorexpress.com/?p=10730 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 ...

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