Outstanding sea conditions for whale watching AGAIN !!

Outstanding sea conditions for whale watching AGAIN!! These wonderful Fall whale watching conditions just keep on rolling along. Hardly a breath of wind, glassy surface, blue water and blue skies with warm sun. Right out of the harbor we encountered about 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins and ran with them through the East Beach anchorage. One of the large bottlenose was …

Another epic day of Southern California Whale Watching

Eight humpback whales with lots more in two areas surveyed on an epic day for Southern California Whale Watching. Several distant breaches and some tail lobbing was observed. We approached one humpback whale from a distance as it continually slapped its mighty pectoral fin on the water for many minutes. Others were working areas of obviously high productivity as indicated …

Tons of whales and bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphin trys to out run the Condor. It was Condor Express class reunion day on board the Condor, as Captain Dave ran the show with deckhands Brooke and Matt along for the ride. Oh, and I was there to capture the images (which will be posted up tomorrow afternoon). And the cetaceans did not disappoint anyone…there were at least …

Another big day for gray whales

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that all 3 trips (9a, 12n, 3p) ran and had great looks at cetaceans. In all 15 gray whales were closely observed. Also 20 coastal bottlenose dolphins and 100 common dolphins were seen. As with yesterday’s adventure, on two trips we had breaching gray whales…on the 3pm trip the breaching gray must have gotten …

Like being in whale heaven.

Talley: Gray whales = 10++ Inshore bottlenose dolphins = 20 Another gorgeous sunny, clear day in the Santa Barbara Channel with tons and tons of south bound gray whales and other fun species to see. Although our actual “closely observed” number was 11, there were literally spouts everywhere you looked in all directions. The glassy mirror-like water found in the …