2017 05-11 SB Coast
Four gray whales, 1 humpback whale and 200 long-beaked common dolphins were seen today. Captain Eric and his crew ran two excursions out of SEA Landing in Santa Barbara. Skies were clear and sunny. Seas had a fair breeze but not much swell on top of it. It was a good day for cetacean searching.
We left Santa Barbara Harbor and headed west to Campus Point. Here we encountered a mother gray whale and her calf. Great sightings were to be had of this northbound pair.
The first sighting was a mother gray whale and her calf. This pair was first located at the Blue House (Hope Ranch), and was followed as it head up the coast. A large herd of dolphins swimming at high speed, heading west, was the next species we encountered. Finally, our deckhand and part time Captain, Tasha, located the tall spout of a single humpback whale south of Platform C. As the afternoon progressed the winds became a bit more moderate.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store.